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Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo is a zoological park with more than 7,000 animals, including a famous pair of pandas offered by Chinese diplomacy to Thailand for ten years (2004-2014).

The zoo was founded in 1952 by a United States missionary and covers 85 ha2.

The attraction of Chiang Mai zoo

This zoo has more than 800 birds, two pandas named “Chuang Chuang” and “Lin Hui” (offered by China), Humboldt penguins, free-living gibbon, more than 60 types of aquatic animals, including giant Mekong catfish, giant Siamese carps and the Ture eel…

Chuang Chuang died in September 2019.


You can ask to rent a tent for one-night camping in the zoo to experience living in nature with beautiful landscapes and low costs.

Chiang Mai zoo photos

Video: a walk at Chiang Mai zoo

Practical information

The Zoo is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm every day of the week.

Entry price

For Thai:
– 50 Baht per adult
– 30 baht for students
– 10 baht for children – students of vocational training certificates
– 30 baht for teachers, soldiers, police (with uniform)
– Free for the elderly (60 years old or more), Disabled people, monks

For foreigners:
– 100 baht for adults
– 50 baht for children


100 Huay Keow Road, Suthep Sub-district, Muang District, Chiang Mai
Tel. (053) 210-374, (053) 358-116 Fax (053) 222-283 ext. 18
Zoo website

See the Zoo on a Chiang Mai map


See also:

What to do in Chiang Mai: activities not to be missed!

Chiang Mai: the complete guide to discovering the North rose

Source and Photos: zoo website; Love Krittaya



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