Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm

Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm

Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
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Todd R
New York City, NY21 contributions
Jan 2023
This place was a very pleasant surprise. I found a flyer for the Crocodile Farm in my hotel and decided to go. I was expecting just crocodiles and ended up seeing a crocodile farm, stone park, and a zoo. It was a great way to spend under two hours. It was not expensive and was very enjoyable. I will break the review into three components to represent the three parts of the place.

The Stone Park - When I got here, I was wondering "What is a stone park? - I hope it is not a waste of time" - I was VERY wrong. If you are into botanical gardens and pleasant and peaceful quiet walks, this place is amazing. The stone sculptures, plant, flowers, and topiaries were beautiful. There were not crowds and the place was quiet. It was an extremely enjoyable walk through the place. Depending how long you meander through the place 30-60 minutes should be enough time. If you are into photography, I can see spending 2-3 hours here (it is that beautiful).

The crocodile farm is OK. There are several places you can see the crocodiles in "lakes" and sunbathing along the shores. They have several different areas with different crocodiles. There are hundreds of crocodiles throughout the place. You can pay for raw chicken that they put on a "fishing pole" that you can then hang over the lake and a crocodile will feed on it. The crocodile section is mostly alone with the zoo mixed in, in certain areas (e.g. where the giraffes are). The crocodile area will take you under thirty minutes to see. It is interesting. Remember that crocodiles are not that active an animal so you will see a lot of them floating in the water or sunbathing on the sides of the lakes, doing nothing else. The crocodile show was not my thing so I am not going to comment on it as I only stayed fora few minutes to see some guy in a pool of crocodiles dragging one by the tail.

The zoo area is the area that can be improved the most. It is not bad, and it is worth the 30–90-minute walk through. It can use some updating. It is based on an old-style zoo where every almost animal is in small cages. I did feel bad for some of the animals. The giraffes are in a more open area and you can feed them. The elephants are also in an open area and you can feed them to. There were many elephants and they seemed tame BUT it was very hard to not notice the shackles around their ankles.
Written 4 February 2023
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Mirkolino
7 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
It’s excellent and one of the last opportunities to see such animals. It’s not mandatory to go so people afraid of every thing in life can stay at home. Even though I don’t recommend it to children below 16 years. Crocodiles and especially the show is quite scary because the guy puts his head in the crocodiles mouth.
Written 3 January 2023
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Mrs D
Pune63 contributions
Dec 2022
The park is well kept with many stone sculptures. Couple of birds, giant cat fish etc. Some tigers are kept in small cages. The ones they keep for photographs clearly look drugged. You can feed elephants and Giraffes.
Crocodile show is scary. The setup is very old and the place as expected is stinky. We had visited the park for our daughter and she liked it, hence gave it 4 stars.
Written 31 December 2022
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Lilija Moisejenoka
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Please don't go to this park. Don't support them financially, they need to stop torturing animals. I wanted to cry at their attitude towards animals.

5-10 tigers in a tiny cage, the stink from those cages is terrible. Tigers are used as inventory for showing to tourists. Photo attached to the comment.

In the "attraction" photo with a tiger, the tigers are clearly drugged with a strong drug, so they show almost no signs of life, and this is done for the sake of a few baht for a photo with them.

Bears lie like pigs in the mud.

Save the animals, don't support these people, they need to change their attitude towards our smaller brothers.
Written 28 December 2022
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Coastaluff
66 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
I did not like the way the tigers and other animals were locked in small cages. The elephants all had their legs chained up too.

