Bangkok Dusit Zoo
Dusit Zoo is well- known to Thais as Khao Din, located on Rama V Road, opposite Chitrlada Palace , close to Anadhasamakom Throne Hall (Assembly Palace) , The zoo is spread over 47 acres houses a fine collection of birds and animals. The Dusit Zoo was set up by King Rama V, once was a part of the Royal Dusit Garden Palace as his private botanical garden.
Dusit Zoo has a very good collection of animals from around the world. It is ideal for a family outing or just for those who would like to know more about animal behavior.
The Dusit Zoo was established in 1938 and covers an area of 118 rai in the Dusit District of Bangkok. Under the administration of The Zoological Organization under the Royal Patronage of H.M. The King, it welcomes more than 2,500,000 visitors a year. It takes care of over 1,000 birds and nearly 2,000 animals.
Major sections include a Nocturnal Animals Exhibit where you can see how they live in the night- time environment. The Reptiles and Amphibians Center has more than 70 species.
There is a special Childrens Zoo where youngsters can have contact with small animals that are of interest to children.
You can learn about animal behavior at the Animal Presentation area including how they live in their respective environments. Visitors can witness and experience the animals in person.
For more fun, there is Playland where children can really enjoy themselves on amusement rides. There are other more sedate rides available on the lake.
Open : Daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission : Adult 30 baht, Child 5 baht