Rama V Memorial
The bronze figure on horseback is Rama V (King Chulalongkorn; r 1868–1910), the monarch widely credited for steering the country into...
Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall
The domed neoclassical building behind the Rama V Memorial was originally built as a royal reception hall during the reign of Rama V,...
Royal Thai Elephant Museum
Near the Th U Thong Nai entrance, two large stables that once housed three white elephants – animals whose auspicious albinism...
Th Ratchawithi · interesting places nearby
Dusit Zoo information
Originally a private botanic garden for Rama V, Dusit Zoo (Suan Sat Dusit or kŏw din ) was opened in 1938 and is now one of the premier zoological facilities in Southeast Asia. Squeezed into the 19 hectares are more than 300 mammals, 200 reptiles and 800 birds, including relatively rare indigenous species. The shady grounds feature trees labelled in English, plus a lake in the centre with paddle boats for rent.