Thailand is well renowned for its entertainment theme parks. The theme parks in Thailand attract thousands of tourists every week. Siam Park City is the main theme park in Thailand. It has an artificial seaside area. The artificial seaside area includes a sea, waves and whirlpools. Various types of water activities can be enjoyed and there is a small playground for children. Siam Park City has a small zoo that houses various types of animals including birds as well as other wildlife. The park is open from 10 am to 6 pm. To reach Siam Park City, take a ride on the No. 26 bus or No. 27 bus from Victory Monument. The theme park also operates its own bus that picks up passengers from the local area.
Dream World is another popular theme park in Thailand. The family theme park features a shopping plaza that has European architecture style. There are several sections in the theme park including Adventure Land and Dream Garden. The Ancient City theme park offers a unique glimpse of prehistoric Thai kingdoms.
There are several animal theme parks and zoos in Thailand. Some of the popular zoos include Dusit Zoo, Khao Kiao Open Zoo, Chiang Mai Zoo and Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo. Dusit zoo offers a vast array of tropical fauna species. In the center of the zoo, there is a large pond and boats are available for hire to paddle around the pond. Dusit Zoo is open daily from 8am to 6pm. The entrance fee for Dusit Zoo is about 30 baht.
Khao Khiao Open Zoo offers a larger range of animals. Organized tours are available for tourists who want to go sightseeing and observe wild animals such as monkeys, elephants, mouse deer and water birds. Khao Kiao Open Zoo has a large bird aviary that exhibits more than one hundred bird species. Tourists who are curious to find out about the night time nocturnal activities of the animals should go on the Night Safari tour but you need to book this in advance. The zoo is located close to Highway 36. Khao Kiao Zoo is open daily from 7am to 6pm.
Chiang Mai Zoo offers many types of animal species, wild plants and flowers. There is also a spectacular freshwater aquarium which is very popular. The Children’s Zoo enables children to easily and safely learn about various kinds of animals. There is also a camping area in the zoo but you should book in advance. There is also a pair of very cuddly China Giant Panda Bears on display that China gave to Thailand in 2004 to celebrate the Queen’s 6th Birthday Cycle Anniversary. Chiang Mai Zoo is situated on Huay Kaew Road and is open in between 8am to 6pm. Both children and adults have to pay an admission fee to gain entrance into the zoo and normally foreign tourists have to pay a little more than Thai’s.
Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo (Korat Zoo) exhibits more than five hundred different animals. Most of the animals in Nakhon Ratchasima Zoo are from Africa. There is a network of mini trains connecting tourists to different locations within the zoo. If you don’t want to take the mini train, you can rent a bicycle to travel around the zoo but please be careful and watch out for stray lions and tigers as they may bite. If you like adventure you can also explore the zoo by traveling on foot, the experience is kind of like a safari expedition.
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