Why a trip to Khao Kheow Safari Park may be a highlight of your Thailand holiday

Why a trip to Khao Kheow Safari Park may be a highlight of your Thailand holiday

Many people come to Thailand to see wildlife. The lure of spotting monkeys, elephants and other exotic animals is just too hard to resist. While, undoubtedly, it can be difficult to catch a glimpse of these animals in their natural habitat, there is an alternative that can be just as thrilling: Khao Kheow Open Safari Park. Rated as Si Racha, Thailand’s #1 activity by Tripadvisor, Khao Kheow Safari Park is home to 300 species and 8,000+ animals. And while it may not be as exciting as seeing animals in their natural habitat, Khao Kheow offers several unique activities you could never do in a western country—making it possibly the best zoo Bangkok visitors can explore. But, what are these so-called unique activities? Let’s take a look.

Feed a lion or tiger

Tiger Khao Kheow Zoo

Have you ever fed one of Mother Nature’s biggest cats? Did you ever think it was even possible? Well, believe it or not, you can do just that at Khao Kheow Safari Park. For just 20 baht (less than $1) you can feed one of these magnificent predators several small servings of raw meat. Just imagine looking a lion directly in the eyes as it opens its jaws and bites the meat off your giant wooden serving utensil. It’s as awesome as it sounds and is guaranteed to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Night safari

Khao Kheow Zoo Night safari

When the sun goes down, mother nature’s nocturnal animals emerge. As your night safari guide drives you through Khao Kheow’s expansive 2,000 acre wildlife sanctuary, you’ll get a chance to see these creatures when they’re active and awake—something not typically possible during daylight. In addition, you’ll also see tapirs, elephants, giraffes and other animals in a whole new light (or lack thereof) as you witness how they behave after the sunsets.

See monkeys uncaged

Khao Kheow Safari Park Monkey

As you make your way through Khao Kheow Safari Park, you will almost surely see dozens of monkeys that live in the surrounding national park. These adorable, cheeky primates are often spotted in packs hanging out around the park's main roads next to unspoiled jungle. But while they are cute and can create a great photo op, we recommend not getting too close and keeping your bottles or any food out of their site. They may just try and snatch it from your hands!

Ride an elephant

Ride an elephant Khao Kheow national park

How many of your friends can say they’ve ridden an elephant? Visit Khao Kheow national park and you’ll gain bragging rights for a lifetime, not to mention have an unforgettable experience. At Khao Kheow, you can sit on the back of these magnificent gentle giants as they carry you through the zoo’s hilly terrain. Truly, this is something you could never do back home!

Discover your inner Tarzan

Flight of the Gibbon Khao Kheow Open Safari Park

Fly through the jungle’s canopy in the adrenaline-packed Flight of the Gibbon experience. As the latest addition to Khao Kheow Open Safari Park, you’ll enjoy an up close and personal encounter with virgin rainforest as you zip line through the treetops. Recommended by Tripadvisor as one of the top things to do in Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon is the longest-running zipline course in the country and has an outstanding safety record. The zipline adventure is perfect for adults, children and families.

If you’re searching for the Best Safari Park, Pattaya and Bangkok visitors can’t go wrong with Khao Kheo Open Safari Park. Conveniently located in Chonburi province, Khao Kheow Safari Park is just an hour from Bangkok and 90 minutes from Pattaya. What’s more, when you book a Flight of the Gibbon tour, you get a free trip to Khao Kheo! If you’re looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure, a breathtaking rainforest experience and unforgettable encounters with exotic animals, Book a tour with Flight of Gibbon or contact us today at email.