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A little known animal park lies around 10km north of Hua Hin. It appears to be setup as a government funded "deer research center" so there are no English language signs to or in the place.
Take Soi Huay Sai about a kilometer after Palm Hills on the left heading north and then it's on the right around 4km down this soi. Entrance is free.
The complex has a number of large deer enclosures and plenty of birds, many of which are roaming around the area. Monkeys are also plentiful with macaques, langurs and gibbons, some caged some free roaming. A canal system separates a couple of islands where gibbons also live.
The only disappointment is the rather small cages for the Malayan Sun Bear and Asiatic Black Bear, they really should have a bigger pen. Other enclosures had tropical birds, tortoises, reptiles and porcupines.
There is a nice little spot down by the canals where you can sit or have a picnic but remember to bring your own supplies as there are no shops in the park.
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