Buffalo Village
Buffalo Village
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Jeep
1,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
At the time we visited, all shows and most of activities were cancelled due to Covid pandemic. The only activity that still opened was buffalo cafe where we enjoyed feeding a ton of bananas to a herd of buffaloes swimming toward us and leaned their heads begging for food (so lovely). Only one activity was enough!
Written 30 April 2022
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Wanderer
Louisville, KY5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My Thai friend and I were in the area, and after looking for some additional places of interest to show me, she suggested that we go check this place out as it sounded interesting. It was explained to me that this place exists as a way to show people how farming was mostly done in the past, though water buffalo are still used today.

It was a fun 90-minute walk around the park checking out and interacting with the water buffalo. I had seen them in the past, but not this close. It was like going to a real farm, only Thai style. One could easily pet the buffalo and feed them as well. We missed the show for the day but enjoyed watching them swim around in the pond there. I was able to feed them directly in the pond as they swam up to the observation deck and took food from my hand. Definitely a fun place to visit and it doesn't take long, so if you're in the area looking at something else, by all means stop by, especially if you have children.
Written 2 January 2022
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Tawan U.
Bangkok, Thailand259 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Interesting place to learn about buffalo in Thailand. Buffalo show was entertaining though it was all in Thai.

The place is also a park where you can spend like 1-2 hour just relaxing and enjoying your day.

Also, try visit their cafe for nice drink and enjoy yourself watching those buffalos casually relaxing themselves in the pond.
Written 2 July 2019
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Jessn1959
Malaysia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
If you guys are nearby or not too far off, reckon to drop by for a visit. Good to support and feed the buffalos in needs. From my experience, we tried to feed them more but they ran out of bananas so we drove out to get more. I wouldn’t say the buffalos are pathetic but rather desperate for more food. Given the price of entrance fees, I still think it’s not adequate to satisfy the buffalo’s tummy. So it would be nice if you guys could get some bananas beforehand. Overall, good experience for those who has not got the chance to experience the nature.
Written 17 March 2019
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Paul M
Doem Bang Nang Buat, Thailand2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Family
We took several nieces and nephews of varying ages to visit the Buffalo Village. They all enjoyed their time there. They offer a chance to see Buffalo close up, to feed them and pet them. You can hire a buffalo drawn cart to be driven around the village.

Buffalo did most of the farm work as recently as thirty or forty years ago, and are still held in high esteem for that by many locals. It is not uncommon to see small herds of them grazing alongside the rural rivers and roads.

The site is pleasantly landscaped and is small enough to walk around in around an hour, depending upon how long you stop to talk to the animals. There is a small shop selling souvenirs, drinks and snacks.
Written 17 October 2017
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Gordon D
Thornhill, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
I enjoyed the peaceful walk round the village, great to see the buffalo up close, we visited around the opening time, so was fairly quiet, all in all a very nice setting
Written 6 June 2017
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PaulandSu
Hua Hin, Thailand642 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This was our second visit to the Buffalo Village the first one being several years ago, when it was in good condition and well maintained, now the places looks a little run down and neglected. However the Buffalo's are still the main attraction and appear to be well looked after. They have a couple of white buffalo's as well which were very friendly. The handlers were helpful and answered all of our questions. Small gift shops and cafe also on site.
Written 29 July 2016
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ge0f
Bangkok, Thailand73 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
There may not be a lot to see at the Buffalo Village, but I enjoyed a short visit. It is small and simple there are a lot of buffalo and I find them an interesting animal. When we visited there was a 4 day old calf, a delightful little fellow. There are some pleasant gardens and a snack bar. I believe that there is also a show but we did not see it. Sam Chuk Village is not far and that 100 year old market is well worth a visit and there are good Thai lunches available in the market but no sophistication. It is also not far from Suphan Buri, the provincial capital where there is are a number of attractions. I have seen fewer attractions in English villages which take up pages in guidebooks.
Written 18 April 2016
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EarthlingOnline
Worldwide3,747 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
The original idea behind the Buffalo Village might have been good. The buffalo has arguably been more important to Thailand than the elephant, as buffalo have been a major ally of the farmer in the field. Thailand has lots of commercial “theme park” type places, and a few less commercial places, dedicated to elephants. And to snakes, crocodiles, and the like. Why not one for the buffalo?

Most of the more commercial outfits, taking advantate of tourists' curiosity (and perhaps guidebooks and websites putting animal interactions as “must-dos” to corral them into visiting such places), centre their operations around “shows” which can be scheduled for convenience of bus tours, which can make short visits for the shows, and possibly for a short “ride” or other interaction (one does not ride snakes or tigers..) afterward and a brief “exhibit area” where tourists can pass time while waiting for the “show” to begin.

The less commercial places, which may be run more like national parks or private foundations, offer richer experiences. Perhaps spend a day, or several days, learning about the animals, and their care. The better elephant centres, mostly within 200km of Chiang Mai, can be like this.

The Buffalo Centre put up a pretty good Website. However, it's only in Thai. (One can wrestle with Web translation to see that the Website, plus the Wikipedia article on buffaloes, are pretty informative.) It runs shows, also only in Thai. But it has double pricing, with foreigners paying 6 times more, though they aren't served by the shows or Website.

The place is on the way to and from Sam Chuk Market, when one visits that gem plus Suphanburi from Bangkok. On a day trip to the area, we enquired of a friend that we met, who is involved in the preservation efforts at Sam Chuk Market, about the Buffalo Village. He replied that it was expensive, commercialized, and didn't have much. On our way back from Sam Chuck we checked out the place, and found that unfortunate view to be correct. As a stay the Buffalo Village would take away time from visiting the National Museum in Suphanburi (which I highly recommend visiting), we cut and ran to the museum.

Could this Buffalo Village do better? Yep: They could hire someone to make their Website multilingual. Content in English, French, Spanish, Malay, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese would not cost much, and would be a one-time expense to attract attention. Yep: They could produce guide materials in those languages – so that they could serve visitors in such languages even if they can't speak them. Yep: They could produce audio soundtracks (or printed scripts) for their shows in such languages, so folks can follow along.

And, in the meantime, should they practice double pricing? Not if they want me to like them.
Written 19 November 2014
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Teeradej T
Phuket, Thailand51 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
easy accessible, but not much activities to do there. Quite dissappointed from information got formerly from internet. What you see is not what you will get.
Written 13 April 2014
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