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Dusit Zoo

a wildlife wonderland

While walking through the busy streets of Bangkok you would come across the Dusit Zoo, located almost in the centre of the city. If you are already bored with the shopping and other common activities that are available at your disposal, enter this zoo for a dash for excitement out in the wild – well, almost. Being the home to more than 1,600 animals, this zoo has hosted them for almost sixty-five years. Both local and international animal varieties can be seen here; as a result, millions of people visit this place annually. Alligators, zebras, monkeys, elephants, giraffes, penguins and camels are some of the animals that reside here. The white Bengal tiger is an amazing and unique animal that can be seen in the zoo. Apart from this riveting species, the Albino barking deer is another major highlight, for the eyes and the ears.

There is an impressive lake that has been created within the zoo where many varieties of fish can be observed. Make this experience more fun and exciting by peddling a boat and feeding the fish in the lake. Watch the fish come up to get the food while the water ripples created by them make magical patterns. There are many animals shows organized to entertain visitors regardless of age. Among these the Monkey Show, Hawk Show, Macaw Show and the Parrot Show are the most famous. The night time animals can be experienced in settings created similar to their natural habitats. Take a walk through the darkened passages; a unique experience that can be found only in the Dusit Zoo.

If you wish to experience more than the usual suspects from a zoo, visit the underground shelter near the hippopotamus habitat, and travel back time to the World War II period in Thailand. This would be a good diversion for the adults. There is a play area for the kids to have some extra fun after exploring the animals. The entire area would be filled with squeals and giggles; proof that the children are having a good time. To make your visit complete, there is a food area where you could get a snack or meal to keep you fit while you enjoy all this excitement. The free space covered with grass and the benches that are set under shady spots would be the perfect place to sit back and relax.

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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.