Posted on: 26th February 2016
The Largest Zoo of South Thailand
Songkhla Zoo is the largest zoo in Southern Thailand and is the perfect place to watch the animals in action. Located in Tambon Khao Rup Chang on the Songkhla-Chana Road, this open-range zoo covers an area of approximately 145 hectares and is home to about 160 species. Established in 1989, Songkhla Zoo is among the very few zoos in Thailand that are members of the Zoological Park Organization. The main objective of the zoo besides providing a recreational spot for people is the preservation of wild animals and to return them to their natural habitat. The hilly area of Songkhla Zoo is paved with an asphalt ring road on which visitors can drive along the way and see the various animals such as tigers, bantengs, crocodiles, camels and a diverse range of colorful birds. The highlight of the zoo is a viewpoint with several food stalls which is situated on the top, offering breathtaking views of the city.
Songkhla Zoo Water Park is a part of Songkhla Zoo and is located atop the hill from where you can take in panoramic shots of the city as well as the gulf of Thailand. This latest addition to the zoo will amaze you with its 7 m high water slide, fountains and waterfalls. You can take a dive into the swimming pools and the water will make you drift alongside the hill ridge, letting you to admire the surrounding scenes while floating by. Eatables are also available on the spot, so you can have a refreshing picnic with your loved ones. Admission charges for the water park are included in the ticket to the Songkhla Zoo, making the place a fine option for a wonderful day-out with the entire family. Songkhla Zoo Water Park closes its doors just before dusk at around 5:30 PM.
Songkhla Zoo opens everyday from 8:30 AM till 5 PM and entrance costs around 150 Baht for adults and around 70 Baht for kids. Booking a car rental in Songkhla was never this easy; book through our three step booking process and get hold of your deal within minutes. Alternatively one can rent by calling our booking support team through toll free number or by contacting them at live chat.