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Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo

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Petkasem Road K.m. 30, Samphran District,, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand
+66 2 295 2938
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US$ 94.00*
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Private Tour: Full-Day Bangkok City Tour
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“magic show” (29 reviews)
“elephant ride” (17 reviews)
Petkasem Road K.m. 30, Samphran District,, Nakhon Pathom 73110, Thailand
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

A nice place with more exotic vegetation, ferocious animals such as crocodiles or lions, playful animals like monkeys and of course the ancient symbol of the country, the elephants. Pleasant shows with elephants that tell you stories from the history of the country, or crocodile...More

Thank baciucarmaciu
Reviewed 10 October 2017

About a 40 minute drive to Nakhon Pathom province. We rode the elephants around the grounds and explored the gardens. They offer to take your photo and you can purchase after your ride. The animals looked rested and well taken care of. The trainers seemed...More

Thank melindatownsend
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

We travelled over an hour to this "zoo" from the floating market and my heart sank as soon as I stepped through the entrance gates. It felt like an abandoned zoo with very few animals most in dirty cages with no stimulation or things for...More

Thank Natalie J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This not the place to go, everything was dirty and looked like an abandoned place more than a zoo. The crocodile show is normal as usual. The poor elephants were not treated well, we bought so many bread to feed but it seemed still hungry....More

2  Thank eileenlee
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Okay so I came here with a tour guide. I loved the place because it was huge and clean and it has food stalls, clean bathrooms and souvenir shops. I enjoyed looking at the orchid garden, a few monkies in a cage, paddle boarding, sitting...More

1  Thank PinkMoscato
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I want to believe that the elephants are treated well, they seem to like their mahouts and in general look in good shape. If you must ride an elephant at some point in your life, this is probably an OK place to do so. However,...More

Thank wynterwynd
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This experience was one of a kind. We traveled for 2 hours, waited for the others for another hour but its worth it. Though the stay was only short, we enjoyed going around and taking pictures especially for a nature lover like me. I didn't...More

Thank Miles P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Actually its not a zoo but can be said as a elephant and crocodile park. Elephant shows are organised daily at fixed time, where elephants show their tricks. About 20-30 min show. Crocodile show is also ok ok. In general I was unhappy because the...More

1  Thank Raj_Josh
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We went to Samphran as it seemed to be a good place for a day trip out of Bangkok with my children. When we arrived, the staff at the grounds had three elephants in a paddock with chains around their neck like leashes. The mahouts...More

Thank carimanola
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Food at restaurant:no flavour,not tasty... Animals are just sad(you can see on their faces),they don't have any foods or water inside their small cages! Crocodiles show=20 minutes of taking money of tourists ! Magic show:only the good thing :) Elephant show :it would be great...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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16 June 2017|
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Response from Raj_Josh | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, you can not, if you wish to do sight seeing properly. Bangkok traffic would not allow you to complete it. You need atleast 3 hrs. for Grand Palace, another 3 hrs. for Wat Arun,Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Pak Khlong... More
6 January 2017|
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Response from Timothy W | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately do not know if you contact the Thai tourist board they should know or ring them direct 022952938. Hope this helps happy new year