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Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo, Nakhon Pathom

(3/5 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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  • I had read past bad reviews but then saw replies from the management that they were improving conditions and making this a more animal/eco friendly place, so we gave it a shot. We really wanted to see...  more »
  • A disppointing animals are in very bad condition, there's a Tiger (the only) practically dying in a cage, and a tourist trap.
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  • All the shows and activities still open and never close. There are more 2 lions from Africa as new member. So cute. 
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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.