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“Cool to see snakes milked!”

Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)
Ranked #30 of 570 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: Located in the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, this organization produces anti-venom serum for snake-bite victims nationwide.
Reviewed May 17, 2014

I went twice. The first time was a holiday, so there was no afternoon show, and they moved the snake handling show to the morning. The snake exhibits in the back were air conditioned and very interesting. The second day, they had the snake milking in the morning. Very interesting to watch! The snake handling show it supposed to be the most exciting, but I couldn't stay for it. Be sure to check the schedule of holidays to make sure it is open, and beware of "helpful" people who tell you it is closed and want to "help" and take you to another attraction.

Thank Dryheat01
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Reviewed May 16, 2014

Went last week, was very worthwhile.

You learn a lot and get up close to snakes which you could never hope to do normally.

The show is good and the presenter very sweet. Only 200baht it's very cheap too.

They do a lot of conservation and research also.

Thank Richietag
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

You reall yget to see many snakes! Especially if you time your visit so that you get there in time for watching their staff extract the poison from the snakes... It's really worth seeing! my boyfriend really enjoyed it, so did I, even though I usually run away from a photo of a snake :)

Thank Lada1977
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Reviewed May 1, 2014

If you are hiking or visiting any of the Nature Reserves in Thailand it is not a bad idea to pay the Snake Farm - adjacent to the Chulongkorn University - a visit. It is well kept and very informative not only in terms of educating you what snakes can and cannot do but what happens if you encounter one of these reptiles on your treks through the bush. And more importantly what you must do if you unfortunately happen to get bitten. They have the latest information of the do's and don'ts of anti venom treatment and where to go for help. This information will save a life. I have had twelve years of hiking in the Forests of Thailand and occasionally have come across snakes, its good to know how to act in these situations, especially if it is a "close encounter"

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Set up for tourists, and visits by Thai school children. However, even if you are a reptile expert, this place is wonderful. The high point is a staff member handling an adult King Cobra. These snakes are fully intact and potent - this is not a literally stitched up snake in Morocco or India. The new museum enclosure section is a welcome addition. Very easy to get to from Sam Yan or Silom metro stations. 10 mins walkable from Hua Lamphong area if you are staying there, 5 mins walk from Lumphini park. This is one of the few snake anti-venom preparation institutes in the world. It is also an International Rabies (and other diseases) research and vaccination centre. I had rabies vaccinations here last year, with updates to others. Extremely fast and efficient if you arrive for jabs before 09.00am.

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