Tiger Kingdom Phuket

Attraction Tiger Kingdom Phuket 118/88 Moo 7, Kathu, Thailand Published on: 26-06-2016

1 hours 30 mins
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
03:00 PM
04:30 PM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Outdoor
Zoo
Must see
Kids
24.00 USD

Tiger Kingdom Phuket is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Tiger Kingdom is a new arrival on Phuket’s attractions scene. It allows you the opportunity to get up close and personal with several Indochinese tigers of varying ages.

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Why Tiger Kingdom Phuket is special ?

Tiger Kingdom is an attractive, squeaky-clean setup located right next to the Go-Kart track in Kathu at the foot of Patong Hill. On four acres of land, it cost approximately 100 million baht to build.


Stroll into reception and you’ll be greeted by a small army of orange-shirted greeters who will lead you through the paperwork necessary in meeting a big cat. For starters, you’ll need to sign a waiver exonerating Tiger Kingdom in case an accident happens, but this is standard procedure and you’ll have to do the same to bungy jump or to go on a zip line through the jungle.


Source: http://www.phuket.com

What to explore at Tiger Kingdom Phuket?

Essentially, this is where you’ll have to decide what size tiger you will visit in its cage: Single ticket prices start at 800 baht and a full combination ticket is 3,500 baht; this allows you to visit all the enclosures petting tigers of all ages with a professional photographer accompanying you in one cage. Predictably enough, the baby tigers are the most popular.

There are strict procedures to follow at Tiger Kingdom: before entering an enclosure you’re asked to leave your belongings outside in a locker, remove your shoes and wash your hands. If you take a camera into the enclosure you are asked (more like told) to turn the flash off but each enclosure has a professional photographer in it to take a (fairly expensive) snap of you petting a tiger. Screens controlled by a computer system announce where you are allowed to be by quoting your ticket number next to the enclosure number. There are safety rules listed on colourful signs throughout Tiger Kingdom. Tiger Kingdom is largely made up of concrete; this facilitates keeping the place clean and yes, the place is almost spotless.

The cats each have a pool in which to play and plenty of natural light. Their feeding time is at 19:00 and the best time of day to visit would appear to be opening time at 09:00 to avoid the crowds and heat.

The cats are simply magnificent, if not a little sleepy (they typically sleep about 18 hours a day) and they are obviously bursting with health. They have been used to human presence since birth and appear somewhat nonchalant about people coming and going even when being petted. Because of safety reasons, smaller children cannot go into the medium or larger tiger enclosures.

But is it dangerous? Well, common sense would say ‘of course’ as even a lifetime of training can go wrong with a large predator but so far so good: Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai has been open for years without a serious incident.

Source: http://www.phuket.com

Selling points

  • For an excellent experience
  • A must while in Phuket
  • Original wooden effect
  • Lovely Animals
  • Kids love it
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Duration
7.0 days
Estimated
343.45 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
27 places

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Tiger Kingdom Phuket 118/88 Moo 7, Kathu, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • Don't forget to bring hats and camera.
    What to bring
  • There are two restaurants, one with views of the tigers, where you can order a la carte and even have a cocktail or two. There’s a surprisingly large selection of drinks to choose from but, strangely enough, no Tiger Beer.
    Equipment
  • Tigers looked well cared for and no neglect or cruelty seen.
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  • Although you don't need to worry about the safety with these tigers, it's a must to follow the rule and keep distance with the animal.
    Safety
  • It's not a place for toddlers or small kids under 4 years old
    Experience

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I was worried that I wouldnt enjoy this as I thought it may be cruel but I had a really good day. Some of the tiger enclosures they are kept in through the day are a bit small but you can see they open up to areas behind that are a lot bigger and give the tigers more Freedom during closed hrs. Some tigers are very active and others are very sleepy so I dont believe what some people are saying about them being drugged and I hope I'm right. I saw no cruelty from the staff/trainers and they were all very helpful. If the managers read this I would say the main thing to keep the public happy is to keep improving the welfare of the animals every where you can.

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