Come to Chiang Mai Zoo and say hello to my friend Hippo. It is ready to meet you and accept your food the mouth wide open. The zoo can keep you busy for a day. However arrive early to see more animals.
Opening Hours 8:30 to 17:00 Daily
Zoo Only Adult 100 Baht, Children 50 Baht
Zoo + Aquarium Adult 520 Baht, Children 390 Baht
Feed the elephants, feed the penguins, or even feed the tiger, you can be sure all of them will appreciate your visit. In addition the zoo offers many shows during the day. My favorite is the sea lion show (wrongly called cape fur seal) mon-fry 10:30 and 14:00 weekend 10:30, 13:30 and 15:00. Also a bird show where you can admire birds of prey in action.
How to get to Chiang Mai zoo
Location: 18.81054, 98.94784 Map
The zoo is on the Huai Kaew road.
Get around the zoo
Walking around the zoo is doable, but it’s a good sized zoo on a slope. Your first option is to hike around. For convenience a bus system and a monorail can move you around the zoo. For more information about the bus, monorail tickets and fee, ask at the ticket booth. A map of the zoo is provided when you get your ticket verified.
Panda’s house and the snow dome
The panda is the big star of the zoo, you can even see the panda on television. However if you want to see with your own eyes, the fee is 100 Baht for adult and 50 Baht for children.
Snow dome is 150 Baht for adult and 100 Baht for children under 135 cm.
Chiang Mai Aquarium
The Chiang Mai Aquarium is part of the zoo but require to pay an entry fee.
Activities and Feeding Show
Be there when it’s feeding time, see the fish when they are the most active.
Ocean zone, featuring nurse shark and reef shark. Showtime 11:00 and 15:30.
Under the Mekong zone, giant Mekong catfish and other freshwater fish. Showtime 10:30 and 15:00.
Feed the stingray yourself at the Touch pool. 10:30 and 13:30.
Snorkeling 10:30 and 13:30. Scuba diving needs advance booking.
Chiang Mai zoo Aquarium facts
- The bigger the better, it is the biggest aquarium in South East Asia, with 4 acres.
- The longest tunnels in the world, 133 meters.
- 20 000 fish within 250 species.