ZOOS / ANIMAL FARMS
Dusit Zoo Located beside the
Royal Plaza, Bangkok’s oldest zoo contains a collection of popular African and
Asian mammals and birds in an ornamental garden.
Open: Daily from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adult 30 baht; Child 5 baht
Crocodile Farm This large farm
with over 60,000 fresh and saltwater crocodiles is some 30 kilometres from
Bangkok in Samut Prakan Province. Other creatures including trained elephants,
gibbons, lions, and snakes are also found here. The exciting crocrodile
wrestling show is performed every hour. There is also a Dinosaur Museum where
various species of life-size dinosaurs and their skeletons are on display.
Open: Daily from 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Adult 300 baht; Child 200 baht
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (Snake Farm)
Located near Chulalongkorn Hospital on the corner of Henri Dunant Road and Rama
IV Road, this institute contains a collection of poisonous snakes which are “milked”
daily for their venom in order to produce invaluable anti-snakebite serum.
Open: Mon–Fri from 8.30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat, Sun and Public Holidays 8.30
Venom extraction: Mon-Fri at 11 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.; holidays at 11.00
Slide presentation in English: 30 minutes before venom extraction.
Admission: 70 baht
Safari World Bangkok’s greatest open zoo
and leisure park is located in Min Buri, via Km. 9 on Raminthra Road. The
300-acre complex comprises a Safari Park populated by African and Asian
mammals, a Marine Park with amusing performances of well-trained dolphins and
seals, a Bird Park and a Games Corner.
Open: Daily from 9.00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
Admission: Adult 700 baht; Child 450 baht
Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo Just
only 1 kilometre before the Rose Garden, this 60-acre farm is another
interesting attraction housing many different wild animals and thousands of
crocodiles. Fascinating performances such as Crocodile Wrestling, Magic Show,
and Elephant Theme Show commence everyday at 12.45 p.m. and 2.20 p.m. with
additional shows on Sundays at 10.30 a.m.
Open: Daily from 8.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.
Admission: Adult 350 baht; Child 250 baht