Tiger Zoo, Bangkok
If you are travelling to Bangkok and love animals i would put this on your list. I went there with my sister and we loved it.
Tiger cubs are dumped here after poachers have killed their parents or people who thought they could look after one realise they cannot.
The monks and volunteers look after these magnificent creatures and although for most of the day they are kept in cages until the afternoon when they are walked down to the man made canyon for a swim and photos, they are building an island with donations from tourists so the animals can be free all the time.
Although these are wild animals, the volunteers look after you and you feel completely safe at all times.
It is very hot here about 45 degrees celcius in the canyon on a good day so wear light clothing and do not wear bright colours like pink or blue or red, take plenty of water.
Cost at the temple was 100bht to pat about 6 tigers and 1000 bht to have one lay in your lap.
Water is provided in the canyon while you wait your turn.
Pick up from your hotel, we were at Grand China Princess and i think it cost us about $120 AUD, not including the tiger photos.
Originally,this shrine located on Bamrungmuang Road. It used to be a huge shrine where housed Chinese God made from gold,but it was stolen in King Rama II 's reign. Later ,King Rama V ordered to relocated the shrine to this location .For now,it housed the statues of Chao Por Sue (Tiger god),Guon U god,Tab Tim god,... All statues 're so sacred for Thais and Chineses.As you can see ,it always crowded ,esp.on a special day.
- At the scorpion cave, you will find more than hundreds of luminous scorpions living together with a beautiful lady, the scorpion queen.
- Upon leaving the scorpion cave, visitors will meet with the pig racing ground. You can enjoy watching the pigs dashing towards the finishing line. In addition, visitors are marveled by the calculating skill of pig, which can solve Mathematics problem in 5 languages.
Visitors will meet with sow feeding tiger cubs in this room, which is an experiment at Sriracha Tiger Zoo. The sow will feed the newly born cubs after feeding by their own mother for seven days.
Exhibits information on crocodile and natural breeding. A large crocodile pond resembles natural environment with more than 1,000 crocodiles live in.
Upon leaving the scorpion cave, visitors will meet with the pig racing ground. You can enjoy watching the pigs dashing towards the finishing line. In addition, visitors are marveled by the calculating skill of pig, which can solve Mathematics problem in 5 languages.
This place consists of nursery, photo taking with tiger cubs corner, tigers with African people and tiger education room.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw two dogs, a pig and a baby tiger happily living together in a cave, all behave differently.
Experience a rare chance of carrying and feeding tiger cubs in your arm and add this memorable picture to your album.
NOTE: Tiger smells abit :(