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. Put Chiang Mai Zoo into our Chiang Mai holiday builder app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Chiang Mai.
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  • This was excellent.. Enjoyed viewing the animals at night and travelling through the enclosures in the carriages and getting to have some interaction with animals. Just remember to buy some food as ad...  more »
  • Much much too much, anticipate walk 1 day of market and of good hiking, to not have great shoes thing. Possible rental of electric carts for 350 bath time, but really not practical. You want to see the pandas, ba must still pay, just abuse
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  • It quite a big area and you can walk, take a shuttle Bus or use your own car. We walked on our own and it is not to hard, but of course you need a bit more time. One can see a lot of different animals...  more »
  • Chiang Mai Zoo probably the largest Zoo in Thailand. It's really a big Zoo. and you need 3-4 hours to explore it... and even you need a car cause the zoo is spread everywhere... you have to climb stairs... and it's really tiring as well. there so many animals, but still many cages are empty and waiting to be populated with new animals. But one must take a big bottle of water all the time to keep hydrated.... I really loved visiting the Zoo... and even you can feed the animals.. you just need to pay 10 or 20 baht to buy food for the animals and then you can feed them.... it's highly recommended...
  • 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.

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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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