Zoo & Amusement Park - Where to go ?
Dusit Zoo
Dusit Zoo
Dusit Zoo
Dusit Zoo has a very good collection of animals from around the world. It is ideal for a family outing or just for those who would like to know more about animal behavior. The Dusit Zoo was established in 1938 and covers an area of 118 rai in the Dusit District of Bangkok. Under the administration of The Zoological Organization under the Royal Patronage of H.M. The King, it welcomes more than 2,500,000 visitors a year. It takes care of over 1,000 birds and nearly 2,000 animals.

Major sections include a Nocturnal Animals Exhibit where you can see how they live in the night- time environment. The Reptiles and Amphibians Center has more than 70 species.

There is a special Childrens Zoo where youngsters can have contact with small animals that are of interest to children. You can learn about animal behavior at the Animal Presentation area including how they live in their respective environments. Visitors can witness and experience the animals in person. For more fun, there is Playland where children can really enjoy themselves on amusement rides. There are other more sedate rides available on the lake.

How to get there: Bus routes 18, 28, 70, 108, 510, 515, 539, 542
Contact: Tel: 0 2281 2000, 0 2282 7111 to 3
Opening Hours: Daily from 08.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Admission: 100 baht for Adult and 50 baht for Children (Price are subject to change)
Siam Ocean World
Siam Ocean World
Siam Ocean World
Opened in December 2005, Siam Ocean World is the largest aquarium in Southeast Asia. With world-standard exhibits and features, the aquarium comprises a 270-degree acrylic under ocean tunnel, a panoramic oceanarium with a 360-degree view through a 10.5 metre diametre fishbowl, an 8-metre deep reef tank and a rainforest display. More than 400 species or 30,000 marine animals including Penguins, Blue Ring Octopus, Gray Nurse Sharks, Elephant Nose Sharks, Leafy Sea Dragons and Giant Spider Crab can be seen.
How to get there: Take the BTS to the Siam Station. The Siam Ocean World is located in the Siam Paragon Shopping Mall. Bus routes 73,16, 15, 79, 40, 54, 204
Contact: Tel: 0 2687 2000
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 08.00 pm.
Admission: 850 Baht for Adult and 650 Baht for Children (80-120 cm. height) (Price are subject to change)
Safari World
Safari World
Safari World
Close encounters with the animal kingdom. This 170 acre park offers many opportunities for fun and excitement as you get close to wild animals roaming free or see others performing tricks. The main attraction is as the name says traveling through the open spaces where wild animals can be seen in their natural habitat from the windows of a tour coach or your own car. The journey is 8 kilometres and takes about 45 minutes. On the way you will have close encounters with rare and endangered species. One highlight you should not miss is feeding time for the lions and tigers. It will send a chill down your spine.

There are many animals in the underwater world too. Some are very playful and mischievous. They will split your sides with laughter as the sea lions and their friends perform in the Sea Lion Show at Lighthouse Cove. Add more excitement to your visit on a boat ride through the tropical jungle where hungry crocodiles await and head-hunters have their eyes on you. Beware of the gorillas lurking in the forest. You had better hold on to your seat as the boat moves through the mangroves and thick reeds and shoots down a heart-stopping flume. All this adventure will probably build up an appetite so you head to the restaurants and kiosks spread throughout the park.

How to get there: taking Bus routes 26, 60, 71, 96, 501 to get off at Fashion Islands and continued "Song Theaw" mini bus to Safari World or taking public taxi.
Contact: Tel: 0 2518 1000 to 19, 0 2914 4100 to 19
Opening Hours: Daily from 09.00 am. - 05.00 pm.
Admission: 750 baht for Adult and 450 baht for Children (Price are subject to change)
Dream World
Dream World
Dream World
Dream World is a large amusement park, The park includes three roller coasters, and rides for the whole family. The park has been divided into several zones with specific group of rides. Such as Dream World Plaza, Dream Gardens, Fantasy Land, and Adventure Land. The interior of this park is filled with 40 over imported thrill rides and family attractions. However, the park's main attractions would be Asia's first hanging coaster located in the middle part of Adventure land, and the copy of Grand Canyon in form of river Ralf attraction. Dream Garden is the specific zone with the nature themed. This zone appeared to be the surrounding of the lake in the middle of the theme park, and also the setting for the parade show called "The Color of the World" on every weekends.

