Safari Park (Bangkok) is one of the few places in Thailand where you can feed giraffes with bananas, watch lions and tigers at arm’s length, admire hundreds of rare birds and explore the habits of crocodiles.
A safari park in Bangkok, covering an area of more than 70 hectares, is located in the eastern part of the city. It was opened in 1988, and has since been very popular with tourists from Asia and local residents. On the safari map, a park located in a suburb of Bangkok is referred to as Safari World, which means “safari world”.
In the park, animals are in conditions that are as similar as possible to their natural habitats: there are no cages and high fences. Guests of the zoo are given a unique opportunity to observe the life of bright birds and mysterious sea inhabitants, dangerous predators. Detailed information on the habits and lifestyle of various animals can be found on the stands located in the safari park in Bangkok.
What to see in the park:
The vast territory of the safari park is divided into two parts: Marine Park and Safari Park.
This is the most visited and interesting part of the park. Here live herbivores and predators (they are separated from each other by a grid). In addition to animals traditional for Asia, here you can see lions, zebras, bears, giraffes, leopards, elephants, rhinos and pandas. The territory of the park is so huge that you can’t walk on foot here – you can only get around by car or bus.
A standard tour of this part of the park lasts 45-50 minutes. During a trip through the territory inhabited by predators, it is forbidden even to open the doors and windows of the car, and, especially, to leave. Animals behave quite aggressively, and, in order to avoid tragedy, even park safari workers feed them with the help of a special cage. If you’re lucky, then tourists can see the feeding process.
Particular attention during the tour should be given to the birds, which are incredibly numerous: white and black swans, bright peacocks, pink flamingos, large parrots and ostriches. They are practically not afraid of people, and often fly up or approach tourists.
In a separate area with waterfalls and lakes you can see hippos and crocodiles, which are fenced in with a net.
Marina Park is more like a classic zoo: animals are in enclosures, there are areas for feeding herbivores. Unlike the safari park, the aquatic is located in the jungle, and tourists will be able to visit the thickets of bamboo, take a look at banana palms and admire wild orchids.
Separate pens for feeding different animals: fallow deer, deer and giraffes have been created on the territory of the safari zoo in Bangkok. The latter is located in a lowland, making it easy for guests of the park to reach herbivores.
There is also an aqua zone in Marina park where you can watch dolphins, various fish and seals. Ducks and swans are swimming in one of the lakes.
It will be interesting to look at the World of Eggs exhibition, where you can witness the birth and birth of a new life. Interactive corners have been created for children, where you can find out what the eggs of different birds look like inside.
Since Marina Park is primarily focused on children’s audiences, there is a children’s playground with many attractions and animators. Attracts tourists and River Safari – an attraction that allows you to go by boat to the jungle with wild animals (of course, not real).
Safari World in Bangkok regularly hosts colorful shows featuring birds and animals. Each lasts from 30 to 40 minutes. Most popular shows:
During the presentation, the monkeys will demonstrate their ability to play musical instruments, dance, perform tricks and solve problems. The show is held daily at 10.30 and 15.30.
- fur seals
At the performance, guests of the safari park will see how cleverly the fur seals twist hoops, throw balls and swim. The show is held daily at 11.00 and 16.00.
This is the only show in the zoo in which only people participate. Passes at 11.40 and 15.40.
Every day at 13.00, dolphins demonstrate to the park guests their talents: they bounce and tumble in the air, throw balls and jump through the hoop.
At the elephant show, guests of the park will see how these huge animals deftly twist hoops and paint large paintings. It takes place daily at 11.40.
Ara parrots take part in the show, who can read poetry and perform complex tricks. The performance takes place every weekday at 10.20 and 15.30.
More information about the show can be found on the official website of the safari park in Bangkok.
Address: 99 Panyaintra Road | Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa, Bangkok 10510, Thailand
Opening hours: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week
Cost of visit (baht):
|Safari||Marina park||Safari + Marina Park|
The complex ticket includes a shuttle service and a traditional Thai lunch.
If you show a Thai driver’s license, the ticket price will be reduced by half, and riding on the River Safari ride will cost only 120 baht (against 300 for foreigners).
Official Website: http://www.safariworld.com
A safari park located in a suburb of Bangkok offers a number of additional services at the following prices:
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|Full Day Luggage Storage||250|
|Wheelchairs for people with disabilities||250|
- Experienced tourists say that going to a safari park (Bangkok) with a guided tour is more profitable than on your own.
- Take a day out to the safari park.
- Do not neglect personal safety measures, and do not try to feed or pet animals where it is prohibited.
- Stock up on water and grab a bite to eat. At the entrance to the park there are several tents with food, but it is unlikely that you will quickly get to them.
- In a safari park, pets are allowed. Treats are sold next to each zone: for giraffes – string beans, for parrots – seeds, as well as special food for fish.
Bangkok Safari Park – one of the best places in the suburbs of the Thai capital for a day trip.
A short video of a trip to a safari park: