Wrap yourself with Amazing Snakes at Snake Farm Bangkok

Wrap yourself with Amazing Snakes at Snake Farm Bangkok

If you are curious about and fond of fascinating reptiles, a trip to Bangkok’s snake farm can be both fun and educational. After Sao Paulo, Brazil, it is the world’s second oldest snake farm and is a real revelation of the world of snakes.  All the more, the farm also breeds snakes to extract their venom for anti-venom production. It is located at Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute and was established in the year 1923 to extract serum from venoms of poisonous Thai snakes.

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Once you get past the ticket area, you will witness large enclosures on your right and left which contain huge pythons. Walk straight ahead and you’ll come across the outdoor snake area, where you’ll find many open pits that are glass fronted. You can get a close-up of snakes here; though many are asleep during the day, some are quite lively.

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The deadly reptile show is another attraction that is sure to give you a shiver of excitement. Not only is it informative and fascinating but can also help you fight your unjustified fear of these animals that you have. You’ll be surprised to know how few a snakes are actually dangerous and how many of them are a blessing to have near your house.

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Things start getting exciting at 14:30 on weekdays and 11:00 on weekends. After its refurbishment in 2009, the snake farm has become even more amazing. There is Outdoor Serpantarium, a walk-in-garden where you’ll find various snake habitats. This is also the place where snake handling shows are held. Plus, there is Si Maseng Building, the museum that features multimedia facilities. The exhibitions that take place here include the anatomy, mythology and toxicology of snakes, their life cycle, plus how to give a first-aid to a snakebite victim. The Indoor Serpentarium is a home to many species of snakes that are mostly indigenous. While venom extraction takes place at 11 am on weekdays, snake handling and picture session begin at 2.30pm on weekdays and 11 am on holidays. Among other species, a treat to watch is the giant albino boa constrictor who is actually very friendly and will love to wrap itself around you.