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Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, Nakhon Pathom
(3.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Ride on the back of an elephant at Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, or view one of the daily shows featuring these gentle giants playing soccer and reenacting historical battles. The zoo allows you to get up close to the creatures and feed them fruit and sugar cane, and during the breaks between shows you can ride them around the local garden. Catch one of the crocodile shows to see trainers wrestle and play with the reptiles. The zoo houses a small collection of other animal species, including twin Bengal tigers, and lets you take pictures with them for an extra charge. Note that multiple visitors have reported less than desirable conditions for the animals here; if you're concerned about this, you may want to research the latest reviews or consider visiting a facility that focuses on conservation rather then entertainment. Plan to visit Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nakhon Pathom attractions using our Nakhon Pathom vacation planner.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • All the shows and activities still open and never close. There are more 2 lions from Africa as new member. So cute. 
  • If you like crocodiles and see very closely it is to do for the rest it's not terrible-even when positive visit for the impressive number of crocodiles of all ages.
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  • This is a fun Zoo. People-friendly tourist destination anything going to Thailand travel with families and families with children. I think there were a lot of Chinese organizations. Have seen the war drama of large elephants and elephant football, the thrill of an alligator show. Come close to the elephant show is over, but could you let me touch the tip is required to take a photo together. You can also eat at the restaurant of the Park. From Bangkok with taxi or tour only go given the car that tour one may be selected. Whether or not the worth and crowded roads from Bangkok over an hour and a half takes too much, so adults go spend one day.
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  • Had a wonderful time but felt a bit sad for the elephants
  • It's definitely different from American zoos. Unique and worth a visit!
  • Some serious animal abuse going on here... Most of the animals look starved and are chained to trees and posts with a leash less than a foot or two.
  • crocodile is terrific show and i am very happy your show
  • I bring my sun. He enjoyed crocodile and elephant show well.