Dusit Zoo

Attraction 71 Rama 5 Rd. | Dusit, Bangkok 10300 , Thailand Published on: 17-06-2016

2 hours
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM
11:00 AM
First-time visit
Attraction
Family
Outdoor
Zoo
Must see
Kids
3.20 USD

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Dusit Zoo is home to more than 1,500 animals originating from Thailand and around the world. If you want to have a great escape from the concrete buildings, this is a place for you.

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Why Dusit Zoo is special ?

Dusit Zoo, or 'Khao Din', is a fully-function animal park with facilities such as an animal hospital, zoo museum and educational centre, sightseeing train, activities ground and canteen. It houses some 1,600 domestic and international animals, including albino barking deer and white Bengal tigers.


Covering a total area of 188,800sqm, Dusit Zoo was Thailand's very first zoo and has been around for more than 60 years. It sits in the midst of Bangkok’s administrative centre, surrounded by important landmarks such as The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Parliament and Chitralada Palace (King Rama IX’s official residence).

What to explore at Dusit Zoo?

Dusit Zoo Highlights

Animals from far and wide are featured at Dusit Zoo. Different types of monkeys, hippopotamus, alligators, tigers, and lions together with rare breeds (for Thailand) such as penguins, camels, wallabies, and kangaroos are kept here. Some other highlights include African Savanna, an area where giraffes, ostriches, and zebras roam, Nocturnal House, Reptile House, Pheasants Aviary, Hawks Exhibit, Elephants House, and an impressive Play Land, where many rides are available for your children's laughs and giggles.

The park also features an impressive lake, and at a very small fee, you can enjoy boat peddling and feeding the fish at the same time. There’s even a World War II underground shelter near the hippopotamus habitat – a good diversion for those interested in a bit of Thailand’s WW II history.

Highly recommended is the Food Centre, a large and convenient cafeteria where a great variety of local dishes and desserts can be enjoyed. There are also a 7-Eleven, a KFC, a Mama (instant noodles) stand, ice cream parlours and refreshment kiosks dotted around the zoo. You can even bring your own food and have a picnic as there's plenty of shady gardens and benches.

Dusit Zoo in Bangkok

Bangkok Zoo & Animal Parks

Dusit Zoo, or 'Khao Din', is a fully-function animal park with facilities such as an animal hospital, zoo museum and educational centre, sightseeing train, activities ground and canteen. It houses some 1,600 domestic and international animals, including albino barking deer and white Bengal tigers.

Covering a total area of 188,800sqm, Dusit Zoo was Thailand's very first zoo and has been around for more than 60 years. It sits in the midst of Bangkok’s administrative centre, surrounded by important landmarks such as The Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Parliament and Chitralada Palace (King Rama IX’s official residence).

Dusit Zoo Highlights

Animals from far and wide are featured at Dusit Zoo. Different types of monkeys, hippopotamus, alligators, tigers, and lions together with rare breeds (for Thailand) such as penguins, camels, wallabies, and kangaroos are kept here. Some other highlights include African Savanna, an area where giraffes, ostriches, and zebras roam, Nocturnal House, Reptile House, Pheasants Aviary, Hawks Exhibit, Elephants House, and an impressive Play Land, where many rides are available for your children's laughs and giggles.

The park also features an impressive lake, and at a very small fee, you can enjoy boat peddling and feeding the fish at the same time. There’s even a World War II underground shelter near the hippopotamus habitat – a good diversion for those interested in a bit of Thailand’s WW II history.

Highly recommended is the Food Centre, a large and convenient cafeteria where a great variety of local dishes and desserts can be enjoyed. There are also a 7-Eleven, a KFC, a Mama (instant noodles) stand, ice cream parlours and refreshment kiosks dotted around the zoo. You can even bring your own food and have a picnic as there's plenty of shady gardens and benches.

