About Khao Kheow Open Zoo

Khao Kheow Open Zoo has almost 8000 animals and close to 300 species. The zoo encompasses over 2,000 acres of the Khao Kheow-Khao Chom Puo Wildlife Sanctuary. The animals are placed in enclosures, very much similar to the natural habitats, for their easier adaptability. The zoo is divided into 400 acres of animal habitat, 200 acres of public recreational areas, and 1400 acres for research. This research area is used for the breeding of various endangered species.  This is the first zoo in Thailand to become a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). Another attraction is that one can feed the animals and also watch the shows. It can be a full day of fun for the children and the adults alike. As it is a huge space you can drive around the zones or can board a shuttle bus service or even rent an electric car to drive around. It is advisable to come early in the morning, and totally avoid during the rains.

Must See

  • Cats Complex
  •  Elephant Show Area
  •  Lemur Land
  •  Walk Through Aviary
  •  African Savanna
  • Eld’s Deer Park
  •  Outdoor Activities
  •  Nature and Parks
  •  Zoos
  •  Aquariums

How to reach

Walking: You can reach there in 9 hours and 15 minutes. It's about 49.2 km from Pattaya city center via route no 3.

Car: You can reach there in 1 hour 15 minutes it's about 54.7 km via pass by Green hotel south of Pattaya route no 7.

Bike: You can reach there within 1 hour 36 minutes via route no 3.


  • Consider hiring a car or getting a local taxi to take you around.
  • The zoo hires golf buggies at 500 Baht per two hours. Vigilance is needed with small children as there are monkeys in the park.
  • 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. 

Visit Time

Sunday:      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Monday:      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:    8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday:         8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:     8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Waiting Time

10 minutes


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Entrance Fee


250 Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children.

Khao Kheow Open Zoo: 300 Baht per person.

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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