Khao Kheow Open Zoo
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 .
Duration: More than 3 hours
Does not meet animal welfare guidelines
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Rm3210123
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
This zoo was good when you could use cars and would be good if you could use them now. Sadly they have used covid to change the rules so you have to use golf carts (500b for 2 hours) or the bus. I used the bus on a school trip and it's fun so we decided on that.

It should be noted that if this change is for covid it is nonsense. The car is much more secure covid wise, the buses no social distancing and the carts werent cleaned on handover.

This change might work theoretically but when it started raining we were dumped at a 7/11 without warning or information. It is wet season, it rains every day, but there is no plan. 30 minutes later I found the pr office on the complex we were dumped in and asked why we were stood there. Rain. Why cant we use cars? Laugh, no answer. (Real answer - short term profits).

So the 3 options were to hire a cart with no sides to drive on wet mountainous roads and get wet, rely on a bus that would dump us if the black clouds opened or go home. We walked about 1km downhill to the car parks (no signposts where the car parks are) and got wet again.

This zoo is designed for cars. If the website had advised of the changes we wouldn't have gone as it's obvious it wont work. They arent advertised as they know it's obvious. We wont be going back until cars are allowed.
Written July 28, 2020
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Lookingforthegood
Greater London, UK529 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
I am not going again on principle.
We do not charge a Thais more to enter London Zoo, Berlin Zoo, New York Zoo.
Yet we travel all this way to the land of smile, yes because they are overcharging us, and have to pay B 450, while a Thai pays B 100.
This is how the Thai keep the secret of what they pay – they show the Thai prices in Thai, which they know most foreigners, cannot read.
Boycott the place. Show them that racism, and overcharging by deception does not pay.
Written July 5, 2023
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978Gourmet
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
First of all you have to pay: as a foreigner much more than a Thai person.Why? You have to pay for the golf chart 500,— + 50,— Baht for 2 hours. You need this golf chart, because the open zoo is huge. Not so many animals to see , but a lot of nature. You have to pay to feed the different animals.. There is no restaurant in this zoo, only different snack and coffee places. The most animals look really old, like retired .. only the white rhinos have a baby and are younger.. we left this zoo with very mixed impressions..
Written November 18, 2023
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mark m
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Becareful what they charege you at the entrance, and the golf cart hire. I was charged 80 Baht to bring my car in,yet the website clearly states no charge for vehicles. I was charged an extra 50 Baht for the golf cart also. Not big money,but i hate being scammed.
Written March 16, 2023
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Healinglife
Si Racha, Thailand28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Feed Lions and Tigers and Jaguars!!! I mean common! And feed Hippos and even pat Rinos!! I felt like a kid and was giddy all over. It is in a large mountainous area so it is better for the animals than most zoos. Some animals roam free as well. They save elephants who were mistreated as well, and you can hang out with chimps and orangutans.
Only negatives is it is always sad to see large cats in captivity because they would love to run. The other animals seem like their space is not too bad. Also the food there is limited and terrible so bring some snacks!
Written October 22, 2020
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Torgeir H
Oslo, Norway2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
If you are a tourist, I will advice you not to come here. Staff speak only Thai and all info is only Thai. I walked around for 45 minutes trying to find ticket office for golfcars or bus inside the zoo. Nobody could help.

They treat animals very bad, all 4 legs chained up. I did not think any country treated their animals like this anymore. Very sad to see.
Written April 15, 2023
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Sue A
Long Marston, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Solo
Forcing elephants to swim in a pool....Abhorrent and shameful treatment of such majestic mammals! Do not go!!

This issue has been highlighted on Twitter and other social media...and sadly it is advertised still on the zoo's website.

Please do not watch this show...if you do you are perpetuating and prolonging the abuse!
Written May 31, 2018
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angiemckeown
Tenby, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
I am a veterinarian from the UK, and only ended up in the Zoo as it is part of the flight of gibbon zipline experience,(which i must say was a brilliant activity).

However, you are then subjected to a 45minute horror show around the open zoo. The animals in this zoo are nothing but mistreated and entertainment objects, and i am shocked to see any positive comments on Tripadvisor. The enclosures were filthy and far too small for the size of the poor animals and i could not wait to leave, as this dampened the whole experience. I think the Flight of the Gibbons Team should totally disassociate themselves from the zoo.
Written December 21, 2017
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Fanny M
Saint Junien, France8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
The treatment of animals is unbearable in this place.
To make aquatic glasses with elephants is really cruel !
Please dont go, dont bring your child in this place.
Written May 22, 2018
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Thomasthetank66
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We went ziplining which was amazing. However as part of the deal they took us to this zoo. Firstly our guide couldn't have been less interested in his passengers if he was unconscious. Secondly we are all animal lovers in our group and we were all appalled to see a giraffe with a tranquilliser dart sticking out of it's flesh. We saw an Elephant with both back legs chained together. There were deer with unhealthy looking coats. The various monkeys were in cages which were spartan and waterless. If you are an animal lover I urge you not to visit this zoo. The only reason we did was because we were forced to and we regret it.
Written February 13, 2018
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