on March 15, 2007
Bangkok’s Dusit Zoo is a great place to visit whether you are a tourist or a Thai person, and it is reasonably priced. The entrance fee is 50 baht for Thais and 100 baht for foreigners. The family-friendly forty-seven acre park offers many things to see and do besides watching the animals. To start with, a small tram circles the park, making it easy to get an overview, before setting on your path by foot. This is a great thing to do if you are with kids. There are several play areas for kids scattered throughout the park and a lake where paddleboats can be rented cheaply.Also scattered around are many places to eat, including a food pavilion. Whether you’re looking for Thai ice cream, fruit, or traditional Thai food, it’s available somewhere in the park.If you’ve forgotten your camera or just want a professional to take your picture, photos can be purchased cheaply near one of the many photographic shops for about 30 baht. This includes a second copy. For 100 baht you can have your picture taken and placed on a small plate with the Dusit Zoo logo. These little plates are great souvenirs.You won't be disappointed if your trip was to see animals. The average person probably could spend about four hours to see all the mammals, birds, and reptiles. The coin-operated play land is a great diversion for the kids, and its location to the big food court offers the parents a chance to eat while the kids entertain themselves. Games are available for pre-schoolers through probably high school age in the video consoles, which are only 10 baht for ten minutes.Compared to the United States this zoo is an incredible bargain. For less than twenty dollars an entire family can go to the zoo, have a meal, play some games, and record their adventure with a photo plate.
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