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Katchikally Crocodile Pool

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crocodile tooth

An interesting place with passionate staff not pushy but helpful and friendly. We bought a crocodile tooth to bring home.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Peter W
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Southport, United Kingdom
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nice little museum of the local area. The garden was good with a fantastic Kapok tree. There is potential for bird watching especially in the rice fields near by though we did not have time because we were on a tour.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting place with passionate staff not pushy but helpful and friendly. We bought a crocodile tooth to bring home.

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Thank Peter W
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When you enter the place there are a few museums where I learnt so much, interesting facts and thing to look at. You get to walk around the centre with no nets or anything but the crocodiles do not bother you. We was allowed to touch one which I can say was pretty awesome! and something I never thought I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well I'll be damned, somewhere you can visit crocodiles without a safety net. And touch them. And walk them and stroke them and take photos with them and tell them all about your childhood over a cup of mango juice. The attraction itself is poor - we were taken around by a lovely friendly guide but it was over in... More 

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Thank Claire S
Sevenoaks
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You really can stroke crocodiles here and lot of them, They are somnolent (except the new mothers) but not drugged as other reviewers have said. Just really well fed!

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Thank Wendy M
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You get to see the crocs up close, and even touch one if you want. Questionable why it does lie so still. Small park with not much else to do. Near the entrance there is someone who is makes and sells very beautiful paintings. In the park you can buy necklaces with a crocodile tooth. At the end of the... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative trip amazing to see and stroke crocodiles beautiful calm place and very good museum only down side was the ladies trying to sell items are a little bit too pushy.

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Thank Ali H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went here as a group of 10 and i have to say i was pretty scared all the way through the walk, i mean you are in an area with lots of crocodiles so why wouldn't i be? the guide took us along the path telling us a story about his childhood on the way and then we came... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many of the tours stop at the Crocodile pool which is important to the local people. The crocodiles are very well fed so quite placid. They encourage you to touch them. But they then want a tip and will bring out a book showing names of tourists and how much they paid. Do not be pressured into paying a large... More 

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Thank Doreen O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not worth any travel to this. Vegetarian crocs, hassle all the way. Stay by the pool or go home. Monkey thing is better. Just.

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