Tiger Kingdom in Thailand is where you can get close & personal with a real life tiger.
The Tiger Kingdom, located in Chiang Mai & in Phuket, is a modern tourist attraction (with attached restaurant) that lets you get close to the wild animal and take pictures.
The tigers seem to be well-fed and maintained, they have modern amenities, their trainers are caring. The place seems to be a bit expensive but I guess it costs more to maintain so many tigers (at least they are taken good care of).
Various packages are offered depending on whether you want to play with the baby tigers or get close to the bigger ones. You will be escorted by a personal trainer.
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Sushmita Sen Holidaying in Thailand. Image credit: Sushmita Sen Instagram
Mind you, these are wild animals, so make sure you strictly follow the instructions that are provided to you:
- No flash, as it could damage the eyes of the tigers
- Do not approach the tigers from the front; always approach from behind
- Do not touch a tiger on its head, you may rub his/her belly as much as you like