Zoo in Chiang Mai - mimimi pandas and more!

In general, I am rather indifferent to zoos, becausethat, either I don’t feel passionate sympathy for animals, or it’s not very interesting to look at them. Just think, this or that sluggish beast is sitting in a cage, and it stinks of it, as a rule. I have a scent that I smell for a mile. But I was repeatedly told that this was all because I was not in any Asian zoo. I listened to the advice of experienced, scored on my skepticism and went to the Chiang Mai Zoo, I just had a bike leased (how to rent a bike) for several days, which simplified the delivery of the body to the place (outskirts of the city).

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Zoo in Chiang Mai

I must say that I changed my opinion quitequickly. Of course, I still don’t like the exploitation of animals and all that, but this is what I like / don’t like, it still doesn’t change anything, and there have been and will be zoos in the world, it’s important that conditions be close to natural ones . In addition, the reality is that not all species can survive on their own without human intervention. Yes, and the animal show somehow necessary. But oh well, I have already moved away from the topic of the article.

What is there that attracts attentionof many people? First of all, it is a huge territory with different zones and pavilions, where you can move either by bus, or on a monorail, or on foot. Everywhere everything is green, beautiful, comfortable. Most pens for animals fit into the landscape as much as possible and look similar to natural ones; only a couple of hectares of bird enclosures are worth it!

Since I am very far from zoology, I cannot say how many different species of animals are here, but I think it is enough. There is also an aquarium by type Bangkok Aquarium, but I did not get to him. And the most important thing that they want to see is a couple of mimi hefty pandas.

Naturally, there are additionalentertainment and places to relax. That is, in general, I would consider the zoo as a wonderful park for walking with children. Will be there, go. By the way, I recommend more Khao Kaew Zoothat not far from Pattaya, it is made with even greater scope. In principle, after him, Chiang Mai no longer looks so good.

Immediately after entering Chiang Mai Zoo

Immediately after entering Chiang Mai Zoo

Flamingo, also at the entrance

Flamingo, also at the entrance, could not catch a heart to stand

Monorail road at the zoo

Monorail road at the zoo

There is an air conditioner inside each compartment

There is an air conditioner inside each compartment

Predators are behind such a moat

Predators are behind such a moat

Tigger did not like something, tossed back and forth

Tigger did not like something, tossed back and forth

Sleeping lion

Sleeping lion

Koals persistently turned away from me, and a couple

Koals persistently turned away from me, and a couple

Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo

One of the playgrounds for children

One of the playgrounds for children

The original entrance to the aquarium

The original entrance to the aquarium

Zip-line over the lake for 125 baht

Zip-line over the lake for 125 baht

Buses to move around the zoo

Buses to move around the zoo

 The driver says something very interesting in Thai, and I look around

The driver says something very interesting in Thai, and I look around

On the one hand monkeys are sitting

On the one hand monkeys are sitting

On the other hand, elephants can feed

On the other hand, elephants can feed

Aviary

This is just a mega thing. A huge cage into which you find yourself, as if in some chirping paradise. You walk along the paths, and around the birds, the birds! They eat papayas, fly, croak something in theirs, they just don’t sit in their hands. You feel like a little liliput, which was launched into a cage with a parrot, only here instead of a single wavy one, a whole flock of feathered of all stripes. In fact, some birds are very large, even scared to approach, kotsnet with their beak and no half arms.

It should be noted that not always in this cell suchbird excitement. The last time I was there, only a couple of birds saw, either they slept, or everyone hid. What it depends on, I do not know. It seems the weather was not very different.

Heavy chain closes the entrance to the aviary

Heavy chain closes the entrance to the aviary

As in the Truman Show, the world has boundaries

As in the Truman Show, the world has boundaries

Aviary is a large cage

Aviary is a large cage

This kind of pelican

This kind of pelican

Some blue birds fizzled at me, I thought that papaya would take it away

Some blue birds fizzled at me, I thought that papaya would take it away

There is even a sink inscribed in the landscape!