Dusit Zoo Layout

The park features a large man-made lake in the middle, and various animal zones are placed around it. Large trees and manicured greenery line both sides of the path, providing shaded resting areas throughout. Upon paying the admission fee, you will receive a map detailing all the main attractions and facilities. Dusit Zoo is expansive, so if you have limited time, it's a good idea to pick out your areas of interest from the map and go straight to these places. Alternatively, for a quick observation, hop on the tram ride, a mini-train that takes you around the park in a breezy 20 minutes. If time is not your concern, an easy stroll in a clockwise direction is a guarantee that you'll see everything the park has to offer.

Around Dusit Zoo

Thanks to its convenient location, Dusit Zoo is within walking distance of Bangkok's many attractions. Standing tall and noble on the east side is Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, an impressive example of Italian architecture that's been used for several state and royal functions and ceremonies. Located in front of the throne hall is the Statue of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), the first of its kind erected for a Thai King from funds raised by Thai citizens.

To avoid the heat, crowd and, at times, rowdy kids, try to visit the zoo early in the morning. Bring a hat, put on sunscreen and drink lots of water to keep hydrated.

Source: http://www.bangkok.com/

Selling points

  • Healthy Animals
  • Kids will have fun
  • A great place for family with kids
  • Having a great day out
  • Funny and cute animals.
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ความทรงจำวัยเด็กส่วนหนึ่ง ถูกเก็บไว้ที่นี่ครับ :)

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If you're traveling with kids to Bangkok, take them to this great city zoo. Don't miss the Night-time wildlife like bats and the brush-tailed Porcupine. 71 Rama V Road, Chitrlada Sub-district, Dusit.

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สัตว์มากมายตอนนี้ทางสวนสัตว์กำลังทำทางเดินยกระดับสำหรับคนที่ชอบหลายมุมมอง

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สวนสัตว์ร้าง ห่างรัก

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สถานที่ระลึกวัยเด็กของหลายๆคน

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Not a very busy destination even on Sunday. Main attraction is koala bear just next to the entrance. Animals are generally healthy and active but quite smelly in certain sections of the zoo. Ticket is 150 baht for adult and 70 baht for child.

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Make no mistake. I love zoos, especially the aviaries. I've been to the Dusit Zoo many times over the years and have had plenty of fun walking through the vast grounds. However, there's just a few things that bother me. I don't like to see elephants in chains. They're put there so people can feed them and have a closer look. Completely unacceptable. Some of the other animals have homes that are far to small (pygmy hippo, giraffe, zebra) and some of the birds look very stressed.You'll have some fun at the Dusit Zoo, but you'll leave with a slightly bad taste in your mouth.

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While visiting our son and family, he suggested we visit the zoo. I told him of the reviews I had read and he was surprised to hear of the negative comments. We went on a Sunday morning. There was no charge for the young children. The layout is as good and even better than some zoos I have visited in the US. There was a wide variety of exhibits and all animals appeared in good health and well cared for. We happened upon feeding time at several exhibits and all the food looked varied and fresh. Many activities are offered for young children for either low or no cost. The small amusement parks offered rides for only 10 baht (about 30 cents). The cold drinks ranged from about 40 to 65 baht, very reasonable and delicious. The only negative to mention is that there was an extra charge for the sea lion show (90 baht) and a couple of other activities. In general, the whole zoo is dirty by western standards but about par for Thai standards from what I've observed the 2 weeks I've been here. Tip, carry a sun umbrella for the sun. Only the nocturnal animal house had some AC, but no seating. Also, carry tissues for use in the toilet. No paper is supplied. Food and drink stations are adequately spaced around the park (cash only). Try to go as early in the day as possible to take advantage of the only cooler part of the day, or wait until close to sundown. The zoo opens at 8am and closes at 9 pm

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You can feed a giraffe at 2 p.m. just leave a tip for 20 baht there. Also don't miss beautiful pink flamingo, monkeys, white tigers. Also u can rent a bike - 50 baht per hour and enjoy atmosphere☺️

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Been to some zoo's around the world and the Thai zoo's are just awesome. Its only 100 baht for entrance and its worth it. If you in the area go and support the zoo it will keep you busy for the morning

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