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Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo

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Address: 33/2 Moo 2. Ban Harn Beach | Samui Orchid Resort, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Phone Number:
+66 77 424 017
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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750 bath.. For what?

Very disappointing experience is all I can say. I was here about 8 years ago first time and this time today I had a strong feeling they have never done any renovation in this... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2015
Whitehorse, Canada
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73 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

The aquarium is neglected and dont have many fishs. Lions looks skiny and not treated, tigers also skiny. Sea lions show was ok . I went there just cause wanted the kids take pictures with the tigers , but felt sorry for contributing money for this sad bussiness.

5 Thank Arielabr
maxsamui2, Guest Relations Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our zoo and aquarium. As per your concern about our tigers and lions, we are quite certain that we have fed them very well. Our tigers and lions are reported as healthy since we have them check up monthly by professional. Yes, We do control their diet and type of food provided since we don't want... More 

Whitehorse, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing experience is all I can say. I was here about 8 years ago first time and this time today I had a strong feeling they have never done any renovation in this facility since. You cannot see at all what is written around aquariums about the fish as all the lighting is burnt out and forgotten about, maybe... More 

Thank KonstantinTennikov
maxsamui2, Guest Relations Manager at Samui Aquarium and Tiger Zoo, responded to this review

Dear Konstantin, Thank you for your review and comment about our Aquarium and tiger zoo. Our zoo has been opened for more than 10 years and we accept that some of our facilities may not be in a new condition. But one thing that we have never omitted is to treat our animals the best condition as much as we... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2015

There is a lot wrong with this place and without ranting and getting emotional, here's why: - Very run down, dirty and obviously no landscaping or maintenance of the grounds. - Expensive! 750 baht for a walk you can complete in 15 minutes. - 'Aquarium' could be compared to fish in buckets in a dark shed. No coral, sand or... More 

7 Thank Lia A
Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

we have read a lot of reviews about this attraction but we decided to go and see it for ourselves. First impressions of the whole place was OMG looks very run down, poorly maintained. No information on the animals whatsoever. The aquarium had amazing fish but with no coral or other sea rocks to allow them to be in their... More 

4 Thank parttimetrippers
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015

I liked the Zoo itself! The staff and activities I thought were great and they are things you are unable to do in Australian zoos. They had baby and adult tigers that you were able to play wth and get photos with. Then seal show was great and even shared a kiss on the cheek from the main seal. Would... More 

Thank Jessicaaaleigh
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Let's start with the entrance fee of 750 baht and the fact that the place doesn't worth it. After paying such a high fee, off course u have to pay to take a pic with the sea lion and pay also a high fee to take a picture with the tiger. I'm not really sure the animals are treated very... More 

1 Thank Gili T
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Fully expecting a run-down local zoo effort my wife and I were pleasantly surprised to see how well the animals were looked after. The highlight for us was the tiger photo and otters. This attraction is quite a pleasant experience, but don't expect a Lions of Longleat open plan safari park, it is what it says on the tin. It... More 

Thank Steve W
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Samui Aquarium and tiger zoo will leave you with mixed feelings. On one hand the species of fish and water life is abundant and very informative. But on the other hand, tigers, leopards and some exotic birds are treated to harsh treatments during their performances. The tigers are drugged for photography and the little cub is barely able to get... More 

3 Thank kapoor_paayal
Melbourne, Australia
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136 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Highly recommend a visit! The Tiger Zoo is a must see and 'do' take photos with the baby and adult tigers and remember to see the tiger show and the bird show. Remember to take photos with the birds and parrots too. The aquarium is average but a great highlight is when you feed the turtles and fish, the seal... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

To put it short.... Don't fund this hell for animals. I would give it lower than a 1 star if I could. The tigers were drugged up and distressed as on occasions they would snap at the workers and their spikey sticks. Forced to obey a strict routine of photography with vistors and bottle feeding this is their life, day... More 

7 Thank Emily S

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