Chiang Mai Zoo

Attraction 100 Huaykaew Road 50200 Thailand Published on: 15-06-2016

2 hours 30 mins
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
02:00 PM
06:00 PM
First-time visit Second-time visit
Attraction
Kids
Parks & Aquarium
5.00 USD

Chiang Mai Zoo is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Chiang Mai Zoo is the 1st commercial zoo established in 1957 which is home to several types of animal. It is a zoo and not a safari park

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Why Chiang Mai Zoo is special ?

Most animals appear well looked after in spacious cages or fenced off areas and though some enclosures



Zoo Ticker


Adult 150 Baht
Child 70 Baht
(under 135 cm.)


Panda Ticket


Adult 100 Baht
Child 50 Baht
(under 135 cm.)


Aquarium Ticket


Adult 520 Baht
Child 390 Baht
(under 135 cm.)


Snow Dome Ticker


Adult 150 Baht
Child 100 Baht
(under 135 cm.)


Transportation Ticket


Adult 150 Baht
Child 100 Baht
(under 135 cm.)


Golf Cart


First Hour 350 Baht/H
Next Hour 300 Baht/H

What to explore at Chiang Mai Zoo?

Chiang Mai Zoo is situated at the foot of Doi Suthep, just behind Chiang Mai University. To get to the zoo by public transport, a 20 baht red songthaew ride will do it or you should be able to get a tuk tuk for around 120 baht from downtown Chiang Mai.

Selling points

  • Fun Family Day Activity Zoo
  • Great Zoo with plenty to see
  • Great Zoo if you like feeding animals
  • “A nice day spent walking around seeing different animals”
  • “Definitely see the aquarium”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
235.13 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
14 places

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Location

Address

100 Huaykaew Road 50200 Thailand

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Tips for you

  • Toilets are plentiful and clean but take your own tissue and soap
    Toilet
  • Aquarium was very impressive and a must buy when your there
    Shopping
  • Bring your walking shoes
    What to bring
  • There is no real restaurants, most snacking shops. Bring more food if you need
    What to bring
  • Do not to be missed to take pictures with the elephants, or ride the elephants
    Photography
  • This is a big walk (up/down) around the park, so make sure you have enough time(and you will be tired afterwards)
    Experience
  • You can feed a lot of animals (with the food provided at the park) which is kinda crazy actually
    Other
  • Make sure to bring your small change to use for feeding the animals
    Other
  • This is not a place you can let your children walk around and look at animals. Quite dangerous
    Safety
  • You must pay for parking lot : Car 50 baht / Motorcycle 10 / Bicycle 1
    Ticket and Pricing

Reviews

TripAdvisor View more

Chiang Mai Zoo is a nice place to spend an afternoon if you are a zoo kind of person. Highlight for us was feeding the giraffes and seeing all the animals indigenous to Thailand. The zoo is set in parkland surroundings at the base of Doi Suthep, the hill that dominates Chiang Mai. It's pleasant walking around the enclosures, and there are various cafes dotted around the place. It's not the most modern zoo and some of the enclosures seem small, but it's a relaxed sort of place and in this respect very Thai.Some of the roads around the zoo are a bit less obvious but if you explore a little you'll find some less prominent enclosures with interesting animals. Top tip is to save some food for the gibbons. Don't go out of your way to see the penguins.

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I went to the zoo against my better judgement but was prepared to be open-minded. Overall, the animals did not appear to be well cared for. We saw one primate that appeared to have some type of huge growth hanging from under it's belly and it was alone in it's cage. The panda's cost extra to see (we had already paid admission). I particularly wanted to see the orangutans and walked a long ways up-hill to get to their enclosure - not an orangutan in sight! The elephants are made to perform by dunking themselves in water to get a banana and we also saw the mahouts with those barbaric sticks with metal hooks on the ends of them. There is no need to treat animals like this. The zoo was probably a very beautiful compound at one time but it is great need of a facelift. All in all it was a depressing place to be. The only saving grace is that there is a bus/train that you can take around if you don't want to walk or would find it difficult - very hilly. Also any staff that we had dealings with were polite and friendly.I would not recommend this attraction.

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It's a nice zoo to visit and see the animals, some of the enclosures have really nice paths to visit them, and others are on the side of the road the cars drive along within the zoo.The day we went was particularly warm and the Australian animals looked as exhausted as us from the humidity.

TripAdvisor View more

Chiang Mai Zoo is a nice place to spend an afternoon if you are a zoo kind of person. Highlight for us was feeding the giraffes and seeing all the animals indigenous to Thailand. The zoo is set in parkland surroundings at the base of Doi Suthep, the hill that dominates Chiang Mai. It's pleasant walking around the enclosures, and there are various cafes dotted around the place. It's not the most modern zoo and some of the enclosures seem small, but it's a relaxed sort of place and in this respect very Thai.Some of the roads around the zoo are a bit less obvious but if you explore a little you'll find some less prominent enclosures with interesting animals. Top tip is to save some food for the gibbons. Don't go out of your way to see the penguins.

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