Ladyboys and Tigers in Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai is a place where the extremes of Thailand are on full display. With only 24 hours to spend here, we opted for the Thailights: ladyboy cabaret in the old market, Tiger Kingdom, and traditional Thai massage.

The cabaret reminded me a lot of the Moulin Rouge – I was very impressed! It was a little tough waking up this morning after a big night out, but the tigers made it well worth the lack of sleep. The sanctuary breeds and hand raises the cats before sending them off to zoos around the world. They will let tourists around them until they reach two years old. I posed with a 17 month old tiger that already weighed 200 pounds!

Now off to a much-anticipated massage…

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    August 31, 2016 at 9:06 am

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    • Bridget
      September 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Just my own experience there. Definitely lots to learn, though, especially about how the tigers are treated in places like this…