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Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)

1871 Rama IV Rd | Thai Red Cross Institute, Bangkok 79331, Thailand
0 2252 0161 4
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Ranked #22 of 235 attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Located in the Thai Red Cross Institute, this organization produces anti-venom serum for snake-bite victims nationwide.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Despite being jet lagged after arriving in Bangkok, I really wanted to catch a live show based on the other reviews and I wasn't disappointed. Entry cost just 200 Baht, so £4 approximately per person which is pretty good value considering what you'd get in the UK for that equivalent. The whole farm was really well thought out and the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

As others have said, make sure to catch a live show. Pretty sure they are 11 and 2:30 during the week and just 11 on the weekends (check the website). The show is very entertaining. When done go into the main building and check out the exhibits on both the first and second floor.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The staff speak excellent English and there was a fascinating Collection of live snakes, including many venous cobras, vipers and Craits. The show was excellent, but avoid weekends if you want to see the venom extraction. The best time to go is early in the morning as it's less hot and the exhibits are inside and outside. Even if you... More

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Roeselare, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The extracting of the venom was very interesting to see, as well as the range of snakes in the serpentarium and outside. What to work on: - a better signalisation to get there - better English spoken explanation

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The snake farm is a very well run, professional centre in the heart of Bangkok. They are a center for research on snakes and anti-venom development in South East Asia. The staff are very knowledgeable, the collection of snakes very impressive. Their main goal is research and education and not tourism so your small entrance fee is going to a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We visited the snake farm on Sat morning and it wasn't busy. As we went around, a show started and it was nice to watch and learn all of these facts about the snakes, it was also well organised reserved place and exhibition center. A must see in Bangkok.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

in the morning you can watch the milking of the snakes with good explanation. in the afternoon they show the King Cobra, the Krait and Monocled cobra live . between the two events, you can walk through the terrariums and watch a big variety of other snakes. well, it is quite a short time for the demonstrations, but for us... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Wow, I'm not a huge fan of snakes, but this was an amazing experience. When I first got there, nobody was there, it was quiet, and we started looking around in the enclosures. There was 3 big ones as you come in to the entrance, a huuuuuge snake! I couldn't believe my eyes. We looked around slowly, as we arrived... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you're a fan of snakes, this place is your haven. If you're not a fan, you'll still leave feeling either scared or amazed! I'd planned this visit with my missus, and made our way to the "2nd biggest snake farm in the world". Slightly hard to find, it's in the centre of the Red Cross facilities. From the gates... More

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Be sure to get there for the presentation, otherwise it will be dull. At the end, you can touch/hold a phython. The exhibition building is interesting, as well and it's air conditioned :)

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