Chiang Mai Night Safari (Thai: เชียงใหม่ไนท์ซาฟารี) is located in the sub district of Mae Hia in Chiang Mai, and the district Nong Khwai, and the district Hang Dong. The zoo is located west of Royal Park Rajapruek. Chiang Mai Night Safari is a government property under the Zoological Park Organization. The park was opened for the first time on the 18th of November 2005 and opened officially on the 6 February 2006. Initially, it was under Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration and the Pinkanakorn Development Agency (Public Organization). Chiang Mai Night Safari is believed to be the first nocturnal zoo in Thailand and is the largest in the world, covering an area of 819 Rai. Presently Chiang Mai Night Safari has changed their opening hours for the tourists to be able to enter during both during the day and night.
In Chiang Mai Night Safari there are some areas where non-dangerous animals are able to roam freely where tourists are able to get up close and personal to the animals. From the entry gate up to the main building there are wild deer and muntjac roaming around, they are also seen around the north and south tour zones.
|Monday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 10:00 PM|
Millograms | Feb 10, 2018
So I just want to start by saying we didn't stay at the hotel. We just went for the day but we had a great time! It's cheap to enter and there is so much to see and do. There's a tiger show, two separate night safaris, areas for kids to play and much more. It's a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. It gets dark early in January so if you arrive in the afternoon there's enough time to have a good look round at all the animals in the park on foot before jumping on the night safari bus. There you get to see all sorts of different animals. Lions, elephants, giraffes(up close) and hippos to name a few. I'd strongly recommend this especially for tourists visiting Chiang Mai looking for a fun way to spend the afternoon. Also a great place to take the family.
Alexandra Dodina | Jan 23, 2018
Read the tips at the end of review. There is one of my favorite place to go in Chiang Mai. You could go there with friends, kids or parents. Everyone will like it. There are two zone to spend a nice time at Safari: walking area and Safari tram. My advices: There would be less people at the daytime. It’s also the best time to make a photo of animals with a good light. You could spend there all day. So if you buy a full ticket, come around 4pm to have enough time for walking zone, tram and all shows. Tips: If you stay in Chiang Mai a long time and have a Thai driver license or work permit you could get a Gold membership card for 6 months for 500thb only. This card will let you visit all zones and attractions of Night Safari unlimited. Also you could have a 30% discount for 2 visitors. Recommend this place.
Panupong Yokyongsakul | Feb 3, 2018
A lot of great shows with a variety of wild life. Wild life are still active and welcomed to tourists during night time. Tour guides are very much informative and helpful. My favorite part is the Tiger Show. Recommended to be there early and take a seat in front of the show as there are many tourists inside.
Muk Chivakul | Jan 2, 2018
Live animal torture. A huge place with such small space allocated for the animals. I went there with my family including my little two years old nephew and none of us enjoyed the experience. We could see the obviously distressed bear which is kept in a small confinement with ELECTRIC FENCE pacing back and forth in their tiny confinement. Same goes with a ton of other animals like wild cats, wallabies and ponies. The parrots at the front obviously had something done to their wings so they couldn’t fly. It was a really depressing experience overall. Very very disappointed.
Aaron Espe | Feb 12, 2018
I walked around at day time. And I just think animals are the coolest. We saw some large cats and crocodiles as well as monkeys and birds. I am interesting combo. I bet at night time it is a whole different experience
Rubina Jabbar | Mar 10, 2018
Great but not very well organized hence the 4 stars. We nearly left as nothing to see at night but as me and my husband were walking out we seen people going in to a show outside.... So we went in, we caught the last 8 minutes they then directed us to the trams then another show. If we didn't spot that we would have walked out extremely disappointed
Pratik Shah | Apr 11, 2018
It's a place to go with the kids, kids do love it. The light and music show can be improved. The ride to night Safari and zoo was very good. Only issue was they don't allow taking photos on mobile with flash light so better carry a camera that works well in low vision night mode. There are lots of animals inside to view. Good place to go for a night especially with kids.
