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“Excellent Zoo” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Khao Kheow Open Zoo, for over 32 years, has been a cherished resource located in Chonburi Province .The zoo encompasses over 2,000 acres of the Khao Kheow-Khao Chom Puo Wildlife Sanctuary. The zoo grounds are divided into animal habitats (400 acres), public recreational areas (200 acres) and research area (1,400 acres) which is used for the breeding of various endangered species. It is the first zoo in Thailand to become a member of WAZA .
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Excellent Zoo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This Zoo is amazing and got a good variety of animals. We went there on way to bangkok from pattaya and really well spent 3 to 4 hours there. Nice opportunity to see animals like kangaroo, giraffe, Hippo. Nice time spent with elv's deers, bintorung. Best part was to play with orangutan which we always wanted to do. Such a loving and cute ape. Nice collection in bird aviary too. Do rent a golf cart to see all zoo at your convenience.

Visited January 2017
Thank Himanjai
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“Alright Zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Khan Kheow open Zoo is easy to find in the way from BKK to Pattaya just off the Highway.

The Zoo is quiet big and can be entered with your own Car. You can rent Golf Carts (recommend) or jump on any of the Hop on-off buses.

There are loads of animals to see here and most of them seem as happy as you can expect in their small and mostly left alone cages. They all seem healthy and well looked after thou.

The whole Zoo is quiet bewildered and old but the people who work here seem to do a good job with limited tools and funds.

I would recommend the Khao Kheow Zoo for families who like a bit of adventure and encourage to support the facility and people there.

If you are faint hearted and used to the big clean entertainment Zoo's in Europe and North America you might not enjoy this Attraction.

Visited January 2017
Thank marcbglobetrotter
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Still a great 4 hours”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Still excellent value as we always visit during the last days of our kids Thai school holidays and with 2 kids,(10 & 5) Thai wife and an ex pat( show passport with non O or Thai Driving Licence) cost was 320 baht total
A very pleasant drive through the Open Zoo,stopping and viewing,all the kiosks were open and fully stocked and again pretty reasonable and standard local prices.
We will return next school holidays as we have done four times previously

Visited January 2017
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“Great day out.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great day driving around either with your own private car or hire your own golf cart or transport that they supply. Good food at the Restaurants there.

Visited December 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“worth a visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting place..... totally recommend getting a golf buggy, and not going over new years as it is packed (free for locals So very popular).
Go early as the park is circular, we went around 3 times.
You can feed almost every animal - giraffe, elephant.... white tigers, lions, jaguar.... crazy but true.
It's much much much better than the bangkok zoo (would never go back there).
Therecare Squat toilets with no paper or soap so be prepared.
Overall would go back if we had visitors with kids - they would really like it. Take a picnic lunch.
Thankfully no "hugging" animals and the enclosures are up to par with European zoos (just not as good or generous as aussie zoos).
Worth the trip from bangkok for the day.

Visited January 2017
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