Friday, October 28, 2016

Dusit Zoo

Wednesday was our last day in Bangkok, and we spent most of the day at Dusit Zoo. We took a quick taxi ride there in the morning after breakfast.
The zoo is quite large, and the area is very lush green and beautiful. There is even a large pond in the middle of the zoo which you can hire a paddle boat to paddle around on. It's not a very modern zoo, but the animal enclosures were big and spacious and nicely laid out.

It is Thailand's oldest zoo, opened in 1938. There were many animals for us to see, from tigers, to bears, reptiles and tortoises, giraffes, birds, and elephants. That's just to name a few.
Nathan really liked the reptile exhibits and I was really impressed with the signage there, it was very informative and factual.

Charlotte managed to have a couple of naps while we were there, but when she was awake she really liked seeing the flamingoes.

We ate lunch at the food court there, which served good cheap food. However, there are plenty of spots to stop and have a picnic, so this would have been nice also.

At 300 baht (about $9) for two adults, and Charlotte was free, it was a very good day out.
The only downside to our visit there was getting caught in a monsoon at the end of our visit. Luckily there was a shelter we could hide under until it passed.

After visiting the zoo we walked to Khao San Road, the popular backpacking street in Bangkok. It's a very touristy road with a lot of shops, stalls and cheap backpacker hotels. When in Bangkok, do as the tourists do and walk along Khao San Road ;)

Unfortunately,  by the time we wanted to take a taxi
back to our hostel it was again peak traffic time and the roads were crazy! We walked for a good while hoping to catch a taxi that was free, but no such luck. Eventually we just hopped into a cafe, had a bite to eat and waited for the traffic to die down a little. Sometimes you've just got to accept that things will never go to plan, and just take a step back and relax a little.  We made it back to the hostel a little later than we had planned, but instead of going out somewhere to eat, Nathan instead went out into the rain and brought us back some dinner while I put Charlotte to bed. As the saying goes, all is well that ends well :)

I hope you enjoyed reading :)
Hannah xx

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