Posted on: 26th February 2016
Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium is spread over ‘212.4 acres of land’ and is located to the west of Chiang Mai University. It is quoted as the first commercial zoo in the whole of Thailand and was founded in 1977. It is located at the foothills of Doi Suthep and hence is blessed with breathtaking scenic beauty, where one can marvel in its pure hilly charm and refreshing green cover. It is home to over 400 animals plus two Aquariums, in addition to which it also has the biggest underground tunnel which is a whooping 133 meters in length. This tunnel was opened to public in 2008 and later on a marine aquarium was added which happens to be the biggest in Asia.
By renting a car at the Chiang Mai Airport, one can make his trip to Chiang Mai much more comfortable and an adventurous one. So rent a car with us and ride through the roads of Chiang Mai to explore its beautiful attractions, zoo’s and city life.
Chiang Mai Zoo Highlights
The main highlights of its occupants are the giant pandas named Lin Hui, Chuang Chuang and their daughter; they have been taken on loan from China for a period of 10 years. In addition to these there are many other animals which include tigers, elephants, sheep, zebras, fish species, birds, reptiles, lions and numerous others. Penguins are certainly another highlight which stands out among others- they are kept in their own refrigerated ice space.
Other note-worthy highlights include the panda houses and the snow dome; snow dome is a place of great importance for the locals where they come to taste the cold stuff. In addition to this there are many enclosures which sell much healthy stuff like banana and others from where the visitors can buy stuff to feed emus and other beasts.
Opening Time: Daily; 8 am till 9 pm
Entrance Fee: Entrance fee is 100 Baht/adult and 50 Baht/child whereas for native Thais the entrance fee is 50 Baht/adult and 10 Baht/child.