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Tiger Kingdom, Mae Rim

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Get up close and personal with Thailand's most iconic natural inhabitants at Tiger Kingdom. The park provides a home for these gorgeous cats, and the skilled staff will help you to decide which one you want to pet and have a photo with. Heed the advice and guidance of the keepers: tigers are wild animals and their docile, welcoming behavior from one moment to the next is not something to be taken for granted. To visit Tiger Kingdom on your trip to Mae Rim, use our Mae Rim tour planner.
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  • We really were unsure whether to visit Tiger Kingdom. The reviews were mixed, but we didn't know if we were missing out by not coming... We took a gamble and paid the price, I'm sorry to say that the ...  more »
  • My family and I visited Tiger Kingdom a few months ago. We took a private taxi from Chiang Mai. Travel time is about 45 minutes to an hour. You do not have to make a reservation in advance. Once you g...  more »
  • To be able to spend time next to these magnificent animals is a unique oportunity, however, you can tell that some of them have been druged. I love tigers and the encounter with the Siberians was a on...  more »
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  • It is not very far away from Chiang Mai, located a few Km from Mae Rim. Is fun to view Tigers and Tiger show, play with the cup. Yong cup is as cute as the domestic cats. Fun to take good photo of cups. I feel some kind of sadness when look into their eye. There belong in the wild forest. I hope they are been treated kindly. The restaurant here got good chef. Very good food. Like their mix sausages platter, a huge potion. From Chiang Mai you can get here by Tour, bus, red bus, motor bike, bicycle, car even Tuktuk...... Best time is get here in the morning. Buy entrance ticket, price depending on the packages. Play with the young cup, stays away from the big brother cat. You never know when there are in the bad mood... Later lunch at the restaurant choose a seat nearest to the pools. Enjoy the food and watch the cat plays. Elephants camps is near by just a few km away. Have fun.
  • Listen, I understand the immense novelty and uniqueness of being able to get up close and personal with a tiger. But everyone, just ask yourselves, how is it that these places do not exist in other countries? Because the animal welfare laws here are lax and as long as these animals 'look' okay i suppose the relevant authorities turn a blind eye. Tigers need lots of space to prowl in and certainly do not naturally remain motionless for hours on end with a constant cycle of humans coming into direct contact. Use your brains, people.
  • Now ask yourself.. How does an incredibly strong carnivorous top of the food chain predator like a tiger let tourist come and hug it? Hmm doesn't sound right does it. Because it's not and this prison is nothing short of appalling to allow and condone such use of these animals all for our own selfish desire to pat a tiger and share our photos and promote cruelty to these tigers and profit to those who run such a place. Think, something People seem to do little of because it's a touted attraction so accessible that what could be so wrong if its allowed. Poor law control in Thailand is what allows it, you shouldn't support that.
  • its very very good. the food looks so scrumptious that its making my tummy growl. but i can believe it they let you play with the baby tigers and will pretty much kiss them. its so funny and cool.
  • While I love animals, especially felines, I can't say that I was extremely pleased here. It was for sure a once in a lifetime opportunity to see tigers and baby lions up close, but this is not their natural habitat. They are biologically hunters and need at least 100x more space for the number of animals here to run around and exercise. Some tigers look like they were getting beat up by other tigers which might be why they were separated in cages when we saw them. I wouldn't say they are drugged, but the bigger cats are more calm than the younger ones (just like every other species). They are mostly human raised and I almost cried upon arrival seeing how scared they were of the bamboo sticks that staff uses to control their behavior. They don't hit hard (especially for their size), but the big cats are definitely scared of small bamboo sticks for a reason. It's sad. But like I said, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a tiger up close and see how this place runs things. A good handful of these same tigers that were wincing at bamboo sticks were also playing with staff allowing them to rub their giant tummies looking all too happy to do so. I wish they would utilize the open space of land around them to at least allow them more room to roam. These tigers probably can't just beer released into the wild as they are too close to human and human behavior, but hopefully, one day in the near future, they will find themselves at a large tiger sanctuary.

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Stay in varied and, often, remote accommodations in the district of Mae Rim. West of Impplace village, find a cluster of options, including expensive resorts, simple hotels, and economical guesthouses. You can also look for accommodations in the area's other villages, which offer everything from boutique-style guesthouses, to back-to-basics lodgings. For a greater variety, consider the city of Chiang Mai, the main hub of the region.
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