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.
How to get there : Bus routes 18, 28, 70, 108, 510, 515, 539, 542
Open : Daily from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission : Adult 100 baht, Child 50 baht
Tel : 0 2281 2000, 0 2282 7111-3
Website : www.zoothailand.org