What was once Rama V’s botanical garden became the Dusit Zoo in 1938. Today the grounds are the home of over 1,600 different animals, an artificial lake with paddle boats, and a bomb shelter from WWII.
The zoo is a study in contrasts, a lush, peaceful park in one corner and a stinky holding cell for bored kangaroos and cooped-up monkeys elsewhere. The crocodiles seem content, though. The lizards in the lakes are bigger than the kids and come to the water’s edge begging for food.
BTS: Victory Monument then a taxi ride
8am-6pm every day
Price: 150 baht adult, 70 baht child