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Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)

1871 Rama IV Road | Phathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
+66 225201614
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Ranked #23 of 273 Attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Located in the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, this organization produces anti-venom serum for snake-bite victims nationwide.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Run by the Red Cross, the snake handling show starts at 2pm so best arrive around then. They pick up the various snakes and explain about them, then at the end they invite you to put a large snake over your shoulders and will take pictures of you for no extra charge. I really enjoyed it and snakes aren't really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

in centre of BKK a small snake farm run by Red Cross. Have to recommend the demonstration with several sorts of both venomous and non- venomous snakes, guided by good English speaking guide.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We attended the 11am show thinking we were getting a snake show instead we saw a snake milking show with commentry we either couldn't hear or understand. Maybe the afternoon show may have been more what we were looking for. Very disappointing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I visited this place as one of my hostel mate persuaded me to go with him. Before entering I had no idea on what I would be seeing or experiencing. I entered the red cross building and then he told me that it was a snake show. Its not I am very scared of snakes but I was never comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Amazing place with a great snake handling show. You can walk around see the different type of snakes, learn about their anatomy, see their skeletons. And in the end of the show they let you take photos with a huge Burmese python. Not expensive, definitely worth it if you're a snake lover.

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Heerlen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We liked the the presence of the show. They did a lot of great tricks with a lot of different snakes but in a lot of tricks I felt sorry for the snakes. At one time they did as if they threw a snake in the audience. It felt as I got a hartattack. But it was only fake. I... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

It showed just how dangerous this 'snake handling' job can be if a handler does not fully concentrate at all times...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Actually there are 2 shows: one at 11AM for venom extraction and one at 2PM for the snake handling show. We arrived at 11.30AM because we didn't know, and missed the first show, so we took our time to have lunch in the nearby department store and walked around the very close Lumpini park. The farm itself is just okay,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There were a few glass enclosures with a few snakes curled round wooden branches. The snake show was even less interesting...showed us how the vemon was extracted

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

what a place, almost every type of snakes, but this is not just a place to entertain, they collect the snakes in order that they get the venom from them so that they can produce a snake bite cure.

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