Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 100 Huai Kaeo Rd, 50200, Thailand
Ticket Price: 100 THB
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai
At the foot of Doi Suthep, the Chiang Mai Zoo occupies a lush park setting and boasts a fairly comprehensive assortment of animals plus two special attractions (pandas and an aquarium) that require separate admission fees. The aquarium reportedly has Asia's longest viewing tunnel (measuring 113m) and replicates the water environments of Thailand, from the northern rivers to the mangrove swamps and coastal oceans, as well as the Amazon basin.
Chiang Mai Zoo Information
- The children have a concession in the entry fee.
- The entry fee for the aquarium is separate.
- Parking spot is available for THB 10 for motorcycles and THB 50 for cars.
How To reach Chiang Mai Zoo by Public Transport
- Tuk-tuk or a rented bicycles or cars.
Restaurants Near Chiang Mai Zoo
- Huen Huay Keaw Restaurant
- Monkaew coffee
- Palaad Tawanron
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Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai Reviews
This zoo is very big. It's quite physically demanding to walk all the way around. However, there were shuttle buses and the option to rent a golf cart. Word of caution though - our golf cart malfunctioned going down a slope and the brakes did not work. Managed to stop it eventually, but the windscreen fell off. Bit too much drama for my liking, especially when there are kids around. We visited in Dec 2017 and many parts of the zoo were closed. Best part was feeding the animals. You can buy feed for a donation.
Excellent considering its 150 baht to get in. However it's a mix bags, some animals are in nice large enclosures and look healthy and happy. Other animals like fishing cats or orangutan look sad, alone, pacing in small enclosure. New stuff like gibbon areas are large and look great. Others are tight small holocaust rooms
You can easily spend the whole day here. The area is huge. Personal vehicles are allowed with an extra fee which could be convenient if you come as a group or have small children. Parking is available throughout the zoo. Some highlights include the aquarium, snow dome, bird and seal show. Some places require an extra fee. Some facilities are dated and could use better maintenance but overall it is well organized. Food and drinks are available throughout and the prices are not so bad compared to some other parks.
I have been there like 10 years ago, since the panda just arrived. The zoo was lively and plenty of animals. This year was nothing like that. There are less animal than you ever think and dirty.The entire safari zone had around 8-10 animals. Many zones were shut down, it's almost like you're walking in the Jurassic park. Althrough, I didn't get into the aquarium and panda since the bad review in many website.
A huge area with steep slopes and large spaces, the zoo is a vast one. Be prepared to climb those slopes if you plan to go around by foot. Bringing one's own vehicle comes at an additional charge. There is a hop on hop off bus service inside which comes at an additional charge of 30B per adult, and so does everything else such as the aquarium, the panda house, snow park etc. The entry fee itself is high and add to that every other attraction that comes at an additional charge, which is not just annoying but outrageous. Located at the foot of Suthep, the area is picturesque to say the least. The zoo is well-maintained and clean. It's the size of some of the cages that leaves a lot to be desired. The sight of clipped parrots is depressing and so is the case of some animals that are confined to tiny cages. At times, with the exception of the panda house, it's hard to tell whether conservation is the real intention of keeping animals in this zoo. Visit the panda house only if you need to coz it's a rip-off. The pics of people cuddling and sitting close to pandas are edited (chroma key) pics, which visitors won't know until they enter the panda house after paying the additional 200B entry fee. One can find a green screen and a few chairs where they take a photograph and edit the pic to include two pandas for an additional cost of 200B (apart from panda house entry fee of 200B). As mentioned earlier, every attraction or activity comes at an additional cost and profiting seems to be the only motive behind running this zoo.