Chiangmai Zoo is a nice place to spend the day with family
Chiangmai Zoo is the first and only one zoo in the North. Located on the foothill of Doi Suthep, near Chiang Mai University. With the beautiful landscape, coveredc the hillside and mountainous tropical rainforest, you will touch the clean, fresh air in the Zoo which is the nearest jungle of the city, ‘ At the view point you can see the beautiful scenery of Chiang Mai city.
The camping area is one of our facilities which you can contact in advance for camping. Chiangmai Zoo keeps various kinds of rare wild animals of native and tropical zone. More than 6,000 animals of 69 species of Mammals , 311 species of Birds, 15 species of Reptiles and 60 species of fresh water fishes. Some species are very rare endangered and strongly protected in Thailand, for example the Fea’s muntjak, the Malayan Tapir, the Asiatic elephant with newborn cub, many of tropical birds and reptiles. All of them look well in their enclosures which improve like their natural habitat and provide for natural requirement. The Chiang Mai Zoo is very concerned for the animals right and respect to all of our animals in the collection
Deer Park collect over hundred deer of tropical species. In the big park about 40 acre. You can feed the deer at the terrace. Touch of the nature of the waterfall the flying bird in Nakonping walk-though aviary. You can walk in the big aviary about 2.5 acre. It suitable for peoples whom like bird watching.
Fresh water aquarium, it is the center of beautiful and rare about 60 species for education of Fresh water fish.
Children’s zoo the land of happiness for children and family with small domestic and pet animals such as Rabbit, Pony, Turkey children playground. The stuffed animals, education room.
Although there are plenty of exhibits to see, there are a few that stand out above the rest. The highlight is, of course, the panda exhibit. Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui (or Thewan and Thewee as they are known to the Thais) are easily the zoo’s most charismatic and photogenic residents. Their multi-million baht enclosure is designed to accurately simulate the cool mountain climate of their natural home, making it a great place to come and seek refuge from the heat.
The pandas are at their most active in the morning, romping, wrestling and playing on the structures in their spacious home. If you go in the afternoon they’ll spend as much time watching you as you do watching them. Visiting the pandas is an extra 100 baht for adults and 50 baht for children but the fee is worth it and no visit to the Chiang Mai Zoo is complete with stopping in and observing these fascinating and gentle creatures.
The Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium is well worth a visit. 60 species of tropical freshwater fishes, featuring Giant Mekhong Catfish and Striped Catfish, Siamese Giant Carp, Ture Eel. This exclusive arrangement allows fresh water and salt water creatures to coexist under one roof, alongside representative territories from other significant ecosystems. The inspiration for this astonishing concept comes from the great Mekong River “itself an exhibit at the aquarium” as it represent the major waterway that feeds and quenches the thirst of millions of people across the six neighboring countries that its waters sustain.
There are Trams that run the route and they cost an extra 30 Thb/Person