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Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)

1871 Rama IV Rd | Thai Red Cross Institute, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
0 2252 0161 4
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Ranked #22 of 260 attractions in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Very simple, really interesting, low cost, take a taxi or tuk-tuk as otherwise quite a walk. Only saw the snake milking, commentary occasionally difficult to follow but this did not matter

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Olympia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I have been here several times. They are upgrading the place with more exhibits and yes, more snakes. Make sure you go to the snake handling show. And sit close...and handle a snake yourself.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The morning demonstration shows you how venom is extracted from snakes - with live participation (from the snakes). The afternoon session is more educational, various snakes are brought out for show - they are well treated and very active. I saw King Cobra (about 4 metres), 2 Siamese Cobras, 1 Banded Krait (yellow and black) which was very docile, 1... More

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Khon Kaen, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Thailand has a history with using animals as tourist attractions, and Bangkok’s snake farm is perhaps one of the best places to get up close with the non-legged in a respectful way. Those with ophidiophobia or ophiophobia (take one guess) should probably skip this one – instead, take in Lumphini Park near the Silom subway station. The main attraction is... More

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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was a disappointment. Hopefully, the day we came was free. Normally, it's 200B. There are very few snakes around. Maybe 30 or something. There are some few facts and explanations about snakes, interesting. If you are serious about snakes, go to Dusit zoo instead.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took our kids to see the snake show here. They loved it. Lots of different snakes that the handlers bring out and talk about. The show is fast and keeps the kids entertained. You can have your photo taken with a Boa after the show which makes the kids day. The venue also has an excellent museum which is... More

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Edinburgh Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Unfortunately we could only visit on a Sunday which is not one of the days the venom is extracted however the show with the handlers antagonising the snakes to make them bite was fantastic. There is very limited seating so get there well in advance of the show starting for the best views. After the show you can hold an... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I`ve been there a few times already, thanks to an upgrade recently it has got more expensive but still an amazing place, try to be there at 11am for the milking of the venum or the snake show at 2.30pm

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Loved coming here and learning about the different types of venomous snakes, the show is great and informative (bring your kids here). Before the show we were able to walk around and visit a bunch of enclosures filled with snakes, the whole area is beautifully arranged, trees everywhere, looks like you are walking through a jungle. Even got to pick... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

There is a really good display of various snakes and the cobras were just brilliant. The snake handlers did a great job in the snake show and my family were completely fascinated. My elderly father and I posed for photos with a big python and I'd highly recommend this place if your interested in snakes.

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