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Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai

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See the variety of animals living at Chiang Mai Zoo, including the beloved panda bears. The first zoo of its kind in northern Thailand, the institution houses over 400 species, offering plenty to see and do--especially for younger visitors. Among the many mammals, birds, and reptiles kept here, the main attractions are undoubtedly the giant pandas. Tourists flock in great numbers to see these magnificent creatures, which remain a rare sight outside of China. A visit to Chiang Mai Zoo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Chiang Mai travel itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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While visiting Chiang Mai, keep in mind that the old town district and the area surrounding the famous night market offer both boutique (relatively expensive) and backpacker (relatively inexpensive) options. The riverside neighborhoods boast exclusive hotels and resorts, where comparatively pricey rooms come with good views and extensive facilities.
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  • We were a little precautious about seeing the zoo but it wasn't too bad with most of the animals having a fairly good area to enjoy. The zoo is a little run down and there werent too many people there...  more »
  • The place is too big, I strongly advise you to take a shuttle or rent a golf cart. There are many mountain roads and the animals are scatters in different part. Entrance is THB 150 excluding panda are...  more »
  • Amazing zoo with lots of different animals and birds, however panda part - dissapointing - have to buy seperate ticket to see one panda.  more »
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  • Lots of potential. Looks like at one time, a lot of money was invested here. Good points, Felt like we had the place to ourselves, animals were well cared for. Bad points, felt run down, many parts closed down, hard to understand maps, way too much walking in between exhibits. This place needs a mission statement. :-)
  • There is a nice hop on hop off kind of transport that can be used at a nominal rate to get around this rather big zoo. The animals look quite healthy and well fed. The aquarium is well maintained. The panda and the penguins are a sight to behold. The rates are on a costlier side but worth it I guess
  • This is my third visited this year 2017. it has improved all these years. it provided bus round trip .. easy for elder people to move around many attractive point. Love to check out their Panda. Reptiles. Elephants. Lion Tiger. Monkey. Great places for family half day trips
  • Our family enjoyed a trek around this zoo. It's quite a hike, but the chance to photo a variety of animals without the glass or fence barriers was great. We had a good day out and would recommend a visit.
  • Some superb Exhibits. Well worth a go..try walking the entire route, bring water and lots of 20 baht notes to feed the animals. This zoo is unique in the sense of your proximity to the animals. Great experience for kids..