Dusit Zoo

Dusit Zoo, Bangkok: Hours, Address, Dusit Zoo Reviews: 3.5/5

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Koalas, elephants, zebras and pandas are just some of the 1,600 animals on display in this fairly well-maintained zoo. The zoo also boasts large green spaces and a pond with paddle boats.
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1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Dusit
When wandering around the Dusit Palace grounds, you'd almost forget you're still in a Southeast-Asian city. The Renaissance-style buildings and leafy gardens wouldn't be out of place in an European capital, and the serenity here is in stark contrast with the chaotic city life outside of its complex walls. Dusit is one of Bangkok's oldest districts, and while the rest of Bangkok is modernising at a rapid pace, Dusit seems to have stood the test of time. Come here to find family businesses in traditional shophouses, small-scale local markets and streets unfazed by modern city life.

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Sharif Razi Al Mahmud
Dhaka City, Bangladesh94 contributions
Very Rich Zoo Specially for Children
Aug 2018 • Family
I just loved that place. I traveled with my family and they liked it most. So many Animals & Birds and very open places. You can walk and take rest. It is very nice place to visit.
Written May 30, 2019
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pierre m
Rivas, Nicaragua145 contributions
fun ,nice , highly recomend
May 2019 • Solo
nice place for a relaxed afternoon out of the traffic ,not many barangs , be sure to go on a sunday to see thai family with their kids , it is nice to see them kids amazement ,
Written May 2, 2019
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Guru Chillaxi
Bangkok, Thailand369 contributions
Say good bye to Dusit zoo
Sep 2018 • Solo
I am a local who has been grown up with Dusit zoo 50 years ago, it was an only zoo Thailand had and was very very large and seems to take forever to complete the visit for me then. I just want to add more pictures I took during my last visit on September 22nd , about a week before its closing date. So long Dusit zoo, you will be missed.
Written January 10, 2019
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Seven L
209 contributions
A place to remember
Sep 2018 • Family
Our family just want to spend our last visit to Dusit Zoo to bid farewell before it is closed for good (after 80 years of the operation at this location). Even though a week after our visit, the zoo will be closed, but most of the animals (if not all) were still there. We actually saw all of the animals we hoped to see.
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Maybe it is not as elegant as other zoos in many countries but considering the price of the entrance fees (100 THB for adult, 20 THB for child, or 150THB for non-residents) I think Dusit Zoo has the job done really well. For extra fees (30THB) kids can also enjoy a short break at the small water park if they like. The kids love feeding the hippos and the fish in the ponds. Other activities include a paddle boat ride on the lake, or taking a stroll on the zoo's small train, and there were several shows throughout the day. There is a small library/art room with A/C inside the zoo where my kids took a short break from the heat. There are papers, crayon, color pencils, books, provided in the room too. This is truly a place for family to enjoy.
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It is one of my favorite childhood places, and it is very sad to see it closed.
Written October 1, 2018
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Dan K
The Hague, The Netherlands6,271 contributions
Last day at Dusit Zoo: now it’s closed for good!
Sep 2018 • Solo
Sunday 30 September was the last possibility to visit Dusit Zoo. The zoo has closed for good and will me moved to a bigger location in Thanyaburi.

I must say the Thai concept of a zoo differs a lot from a western point of view. There where food markets and cars driving around.

The zoo wasn’t that bad. The animals have fairly large enclosures. The big pond in the middle is nice and offers nice views on the palace of the king.

Not all animals are there, as some of them where already moved. With an entrance fee of 150 THB it was money well spend for a nice visit.
Written September 30, 2018
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Bill
Hulhumale101 contributions
Wanna see an amazing dolphin show?
Jul 2018 • Family
A cheaper choice among bangkok city to visit. Our kids were enjoyed. Specially with the dolphin show. We found the entrance ticket also reasonable and everyone can afford. We’ve been this place couple of times in different years. Recommend place. Thanks
Written September 11, 2018
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Kevin S
Bangkok, Thailand465 contributions
Good day out destination in Bangkok!
Sep 2018 • Solo
The Dusit Zoo is going to close for good in the end of September 2018. So, I took one Sunday and went there before they close. The overall impression was good. I saw some monkeys that were apathetic in their cages, but that was also all the negative things to say about the animals. The white tiger of the zoo was really impressive and the hippo seemed very friendly (although they are the most dangerous animal). I could not notice any starving animal during my visit and most of them seemed well-fed. There were many food stalls (even 7-Eleven) inside the zoo, so there was no problem to find food or drink. I also went to the special African Acrobatic Show inside the zoo, which was nice but a bit short (only 20 minutes). This was a nice day trip in Bangkok, but be prepare for lots of people as the zoo will soon be closed.
Written September 5, 2018
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Timo P
Espoo, Finland106 contributions
Will close at the end of September
Sep 2018 • Couples
Old and small Zoo that will close its doors at the end of September. New one will be opened sometime in the future.
Written September 3, 2018
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ProCritix
Singapore97 contributions
Not worth the time
Sep 2018 • Solo
Dusit Zoo is in a sad shape and I feel sorry for the animals that live here in small enclosures or cages. Some attractions (Bird Island) and food outlets were closed, and there was trash lying around and the whole place made a not well taken care of impression. Entrance is only 150 baht, but I did not enjoy the time there and think there are better things to do when you visit Bangkok.
Written September 2, 2018
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Asu M
Bavaria, Germany99 contributions
Great Day
Sep 2017 • Friends
It was a lot of fun, you can rent a bike and enjoy the nature and animals. It was not full just some school classes. You can visit a crocodile show which doesn't cost extra. There is also the possibility to have some lunch. Worth to visit.
Written August 30, 2018
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