Sleeping Pandas

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To the zoo!

 

We booked Novotel Hotel for 3 nights, not too expensive maybe it’s not the season? But ok, like everywhere else, the price isn’t included tax and service charge. (Usually I stay at guesthouse, the price they say or show on websites is the fix cost, everything is included. But for “Hotel”, they always add this, that, those, not used to :) but here you can earn mileage with Royal Orchid Plus card by Thai Airways, that’s why. 

Only one thing  that brought us here was just only to see Pandas! So we went to the Chiangmai zoo directly. It’s open every day from 8am-5pm. I paid the ticket for everything just 120THB but Ale  paid  220 THB. I know it’s not fair, why foreigners have to pay more? Because you’re foreigners! Errrr.

Wake up wake up!
…. Great answer??

In the zoo, ok I think it’s great that I can see those animals but another thought ��" no matter how big it is or how fresh it is but it’s not same as the real jungle/forest, their home. They can walk only in the square we set for. Do we help them or do we hurt them? Dunno.

We took a red taxi cab from our hotel to the zoo. You will see the red taxi cab everywhere in Chiangmai. The price is started at 20 THB per person. For us, we paid 30THB per person to the zoo.  Inside the zoo, you can walk around or take the service car that brings you around and stop wherever you want. We went directly to see two Pandas, the name is Choung Choung (male) and Lin Hui (female).

Lin Hui! Sleeping!
Those are Chinese names as we borrowed them from China. (or can say they gave us). Unfortunately, they slept! We waited for one hour and a half but they still slept, lazy! We tried to call them haha  but they don’t hear. So I got only different panda sleeping shots to share. Poor us!

The rule is A.don’t make a noise (because Panda may be scared and panic) B. Don’t use the flash (because Pandas can be blinded!)

After Panda I’d like to see Koala. But we missed them and Penguin zone as it’s late, they already closed. !! … Gragggg!

Visiting temples was the second thing we did. There’s about fifty temples around, we went just ten. What a good girl I am!!  But was great, made me calm lots! And they all are beautiful! It seems like there’s a competition between temples. The most beautiful will get the reward?!!? Money to build these beautiful temples are from Thai people who donate to them. Can’t imagine how good they are. As one temple can cost about million. But can say that even we’re poor but we still have money to donate. It’s the Buddhist way. Money does not belong to us. We just have it to spend it.

 

newtampo says:
Yeah! But at that time we don't have the chiangmai zoo around there, right? So you missed the panda! :D
Posted on: Feb 07, 2009
cygnus16 says:
Doi Suthep ... my candidae for the most beautiful temple ... with a great view of the city.
Posted on: Feb 06, 2009
newtampo says:
Poor me too that I don't have time to visit all around. :(
Posted on: Sep 09, 2008
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To the zoo!
To the zoo!
Wake up wake up!
Wake up wake up!
Lin Hui! Sleeping!
Lin Hui! Sleeping!
Chiangmai Zoo!
Chiangmai Zoo!
Me with the flowers haha
Me with the flowers haha
funny!
funny!
Nice place
Nice place
hahaha
hahaha
make a tour inside
make a tour inside
Ale
Ale
me with the wind
me with the wind
Choung choung, sleeping also but f…
Choung choung, sleeping also but …
Choung choung
Choung choung
His place
His place
Her place
Her place
With Choung choung.
With Choung choung.
With Lin Hui
With Lin Hui
He moved!! Well but doesnt wake u…
He moved!! Well but doesn't wake …
Haha .. we changed the position bu…
Haha .. we changed the position b…
Choung choung and monkey
Choung choung and monkey
Try to smile. Hahah ugly me!
Try to smile. Hahah ugly me!
Help pandas by taking pictures wit…
Help pandas by taking pictures wi…
:D
:D
Waiting for them to wake up!
Waiting for them to wake up!
But he will sleep instead
But he will sleep instead
What she did last night? Wake up w…
What she did last night? Wake up …
Moved again but wake up wake up!!!!
Moved again but wake up wake up!!!!
Chiang Mai
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