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Night Safari to begin afternoon tour

Events at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek continues until January 31, 2010

“White Christmas” celebration held at Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium

Night Safari to begin afternoon tour

CMM Reporters
Veerapol Boonchuduang, leader of the animal welfare and management division of the Chiang Mai Night Safari, along with other staff took a test run of carriages for a new afternoon exhibit at the venue.

Veerapol Boonchuduang, head of the animal welfare and management division feeds the animals from the carriage at the Night Safari.
The Night Safari hopes to focus more on nature conservation and education about wildlife for its visitors and believes that the afternoon tour, which takes place at feeding time, will further that aim. The Savanna Safari zone, Predator Prowl is one of the areas of interest for the afternoon tour as Veerapol feels more young people will be able to visit the safari in the afternoon hours. The afternoon tour is expected to begin running shortly, in time for the tourist high season.
For more information contact Chiang Mai Night Safari Tel. 053-999000 ext. 1064.

 

Events at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek continues until January 31, 2010

Staff reporters
The flowers of the 21 Royal Projects will be in bloom at the Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Park and the Highland Research and Development Institute is hosting special events from now until January 31 to view the blooms.

Wittaya Satitkanitkul, center, Director of Royal Flora Ratchaphruek.
Wittaya Satitkanitkul, Director of Royal Flora Ratchaphruek Park, said that event organizers not only wish to show their love and loyalty to HM the King, but to also further education into the benefits of the sufficiency economy. It is also hoped that it will boost tourism to Chiang Mai province.
During the 44 day event garden concerts, educational seminars and a photographic exhibition featuring plants named in honor of His Majesty the King will be held.
The events will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekends.


“White Christmas” celebration held at Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium

Santa and his helpers greet visitors to the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium.

Staff reporters
Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium is staging dancing Santa Panda and mermaid underwater shows for their new White Christmas theme for the holidays. There are games and lucky draw prizes at the door as well special opportunities to feed rarely seen manta rays, and snorkeling with fish.
Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium has South East Asia’s longest underwater tunnels, seeking to mimic the diversity of the Mekong river and the Gulf, the aquarium has both fresh water and salt water tanks.
The Aquarium will stage three shows, 10.30 a.m. for the tunnel under the sea, at 1.30 p.m. for both the fresh and sea water tunnel, and at 3.30 p.m. for the freshwater tunnel. The special shows will be open every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from December 25, 2009 to January 3, 2010.



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