How to get there: By Taxi / Van or Bus route 538 from victory monument
Contact: Tel: 0 2533 1152 Ext. 0 / 161-136
Opening Hours: Daily Mon - Fri from 10.00 am. - 05.00 pm., Sat - Sun from 10.00 am. - 07.00 pm.
Siam Park
Siam Park
Siam Park
Siam Park is located on Sukhaphiban 2 Road. Siam Park is the biggest leisure park in Thailand, in 300 rai. It is equipped with world class rides, exciting adventures, variety of entertainment and the most refreshing water park .It contains a man-made sea with towering slide, Vortex : 1of 2 largest suspened looping coasters with 33 m. high and 765 m. long and speed at 80 km/h., Boomerang; a roller coaster at speed 80 km/h before twisting upside down, Condor; which will fly you 50 meter above ground with soaring and dipping the sky, Aladdin; a great excitement of centrifugal spin, Si-Am Tower; viewing Bangkok at 100 m. high with Gian Drop; drop to the ground from 75 m. high.

How to get there:
by Car/ Taxi
- Along Serithai rd. heading, turn lest to Siam Park Avenue (5 km. From Bangkapi junction)
- From Ardnarong-Ramindra Expressway, take Ramindra exit heading Minburi. Go straight forward passing km.8 bridge. Fashion Island Department Store will be on your left, go straight 1 km from Fashion Island., Nopparat Rajadhani Hospital on the same side. Turn right to Siam Park Avenue at the traffic light opposite to the hospital.
- From Eastern Outer Ring Rd. (Bangna-Bangpa-in), take Serithai exit heading Minburi. Go straight forwarded for 1 km. Turn left to Siam Park Avenue.
by Bus
- Non A/C no.60,71,96,115 A/C no. 168,519 Microbus no. 8,17 (Buses stop at the park's gate)
Contact: Tel: 0 2919 7200 to 19
Opening Hours: Daily from 10.00 am. - 06.00 pm.
Wonder World Fun Park
Wonder World Fun Park
Wonder World Fun Park
Bangkok doles out tons of fun activities for both young and the old. Just as the miraculous nightlife of Bangkok is inviting for all those adventurous nocturnal hunters, the amusement parks of the city are powerfully appealing to the young and those young at heart. One such brilliantly laid out theme park in Bangkok is the Wonder World Fun Park. With countless nerve-racking rides and attractions, it is one of the most amazing amusement parks in the city. In case you are Thailand-bound on your next vacation and plan to halt in Bangkok for a few days, do not forget to take a quick trip to the place.

Wonder World abounds in rides and other tourist draws. Especially, the rides and swings are perfect grounds for testing your nerves. For those who are on the lookout for real thrills, the 'Tower Drop' and 'Tower Shot' are something you should not miss. These rides will escalate you to unbelievable heights towards the sky and then drop you down at equally unbelievable speed. No doubt great to go for, but only if you want a deadly combo of lightheadedness and pleasure. Some other popular rides include a Ferris Wheel, a Rodeo Bull, Red Baron, Ball House and the Crazy Bus.

A great spot for kids to grab some fun is the 'Water Symphony' - a dazzling fountain that squirts water, accompanied by sweet musical notes. Besides, the park also has the 'Wonder World Stage', which forms the venue for conducting many gripping concerts and exclusive events. In addition, when it comes to edible knick-knacks, Wonder World dishes out countless international delicacies in its food center and The Buffet Terrace. Just by paying 150 baht at these places, you can gobble down several international platters of your likes. So, don't wait. Unleash your adventurous self at this wonderful fun park of Bangkok.

How to get there: By Taxi / Car, Bus route 14, 26, 60, 71, 96 and 501
Location: Kanchanapisek Road, Khannayao (Opposite Fashion Island)
Contact: Tel: 0 2918 1001
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri from 05.00 pm. - 11.00 pm., Sat - Sun & Public Holiday from 11.00 am. - 11.00 pm.
Admission: Free entry to park (Additional charges for the rides)