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Address: 33/2 Moo 2. Ban Harn Beach | Samui Orchid Resort, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Phone Number: +66 77 424 017
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Great experience of bad entertainment, but its a total rip off. I wouldn't recommend it for adults who enjoy wild life cause its nothing much in here.

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2015
Shanika V
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Dubai
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015 via mobile

The animals looked healthy although they are kept in very small cages. Please pass on this one. Paying them will just keep this place going longer than it should. I am in no way a PETA person but big cats need big places. I wish I would have read a review like this one before I paid to go in.... More 

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8 Thank barney B
maxsamui2, Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

There are 2 places for the small area for the tigers. 1. picture with a tiger area. We neeed a small area in order to arrange the photo session and for the safety control for the customer and the tigers. 2.the place for the tigers are waiting for their performance behind the stage.A coule hours later after the show they... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Today is kids day on samui and the tiger zoo said they was letting kids go inside for free! However when my wife (a thai national) arrived with my two little girls she was told my children are only half thai therefore they had to pay full price of 450 baht each. This policy is racist and we have decided... More 

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5 Thank john j
Dubai
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

Great experience of bad entertainment, but its a total rip off. I wouldn't recommend it for adults who enjoy wild life cause its nothing much in here.

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Thank Shanika V
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Went here after the daily shows had ended so didn't see all. When you arrive late (as we did) you only pay half. Animals were taken good care of but as in many zoo's the cages were tiny and cramped. Zoo is located close to a beautiful beach so you easily can combine a visit to te zoo with a... More 

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3 Thank Maurice1981
Lausanne, Switzerland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

What a sad story ! This place has one goal : make a lot of money on animals' pain. There is one lonely leopard (always sleeping because he's drugged) and you can take him in his arms because of course, his claws and teeth have been removed. Concerning the Tigers, it's like in many places in Thailand : you can... More 

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5 Thank Zarathoustra666
maxsamui2, Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

yes. it's so sad that you have a (wrong) wild imagination.We're not even though about doing such a thing(drugged the animal).It's horrible and terrible to read a wrong wild imagination from someone who didn't know the real truth about this matter.Imagine ,how do you feel if someone write in the public that you drugged your pet ,dog and cat in... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

They forgot 2 meals at the restaurant the manager couldn't be found and the reduced meal price was of an unacceptable amount, the shows are full of hidden charges and tips were expected. I was with my Thai wife my mother and 3 year old son. I would never go back.

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Thank jonlovesthailand
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

I haven't been to many zoo places in Thailand, but the animals here are well looked after including the tigers. Well looked after than the zoo I visited in Phuket. Staff here are vey nice here too, plus you get to hold many different animals & birds if you like. Great for a day out for children.

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Thank Richard B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

My daughter was so keen to see the Tigers that I agreed, despite having read other trip advisor posts. What an awful, depressing, neglected place and ludicrously expensive. My son lasted 5 minutes and left - visibly upset at the state of the enclosures and what appears to be neglect, if not mistreatment of the animals.

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9 Thank 47RachMK
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

The aquarium is OK but not in par to international standards, the tigers are in very small cages without too much room to move, and the shows are in the kindergarten level, and if you want your photo with a baby tiger you will pay BHT600.

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1 Thank Amir25100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014 via mobile

What are your expectations? If you are someone who cares about animal health, go make an donation to green peace. What i could see was beautiful creatures: tigers, turtles, sharks and ALOT more.. I loved every second of it (:

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