Dusit Zoo

+6622812000
71 Rama V Road, Khwaeng Dusit, Khet Dusit
www.dusit.zoothailand.org/

Situated in the district after which it is named and to the north of the city center, the Dusit Zoo is the oldest zoological garden in Bangkok. It occupies an area of 18 hectares and is one of the most frequently visited places in Thailand’s capital, with more than two million people visiting it every year. The

Zoo’s history began in the late 19th century, when the King Rama V decided to lay out plans a botanical garden near to his residence. He wanted it to be similar to European zoo parks, many of which he was impressed by as by an excellent place for rest and relaxation. In 1938, the royal garden was turned into a public park and at about the same time, Bangkok’s city government decided to stock a menagerie in its grounds: its first residents were sika deer, monkeys and crocodiles. Later, elephants were brought to the zoo and performances for visitors were organized with them every Sunday.

Today the Dusit Zoo is home to about a thousand types of birds, hundreds of mammals and reptiles (including rare species from South Asia and Africa), who live within the lush, tropical vegetation. You can see Indian cranes and pelicans, crows and flamingos, tapirs and wombats, South African fur seals and lemurs, caracals and hippos, as well as elephants, rhinos, monkeys, giraffes, civets, clouded leopards, giant monitor lizards, crocodiles and many other animals from the different corners of the world at the zoo. The visitors’ favorite animals are traditionally the softshelled albino turtle and a white tiger with blue eyes.

All of the animals are kept in spacious, comfortable open-air cages, many of which have no railings. Instead, they are separated with unnoticeable natural barriers, mostly with deep water ditches. This planning allows visitors to watch the animals’ natural behavior at close proximity to them and, very importantly, assured of complete safety for visitors and animals alike. The high birth rate at the park is evidence of the fact that Dusit Zoo’s inhabitants feel free and happy. There are enclosures with domesticated animals too, such as rabbits, horses, goats and guest are invited and allowed to pet them. Various animal performances are organized throughout the day.

A picturesque lake, where huge sheatfish, turtles and crocodiles live, is located near the center of the zoo. There is an opportunity to rent a boat or a catamaran and take a trip across the water, admiring the surrounding sceneries. A cozy park area with benches for rest, as well as numerous cafés with light snacks and traditional Thai dishes, can be found on the lake’s bank.

In addition, a museum with an exposition, devoted to the history of zoo’s origin and its amazing inhabitants, is situated in Dusit Zoo’s grounds.

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Reviews: 184
Marina

Elephant looked sad and lonely, can we do something about it?

05.02.2018  
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Eliza

Разнообразные животные , в хороших условиях, не замученные

16.08.2017  
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Матвей

Хороший небольшой зоопарк. Рядом дворец Рамы V. Можно поглазеть на жирафов и прочую живность.

02.02.2017  
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Mariia

куча эмоций, бесплатно кормила гиппопотама и аж расплакалась от радости) очень много животных, от жирафов до пингвинов, крокодилов и обезьян

01.02.2017  
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Mariia

Это место 100% обязательно для посещения! вход 150бат + на отдельных площадках приходят шоу с морскими котиками (50бат), но там сверху сидят голуби, которые успешно гадят на зрителей

01.02.2017  
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Sandy

Потрясающий зоопарк, в котором животные живут в хороших условиях

21.10.2016  
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Elena

Люблю этот зоопарк, всем советую

13.10.2016  
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Apichet

มีสัตว์มากชนิต

06.08.2016  
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Jurairus

เสือตัวใหญ่

02.07.2016  
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Alena

Not a very bad Zoo, however definitely not the best one. The animals look sad. The funniest part was freely walking large lizards (varans).

18.06.2016  
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Ammie

รับจอดรถเที่ยวงานกาชาตทุปี ราคา 50 บาท หลัง 5 โมงเย็น ต้องเก็บบัตรไว้ฉีกส่งคืนตอนออกจากที่จอดด้วย

02.04.2016  
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Aliaksandr

Зоопарк хорош. Но, блин, сколько можно реконструировать вольеры со слонами и зебрами? Ради слоников и заскочил. И обломался

24.01.2016  
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Sasha

можно долго гулять. красивое и интересное место

14.01.2016  
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Антон

Отличный душевный зоопарк

13.01.2016  
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Jo-Wee

Great place with many species of birds.

05.01.2016  
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Mr. Yody

ดีมากสำหรับพาลูกหลานมาเดินเล่นข้อเสียคือปล่อยให้สูบบุหรี่ได้ทุกที่และทิ้งขยะกันเกลื่อนกลาด

30.12.2015  
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Soprano

Сегодня посетил Dusit Zoo в Бангкоке. Увидел огромное количество представителей царства животные

20.12.2015  
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フェブ

Happy is all around.. animals^_^

27.10.2015  
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Maxim

В этом платном зоопарке есть платный туалет, где за туалетную бумагу нужно заплатить, и если потом еще останутся деньги, можно купить мыло, чтобы отмыть руки от этого всего безобразия

04.09.2015  
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Bir Singh

Visiting zoo

06.08.2015  
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