Chiang Mai Zoo

By | May 24, 2013

 Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium

Any visit to Chiang Mai is not complete unless you visit the Zoo & Aquarium which is situated on Huai Kaew Road at the foot of the mountain on which the Doi Suthep/Doi Pui National Park is located.

Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium

This has to be one of the most naturally positioned zoos you will find anywhere in the world, as its vast tracts of land on the foothills provide both the perfect natural habitat for the animals as well as offer visitors two waterfalls, a number of lakes, large areas of forest including picnic areas,as well as fantastic views of the city. This makes the Zoo one of the cities top tourist attractions for both Thai people & foreigners.

 Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium

In-amongst the 7,500 animals housed at the zoo, are two VERY SPECIAL ONES, they are a pair of “cuddly” Giant Pandason loan from Sichuan Province in China. Their names are Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui, and always “command” the longest queues anywhere in the zoo !, there is also lots of Panda” merchandise available for sale nearby.

In a seperate area is the Nakornping Walk-Through Aviary which covers an area of 2.5 acres, and allows you to view at close quarters over 800 birds of various different types, in very natural conditions.

Please click here to visit Chiang Mai Zoo Website

Chiang Mai Zoo & Aquarium

Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium

The latest attraction at the zoo is the brand new Aquarium Complex which opened its doors in November 2008 for the first time. Built at a cost of 600million Baht (US$17m), and covering a total area of 16,000 square meters, with the actual aquarium covering just under 14,000 square meters. The aquarium features the world’s only underwater exhibit that joins both freshwater and saltwater environments, linked together with a 230 meter walkway. The Aquarium features over 250 different species of freshwater & saltwater fish, with 80% of the species being “native” to Thailand.

Please CLICK the ARROW below to see short video about the aquarium.


The zoo & aquarium opens daily from 08.00hrs – 18.00hrs, they also open separately in the evenings with a “Twilight Zoo” from 18.00hrs – 21.00hrs.

The admission fee for adults is 100 baht and for children 50 baht.

The facilities for tourists are excellent with restaurants and a camp site.

Large groups wanting to visit the zoo & aquarium need to book in advance,please call Telephone. 05322 1179, 05322 2479, 05322 6194, 05322 2283 or Fax 05322 2283.

Its a really great day out, and loved by people of all ages !!.