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Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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2.9/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web
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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  • You do not have the impression of being a maple zoo because the animals are not caged but have plenty of room beautiful panda 2
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  • We came here with our 2 and 4 year old boys. They had a great time looking at the animals and really enjoyed the playground (a bonus find) and the waterpark, a great way to cool off. There was a nice ...  read more »
  • My 3-year old son and I loved this zoo and have visited a few times since we arrived in Chiang Mai. Riding on the zoo car was a big fun for my son, and renting a golf cart will give you more flexibili...  read more »
  • Overall an OK zoo. Very large, sprawling complex, interesting and active animals. I will say, if you are a tourist you will be charged for a tourist ticket, which was about 500 baht compared to the regular ticket which was around 150. It's pretty disappointing to be charged MORE for being a tourist, and that is reason enough to make me think twice about going again. DO pay the extra to see the pandas, DON'T pay for the Snow Dome - it just a refridgerated room filled with fake snow. They don't even keep the penguins nearby, they are in a seperate building all alone left to swim in dirty green water with tons of poop at the bottom... it feels like the infrastructure and animals are there but the care is lacking in some areas, which is a real shame. Also, there isn't much shade, so be ready to buy lots of water and sweat it out, though the aquarium on the zoo grounds is nice and cool. Overall a good way to kill a few hours, but be warned if you're easily depressed by sub-par animal care.
  • This place used to be my all time favorite place when I was a child. A bit disappointed to see their lack of management compare to the past. Overall experience still great and memorable, but staff should looking forward to make this place better and stop charging tourist 5 times of unreasonable price.
  • Really big Zoo. A lot of space between different animals. Sometimes very small Cages, especially the ones for the wild cats. Others are very big and beautifully furnished. For the price of 20 thb you can feed alot of animals.
  • An interestimg aquarium, although it is a bit small; we saw everything there was to see in an hour or so. They have many interesting exibits, but a lot of areas seemed to be empty or undergoing renovations/cleaning without any explanation. The only real negative thing was the main room near the exit, in which they blast loud dance music which can be heard from many of the other areas in the aquarium. It sort of takes away from the experience.
  • Disclaimer: I am not a big fan of zoos in general. I think it is sad to lock animals in small cages or make them do tricks for our entertainment. Enclosures where smaller than what I'm used too, Monkeys should not have cute dresses on. I can imagine that others who care more about their own entertainment and less about animals do like this zoo.
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