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Chiang Mai Zoo, Chiang Mai
(2.9/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • A nice Zoo. Many different animals. You can also close to the animals come and many animals you can perform for a small fee. The Zoo is very intimate. Fine to hiking. A car is also to use and there drive vans around. Downsides are the animal shows and riding on an elephant (in the context of animal suffering) and the route was often unclear, illogical and cluttered. All and in all, well worth the effort. Especially considering the costs (150 bath).
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  • Big zoo, small cages. Not to bad overall to visit. The shuttle that drives around the zoo can be usefull as it is quit big. 
  • This place is huge! Cheap admission for the zoo but we paid extra for the aquarium too. The zoo part was good, a diverse range of animals, many you can feed for 10 baht donations. They arent chained, ...  more »
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  • This zoo is like a run down amusement park. There's absolutely no staff around taking care of the animals. You see more garden staff or food vendors than staff zoo keepers. The animals are kept in small spaces, standard for a zoo, but looks like the areas are never clean, algae filled water holes, hippos have no water at all. Penguins area is so dirty. Albeit, the entry price is very cheap. Felt so bad half way through we left. If you are going to go, suggest getting the open shuttle if you have kids, it's quite large.
  • A beautiful zoo with many animals. They are not free of course but they are kept in big areas where they have all they need. The aquarium is nice but if you've been to the Bangkok aquarium already then this one doesn't worth the extra price
  • Its nice place but this zoo not big same what i think....i pay for ticket about 250 baht including panda visit .... but to to see fishs you must pay more .... its good to enjoy with your family kids will love it too much ....you can take bus take you around zoo by 30 baht its stop in 7 stations... or take golf car for one hour but you by 350 baht.... i think bus batter ... dont worry about food too much coffee shop and restaurants there...
  • It's a run down zoo that's long been forgotten. We went in the off season and couldn't help but notice it felt a bit like a deserted Jurassic park. On the other hand the selection of animals is great and the confusing layout is kind of fun to figure out. We had mixed feeling about the option to feed some of the the animals but in the end we did, and really enjoyed it. It's not a zoo that's first objective is the welfare for the animals, you'll find lots of money making gimmicks. But all in all it was a fun experience for a very small entrance fee.
  • 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.