A once in a (possibly short) lifetime chance to pet tigers can
be arranged from the travel agencies in Khaosan in Bangkok or from
nearby Kanchanaburi. Visitors are guided to a large dirt quarry
where several grown tigers and a host of cubs lie relaxing along
with several monks and guides. Visitors, separated by a thin single
chain, are led past, one at a time, to sit with and pet the tigers.
Rumour has it that the tigers are given sedatives although some
argue they are under the meditational spell of the monks or just
used to humans. None of it is apparently enough to guarantee safety
as an occasional mauling has been known to happen, however the
experience is definitely unforgettable.
Address: Saiyok District, Kanchanaburi
Opening Time: Daily, 9am-4:30pm.
Admission: Between THB 600 and THB 5,000, depending on the