Thailand: Chaing Mai Zoo

  We spent the morning before flying back to Bangkok at the Chiang Mai zoo. It was a great experience but nothing like we expected. We thought we would be wandering around as a family looking at animals (you know, like an American zoo) but apparently that's not how you do things here. The zoo is huge and set in a wooded, hilly area near the university. We had a driver and a guide for the day and we drove between each of the animal exhibits. At most stops, there was animal food for purchase and you could hand feed the animals. The kids thought it was great! I have mixed feelings about zoos in general but for some reason, being able to interact directly with the animals made this one seem more friendly.
  If you're in Chiang Mai with kids, this is a good option. I would plan to spend the whole day there and bring a packed lunch because there aren't any restaurants in the zoo and nothing nearby is "child friendly". Oh, and bring lots of small bills so you can feed the animals!

Sometimes you've just got to feed the animals, right?!


  1. the arm of the fence looks like David has another arm. It looks like he has three, counting the one on the baby


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