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Snake Farm in Town 🐍

Updated: May 20, 2022

Finding an O2 place with an interesting sight-seeing for kids, follow me here,

Just around the corner of #Silom Rd., located in #QueenSaovabhaMemorial Institute, your family can enjoy the variety of snake species in Thailand. Even though it isn’t really a #farm but a facility for research, it's a good place to visit and correctly learn about #snakes🐍.

I recommend the weekdays as you can see 2 shows; #venom extraction and #snake handling. Starting at 11 AM in a #museum hall with dim light, the researchers demonstrate how to extract the venom used as an antivenin. This lasts no longer than half an hour but might bore little toddlers. You can take them out for the exhibition in the same area anyway. On the ground floor, kids can closely observe each snake in the terrarium and educated with English information. Sometimes, they could see it swallowing frogs inside 🐸 !!! Up to the second floor, the anatomy, life cycle and more educational knowledge about snakes are exhibited, some are explained in VDO presentations too.

After that, you have plenty of time before the next #snake handling #demonstration at 2 PM. Kids can have lunch here. There're a few local food stalls such as noodle in chicken soup which can satisfy my children' hunger before the ice-cream 🍦 from the lovely cafe nearby. When they're full and still awake, let them spend time to stroll around the mini snake #zoo.

Then, the most expecting time is happening. Visitors are invited to take their place in a small auditorium located on the side of the zoo. After the keeper casually walks in with a large snake in his hands to excite you, a doctor comes to tell about it. Key facts are explained in a very good English. Different snakes, both non-venomous and venomous are following such as a cobra, a green pit viper, a pretty #sunbeam snake and a king #cobra which the handler is showing us how to catch while it's fighting! What impresses me is they demonstrate with the respect to snakes, no abuse at all, that means the snakes' fangs are not extracted so every venomous snake is still poisonous! Last but not least, the giant albino #boa constrictor is brought in for taking photos with. Surprisingly, kids are always ready to be the ones to handle it... unlike the adults!

📌Snake Farm QSMI , Rama IV Rd.,

⌚ Weekday, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm, Weekend and public holiday, 9.30 am - 1 pm (no venom extraction show)

🚅 MRT Silom station, BTS Saladaeng station

💵 admission fee : adult 200 BHT, kid 50 BHT

☎️ +66 8 252 0161 - 4


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