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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

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What fun and interesting day

We visited this park after i had read about the good work they do rehabilitating animals that have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shino1957
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Paynesville, Victoria, Australia
Hard without a guide

I went by private taxi and got there as soon as it opened as I was told my chances would be better... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
kimchitravels
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Seoul, South Korea
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With over 1,200 animals including elephants, tigers, bears, gibbons, crocodiles and leopards, the wildlife rescue center is a fantastic day trip from Phnom Penh. Several all inclusive tours are available. The Behind-the-scenes tours with Wildlife...more
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National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this park after i had read about the good work they do rehabilitating animals that have been mistreated and that they rely totally on entrance fees and donations to fund their work. It was a pleasant surprise when we got there that 99%...More

Thank Shino1957
Wildlife R, Wildlife Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review! Sometimes visiting the park independently can be a bit challenging, so we're glad to hear you enjoyed your day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tuk tuk from Phomn Penh to visit this zoo for US$30. There was an entry fee of US$5pp,but the $20 note we passed over wasn’t accepted because of a minute tear at the edge. Fortunately we had another. Once inside the park...More

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Wildlife R, Wildlife Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Jane Thank you for your review, we are sorry that your visit did not reach your expectations. I understand your frustration about the torn dollar bill, however, this is common throughout Cambodia. As US dollars are not the official currency of the country, torn...More

Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I went by private taxi and got there as soon as it opened as I was told my chances would be better with three English speaking guides early the morning. However, the ticket lady was very unfriendly and simply said no one was available with...More

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Wildlife R, Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Hello, Thank you for your review. We hope you still managed to enjoy your visit and we're sorry to hear there were no guides available when you arrived. The guides operate on a first come first serve basis, some days there is one, some days...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Nicola and Samedi made our trip both an education and an experience. This tour is well planned, well organised, and hosted by passionate caring guides. Its great to see that Wildlife Alliance can actually make a difference. This was our second time, we were just...More

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Wildlife R, Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hello Rebecca! I am so glad your enjoyed your (second!) Behind the Scenes Tour just as much as the first, and that it wasn't too much like déjà vu! Indeed, the Binturongs are definitely a sight to behold, but we loved seeing the delight on...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

So good to see Cambodians epreciating their wildlife. Also great to visit a place with few western tourists. Not a zoo, more of a park, you can wonder for hours dicovering various enclosures. I was happy to see the rescued elephants, including the one with...More

1  Thank David B
Wildlife R, Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

We are pleased to hear you had an enjoyable day getting close to our animals at the park! We agree, lunchtime is great with lots of delicious food on offer - with an added bonus of hammocks! Thank you for taking the time to tell...More

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Wildlife Alliance have partnered with the Cambodian government to establish the Phnom Tamao wildlife rescue centre. The reserve is set in a big space about an hour drive from Phnom Penh and the behind the scenes tour takes in areas which are not accessible to...More

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Wildlife R, Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and appreciate your support.

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

A group of 9 got the behind of the scenes tour around the sanctuary. It was beautiful to see these people had such care for their part of the sanctuary and really enjoyed interacting with the animals. Our tour guides Nicola and Samedi were extremely...More

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Wildlife R, Wildlife Tour Co-ordinator at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Mark, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, it was a pleasure to have you join our tour. Thank you again for joining us, without your generous donation our work at the center would not...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can't top following an elephant on her daily walk through the jungle, feeding her treats, stroking her, watching her carfully pull up grass and step on the ends so she can tear off the roots, what an amazing experience. Practival stuff was also done...More

2  Thank Andrew P
Wildlife R, Wildlife Tour Co-ordinator at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such a positive review! It was a pleasure having you and your family join us at Phnom Tamao on the 'behind-the-scenes' tour. Thank you again for supporting our conservation efforts, we could not...More

Reviewed 21 June 2018

Take a bike and cycle the outer loop - nobody else and animals in larger enclosures. go on week days - much quieterMore

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Wildlife R, Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hello! Thank you for your review! It certainly can be a nice relaxing day; be it on a bike, car or on a guided tour! We try our best to give the wildlife here the best home possible for the time they are with us,...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Everything is well organised and the guides are great and very informative. It was great to meet Lucy the elephant out on her morning walk and get to feed her. Also it was very interesting seeing how Chhuok's prosthetic leg was replaced. There were other...More

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Wildlife R, Tour Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day and thank you very much for your support!

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kimchitravels
19 July 2018|
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Response from gksd | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it. The tour was from World Animal Alliance who run the wildlife park. It took the whole day so I would suggest doing 2 separate days, not cramming everything into one.
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yoan1818
5 July 2018|
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Response from Wildlife R | Property representative |
When choosing to visit independently, we recommend hiring a car or taking your own transportation into the park to drive between sections, so the cost would include the amount for a car hire for the day and entrance fee($5... More
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Elyse S
9 June 2018|
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Response from Wildlife R | Property representative |
Betelnut Jeep Tours is a private business running tours at the center, their tours do not include any behind the scenes access, but they have over 10 years experience at the park and know the stories and personalities of the... More
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