There is even a sink inscribed in the landscape!

Near the aviary pass performances for children

Near the aviary pass performances for children

Panda at the zoo

To the pandas I was skeptical too,think about it, black and white bears, we also have similar ones, however, separately black, separately white. Where does this universal emotion come from? But, probably, they are really cool. Children should definitely enjoy it, especially when sitting on a chair and eating bamboo, humanly so.

I want to come, sit down next to me, and say: “Well, buddy, how do you live here?” Then pick up a bamboo stick too, pull away from your daily needs, and look somewhere off, chewing, and periodically waving your hand to annoying visitors.

Already with this poster, you can begin to squeeze mimimi

Already with this poster, you can begin to squeeze mimimi

The first pavilion with pandas, here they are behind glass

The first pavilion with pandas, here they are behind glass

Pavilion 2 open

Pavilion 2 open

Panda sits in a chair and hamster bamboo

Panda sits in a chair and hamster bamboo

Let's take a closer look, mimi))

Let's take a closer look, mimi))

Snow Dome next to the pandas, there are -7 degrees!

Snow Dome next to the pandas, there are -7 degrees!

Prices and opening hours

Opening hours of the entire zoo: from 8 am to 5 pm

Ticket price to the zoo: 150 baht for an adult and 100 baht for a child (up to 135 cm).

A visit to the pandas is paid separately and costs 100 baht per adult and 50 baht per child, you can pay at the entrance to the zoo, as well as near the pavilion with pandas.

A visit to the Snow Dome costs 150 baht per adult and 100 baht per child.

Moving by bus or monorail costs 30 baht per adult and 20 baht per child (coupons are given, so you will have several trips). Bike parking costs 10 baht, without time limit.

Aquarium ticket price - 450 baht per adultand 350 baht per child. If you are going to visit both the zoo and the aquarium, then you can buy a comprehensive ticket right away - 520 baht per adult and 390 baht per child. Comprehensive ticket Zoo + Pandas costs 250 and 120 baht, respectively, for an adult and a child.

Also here you can ride a troll (cable)over the lake for 125 baht per adult and 80 baht per child, or karting for 25 baht. The prices are actually quite small and no one forces you to use all the services at once, I assure you, there is just no extra entertainment there is something to do, and it’s not a fact that there is enough time to get around everything.

By department:
- Pandas 9:00 - 17:00
- SnowDome 9:45 - 16:45
- Aquarium 10:30 - 16:00
- Children's water park 10:00 - 16:00

It is better to come early, as there is every chance not to have time to look at all the interesting. I saw 2/3 in 3 hours, and then the zoo closed.

The official website of the zoo - http://www.chiangmai.zoothailand.org

Right next to the zoo is a climb to the mountain to the temple Wat Doi Sutheponly you are unlikely to make it in one day.

The scheme of the zoo in Chiang Mai

The scheme of the zoo in Chiang Mai

How to get to the zoo

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The zoo is located on the outskirts of Chiang Mai onnorthwest. You can get there on any tuk-tuk or song song, the latter will cost about 40 baht if you go from the center of Chiang Mai. Catch any songteo in the city, just stop and say what you need in Zoo. He either agrees or says no. In order to quickly find such a song, you can go to the upper left corner of the square, there begins Huay Kaew Street (Hua Keo), so it leads to the zoo (it goes from the square to the west). There such a songteo is the easiest to catch.

An even easier way is to take Grabtaxi. More expensive songteo, but the price is also the norm.

On the map

Zoo (Chiang Mai Zoo)

Zoo (Chiang Mai Zoo)
Point is at the entrance to the zoo. The taxi tour of the song comes straight to the ticket office.
Read about the zoo.

Sleeping lion

Point is at the entrance to the zoo. The taxi tour of the song comes straight to the ticket office. Read about the zoo.

P.S. And if you are in Bangkok, you can go to Zoo DusitIt is simpler, but not bad either. My son Egor liked to feed the sheep and the giraffe there.

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