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It's a leafy green zoo with lots of attractions for kids and adults, including a train, paddle boats on the lake (50 baht/hr) and animal shows daily (11:00, 13:30, 14:30; 30 baht adults/ 10 baht kids).
There are a few places to eat inside the zoo walls and plenty of kiosks selling water and ice cream for thirsty little animals. The animals are mostly in enclosures (not cages) and there is a good variety of exhibits. Most information is in Thai and English.
Plan for a few hours inside the park — this is a fun place for a picnic and people watching as well!
How to get there
The closest BTS/MRT station is BTS Victory Monument, but you'll want to take a taxi from there. Public buses 18, 28, 108, 528, 515, 539, 542 all stop close to the zoo entrance and cost less than 20 baht.