Rama V Memorial
The bronze figure on horseback is Rama V, the monarch widely credited for steering the country into the modern age and for preserving...
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
Thais consider albinism auspicious, so all white elephants are considered royal property (Rama IX keeps one at his palace). Dusit Palace...
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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.