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Phuthai Souvenir Market

1/77 Moo 5, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66 76 521 560
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Not honest place

I went there as many places in phuket but the remarkable event that my wife liked a pearl bracelet... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2015
Hisham E
via mobile
Disgusting, Illegal Animal Cruelty!

Do not shop at this store!! Spending money here is supporting extreme animal cruelty. An innocent... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2015
Gold Coast, Australia
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13 Nov 2015
“Not honest place ”
31 Mar 2015
“Disgusting, Illegal Animal Cruelty!”
1/77 Moo 5, Chalong, Phuket Town, Phuket 83130, Thailand
+66 76 521 560
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Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I went there as many places in phuket but the remarkable event that my wife liked a pearl bracelet and Pearl neck chain, first we doubt in the price as I wrote "natural product" and when we asked the people their they directed us to...More

Thank Hisham E
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Do not shop at this store!! Spending money here is supporting extreme animal cruelty. An innocent baby elephant is on an extremely short chain, on hot concrete, with no water in front of this store every day. What sort of life is this? This baby...More

6  Thank Mir4nda
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Why would anyone support a business that tortures baby elephants? It was so heartbreaking to see a baby elephant chained up with wounds from those very chains. He is so young and should still be nursing from his mother. How shameful.

6  Thank jrp0211
Reviewed 30 March 2015

who wants to see a poor baby elephant who is clearly in distress and has obvious puncture scars?!?! The way this country treats its elephants is appalling!!! Anyone that visits and takes pictures of any baby elephant or takes an elephant ride in this country...More

5  Thank Friendtoanimal
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I am anti this store for many reasons. For one they sell cobra, stingray, crocodile, and elephant leather. They also support the use of a baby elephant as a prop for tourists, which is illegal in Thailand. The manager of the store, a Ukrainian woman,...More

4  Thank KatieHavas
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Outside this store you will find a two year old elephant baby stripped from her mother, forced to do tricks for tourists. "Pinky" is a wild animal, but everyday she is put on an incredibly short chain outside of a souvenir shop in Phuket, Thailand...More

3  Thank special_k1967
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Any decent human being should be ashamed to patronize this establishment. They keep a baby elephant chained in there as a gimmick. And they advertise that they sell products made from elephant skin. These are horrible horrible business owners.

1  Thank Freedymiche
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 September 2014 via mobile

I read a lot about it and thought it is a place to visit. But it was a big disappointment. Local market are much better especially if you are good at bargaining. This place has not good quality and I doubt about cheap price some...More

4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 30 April 2013

I have visited Phuket four times and this is a must do place for souvienirs. This place is air conditioned, very clean, and not to mention cheap.... There is no haggling or barter here, everything is marked with a price and you can shop in...More

1  Thank Gator0017
Reviewed 21 December 2012

choosing to get there was a great idea. You experience the real thai market, which is full of different odours :) The worst part for us was the meat section, oooh really really bad for european´s eyes. But otherwise you can buy some traditional peppers...More

2  Thank mishii_mis
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