Chiang Mai – Wat Tigers?
Posted by Cool Your Jets IV on June 27, 2011
Hiring a motorbike we spent the afternoon doing a quick sight-seeing tour of the City, visiting several Wats located within the Old City Walls – as ever, whilst visually stunning, once you’ve seen one, you’ve pretty much seen them all – a philistine, moi?! As mentioned in a previous post, there’s lots to see and do here, certainly enough to keep us busy for a good couple of weeks.
One thing we were both keen on, was to visit the Tiger Kingdom, about 15km north of the city.
It’s pretty impressive, being the only place that I’m aware of where you can actually get into the cage and get alongside the Tigers, you’re literally able to rub their bellies and grab their paws – we opted to see/get up close to a large two-year old and a twenty day old baby tiger. It was an awesome experience – these cats are mahoosive, the two years olds paw is larger than my head and the only thing there to protect you is a ‘guard’ carrying a small cane – I was pleased to arrive after the Tiger’s lunch as it may have been a different prospect if they were hungry!