Khao Kheow is an open zoo near Pattaya where animals wander around totally free in big open locations. Divided in zones as the African Savannah, Cats Complex, Eld’s Deer Park and a walk through aviary, the big zoo is the location to see numerous animal types from up close.

Khao Kheow is wonderfully landscaped with big open locations, perspectives, streams and a waterfall. Visitors can drive through the open zoo in the zoo’s electrical cable car or lease a golf cart.

A fantastic location for kids who will delight in getting near the animals and feeding them, a household can quickly invest a complete day at the roomy zoo.

Numerous animal types

Khao Kheow Zoo homes a number of hundred animal types from numerous continents as lions, tigers, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, elephants, kangaroos, deer and numerous vibrant birds.

Feeding the animals

Kids and grownups alike will having fun feeding animals as giraffes, deer and elephants. Bags of food like dried lawn, veggies and fruits can be purchased for 20 to 40 Baht at stands throughout the Zoo. Be careful of the saucy monkeys that are constantly searching for food to nab.

A colorful monkey at Khao Kheow Open Zoo
A vibrant monkey Khao Kheow zones

The zoo is divided in zones, each with their own style.

African Savannah

The African Savannah is house to animals as ostriches, rhino, giraffe, impalas, springboks and zebra. The big, open location looks like the savannah in Africa with trees and swimming pools and animals strolling totally free. In this location you can get near a number of animal types and feed them.

Stroll through Bird Aviary

The walk through bird aviary is a big location with a natural feel with trees, plants, a stream, ponds and water falls. The aviary is house to about 80 types of birds consisting of egrets, stonechats, teals, storks, herons and pheasants. It likewise houses little animal types as reptiles, tortoises and mouse deer.

Cats Complex

The Cats Complex homes a number of types of felines, both big and little from numerous continents. Amongst them are outstanding animals as the Indochinese tiger, leopards and lions.

Eld’s Deer Park

At the Eld’s Deer Park you can get near Eld’s Deer, a medium sized deer that resides in South East Asia. Feed them some food, offered from the food stands.

Penguin Parade

Enjoyable to look for kids and grownups is the penguin parade. A number of times daily a line of a number of lots penguins stroll to the swimming pool, where a keeper feeds them some fish. The penguins are Humboldt penguins, a little types stemming from South America.

Humboldt penguins
Humboldt penguins

Everyday program are:

Elephant Swimming Program

Penguin Parade

Program Animal Talents -Animal Discussion

Journey to the Jungle

Parakeet Flying Parade

Seal Feeding . Preservation tasks

Khao Kheow Open Zoo runs a number of preservation tasks, like the security program for the leopard. Reproducing programs for a variety of threatened types are targeted at saving the types and reestablishing them back into the wild.

Free roaming rhino
Rhino roaming Khao Kheow

Navigate in the zoo by cars and truck, on foot, open cable car or golf cart. The open zoo cable car follows a path covering the whole zoo. You can get on and off anywhere you like.

If you choose to navigate the zoo at your own speed, you can lease a golf cart.

Rates are:
4 Seats cart

500 Baht for the very first 2 hours, after that 200 Baht per hour
6 Seats cart
700 Baht for the very first 2 hours, after that 300 Baht per hour.
Please bring a passport or chauffeurs license to lease one.

To consume & & consume

Stands to purchase treats, ice creams and beverages are spread throughout the zoo. The Green Hills dining establishment near the zoo entryway serves numerous Thai meals.


Khao Kheow Open Zoo lies at 235 Moo 7, Bang Phra subdistrict, Si Racha district.

How to arrive

It takes about one hour by cars and truck to arrive from Pattaya city, about 2 hours from Bangkok. If you remain in Bangkok, a great option is Safari World & & Marine Park.

There is no public transportation to the Zoo. The most convenient method to arrive from Pattaya is by taxi or chartered songthaew.

Navigating Pattaya: Taxi, Tuk Tuk, Songthaew or Vehicle

Opening hours

The zoo opens daily from 8 am up until 6 pm. The location can get really hectic throughout weekends and Thai Legal holiday.

Ticket prices

Walk in ticket prices at Khao Kheow Open Zoo are:

Adult: 300 Baht
Child: 150 Baht
Toddler: Free

Child rate: Height 90 – 135 cm
Toddler: Height under 90 cm

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