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Dusit


2014-01-28: Grand avenues of Bangkok.
3.5km N.West of Siam Centre
Dusit Garden, or simply "Dusit", is a complex of palaces and royal residences in the south of the Dusit district.

The palace was established by King Rama V, the first Thai monarch to visit Europe. He was impressed by the Royal parks and residences he had seen there, which were leafy, relaxed, spacious and cool, as opposed to the Grand Palace, which was cramped with buildings for his numerous wives, children and servants.

These buildings blocked the air flow inside the Grand Palace, which turned the heat up remarkably. As a substitute, King Rama V started building the Dusit Palace. Use a Grand Palace tour ticket to visit Vimanmek Palace.

Whilst the major transport systems don't pass through, they get you close otherwise take local canal or river ferry get immersed in the local culture.










tour zone features Dusit

Cultural: HighShopping: Low
Family: HighPopular tours: Med
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Transport:

 
 
 
Major public transport: low

BTS skytrain & MRT (subway) do not access this area 
Land: Taxi: car / tuktuk / motor bike is frequent 
Water: River and canal ferry frequent

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Attractions:

  • Chitralada Palace (Royal Palace)  "Closed to Public"; canals and trees-lined street indicate what Bangkok looked like in early 20th century. A lovely travel spot
  • Dusit Zoo - An old zoo located next to Throne Hall, a popular venue for locals
  • Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall Previously the Parliament building, still used for first parliamentary session and other ceremonial occasions. sometimes closed for official business ** Photo spot!
  • Statue Rama V Equestrian Statue Rama V, many locals visit on Tuesday for blessing and good luck.
  • Parliament house 20th century design Wat Benjamabophit or "Marble temple" (made of white Carrara marble)
  • Neighbouring zones such as Rattanakosin (Grand Palace) and Banglamphu offer similar culture, refer link above family zones








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Name & linkFeature / Theme / durationDate yy.mm.dd CommentsDistance Rama 5 statue
Ananta Samakhom Throne hall throne hall heritage building 2018.11 sunset / evening photos - check site for tour access which changes often N 280m directly behind  
Dusit Zoo Zoo 2018.10 small and old, formerly private zoo of royal family  NE 600m  
Equestrian Statue Rama V (พระบรมรูปทรงม้า) statue remembrance of King 5 / popular tuesday  2018.07 photo op area 0  
Royal Elephant Museum museum of royal elephants 2018.02  N 600m 
Thai Parliament no page made  N 700m 
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ZoneSummaryThai CultureFamily IconsShoppingNightlife
Bang Lamphu W 4kms of Siam Centre A walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd High High Medium Medium 
Chatuchak N 10kms of Siam Centre Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing Medium Medium Medium Medium 
Dusit NW 3.5km of Siam, Grand Avenues of Royalty High - Historical Royalty  High Low Nil 
Thonburi SW 5.3km of Siam, old capital mostly undeveloped High: many canals (khlongs) High:  Low: mainly water markets (Talad Nam) Low 
Chinatown W 3km of Siam, Chinese infusion; a trading post, chaotic & markets High: Street food mania High: historical Medium: mainly makets Low: River Icons or nearby crazy Khaoson 
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Siam Centre centre of town - retail Low: retail tourism High: retail  High: mainly brand label Medium: 5 star venues 
Talad Noi WS 3.5km from Siam - > Heritage zone Chinatown, walking tours chill zone High - influence of Chinese  High: quiet friendly  Low : cultural not tourism Nil: quiet not far to buzz places 
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Name & URLZoneDistance from Siam CentreCensorship rating
Wat Pho - tour page Rattanakosin - Old city W 4.5 kms F Family 
Grand Palace - Tour page Rattanakosin W 4.5km F Family 
Rooftop venues - tour page all  various F Family / same venues do not allow children for safety 
Golden Buddha & Exhibition Chinatown W 4.5km F Family 
Dinner Cruises Chinatown / Bang Rak  W 5km F Family 
Bungsamran Fishing Park Chatuchak / Bang Kapi NE 14km F Family 
Ancient City (Muang Boran) Samut Prakan SE 33km F Family 
Sealife Bangkok Siam Centre: many Icons nearby nil at BTS Siam F Family 
Chao Phraya River & Canals Thonburi  F family 
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F: River and Canal Rides River and Canal Tours Medium E 4km:   
F: Cultural stage Show - History Siam Niramit Low: extremely we presented cast of hundreds E 3km zone Huai Khwang Huai Khwang / Ratchada 
F: Day walk Throne Hall Exhibition Ananta Samakhom Throne hall Low: Night photos stunning NW 3.7km Dusit: Royal zone 
F: Food Tour Bangkok Food Tours Low: W 4.5km Chinatown 
F: Museum National Museum Low W 4.8km Rattanakosin: Old city area 
H: Transport: BTS (skytrain) stations BTS Stations Low na all 
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F: Most popular Tours Most Popular Tours Various all all 
M: Ladyboy Cabaret Show Ladyboy Cabaret show  Low SW 5.8km Complex of 1500 venues Bang Kho Laem, nearest BTS Saphan Taksin 
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Dusit Thani NW 3.5km: Grand Avenues of Royalty, what Bangkok used to look like!  Dusit 
Khaosan Rd W 4km: walking area, classic Thai temples & Khao San Rd Khaosan Rd 
Rattanakosin Hotels W 4.5km: Historical area, most visited area by tourists (Grand Palace) Rattanakosin 
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Chatuchak N 10km: Largest weekend markets in Asia, Parks & Game fishing <> Chatuchak 
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