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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  • August 17, 2017
    The trip to the zoo was a near total waste of an afternoon. It was like going back in time to the 1970s and early 1980s in North America when the zoos first started to move from small cages to expande...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Ok so first off if you don't like seeing animals in cages then do not go to the zoo. This zoo is no different from any other zoo I've been to and it is not any worse either so please ignore reviews sa...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    By taxi can be reached at 200 parts from a hotel near the night market. In the garden with the shuttle bus around the park with 30 parts very easy. Aquarium equipped had a purpose, (additional charge) instead feeling sorry, there was a price. Adult fare was my daughter elementary school in third grade, but the height is 140 cm. And children up to 135 cm tall it is. Panda Hotel sells handmade souvenirs feels the warmth. Cheap and cute.
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  • August 1, 2017
    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...
  • July 14, 2017
    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. :-)
  • July 3, 2017
    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
  • June 18, 2017
    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
  • July 8, 2017
    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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