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Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

#5 of 61 Outdoor Activities in Phnom Penh Features Animals
National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 95 970 175
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National Road 2 | Takmao Province, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 95 970 175

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Tamao Zoo after visiting the Chiso Mountain. Once we reached, some locals will sell food to feed the animals. I bought a bag of sweet potato which was used to feed the monkeys, deers and elephant. The place was quite big, we...More

Thank yohfng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have a great day interacting with the animals and know that your money is going to a good cause - saving wildlife from illegal trafficking and someone's dinner table or medicine chest (with much suffering in the process). These people rescue the animals, rehabilitate them...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of monkeys! They're everywhere, roaming free.....and locals trying to get you to buy food for the animals. Lots of bears, with some heartbreaking stories of where they were rescued from. The place is doing good but it needs a lot of help. Interesting but...More

Thank Dood50
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing I did in Cambodia! Spend the extra money on the VIP tour and you will get to feed elephants and monkeys. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and they are doing amazing work. The VIP tour includes transport to and from the center,...More

Thank soberunner
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We went on the tour today and, quite honestly, it was the best thing we have done since being in Cambodia. We did the behind the scenes Phnom Tamao Wildlife Tour. Yes it's expensive but we thought it was totally worth it because: 1. The...More

2  Thank TKENZ
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

A good place to visit to see some of Cambodia's wildlife. It's a large area but that's not a problem as your Tuk Tuk can take you from place to place. Not all of it is in use and up to date like a western...More

Thank glenn1gc
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

There are a number of tour companies offering day trips to the sanctuary ranging from $20 to $50. We took the trip with Betelnut tours which left the Lazy Gekko Cafe around 9am. The trip to the reserve took about 80 minutes through the insane...More

Thank Ray A
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Both times I came here were with groups of grade 6 students which may had left me with a different opinion rather than going by myself. A great place to go visit, but there are not many animals and it is very run down. The...More

Thank Priscilla P
WildlifeRescueTours, Rescued Wildlife Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this review

Hello Priscilla, Thank you for visiting and introducing the students to the animals and our conservation work in Cambodia. I am surprised by your comment there are not many animals, as we have over 1400 animals across 100 species on display to the public! All...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Take the Wildlife Alliance tour - it gives you behind the scenes access that makes the price more than worth it - feed gentle elephants bananas, play with baby monkeys pre-release etc. I have never seen another tour that allows you to see the animals...More

Thank GoRiders13thMan
WildlifeRescueTours, Rescued Wildlife Guide at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, responded to this review

What an incredible title and review, thank you so much for your glowing words and showcasing our work to other travelers! We couldn't achieve all we do for the animals and conservation in Cambodia without your support, thank you. Happy travels!

Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The behind the scenes tour with wildlife alliance was worth it. We were so lucky to be the only 2 booked for the day so got a private tour with Kate and Vut. Thankyou guys, it was so special! Lucky bounded up to the van...More

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Lizzy G
What is the best way to get to the sanctuary from Siem Reap? I will be in Siem Reap for 4 days and I must visit this animal sanctuary ( since I read it was the top sanctuary to visit). Do you know of a private driver or is it best to book a tour from Siem Reap? Cost is a factor, but I'd like to book what makes the most sense .
5 February 2017|
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Response from RealisticReviewerRNB | Reviewed this property |
Well from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh is around 5-6 hours by car/bus. Then this place is about 1 hour 45mins from Phnom Penh so it's going to be very far unless you plan on staying a couple of nights in the capital to break... More
Leila T
I would like to volunteer here for two weeks, what organisations do I need to go through?
9 April 2016|
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Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous reviewer. The only staffers I met and interacted with had very significant experience, and my impression was that either they had been sought out for the position or they themselves had sought this... More
Imad N
Hi, how do I go about booking a trip to this lovely place? Please let me know! Thanks :)
2 February 2016|
Response from Julia H | Reviewed this property |
Imad you can book directly on their website, sorry don't have the link handy. That's how I managed my booking. I do strongly advise you do the behind the scenes tour, all day, with lunch, with access to the animals. Well... More