Close encounters with the animal kingdom
This 170 acre park offers many opportunities for fun and excitement as you get close to wild animals roaming free or see others performing tricks.
The main attraction is as the name says traveling through the open spaces where wild animals can be seen in their natural habitat from the windows of a tour coach or your own car. The journey is 8 kilometres and takes about 45 minutes. On the way you will have close encounters with rare and endangered species. One highlight you should not miss is feeding time for the lions and tigers. It will send a chill down your spine.
There are many animals in the underwater world too. Some are very playful and mischievous. They will split your sides with laughter as the sea lions and their friends perform in the Sea Lion Show at Lighthouse Cove.
Add more excitement to your visit on a boat ride through the tropical jungle where hungry crocodiles await and head-hunters have their eyes on you. Beware of the gorillas lurking in the forest. You had better hold on to your seat as the boat moves through the mangroves and thick reeds and shoots down a heart-stopping flume.
All this adventure will probably build up an appetite so you head to the restaurants and kiosks spread throughout the park.
How to get there: Bus routes 26, 60, 71, 96, 501 and go to Safari World by "Song Theaw" mini bus.
Open : Daily from 8 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Admission : Adult 700 baht, Child 450 baht
Tel : 0 2518 1000-19, 0 2914 4100-19
Website : www.safariworld.com
Siam Park City
Located in suburban Min Buri on Sukhaphiban 2 Road, this water amusement park contains a man-made sea with towering slides. Satellite attractions include childrens playgrounds, aviaries, an open zoo and a botanical garden.
Open : Mon. - Fri. from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. - Sun. and Public Holidays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission : Adult 200 baht; Child 100 baht
Tel : 0 2919 7200-19
Website : www.siamparkcity.com
In addition to the amusement parks as mentioned above, many leading department stores in Bangkok also provide an indoor amusement area such as Fantasia Lagoon at ;
The Mall (Bang Khae) Tel : 0 2454 0061,
The Mall (Bang Kapi) Tel : 0 2734 1400-59,
Leo Land at Central City (Bang Na) Tel : 0 2361 0888,
Seacon Square (Si Nakharin) Tel : 0 2721 8931-33, 0 2721 8888,
Future Park (Bang Khae) Tel : 0 2455 0173-5,
Imperial World (Samrong) Tel : 0 2756 8217-9,
Fashion Island Tel : 0 2947 5000, and so on.