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Dusit Zoo
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71 Rama V Road - Bangkok ( Dusit )
08:00 - 18:00  - $   | View Events
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Dusit Zoo

Dusit Zoo, unofficially also known as 'Khao Din', is the Thailand's oldest zoo. Located on Rama V Road in Dusit district, this zoo is within the Khao Din Park and adjacent to the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall and Dusit Palace. It was built during the reign of Rama V, King Chulalongkorn, and was originally a botanical garden called “Khao Din Wana” used for the private enjoyment of the royal family and palace staff. After the King's death, the garden has been left unattended for years until King Rama VII considered that this garden should be expanded and improved to the pleasure of the entire population. In 1938, after Thailand changed from an absolute into a constitutional monarchy, the revolutionary government asked the King Rama VIII to give this park at Bangkok Municipality to turn it into a public zoo. King granted the land and, after all the renovations, the zoo was open to the public on March 18th, 1938. Dusit Zoo covers a total area of 188.800 square meters, and attracts about 2.5 million visitors each year. It is a multi-function animal park and boasts several facilities such as an animal hospital, zoo museum and educational centre, sightseeing train, some restaurants with pleasant scenery and a lot of parking areas. Dusit Zoo has large lush green areas with many flowering shrubs and trees, large ponds complete with foot-paddle boats, play -grounds for the kids and shady picnic areas. It houses over 1600 species of domestic and international animals, including 320 mammals, 280 reptiles and approximately 1,000 birds. Among the large variety of animals you can watch White Bengal Tigers, Alligators, Elephants, Monkeys, Gibbons, Banded lLangur, as well as Kangaroos, Zebras, Penguins, Camels, and Giraffes. Dusit Zoo is also the only place in Thailand where you can admire the rare Abino Barking Deer and Temminck's Cat, also known as the Asian Golden Cat.
Getting to Dusit Zoo: Dusit Zoo is quite easy to get to from any areas of Bangkok, although there are no SkyTrain or Subway stations close to it or to anywhere else in Dusit District. The easy way of getting to zoo is to use the cheap Bangkok's taxis, which would mean no more than an 80-100 baht fare from Silom area, 100-150 baht from Sukhumvit area, and around 300-400 baht from Bangkok's airports, plus 75 baht for the tollway fee from Suvarnabhumi. A simple and pleasant alternative is to use the Skytrain up to Saphan Taksin Station of Silom Line, then walk until the Sathorn Pier and from there take a Chao Phraya boat until the Thewet Pier located about 1.5 km from the entrance.
Opening Hours: Dusit Zoo is open daily from 08:00 to 18:00
Entrance fees: Prices charged at ticket counters for foreigners are: 150 Baht per Adult and 70 per Children, while for Thais are 100 Baht per Adult and 20 per Children.
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