The esteemed Dusit Zoo in the Thai capital Bangkok is a splendid facility which draws innumerable visitors from Thailand as well as from abroad each year. In addition to being a premier standard zoo, the establishment also functions as a fully functional animal park with a zoological museum, a hospital for animals, an educational facility, activities ground and even a sightseeing train. It is located in the heart of Bangkok and many important landmarks may be seen in its vicinity. Sprawling over a vast land extent, this zoo has the distinction of being Thailand’s first, and has existed for over 60 years. >
A vast array of wildlife may be seen at this groundbreaking zoo, originating from very different parts of the globe. You will see different varieties of monkeys, lions, tigers, alligators, hippopotamus, and creatures which are rarely seen in this part of the world, such as camels, penguins and kangaroos. The zoo is organized into numerous themed areas, such as African Savannah where ostriches, zebras and giraffes wander freely. Other features of interest include the Reptile House, Nocturnal House, Hawks Exhibit, Elephant House, Pheasants Aviary, and the well-designed Play Land which contains numerous rides and attractions for the little ones.
Another attraction at the venue is the expansive lake where for a modest fee, visitors can hire a pedal boat and traverse the waters whilst feeding the colourful fish in the lake. In the vicinity of the hippopotamus enclosure, you will see an underground World War II era bomb shelter which will captivate those with an interest in historical attractions and military features. To replenish your energies, the place to go is the Food Centre which offers a wide variety of Thai specialties and desserts. Additionally, you will also find a KFC outlet, a 7-Eleven, noodles stands, kiosks selling refreshments and ice cream parlours scattered around this unique attraction.
With so much to see and do, a visit to this splendid zoological garden will be an enthralling experience for all members of the family. If you are in the Thai capital and require a Bangkok hotel to host your stay, an exceptional choice would be the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok. This fine Sukhumvit hotel offers exemplary accommodations and service.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday. Google+