Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai
Tiger Kingdom - Chiang Mai
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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
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**See our website and book direct for the best value tickets!** --- Tiger Kingdom Chiang Mai is a once in a lifetime experience where you can get up close to tigers! Can you make friends with one of our cubs? Or are you brave enough to approach one of our giant tigers? Watch the tigers as you kick back with some food and drink from our top-quality restaurant. You are sure to have a very memorable experience! Open daily including public holidays from 9am to 5pm.
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Beau T
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful experience with the tigers, the place is clean and the animals are well looked after by the carers, who obviously love their jobs. The tigers are in good condition and health. I have had other tiger experiences in the past but this is by far the best I’ve had. Highly recommend this for families and animal lovers.
Written September 1, 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting us and for leaving a lovely review!
Written October 3, 2022
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GeorgieB91
Worcester, UK27 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
I debated whether to go for hours before - seeing comments about drugging and the tigers being treated cruelly made me worried. After seeing so many positive reviews on here I decided to give it a go and make my own opinion, and all I can see is WOW.

The animal keepers were so friendly and clearly loved working with the tigers, and the tigers clearly loved their keepers. They talked to them, rubbed up against them like domestic cats, and we spent ages watching two cats running round playing with a bunch of leaves, happy as anything.

The animal keepers told us about their routines, how they look after the tigers and train them, and explained the strict rules that the government imposes to ensure the tigers are looked after fairly and ethically.

We waited 15 minutes to feed one tiger because she didn't want to sit down. The keepers did nothing, just kept encouraging her whilst letting her do her own thing.

The cages are not massive, but tigers sleep 18-20 hours a day. When they are awake they get turns in outside enclosures. They all have access to water.

Reading the varied reviews and going myself makes it quite obvious that most of the people posting negative reviews have never set foot inside the place. You should never judge a hook by its cover.

I am a big animal lover and it breaks my heart seeing animals treated cruelly in any way. I felt so happy seeing the tigers, and would highly recommend it!
Written August 10, 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind feedback!
Written August 23, 2022
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greenteamochees
9 contributions
Jul 2022
Seems like a highly unethical place. I left feeling horrible and guilty at having contributed to this. There were 30 tigers living in small cages in a very tiny park. Most of them were pacing back and forth in the cages and panting in the Chiang Mai heat.

The Tiger Kingdom advertises picture opportunities with three tigers (Elsa, Giant Tigers, and Big Tiger). These tigers acted very differently than the other tigers - out of it and docile. I think they were drugged/sedated even though the website states they are not. How else would it be possible to get fully grown tigers to take pictures with tourists every 10 minutes? There are also currently two tigers that are pregnant…they are clearly breeding more tigers for their Small Tigers photo op…
Written July 25, 2022
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Hi greenteamochees, thank you for your feedback, sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. Tigers have evolved to deal with tropical heat, but they do have pools to cool off in and they are given ice pops to help them cool down too. Our tigers are not "out of it" they were relaxed, with any sudden movement or loud noise they would be alert and moving in a split second, there is a reason we have strict rules when inside the tiger enclosures. Yes, we hope to have tiger cubs ready for people to meet in November, we can't wait!
Written July 28, 2022
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John A
Portland, OR21 contributions
Jul 2022
I felt extremely uncomfortable at the tiger kingdom. What we expected, based off of their advertising, and the reality of the situation were two very different things. They are clearly breeding tigers in captivity. Although they have 30+ tigers, they barely have enough space for a family of 3 tigers. I'm no expert on tiger care or behavior, but the enclosures seemed way too small for such large animals. We saw at least a few tigers pacing around tiny cages in circles anxiously. The tigers with whom you could take photos were clearly sedated, despite the advertising. Going here was a mistake, and I left feeling guilty and sad. I regret giving money to this organization, and I hope that the tigers are one day sent to a better establishment that treats them well.
Written July 25, 2022
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Hi jahuda, thank you for visiting Tiger Kingdom and for your feedback. All our tigers are bred in the park and are hand-reared here, and our enclosures have been built and are maintained to keep up with international zoo standards. Any animals that you saw in the inside enclosures are given plenty of time outside in the larger enclosures on a rotation basis. The tigers that you can take photos with were not sedated. We do not drug the tigers. Sedated tigers is a persistent myth debunked many times by visiting vets, researchers, volunteers, and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, who have undertaken independent blood tests. We give our tigers lifelong care, so they won’t be sent to any other establishments. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us and couldn’t see how much we love and respect the animals.
Written July 28, 2022
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Mandie
South Africa15 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Please go and support them. It is very VERY clear they respect and treat their animals nicely. The tigers are in amazingly good health. Yes, there is not asuch as previously BUT they are trying to get back up and tunning again. They were so very kind to us and our small boys. Amazing experience for all of us.
Written June 30, 2022
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Thank you for visiting us and for your great feedback. Covid did hit our tigers very hard so it is great to see visitors back and enjoying themselves again!
Written July 28, 2022
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Ashish Sharma
Mumbai, India48 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
A Must Do excellent experience for all age groups when in Chiang Mai. The ticket prices vary from 250 to 900 with just option for Kids upto 18 years but a trip to the Tiger Kingdom is definitely worth it.
Written June 28, 2022
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Gil n Dawn
Arkansas4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
One of the highlights to our Phuket trip. The staff here our amazing. They genuinely love there jobs and working with these beautiful animals. They all went out of there way to make sure we got the best pictures possible and are all very knowledgeable. Thanks guys for the one in a life time experience!!!
Written June 21, 2022
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Thank you for visiting and leaving a nice review for us, we are so glad that you had an amazing time!
Written June 27, 2022
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OurFam
47 contributions
Mar 2022
First, let me start off by saying that these majestic cats are well-loved, well-cared for, playful, and loving. There were NO signs of mistreatment and NO indications of sedation. The entire experience was wonderful, and I am counting the time until I can visit Tiger Kingdom again.

