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“A depressing zoo with so much potential!”
Review of Dusit Zoo

Dusit Zoo
Ranked #90 of 557 things to do in Bangkok
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“A depressing zoo with so much potential!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

If you appreciate and care about nature then you will probably be saddened by this zoo, as I was. It was a ridiculously hot day when my partner and I visited last week and so it was increasingly distressing to see (when we actually found some animals!) as we progressed from small enclosure to small enclosure that there was no water for the animals that didn't live in water. The majority of the mammals lay still in the heat and if it wasn't for the rapid panting they were desperately doing to cool down you would swear they were dead. It wasn't nice to see.

The only animal in a decent sized enclosure were the small black bears and even they were looking delerious with the heat. The tanks that the fish were kept in were just that; tanks with nothing in them but water and dead fish. It had a large lake in the middle which you could take a peddle boat onto and see the water monitor lizards swimming in, feed the big catfish and watch the storks and other birds on bird island. But this, like most areas of the zoo, look like they haven't seen any care or attention in decades.

It was also a bit frustrating being stared at all of the time. It often felt like we were the attraction at the zoo for the locals. I doubt that they rarely see westerners in Bangkok, so I'm assuming it must have been my height advantage over everyone that was so fascinating! A small, possibly petty annoyance, but it lowered an already disappointing visit.

If it had more funding, a lick of paint and keepers that really cared about the animals this could be a great place.

Visited April 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average zoo”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Little bit on the average side for zoo appearance. However the surroundings are pleasant enough- nice lake in the middle of the zoo (change of scenery from the concrete jungle of central Bangkok) The seal show at midday is probably the highlight for children.

Visited April 2014
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
“Nice place to visit”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We spent half a day there and it was so interesting. It was lean, useful information and very helpful staff working there. We were so interested in seal show and elephant. The price for entering ticket was reasonable and it was worth to visit the park.

Visited April 2014
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37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Help poor animals!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

This zoo is clearly not one of the biggest, richest, cleanest I ever saw, nevertheless it is a pleasant place where to spend a couple of hours enjoying a beautiful park, nice animals (sometimes in small cages) and leveraging the opportunity to feed giraffes, camels, hippos and baby goats. If you are alone you can also enjoy the company of 1,0 - 1,5 meters long giant lizards free in the zoo (unless you are scared by reptiles).
I don't regret to spend time here and to spend 150baths for the animals.... Including the giant lizard who followed me for awhile

Visited May 2014
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Figueres, Spain
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“above expectations”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

It was something different to do. I loved the jungle atmosphere throughout the zoo. The seal show was fun. I recommend it, if you are already fed up of seeing malls and temples. It was only around 100 baht per person.

Visited April 2014
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