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Dusit Zoo, Bangkok

(2.9/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
See over 1,600 species of domestic and exotic animals at Dusit Zoo, including rare albino barking deer and white Bengal tigers. Established in 1938, it is Thailand's oldest zoo. See live animal shows with trained orangutans, seals, and more, and get up close and personal with animals of all shapes and sizes--some of which you can feed or hold. Numerous rides and amusements provide extra entertainment, including peddle boats and a sightseeing train. Various cafes and stalls provide refreshments and souvenirs. Use our Bangkok vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Dusit Zoo and other attractions in Bangkok.
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  • The Zoo is a beautiful, well maintained; a couple seats resemble a real jungle (see photo); You can rent a catamaran and slowly explore the Green Coast Zoo:) In short, like all zoos-a great place for a family holiday. However, a lone traveler, there is little that can surprise here, except that you could just briefly escape the mad rhythm of Bangkok. The animals look miserable, plus special exotics I saw. Better come morning because lunch is insanely hot, and in the evening, even without waiting for 18:00 (closure) staff about 17.10 begins unceremoniously off light in terraria and evicting the premises.
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  • I just visited the Zoo because I was near. I can not recommend visiting it unless you can pass as I remember. Small enclosures and as usual our animals (very clearly with the bears), enough space is available.
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  • It's an Asian zoo, so don't expect western size cages! But it's clean and most animals seems quite happy! Feeding hippos is really thrilling;-) we had a great afternoon there!  more »
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  • Although this zoo has inproved considerably during the past years, it is not up to modern standards when it comes to animal welfare. Especially the smaller primates and the birds in cages badly need more space. However, one is working constantly at the zoo. A rarher recent improvement is the "skywalk". In many zoos in Thailand "animal shows" in which animals are trained are given. As far as I am aware this does not happen in Dusit Zoo. This is a large plus. But four stars is still too much.
  • When you enter the main gate, it will give you a feeling full of excitement to explore the zoo. Unfortunately, this excitement only happen at the early stage of your exploration. After that, you will see a very inactive animals. A lion that looks very sick, two tigers in a small space and looks very unhealthy, low amount of water for two hippos to enjoy their hobby, many empty cages, a deer full of sorrow(oh dear, pity you) and many more that will make you feel sad when you are looking to the animal's eye.
  • I'm still undecided about my visit. The zoo is a nice place to spend a day or an afternoon. Lots of animals, and informative descriptions. Several pleasant areas to stroll around, including a large lake with paddle boats. Numerous options for cold/hot food and drinks. However, almost all of the animals look filthy, unhealthy (mentally and physically), and the "exhibits" (cages) are small, and apparently unappealing to the animals (when does a "sane" elephant unceasingly swing its head back and forth?). Worse yet, the cages were frequently filled with excrement and other filth. For example, the Flamingo exhibit was so full of excrement the smell made it absolutely unbearable to view. All in all, a somewhat depressing day...
  • If you avoid the weekends, the Dusit Zoo is normally a heaven of peace in a very busy city. Most animals live in better conditions than those in other Asian zoos. There is a good food court and plenty of other places to take a rest.
  • Awesome place to chill when in Bangkok. Im not a big fan of zoo's but this one I like. The place is huge and lots of activities can be done in the area. Right across the zoo is the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall which you can visit too.