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“Trip to snake farm”

Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)
Ranked #31 of 552 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.
Stamford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Trip to snake farm”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

Visited July 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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“Kind of a cruddy old place but they are fixing it up.”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

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.

Visited November 2013
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Hong Kong
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“Much upgraded, new facilities”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 mangrove snake, 1 Common Rat Snake, 1 Copperhead Rat Snake - very agile - it bit the handler!, 1 Sunbeam snake - amazing colours in the sunlight, 1 Burmese Python - which is available for touching or having round your neck - quite heavy as it is about 4 metres. There are also extensive exhibits - snakes in cages (mostly sleeping, but the King Cobra was awake and fast), Green Anaconda, Reticulated Pythons, various Pit Vipers and Kraits. A section on snakes in Thailand, snake bites, videos, venom extraction, serum processing, etc. All very worthwhile a couple of hours.

Visited July 2014
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Krabi Town, Thailand
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“A great snake show in Bangkok”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

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 a snake show, where a bilingual speaker gleefully tells you about all the things that’ll happen when this particular kind of snake bites. Afterwards, a photo op is available if you want your picture with a giant snake, and the two-story museum is a great chance to take in some air-conditioning along with more snakes.

For my fellow shutterbugs, bring your macro lens to get some up-close photos. The cages are clean and the snakes look well cared for.

Loses one star (circle?) for costing more for foreigners to enter.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Sauveur des Monts, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Very few snakes”
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.

Visited July 2014
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