Tiger Kingdom Phuket

Tiger Kingdom Phuket, Kathu: Hours, Address, Tiger Kingdom Phuket Reviews: 3.5/5

Tiger Kingdom Phuket
3.5
from ₹7,618.52
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Tiger Kingdom Phuket is a once in a lifetime experience where you can meet, play, and have your photo taken with tigers! Watch the tigers as you kick back with some food and drink from our top-quality restaurant. You are sure to have a very memorable experience! Open daily including public holidays from 9am to 5pm.
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2-3 hours
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sandia1993
Albuquerque, NM72 contributions
Ethical tiger encounter worth every penny
Jan 2020 • Couples
Amazing ethical experience to interact with tigers. The tigers had clean enclosures and were not sedated or mistreated at all. There were many handlers around, especially for the large older tigers, the handlers were quick to provide safety instructions to us, and played with with tigers like big cats to keep them entertained. If the tiger just wanted to sleep they let them do that as well.

Visits go according to the tiger's schedule, in the later afternoon the tigers are more active and visitors may not be allowed in with them. At mid day the tigers may be sleeping. After age 4 or 5 the tigers go to a sanctuary as they get too big and unpredictable.

It is worth the wait to interact with the tigers, we waited about 30 min, the wait for a tiger cub was over an hour. It costs a decent amount, but it is worth it and it also supports tiger conservation.

You can read about the experiences of people who worked at the sanctuary online to solidify this ethical animal encounter
Written 5 December 2020
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Nunthicha S.
Chiang Rai, Thailand10 contributions
ไปช่วงต้นเดือนสิงหา คุ้มค่าเกินราคาที่จ่ายไป
Aug 2020 • Couples
Photographer service plus only THB100net

5-6 sizes of tiger for choosing to visit in the cage.

Nice staff service.
Written 2 September 2020
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Hannah
1 contribution
TIGERS BEATEN IN THE FACE
Dec 2019 • Couples
Ignore all positive reviews!!! The tigers are not treated nicely at all. Whilst we were there we saw the tigers in the smallest cages with no food, water or toys. They were all obviously sedated as they barely moved and you’re an idiot if you think this is natural behaviour from a tiger!! We saw numerous members of staff beating the tigers with a stick across their faces to wake them up from sedation or to get the perfect picture. I witnessed one tiger crying out for help whilst being beaten. After my visit I spent the entirety of my holiday upset thinking of these poor animals and what they just go through on a daily basis. And guess what? It’s the tourism that’s paying for this awful animal abuse!! Please please don’t visit here, this animals are abused just for what? An Instagram picture? Please put your morals before your ego and thinking how many Instagram likes you’ll get.
Written 29 August 2020
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aizhan
kazakhstan36 contributions
DON'T GO THERE
Jan 2020
I read a review by this American or British young woman who said she worked there and the place and staff takes care of the wounded animals, etc. But when I went there I saw that the tigers so thin and so docile. One tiger had a badly infected eye, and the staff kept hitting him with a stick. The staff are cruel to them and the cages are so small. And the tour is so profitable they are buying even more animals (not just tigers). I know it's very tempting to take a photo with tigers, but please don't do it. Going there was one of the most shameful things I've done.
Written 17 August 2020
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Hi Aizhan, sorry you feel this way, I don't recall one of the tigers having an eye infection but please rest assured that any health issues are swiftly treated by our veterinary team who are on hand every day for anything that may occur. Our team also ensure that our animals are the optimum weight for their health and we feed the tigers based on the amount that they need to stay healthy, if any animals begin to lose weight on their current diet then their food is increased. We do everything we can to ensure that our tigers are living healthy and comfortable lives.
Written 21 August 2020
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Deepika M
22 contributions
Amazing experience
Jan 2020 • Friends
Whether or not the tigers here are drugged remains a topic of argument. My experience too is with a mixed feeling because the 2 tigers I got opportunity to meet face-to-face were sleepy throughout. However, the cubs in the next cage and the big tiger in the opposite cage were pretty active.
The overall experience was definitely amazing as you get a chance to come so close to these beautiful big cats. The trainers there are very attentive and before entering the cage you are guided about the Do's & Dont's.
Written 28 June 2020
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Mikenru
Moscow, Russia25 contributions
Interesting adventure
Jan 2020
This is interesting adventure. You are allow to enter cages with tigers and touch them. Animals are in good condition and looks fine.
Written 8 April 2020
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Tara E
2 contributions
Amazing!
Mar 2020 • Couples
My boyfriend and I just visited the Tiger kingdom. The older tigers were real sleepy, moray likely because tigers sleep 20 hours a day! And have a more nocturnal schedule. The 7month old toddlers were rambunctious and chewing on things and playing.

My boyfriend has been to a Sanctuary that drugged their animals and saw first hand how drowsy they were. These look like lazy sleepy cats to us!
If you go, I highly recommended cheetah. They are super playful and you can hold them and play with them there are no restrictions!
Written 22 March 2020
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EssexUkHoliday111
Maldon, UK26 contributions
Research this place before going
Mar 2020 • Couples
We were recommended this by someone when on holiday in Phuket. We did little research thinking it was a animal sanctuary like others we have been to. It is not. Tiny cages, Tigers that seem worryingly docile and keepers that tiggle them and wind them up to make them slightly more animated. The staff are rude, unhelpful and I wished I had never handed over my money. I have learnt my lesson to research these tourist attractions as we left feeling quite upset at what we had just seen.
Written 17 March 2020
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Hi EssexUkHoliday111, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Our tigers are relaxed around humans, but it isn’t anything to worry about. We need them to be happy and healthy and this could not be achieved if we were mistreating them. They are housed in species-appropriate enclosures and we do all that we can to ensure that they do not get bored or stressed. I apologise that you found our staff to be unhelpful and we will be following up on this.
Written 19 March 2020
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Steven R
22 contributions
Beautiful animals
Mar 2020 • Couples
Picked smallest tigers there was 3 in enclosure running and jumping around before we went in looked well looked after was able to take some lovely photos some people say they are drugged to take pictures I dont think this was the case after what I seen on my visit they are just brought up from a young age by humans but we were told as they didn't know us couldn't touch their heads and someone was with us at all times
Written 15 March 2020
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Thomas C
Blacktown, Australia4 contributions
Tiger temple
Mar 2020
Totally different from the tiger kingdom of Bankok. very clean, tigers & handlers were very good & made sure you were well protected.
Written 12 March 2020
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