Those of you defaming the character of this sanctuary have either a) never actually gone to the park or b) are basing your opinions on old information. These incredible creatures were full of personality and enjoyed getting their scratches, massages, and snuggles. Yes, they sleep a great deal of the day, which they also do in the wild (tigers sleep an average of 18-20 per day). Just because a tiger is sleeping, does not mean he or she has been sedated.

It is blatantly obvious that the care takers/staff have exceptionally strong bonds with and love for each cat. Moreover, it is equally obvious each cat feels the same for his/her keeper(s). These beautiful cats are kept in enclosures that offer both indoor and outdoor areas, comparable to smaller zoos. The care takers engage each cat in stimulating play and lots of attention. The staff are also very attentive and in the area with you; they provide instruction on where and how you can touch the cheetah or tiger. The cats love it! You can see by my pictures, they are such characters!!

The staff provided detailed information about each cat and Tiger Kingdom’s efforts to repopulate, increasing each breed’s place in the world. They have an educational program tourists can partake in as well as a large sanctuary for the cats to retire to once they reach a certain age. It is vital that we work together to rectify the damage we, as humans, have done.

While the park itself is small, it is filled with love! I applaud the efforts of Tiger Kingdom and encourage anyone to visit while in Chiang Mai. Go, learn, and have the experience of a lifetime! It was truly incredible 😊
Written April 8, 2022
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Thank you for the amazing review! It makes everything worthwhile when we hear how much people can see we love our animals. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written June 20, 2022
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Dhiraj Mahajan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates13 contributions
Mar 2022
It was our first visit to any place in our Phuket tour, tickets are bit of expensive in terms of the experience you get...only two activities we were able to do.
1). clicking photos with Tigers under observation and control by inhouse guides.
2). Feeding to tigers (5 pieces of Chicken).

One time visit is worth, as you get a close in with tigers...but the tickets are bit of expensive, if you are not fond of Tigers you can skip this for a better option to visit.
Written March 28, 2022
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ann
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Had a hard time deciding if we would go but in the end we did. Took a 300 baht ride there. That was pretty fun by itself. The place certainly was smaller than I thought. Cages are small and it would be nicer if they had larger cages…. but you can see they care about the animals.

Not busy and you can see the impact of COVID. It was a unique experience. Should plan on only one hour.
Written February 23, 2022
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Thank you for your visit and for leaving a review, it is true that we have been hit hard by Covid but we are doing our best to keep the standard of welfare high for our Big Cats. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.
Written March 18, 2022
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