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Monday, August 1, 2011

Dusit ZOO in Bangkok Thailand

The Zoo is known by the name of 'Khao Din', Dusit Zoo ( สวนสัตว์ดุุสิต )is Thailand's very first zoo. They say there are more than 1,000 animals there and the Zoo is about 60 years old, that's a lot. Covering a total area of 188,800 square metres, Dusit Zoo is a full-function animal park complete with facilities like an animal hospital, zoo museum and educational center, sightseeing train, activity ground and cafeteria as well as a few restaurants and fast food.

Dusit Zoo African animals

Entrance fee was 50 BHT if I'm not wrong which is a bit less than 2$ US, quite cheap for such a facility and it has car parking available as well.

Dusit Zoo - picnic
Certainly you can use the ZOO for your own picnic needs or socializing and you can bring the little ones for a swim as well.

Dusit ZOO - a place not only for animals :)

Rhino at Dusit ZOO in Bangkok

Bear the the Dusit ZOO in Bangkok
This is from the lake in the Dusit Zoo

Another "something" lizard running free in Dusit ZOO

Giant rats in ZOO

The park is huge so if you have limited time, it's advisable to strategise. The best way to do it is to take a look at the map, determine what you and your kids want to see, and go according to that plan. 

For a quick observation you have the alternative of a tram ride - a mini-train that takes you around the park in about 20 minutes or so.

Dusit ZOO in Bangkok, Thailand
Train ride in Dusit ZOO
Behind the glass - some kinda lizzards

More pics are available in Facebook album:

The official website for the Dusit Zoo is

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