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Never been to Chiang Mai before and we were advised the Zoo would be good. It was National Children's day in Thailand and I believe every child living in Chiang Mai that day went to the zoo with siblings/ mother and father/ both sets of...More
I know that Asian zoos are far from top quality and that we shouldn't even have zoos in the first place, but we decided to stop and have a look after going to Doi Suthep. It was a huge mistake on our part and felt...More
I've been to the zoo with my young children twice . . . enjoying it both times. Unlike in zoos in the USA, you have the opportunity at the Chiang Mai Zoo to see the animals up close. The joy in my kids eyes as...More
If you want to feel like you’re in Jurassic Park after it’s been devastated by dinosaurs, then this is the spot. The best parts are renting a golf cart for 350 an hour and taking pictures of the closed/abandoned exhibits. A golf cart is a...More
Being a Buddhist country where all living things are held in high regard, I held high hopes for the Zoo. It is located in the hills on the outskirts of the city and is a bit of a walk, which I didn’t mind but I...More
The zoo is very green but you have to dodge the cars. Many of the enclosures were very small and the animals looked bored it was very sad. The orangutan was all alone and huddled on the floor I could have cried. A lot of...More
Place is seriously run down. Many exhibits closed or just plain empty. Felt like I was in a Jurassic Park after all the dinosaurs escaped. Aviary was HUGE...with almost no birds in it. Like a ghost town. Worth the trip to see a third world...More
From an American standpoint, the zoo isn’t totally best practices with the natural habitats that are being used these days. However it was very charming being able to feed the giraffes, the hippos, and the jaguar.