Thailand Travelogue: Playing with Tiger Cubs in Tiger Kingdom
Earlier this year the Tourism Authority of Thailand invited me to come visit the country and create our first ever Asian guide for GayCities. The phenomenal travel connoisseur Carlos Melia took me, YouTuber Davey Wavey and colleagues from Pink Triangle Press, Passport magazine and dot429 around Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the Golden Triangle region showing us the shiniest gems Thailand has to offer. The following travelogue retraces more highlights from my seventh day there.
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While traveling to Golden Triangle from the Chiang Mai region, we decided to make a stop that was not part of the itinerary. Tiger Kingdom is a Thai zoo where guests get to spend a couple of minutes inside a cage with tiger cubs or full-sized tigers. Apparently the animals (they also have a lion onsite) are treated ethically and get taken care of for most of their mature lives. Oftentimes, it's better for these tigers to be kept in captivity because they wouldn't survive a day in the wild.