On Saturday, March 28th, Chawla Charity foundation and its volunteer team took children at Viengping Orphanage to a half day field trip at the Chiang Mai Zoo and Aquarium to observe the external characteristics of animals.

At the day of visiting Chiang Mai zoo, the weather was just perfect – no rain, and not too hot. We were lucky that Chiang Mai Zoo had organized a private tour guide for us. He took us to see difference animals such as lions, tigers, hippos, elephants, flamingos, giraffes, zebras, and many animals and he also provided some knowledge of each animal to the children. On the field trip, we were taking sigh-seeing trip on an open bus to see the animals all around the zoo with explanation provided by a driver. On the way the driver stopped the bus next to some hungry elephants. We bought them some food, and had our pictures taken with them. We saw so many different species of animals, some native to Thailand, and some not.

After that, we visited the Aquarium – an exciting part of the field trip for children. The highlight was walking along the glass clear SeaTube tunnels that place the observer directly in the center of enormous 360-degree aquatic habitats fresh and sea water species plus a few very pretty sea fans followed by a triggerfish, some live coral, toad, reptiles and snakes.

The last stop of the field trip at the zoo was the main show (birds and seals show), we saw the fantastic parrots show but not seal show!… We even managed to take a photo with them when the show finished. After the show we had a short lunch break at the zoo. Unfortunately, by this time, it was already 12:30 pm, It’s time for kids to go back to Viengping Orphanage.

We all had such a great time on this field trip and really learnt about their life while we were having fun at the same time despite in a very short period of time. Overall, it was an amazing experience and we are sure we would definitely go and visit them at Viengping Orphanage’s home again.

Thank you again for all you do for our organization, we could not do what we do without donors such as you. We look forward to volunteer work with you in the future. We, and those we serve, deeply appreciate your generosity.

Little by little you can make a difference!

Note: To get to Viengping Orphanage take the Chiang Mai – Mae Rim north until you see a sign Huai Tung Tao Lake and the Viengping Orphanage sign. Turn left and go about 100 meters and it will be on your left. To visit children, visitors should notify them in advance.