Bangkok Attractions | Bangkok Theme Parks
For a truly unique encounter with some of the most ferocious animals in the East, take a trip to Bangkok's Safari World park. Safari World park is actually two parks in one and features not only the exotic Safari World, but the Marine Park as well. This is an ideal way to spend a day in Bangkok if you are traveling with children, or simply if you wish to experience some nature.
Safari World is located in the heart of Bangkok. It is an open zoo where you drive through to see the animals in their natural habitats. Many zoos in the west operate this way, but at Safari World, you will encounter creatures that you will not encounter in any open zoo in the west.
Imagine driving your automobile, or taking the safari mini-coach, through a ride filled with endangered Asian tigers. You will travel through eight kilometers of jungle and encounter some of the most exotic creatures in the world, including monkeys, crocodiles, snakes, elephants and the elusive tigers. Many of us only have an opportunity to see these large, beautiful cats behind bars in a zoo. Seeing them up close in their natural habitat is worth the trip to Safari World alone.
Children will enjoy the Jungle Cruise River Adventure that is part of Safari World. This is a flume ride through tropical jungles and is much better than any flume ride you will have in a Western amusement park. There are special effects to delight the young and young at heart and the scenery is absolutely breathtaking. No where on earth can you travel through a tropical jungle in such a manner.
For some world class animal shows, visit Marine Park, which is also part of Safari World. Here you can see Orangutan boxing, performances by sea lions, bird shows and even polar bear feeding.
Safari World is open daily and you are best to visit this giant park during the week as it tends to be more crowded during the weekend. Admission is surprisingly inexpensive, about 10 Euros for adults and 5 for children. Considering all of the events that you will encounter during this day long excursion, it is well worth the price. Be sure to bring your cameras when traveling through the Safari World open zoo - nothing is more exciting than taking a photo of those lovely Asian tigers up close.