Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute), Bangkok

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Discover the secret lives of nature's slipperiest creatures at Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Run by the Thai Red Cross, this museum, farm, and educational center boasts a large collection of snakes and a range of exhibits discussing their habitat, behavior, and cultural history. Test your nerve by posing with the animals, and check out the demonstrations of how to milk venom. Plan to visit Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute) and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bangkok attractions using our Bangkok road trip planner .
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  • the snake farm is not huge but the snakes are treated here well, including during the show with children. Personally, I for example refused to ride an elephant in Thailand because these poor animals would be mistreated. Snake charmers often mistreat their animals. I've seen lots of animals abused in Thailand. This is absolutely not the case here. The show from 14:30 is fine (beware the schedule is not the same during local school holidays) in thai and English. Tip: you installed 10 minutes early in the 1st row of the outdoor auditorium and accept the proposal to go on stage (if you're not afraid of snakes).
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  • At said hospital because it was time to do something on the subway from Sukhumvit station at SAM YAN station, walk about 450 meters, or Institute of breeds and exhibits various snakes. Is the moving of reptile and nocturnal but unfortunately there are no snakes. ... Lift that reared its head is something that huge King Cobra-like, even hiding in the shadows, not the shape of tRNA is found threat posed. However, 11:00 30-minute j as the staff among the three sampling live show from the King Cobra venom, I was was surprised now, while King Cobra's size (about 2 meters). If used in manufacturing also was bitten by poisonous snakes, the admission fee is 300 baht and the higher serum (antidote) and cheap it is. You're going to play Tanya happon and is does not matter at all, but we recommend to take the subway than using the BTS Sukhumvit visit. SAM YAN station can be reached on foot. This is a new discovery.
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  • I really enjoyed this ,was very fun and interesting as well ,its amazing how they can handle the snakes, and many various species.I was surprised how many people were there and you may want to show up...  more »
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  • Good place to visit in Bangkok..worth it..run by red cross and they have 2 shows..morning and afternoon..you will learn how the snake cycle as well as snake types especially in Asia..King Cobra is the most exciting to see..bring your kid and watch demo by them..how to handling snake and venum extractions...real..real..good effort by Thailand Red Cross...
  • Snakes and Snakes... :) Have lots of live snakes and also a snake museum. There is a scheduled show, so better to check the timing before visiting. Except the show, there is no activity. So if you miss it, then you will be sad like me. However, if you have ophidiophobia, then it is not a place for you.
  • The place is nice and quiet. The information is given in English and in Thai. They handle the snakes twice a day with live explanations and fun facts. The entrance fee is 200 baht for foreigners though it was free a few months ago... :(
  • The snake farm is an amazing stop in Bangkok. You can view a venom extraction in the morning and come back in the afternoon for a snake handling show. There are also various snake exhibits to view throughout the day. The handlers are very knowledgeable about the snakes.
  • Loved this place. Not big and bold but for $8 ($1.60 for Thais) entry it was well worth it. It's main function is a venom farm for Red Cross. But it is also an education centre. Venom milking (inside auditorium) is worth seeing at 11am. Snake show (outside auditorium) at 2:30 is good, interesting and fun (grab a seat at the front well before it starts). Includes a free hold of Burmese Python afterwords (be generous with the subtlety placed donation box - they don't pump you for it) The guys will take a photo with your camera or phone. I suggest getting there 10-10:30 and go in for the 11am milking and afterwards, look around inside and outside displays. Then have lunch there. It doesn't have a great choice or look great, but I guarantee you'll enjoy an authentic Thai meal for under $1.60-$2.50 each. Time it so you can get to the outside show at least 1/2 hour before it starts to get good seats. The show is done identically both sides at the same time. It may seem there are not many people there, but they seem to come out of the woodwork for the show. Once it starts and people stand up you'll be glad you got in early for a better seat. But not if you're scared of snakes lol.
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