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“Crazy snake trainer! Cruel cages”
Review of Samui Snake Farm

Samui Snake Farm
Ranked #63 of 154 things to do in Ko Samui
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Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

There is no doubt he puts on a good show, however he does anger the cobras which looks very cruel. There are also several animals in tiny cages who look very distressed. The guy doing the show has hardly and fingers from these snakes and looks a bit worse for wear. He let us hold a large python and it started to strangle my partner with no help from anyone to get it off! You can barter to get in.

3  Thank Wanderingwolfchild
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We got there by a motorbike from Chewang beach, using our GPS mobile facility. The road is quite good at least halfway.

As we got there, we paid 300THB for each one. It's cheap.

We met the lovely stuff. They are experiecned and nice. We first saw their small zoo of cages, like crocodile and a few different snakes. It became really hardcore when we also saw big jottles of dead snakes inside. It was also shocking and spectatular.


The show was amazing and intersting! It looked also quite safe since you sit on back seats, behind and at higher position. It was so amazing to see the guide controls the scorpions and snakes. He's also funny. He takes as many as scorpions he has in the box to put them on his face!

Go there, it's worth it.

4  Thank 109TLE
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

My wife and I came early and were the only people there receiving a private show from Mr Cobra. I had previously seen a Cobra show in India and thought it was something that my wife should see as well. I wasn't really expecting that much, but was really surprised how he handled the scorpions and the cobras.

It was such an intimate experience, that the snakes even got a little too close for our comfort. We quickly moved a row back when Mr Cobra sat a cobra on the fence right in front of us. I really highly recommend this place for a short stop while on the island. We definitely came away with some great stories to tell our friends and family

2  Thank JimTheSnarkHunter
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went here one afternoon while exploring the island, entry fee was around 200 Baht per person which we initially thought was a bit much but when we got inside we were happy enough with what we paid. We were greeted by a small Thai man who looked as though he had been ravaged with snake bites, he showed us through a room full of jars and allowed us to touch a large Python. When the show started we were practically the only people in the crowd terrifying experience we got to hold scorpions and a big Python. Would go again.

4  Thank TobyKing91
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We turned up in our hire car an hour before the scheduled "show time" and were told they will do a special show just for us. After paying entry fees over 1000 Baht for 2 adults 3 children we were taken around the farm by a snake handler who had been bitten by cobra's so many times ... he was even missing fingers. During this "tour" we saw various snakes, rabbits and other animals which were kept in terrible conditions. We were even shown a dead snake that had been sealed inside a large glass tank. This was quite horrible for our kids! Holding the python was good to do .. we all enjoyed that opportunity. The show was very short and felt like it was just rushed to get us out of there. Yes the snake handler had up to 5 cobras out of a box at the same time ... But during our show he did nothing with them!! I'd seen you tube footage of other shows at this place which looked so much better. So might be better to visit this place with a tour group ... Our experience when just turning up and being promised a private show was terrible and not worth the money we paid.

Thank Melinda J
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