Dusit Zoo is a zoo located in Dusit District, Bangkok, Thailand. This zoo is the oldest zoo of Thailand and covers an area of 188,800 square meters. It is home to a wide range of animals. In this blog post, I intend to review the zoo, since recently my friend and I have been to the zoo. Hope it is helpful.
The photos below were taken at the main entrance in front of the zoo.
Since Dusit Zoo was very big, there were 3 entrances to enter to the zoo. And, I did not use the main one.
Before entering into the zoo from any entrances, you have to buy a ticket first. The admission fee was shown on the ticket window.
After getting a ticket, I saw a “Rules” sign.There were only 4 rules. Please read and follow.
- No pets allowed.
- Please don’t feed the animals.
- Please don’t disturb the animals.
- No toy balloon allowed.
Then, we walked into the zoo. We then saw a big cage with animals that were difficult to find outside the zoo such as Rhinoceros Hornbill
Bat Eared Fox
Then we walked into the “Reserved Animals of Thailand” zone. The photo below is a group of Eld’s Deer.
After walking for a while we then realized that there were trams in the zoo.
The fare was 25 baht for adult and 10 baht for child. The officer would give an information related to the zones that the tram passed by. Well, unfortunately, this information is available in Thai only.
Besides, they also had water bicycle provided to visitors. The rental is 80 baht for 30 minutes.
And for kids, big baby carriage and tricycle are available with 100 baht for the first 2 hours, and then 50 bath per hour for the next. For this service, ID card or passport is required as a deposit.
We decided to take a tram and get off wherever we wanted. And of course, we stopped to see the elephant.
White Bengal Tiger
Malayan Sun Bear
On that day, the weather was not bad. At least, it was not hot. But it drizzled. The zoo was big and silvan.
The next zone was Koalas. This zone was quite big. You could walk around and learn about how we got them. When I was there, koalas slept all the time.
Next is Humboldt Penguin zone. The penguin resided in the big room. We could see them from distance only.
Next is Zebra.
In the zoo, there was a water park. On that day there was no one inside; it may be because of the rain (I guess).
The last zone that I visited was Reptiles and Amphibians zone.
All in all, I was quite impressed with Dusit Zoo. It was not dirty as I had heard. And, there were a variety of animals (the photos above were just a little part of the zoo). I could say that it was one of the best learning places in Bangkok. Highly recommended, especially if you come with kids.
Update: September, 2017
Location & How to get to: Dusit Zoo is located at the intersection of Rama V Road, Ratchavitee Road and U-thong Nai Road. There are entrances on all three sides. The zoo cannot be reached by neither BTS nor MRT. I went there by getting off BTS at Phaya Thai Station and took taxi from there (cost about 70 baht).
Entrance Fee or Price: For foreigner, 150 baht for adult and 70 baht for child.
Opening Hours: Daily from 8 A.M to 6 P.M
Website: http://www.dusit.zoothailand.org/, https://www.facebook.com/DusitzooThailand
Have you ever been to Dusit Zoo? Do you like it there? Share your experience with me in the comment!