I preferred the Sheep Farm and the Khao Kheow Open Zoo. They weren’t perfect but at least the animals were not chained down and had more space to move around.
Written 25 December 2022
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Will C
2 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
One of my biggest regrets of my time in Thailand is giving my money to this place. I don't normally write reviews but I cannot keep quiet about the horrific conditions of the animals in this place.
If you have even the slightest respect for animals or their wellbeing then please avoid this place. Their treatment of the animals here is absolutely disgusting.
I've numbered the grievances we saw with the pictures below so you can see just how bad it is.
1. Some tiny cages had several corpses of baby crocodiles floating belly up in the stagnant water which the staff hadn't even bothered to clean out
2. There were so many baby crocodiles in some of these Cages that they lay in huge piles with no space to move
3. Crocodiles grouped in some tiny cages had seemingly had their tails forcibly cut off (I assume by the staff although I may be wrong)
4. One crocodiles was much bigger than the cage he was being kept in with his face and tail pushed against either wall and he wasn't even the only crocodile in that cage
5. Tigers were consistently kept in cages too small for them. In the worst case we saw, three fully grown tigers were kept in a cage which was a quarter of the size of the cage used to house a single peacock
6. Many of the tigers and other animals had very obvious wounds which had seemingly not been treated especially on their paws. One tiger was missing several toepads with open seeping wounds. I can't imagine he could walk very easily. Several of them also seemed quite malnourished as well as several of the horses (which also had cuts and wounds)
7. The two most depressed bears I have ever seen in quite a small cage with their teeth seemingly having been forcibly removed. They additionally had no clean water or food in their very sparse cage, and they were panting very heavily like they were very hot and thirsty. In short they seemed very distressed and mistreated.
8. The tigers which were being used for photo opportunities with the public were obviously sedated and were being constantly harassed by the keepers who were poking them and hitting them with sticks, seemingly for no other reason than to torment them for the entertainment of the public. One keeper was even doing this to the tiger while he thought no one was watching, honestly made me feel sick
9. The barbed wire wrapped around the legs of the giraffe statues seemed like a pretty apt metaphor for this place, despite the fact that the giraffes seemed to be the only animals which weren't too badly treated

Its overpriced anyway at 500THB per person. If you want to see the wildlife that Thailand had to offer I would highly recommend going to the Elephant sanctuary in Pattaya instead. While it is a bit more expensive it is completely focused on the conservation and wellbeing of the animals, and you can clearly see the keepers love and look after all the elephants. You get almost a full day of playing with, feeding and washing the elephants and it is a much better experience than the Million year stone park.
In summary the treatment of the animals at the Million Year Stone Park is absolutely horrendous, if you like animals then it will fill you with anger instead of wonder. I went here to have a nice day but it ended up making me more depressed and ashamed to be human than anything else. PLEASE DO NOT ENABLE THIS TREATMENT BY GOING HERE.
Written 13 December 2022
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Jenritchie
Scotland4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We went here with 7 and 11 year olds was £42 family of 4 we spend 4+ hours here and what an experience was absolutely brilliant well worth a visit.tigers elephant zebra giraffe crocodile bears.animals are caged however well looked after and clean.
Written 8 August 2022
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Abigail
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Awful experience. I heard different things about the zoo but this is not acceptable in how they treat the animals. I didn't actually go for the entertainment but to confirm if the negative reputation has been fairly earned and it is safe to say it has. It broke my heart. I refused to get a picture with any of the animals. Tigers chained to the floor while being hit with a metal stick to prompt them to act for pictures and entertainment is not okay. Young and older tigers being placed in commercial cages and hidden are clearly distressed. A once in a lifetime opportunity for us is causing a lifetime of misery and cruelty for these animals. Please please really think about what you are funding before you visit here. We need to pull together and stop this. Take away the demand and help give these animals a chance of quality of life.
Written 5 April 2022
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Princess_Ronna
Xi'an, China373 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
I wasn’t pleased with this excursion. It seemed deserted and the waterfall and water areas were not working. The crocks were amazing and so was the show. The place was deserted and it needs a lot of love and care to put it to the way people said it use to be. Plus cages way to small. Come on!
Written 24 February 2020
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Cristian P
Arad, Romania7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Definetely overcame my expectations. Wonderful park and honestly my favorite part was feeding the giraffes.
Written 17 February 2020
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