Minzhe Zhou | May 4, 2018
The zoo is fantastic, there are white swan on the lake and beautiful birds in a huge cage, tourist can go inside the cage to observe those friendly birds. The most interesting part is taking a bus to feed animals in the evening. There are shows in the night too.
Kara Holloway | Jun 4, 2018
Absolutely amazing experience getting to see a wide variety of animals including lions, tigers, giraffe and zebra. There are shows that educate on the animals at the park - just demonstrations rather than making them do any skills etc. You can ride on the tram with the giraffe and zebra and deer roaming free and they come right up to the tram for you to touch them! I would definitely recommend.
Wanida Phaengthian | May 18, 2018
Impressive show and great experience of animal feeding. Please make sure that you plan well to see all show. The show is so much better than any zoo in other countries i have been visit.
Print S. | May 15, 2018
We visited during the day and the only part that opened was the trail by the lake. We were happy with the condition of the zoo. Animals looked happy, clean and well-fed. Most of the display areas contained se anal, not empty. The entrance fee for day time was cheap, 50 THB per person. Worth it.
Mia McDonald | Jun 29, 2018
Our kids truly enjoyed seeing so many animals up close although we felt like we were in a scene from Jurassic park and something could go wrong at any moment, we adults enjoyed ourselves too. Beautiful & engaging dance + animal shows plus a play area that our 7 & 3 year old enjoyed. It was a fun 1/2 day outing. The down side is that the food wasn't that good in the giraffe restaurant.
Daniel Lye | Jun 15, 2018
Place is a must go if you ever visit Chiang mai. The shows are really entertaining and the best part is you get to see some of the animals really up close. That's what makes it magical. It's not tiring as well even after the whole trip as most of it was sitting on a tram or watching the performances of the tiger or lions and even dance performance that starts at 7pm.
Daniel Lye | Jun 19, 2018
A very unique and good experience at this night safari. I'd say its nice than their zoo. It's not tiring as well as there are lots of shows to watch and to see the animals there's 2 tram rides for different section. Didnt see a need to bring strollers for kids as well.
Sasha Platt | Jul 1, 2018
This place doesn’t even deserve one star! After asking the staff to give an evidently distressed elephant food and drink, we were told the elephant ‘will drink when it’s time to’ (this being many hours later). Following this, we were totally mocked and laughed at by the staff for even asking. The animals are kept in an astoundingly small confinement, my friends and I were left genuinely upset having seen the poor conditions these animals were and are being kept. Many showed signs of distress throughout the tour. This experience really opened my eyes to how totally and utterly inhumane this supposedly ‘amazing experience’ really is.
Derek Raskin | Jul 18, 2018
The night safari itself is very cool. Most of the animals seem well cared for and there was a good selection. However, there is an official discriminatory policy of charging foreigners, whites in particular, 3 times the amount as Thai people. Entrance for Thais is 300 baht while others must pay 800 baht. There is little exception. Otherwise, a fun experience. Good for kids.
Deepak mulchandani | Jul 27, 2018
Good experience. We visited on rainy day. And so animals were in shelter. U have to see from far away. Also in night u can’t see much. Day safari is better to click pics n see them. Still better option is Safari world in Bangkok.
Mark Held | Aug 5, 2018
The experience here was phenomenal, they had a live dance show, omlettes available for cheap purchase. In the lobby there was an interactive animal show where you could touch/hold the animals. The animal show was an absolute spectacle, the animals were very well trained and the narrator was very well educated. Last but certainly not least, the Safari was relaxing and had many animals to see.
Sebastien Gaillard | Jul 18, 2018
We went to the night Safari during the week around lunchtime. The place was deserted which means that we were the only three guests the whole time. I have always liked that place, a crossover between Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones and the temple of doom. If you take the walking tour it's very very cheap: 100 B/ticket for adult and 50 for kids. The Walk is enjoyable, long and almost always under the shade of trees. It has an eerie feeling to it but all of the animals look in excellent health, clean and reactive (despite the heat on that day). With Poopoopaperpark it is the best deal for a family in Chiang Mai.
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