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January 16th 2016
Published: February 27th 2016
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Day 4-Saturday-January 16 Afternoon Having seen the sign for Tiger Kingdom this morning on our way to the Elephant Life Experience, we stopped on our way back. Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai was opened in 2008. The first one was opened in Ubon, Thailand in 2000. Tigers at Tiger Kingdom are hand raised by their trainers since young, bonding with it throughout the development process. The trainer empl... Read Full Entry



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Mind if I sit with you?Mind if I sit with you?
Mind if I sit with you?

Doug just had to stop and pet this one.
Cute shot!Cute shot!
Cute shot!

Annette and her friend looking beautiful together!
Camera shyCamera shy
Camera shy

Not paying attention to the camera.
You are a BIG kittyYou are a BIG kitty
You are a BIG kitty

This guy takes up almost the whole table.
So softSo soft
So soft

Annette cuddles with this big cat!
What a long tail you have!What a long tail you have!
What a long tail you have!

Annette holds up the tail of her friend that she was just cuddling.
My turnMy turn
My turn

Doug gets his turn at cuddling the big guy.
Let me try thatLet me try that
Let me try that

He could care less as Doug rubbed his tummy and held his tail.
I see you!I see you!
I see you!

With one eye open, he checks me out.
That's it...rub my tummy!That's it...rub my tummy!
That's it...rub my tummy!

He rolls over to let Annette give him a tummy rub.
Oh yes...don't stop now!Oh yes...don't stop now!
Oh yes...don't stop now!

This guy is in heaven
Sound asleepSound asleep
Sound asleep

What nice whiskers you have.
A BIG duoA BIG duo
A BIG duo

Doug captured two of these beauties.
Tiger by the tailTiger by the tail
Tiger by the tail

You can't get away...I've got you. Unfortunately, it's time to go. We've had an unbelievable time with these ferocious felines!
Dinner at Lanna RestaurantDinner at Lanna Restaurant
Dinner at Lanna Restaurant

After we got back from our incredible day we decided to enjoy the restaurant at the hotel. The open-air Thai restaurant had traditional music and dance while we ate.
Traditional Thai dancersTraditional Thai dancers
Traditional Thai dancers

A very nice performance.
Beautiful Mrs. Halleen!Beautiful Mrs. Halleen!
Beautiful Mrs. Halleen!

We started with an amazing tea leaf salad.
Annette's dinnerAnnette's dinner
Annette's dinner

She had a fabulous whole fish that she really enjoyed.
The entire teamThe entire team
The entire team

The dancers and musicians after their finale.



27th February 2016

Love the Blog.....
Hey Doug and Annette you did a wonderful interesting Blog on your Chiang Mai Tiger Elephant encounter....loved the info..makes me want to go back again...we have been there too and really loved the area...so much more calm then Bangkok...Aloha kathy myers

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