One of the oldest zoos in Thailand, this place is certainly a very interesting site. This zoo is situated near the royal palace. The zoo premises were a part of the private garden belonging to King Chulalongkorn Rama V. After the death of the king, the park was given over to the Bangkok government for the benefit of the public. You will be able to find giraffes, elephants as well as chimpanzees along with a great variety of wildlife. The zoo consists of 12 sprawling acres of water. You can take a paddle boat and cruise around it or feed the fish. This place is absolutely perfect for a relaxed family outing.
- The zoo is best known for its collection of gibbons and hippos.
- You can try feeding the fish - Paddle boating can also be enjoyed.
- No public transport that will take you directly to the zoo but you can take the sky train to Victory Monument and then take taxi for rest ofthe way.
- Adults: 150 B
- Child: 70 B
- Subway: Phaya Thai exit 3 & taxi
- Ferry: Thewet Pier
- Focal Local bed and Breakfast
- Lemon seed room
- Baan Chantra
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14.16% of people who visit Bangkok include Dusit Zoo in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
44.14% of people start their Dusit Zoo visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Dusit Zoo
93.75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dusit Zoo
Always good fun to get away inside the city. Major renovation (see below) at the moment so some exhibits aren't open and some things are difficult to find. Hopefully the big cats will be moved to a quieter part of the zoo as they're currently along a busy road. The large bird in the photo is a fantastic story of the love of the staff. Hello Africa Acrobatic Kenya Show was a definite highlight. UPDATE: CLOSED FOREVER. Such a shame that someone wanted the land for other reasons because it was a Bangkok institution and enjoyed by so many in the city. New location well outside town will likely never be on our agenda.
For the first hour we were there, I was certain this was the worst zoo I had ever been to. Eventually, it won me over. I love our zoos in America, but there are some things other places do better. In particular, they don't subscribe to a Nerf-the-world mentality. You can get very close to the animals. My wife pet a hippo, and we both pet a giraffe. Admission was cheap and concessions were plenty reasonable. The equivalent of a $7 Disneyland corn dog cost less than $.50. My own wallet aside, this speaks to a different particular mindset. Zoos should be accessible and affordable to everyone. They handled that well. The animals seemed well cared for, and had a decent amount of room to roam around. The downsides were mostly ambiguous signage and the crazy parking situation. The signs are perfectly translated into English- it says "Bears", you just walk to where it's pointing and never find them. Wandering is almost as effective. As for the parking- I think it comes down to a cultural difference. Cars are welcome pretty much anywhere they can fit, so expect to share your path with a steady stream of them at some point.
It has a wide variety of animals including penguin and koala. Very recommended for family. Kids will be happy to spend their time to learn about animals. Suitable as a getaway from daily routine. Cheap entrance fee as well. I myself really enjoy my trip to this zoo when visiting Bangkok.
Great fun watching the kids enjoy the zebras, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, crocs. We were told it was not functional so were pleasantly surprised to even see an actual penguin show. They were an absolute delight. They played, dove into the water, raced each other and became the highlight of our day. What we thought would be an hour of entertainment ended up to be at least four to five hours of pure fun.
Great place for family time. Good guide posts especially at Mae Mali's, the hippopotamus. Have only one show (seal) inside. We can spend all day over there and don't worry about meal, there still are plenty of food/drink sold inside the zoo.