If you're also keen on museums, or want to escape the heat, have a look at Museums in Bangkok.

Visit Pata Zoo in the Shopping Mall | สวนสัตว์พาต้าปิ่นเกล้า

Pata Zoo is located on the 6th and 7th floor of Pata Department Store, across the Pin Klao bridge in Thonburi. Nice but smelly and some cages are really too small.

The top (7th) floor houses mammals and birds. It has a nice view over Bangkok, but of course that's no use for the animals. They have quite a collection of apes, including gorillas. Feeding is not allowed, but everyone does it anyway. You can have your picture taken with a dressed-up monkey, which it doesn't seem to like much, or against a backdrop of parrots.

The 6th floor is filled with reptiles, fish, insects etc. The cages are nicely decorated in old style. Everywhere aquariums with turtles, loaded with coins for good luck. Small but exciting is the exhibition about pythons, including pictures of people eaten by them (imagine!). [(Somdet Phra) Pinklao Road]

4 comments:

Ton said...

Please don't visit this "zoo" because you will come back frustrated and depressed concerning the less than sub-standard way of keeping, I can say imprisoning, of animals. Don't tribute to this misuse. When you cannot imagene the sad circumstances visit my public photo-album in Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toni_uni/sets/72157603255213793/
So, this is just a thing NOT to do!

C ar★line said...

"Pata Zoo under fire"
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/2007/10/10/national/national_30051927.php

C ar★line said...

"No signs of cruelty at PATA zoo"
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/home/2010/03/04/national/No-signs-of-cruelty-at-PATA-zoo-30123905.html

herwin said...

interesting suggestions for visiting nice places in Bangkok. But this zoo defenitely isnt cool. its small, and abusive to its animals, with dressing up monkeys in dress and putting lipstick on them. Animals arent toys.
Please consider these animals locked in small cages for only entertainment, how sad their life is.
Please sign the petition to close this zoo.http://action.petaasiapacific.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=110&ea.campaign.id=6583
thanks