Dusit Zoo, Bangkok

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71 Rama V Road, Dusit

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    Dusit Zoo....Is that it?

    by blueskyjohn Written Jul 7, 2014
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    Decided to check out the zoo. It seems to be very run down with many exhibits closed. They did a nice job with a bird sanctuary and a few of the Gibbon enclosures but that was about it. There was an aquarium of sorts that allowed you to see penguins swimming under water but it is very dark and the glass is very dirty.

    At the entrance is the typical "Admission for Foreigners" sign. 150 bht for adults and 70 bht for children. There is so much more to see in Bangkok. Save your money and don't waste time here.

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    zoo experience -

    by waqaspai Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Zoo is alright.
    But not much compared to Safari World

    It is big with reptile and snake museum and others.

    You can rent a tri/bi-cycle for children so you do not have to carry them thru out the zoo.

    It also offers elephant, penguin and other shows.
    elephant show was cancelled the day we went as there were not many people there.

    going there in the summer morning can be challenging as bangkok weather can be very hot at times.

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    Lots of animals and fun with elephants

    by Lunaina Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When you enter the Dusit Zoo you will almost certainly encounter some elephants. They are enjoying themselves making the visitors wet, it is fun to see these animals. There are some nice animals to be watched in this zoo, it offers some nice areas and some bad developed areas, but is an okay zoo, it has a big place where you can find food, but it is inside and not that fun to sit, a bit further in the zoo you will find a KFC with an outside sitting area, this is more fun!

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    Dusit Zoo

    by dd99 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Dusit Zoo makes for a fun day out, whether you're with kids or not. The place is quite large, and the animals are in enclosures (mostly not cages) with pleasant walkways and gardens inbetween - and quite a few kiosks as well so you can keep yourself well watered and snacked. There are also paddleboats on the lake, games for kids... We went midweek, and the place was quiet apart from a few school groups.

    Figure at least a few hours for this place, which makes a nice break from the city. We took a boat to Tha Thewet and then a tuk tuk. Entry to the zoo was 100B each.

    There is a central food court, with few English speakers around - but all have their basic menu with an English translation. Cheap and tasty...

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    Dusit Zoo

    by slasty Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A good place to visit for a few hours. The Zoo is quite large and is surrounded by gardens. The entrance fee is about 20 baht. The Zoo has Elephants, Hippo's, a very good monkey display, Lions, Tigers, Black Panthers, birds, Sun Bears, reptiles, and other animals.

    A good place to spend a few hours walking around there is also plenty of shade around the grounds. The Zoo is very popular with Thai's for having family picnics. Across the Road from the Zoo is the Kings palace which is interesting to look at from the outside. Will take 10-15 mins by Taxi from Siam area of the city.

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    It Was a Zoo at the Zoo

    by ann500 Updated Apr 4, 2011
    I'm gonna looooooose it!  Go home people!
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    This is an ok zoo, most parts of it anyhow and I am sure it is quite peaceful normally. However, you might want to avoid visiting on New Year's Day as we did. It had a party atmosphere and was jam-packed with visitors and food stands. There was a lot of very loud music from various stages around the place playing pop music. It was a nice cultural experience - I only counted 9 foreigners including ourselves, but the noise level was totally inappropriate for a zoo, I think. Many of the animals looked distressed, one bear in particular looked like he was going to lose it, poor thing.

    There was a nice restaurant overlooking a lagoon with paddleboats and people looking shocked in them as they realized a large water monitor lizard was swimming next to them! :D

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    by Nemoa Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Quite a good zoo. Children will probably love it as it has the usual guests: tigers, giraffes,hippos and the rest. The elephants were as you can imagine quite popular.

    There is as well a lake where you can rent one of those waterboats with pedals and pedal for half an hour ( 50 baths the 1/2 hour) and see the gardens. In the lake there are fish, alligators and turtles. Careful not to run them over ;-)

    The access to the zoo is really cheap, 30 baths per person and as I said children will love it and it won't break the bank

    The grounds used to be originally the private botanical gardens of king Rama V and you can see still the different species of flora cultivated here.

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    Zooish Excursion

    by richiecdisc Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    would be charming if even just a park

    The Dusit Zoo is one of the premier facilities of its kind in all of Southeast Asia with an incredible assortment of birds (800), mammals (300), and reptiles (200) in a lush shady setting that doubles as a great getaway from the noisy hectic city. It’s a good place to observe Thais as it attracts more locals than foreign visitors. As with all of Bangkok, there is cheap and tasty food/snacks. At only 20 B (50 cents), it is a bargain. The best part was as soon as we entered the compound, before we even got to the enclosures, we spotted a huge monitor lizard in the scenic lake that is the park’s centerpiece. It looked like a crocodile but was so sleek and elegant on getting out of the water.

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    Dusit Zoo

    by pattayaraj Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The original Zoo in Thailand.It's my first zoo when I always visitted when I was young.Originally,it was just a zoo but it added the amusement park to make more happiness for kids. Inside,there 're so many animals both in Thailand (96 species-945 animals,such as Thai elephant,tiger,bear,...) and come from all over the world(53 species-124 animals,such as giraffe,red panda,gangaroo,pelican bird,...) And also,there 's the Zoo Museum where you can get a knowledge on animals. Apart from animal's knowledge for kids,it 's also a nice relax park in city center. Open 10.00-18.00 hrs. Admission fee : 50 THB for adult/10 THB for child.

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    Dusit Zoo

    by SirRichard Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The entrance

    Once part of the Royal Dusit Palace, this park was made zoo in 1938.
    It has a big lake where you can hire paddleboats too. There are many food stalls and is a good place to come for a walk on weekends. Elephants rides anda nimal feeding shows are other attractions here.

    Open 08-18h. 20 Bahts admission fee

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    by volopolo Updated Aug 15, 2010

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    Dusit Zoo
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    Not the best, but it is an excellent zoo to visit.


    Information
    Name: Dusit Zoo
    Theme: Animals, Zoo, Lake, Park, Small museum and relax
    Close to: Vinanmek Mansion, Wat Benchamambovit
    Location: Dusit, Bangkok
    City: Bangkok
    Pictures in the web: Dusit Zoo
    Last Visit: September 2007


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    First Photo: Hippo in Dusit Zoo
    Second Photo: Dusit Zoo
    Third Photo: Elephants in Dusit Zoo
    Forth Photo: Elephants in Dusit Zoo
    Fifth Photo: Elephants in Dusit Zoo

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    Dusit Zoo

    by yuet29 Written Oct 30, 2004

    There is not much to see in Dusit Zoo. But it is still a nice place to spend an afternoon or evening if you have no other places to go.

    The entrance fee for Dusit Zoo is 30B and it charged extra 10B if you want to enter the reptile section.

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    Dusit Zoo

    by SumTingWong Updated Apr 18, 2003

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    Tiger at the zoo

    Dusit Zoo in Bangkok is a nice place to spend an afternoon. Here you can relax and see some of the world's most interesting animals. There is an awsome snake room at the zoo (although it costs about 20 baht extre to enter, well worth it). Dusit Zoo is also one of the only places in Thailand where you can still see a Tiger!

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    by alvis Written Mar 15, 2005

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    Just like any other zoo lots of animals and stuff. We got to see some large lizards makin' bacon as shown in the picture. Wooo the zoooo.

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