Bangkok’s famed Dusit Zoo will be a highlight for any visitor with a penchant for wildlife. Extending over a vast area, this renowned zoo has the distinction of having been Bangkok’s first such attraction. Having existed for no less than 60 years, the zoo is located in the midst of the Thai capital’s administrative enclave, being surrounded by locations of importance.
The zoo is a multi-faceted animal sanctuary which features a zoo museum, animal hospital, sightseeing train, educational facilities, various recreational activities and a well-stocked canteen. No less than 1,600 creatures from Thailand and abroad may be seen at the site, including some exceedingly rare varieties.
A vast array of animal species are displayed at this amazing park including lions, tigers (including the prized white Bengal tiger), alligators, hippopotamus and many kinds of monkeys which may be seen here. Also to be seen are animals which are rarely seen in this part of the world, such as camels, penguins, kangaroos and wallabies.
Not to be missed are the Nocturnal House with its reclusive residents, the African Savannah where ostriches, zebras and giraffes wander, the Pheasants Aviary, Reptile House, Elephant House, Hawks Exhibit and the enjoyable Play Land where the small fry can enjoy a host of rides.
An expansive lake is also to be found at the zoo where you can enjoy a relaxing boat ride and feed the fish which frolic in its depths. History buffs will be enthralled by the World War II era underground bomb shelter which may be explored in the park.
The zoo also offers many options at which you can replenish your energies, including an extensive and convenient café where a wide range of Thai-style snacks and desserts may be sampled. Additionally you will find a KFC outlet, a 7-Eleven, instant noodles kiosks, as well as refreshments stands and ice cream parlours scattered around the park. It is also possible to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it at the many benches and sheltered gardens readily found here.
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