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“Tiger Temple Kanchanaburi”

Tiger Temple ( Wat Pa luang Ta Bua)
Reviewed 5 June 2012

I found this nothing more than animal cruelty carers try to convince you they are not sedated but I have my doubts the tigers look sad and sleepy The area was baron dirt and dust The canyon where you view tigers and take photos was as hot as hell we were there when it wasnt very busy and still lined up for about an hour,not sure how long these poor animals are in that hot dry canyon when it is busy The enclosure for the black bears was disgusting they had the smallest pond to cool off in again animal cruelty Save your money and donate to a foundation that really cares for these magnificent animals They are used for nothing more than a cash cow

Date of experience: May 2012
14  Thank Debbie H
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

It is worth the time and money to go to the Tiger Temple in the morning. You get a chance to present alms to the monks, feed and play with the baby tigers, take the tigers for a walk, bath them and then watch them play. I researched many of the reviews and can assure you that the tigers are not drugged. Though you need to treat them as the wild life that they are the handlers will teach you what you can and cannot do. Personally this is a moment I will always remember.

Date of experience: March 2012
1  Thank Lori D
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

Awesome experience. Located at Kanchanburi which is too far from Bangkok. Almost takes an entire day. Entrance fees is THB 600. This entitles you to take the pictures of the tigers and with the tigers for free. Do not pay anyone for any pictures to be taken with the tigers. This also entitles you to walk the tiger wherein you are allowed to walk with the tiger and take pictures as you do it.

All the pictures are strictly taken by the volunteers.

There is also an exercise in the evening where they put the tourists in the cage and allow the tigers without the chains to play around and have fun. This exercise is priced at THB 500 per person and is in addition to the entrance charges.

Day trips to this temple including the floating market and River Kwai should be in the range of 1200 THB to 1800 THB per person.

Date of experience: May 2012
5  Thank MumbaiPradeep
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Reviewed 3 June 2012

If you are in the area , must visit this temple as where else is world you can get a picture with tigers in your lap. The fees is 600baht, it's little off the road ,not too crowded and very clean, despite of the rumours of tigers being drugged they are very active and you get to play with them too..a wonderful experience

Date of experience: June 2012
2  Thank Mehboobalia
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

It is indeed rare to see so many "full grown tigers" in the open. After paying an entrance of THB 600 per person , if you are going for a photo opportunity with the tigers, be ready to shelve off another THB 1000 for Tiger cub feeding . It is recommended to stay in Kanchanaburi rather than drive down from Bangkok to experience the regular Tiger Temple program in the afternoon. Be sure to reach there at 12 noon as the programme extends till 3.15 pm. You can get some amazing pictures with tiger as part of the entry package but if you stay till the end , you may end up spending THB 3000 or more - I found it a bit too touristy and commercial and I would possibly say it is well worth a one time visit especially for those who love this lovely predator. They have overdone the touristy bit and after spending an hour you wonder whether they are actual Tigers or domesticated cats. My kids aged 10 years and 13 years were the first ones to walk away disappointed although they loved the few pictures they captured with the tigers.

Date of experience: May 2012
Thank SubhashMotwani
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