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Description

The Bangkok Snake Farm was established in 1923 by the Red Cross Institute to extract venom in poisonous snakes, in order to study and develop anti-venom serum to treat snakebite victims. It is widely considered one of the most engaging and educational activities for children living in or visiting Bangkok. The farm has a sizeable collection of indigenous Thai snakes, including the cobra, king cobra, banded krait, russell viper, pit viper and sea snake. Rural Thai farmers, who are professional snake catchers, provide the institute with snakes and are paid in according to species and size.

The farm was refurbished in 2009 and now includes an Outdoor Serpentarium, a walk-in garden that is home to various snake habitats. Alongside this is the Museum, featuring multimedia displays on the life cycle of snakes, their anatomy, toxicology, mythology and first-aid for snakebite victims. The highlight of this activity is held in the arena at 11.00am, when visitors are invited to witness a live venom extraction and commentary by a mature, knowledgeable host with near perfect English. A snake handling show follows at 14.30pm.

This is a brilliant half-day out for families and is located centrally near other great attractions. Children will see and learn a great deal about snakes, including safety, and enjoy handling some non-venomous pythons along the way.

Location

1871 Terdprakiat Boulevard, Henry Dunant Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330

Days Of Operations

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Times

8.30am to 4.00pm (M – F), 9.30am to 1:00pm (S & S)

Price

Adults – 200 baht

Child – 50 baht

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