Khao Kheow Open Zoo. A 30 minute drive from Pattaya. During the weekend it will be crowded with people visiting, mostly thais. It is a great place to bring your children, they will love the place. The area is not that big so you can see the whole Zoo without having to walk too much, but if you are lazy you can rent a golf cart – the price is 350 Baht for 2 hours. And you pay an extra 100 Baht for following hours. The entrance fee is 70 Baht for thais and 100 Baht for foreigners. Children pay 50 Baht.
Khao Kheow is a wonderful Zoo located on a green mountain, Khao is the thai word for mountain and Kheow means green. Here you will find plants, trees, wild animals and a bird aviary. The zoo is sponsored by HM Queen Sirikit. There is a big play park for children that your kids will love and might not want to leave. All in all, the zoo has features that make it a great day trip for the entire family. More than 300 species and 8,000 animals populate the 5,000 rai sanctuary.
The Zoo is open 8 am – 6 pm every day. Coming from Pattaya you drive on Express Way No. 7 and turn right when you see the sign. Do not forget to go into the bird aviary where there are thousands of birds living. Look at the map below for directions.
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