I went here last month and it was one of the best days I’ve ever had. The animals were clearly VERY happy and well taken care of (100% sure the ones I saw were not drugged, see: http://www.youtube.com/user/linedspaces) but with enough safety precautions and assistance in place to make visiting convenient and relatively carefree. Everyone I talked to who was working, living or volunteering at the temple was very friendly.
I would certainly recommend going as early in the day as possible, especially as getting there can be difficult. It’s also worth it to do as many of the additional programs as possible (ex. bottle feeding the tiger cubs, staying behind after the general closing time to watch the biggest of the cats being exercised and playing together, etc.)
This is also a really great photographic opportunity for anyone so inclined.
Lastly, don’t forget to wander around the area for a bit, to see all the other animals! They have much more than just tigers. :)about 1 year ago