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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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  • Not very inviting, not many animals and the grounds were not well groomed. Lots of domestic animals and birds for the kids but not much for adults. Last trip there not worth the money unless lots of i...  more »
  • Nice Zoo, the enclosure may be slightly larger. There to see Panda bear for which you have to pay but extra admission
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  • 150 baht entry!!! this place is brilliant. Can touch and feed animals including the elephants. Don't waste your money on tiger Kingdom. Can spend all day here if you want. extra 100 baht to see the pa...  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.