About KHAO SOK National Park
Khao Phrae Zoo is the largest zoo in Thailand and the only zoo in Bangkok. It was originally a royal garden built by Rama V of Bangkok Dynasty. The garden was filled with flowers and trees, and the environment was so beautiful that it was called the “Khao Phrae Royal Garden”. It is also known as Raksha Zoo because it is within the palace of King Raksha. After the reign of Rama VI, this garden was opened to the public. During the reign of Rama VII, the deer from “Xuananpong Royal Garden” (also known as “Deer Garden”) and “Xuanji Royal Garden” were moved here to be domesticated. Subsequently, rare animals were given to this place one after another, making it the largest zoo in Thailand. The white elephants here are very attractive and will salute visitors for food; the gibbons are also interesting and will always keep an eye on the popsicles in the hands of children. The park has a small harbor with a pond, surrounded by hamlet trees, and a small amusement park for children, and a lake with various kinds of boats, which is a good place for people to rest and play.
How to get there
IBT No.71,Rama 5 Road,Dusit 10300, Thailand
Khao Sok Zoo is the only zoo in all of Bangkok, located across from the Unseok Temple. The whole area of the zoo is more than 180,000 square meters, and the water surface takes up 50,000 square meters. There are about 60 kinds of animals in the zoo, more than 1,500 in total, and many fish. Among them, there are some rare animals, such as the “tapir” of Thailand, the “dinosaur” of Gomodo of Indonesia and the white elephant, which are very remarkable.
Lombini Park is the largest park in Bangkok. It has tropical trees and a lake with a restaurant on the water, making it a place for Bangkokians to relax.