The Snake Farm is a great crowd puller. Known as the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, it is a great producer of anti-venom serum in Asia. While educational tips are provided by trained personalities before entering, the snake pits and snake shows involving feeding and amusing tricks are quite interesting.
The snake firm was founded by King Rama IV and was officially opened on December 1922. The initial motive behind the snake farm was making anti-venom medicines for treating snake bites. It is the second biggest snake form in the world, the first being one in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Bangkok’s snake firm contains some of the most poisonous snakes in the world, including the king cobra. In the daily shows, snake handlers play around with pythons. Young Thai men hold kamikaze shows, where they handle poisonous snakes like Cobra, Jumping snake, and the Mumba.
One can also see how the venom is extracted from snakes. The farm also has a museum where lectures on snakes are given. Their shows are really captivating and at times they tend to frighten the audience by pretending to throw a poisonous snake into the audience.
Timing: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm on weekdays (up to 11 am on holidays) Admission Fees: 70 Baht.
If we visit Bangkok in the mid December is it worth it? Can we friends have fun at that point of time? And what can we do over there and where all can we visit? And do we get any tour guides to show us the entire place?
What are the attractions we should not miss in at Bangkok? Please suggest me some good food joints too. What are the options for recreations. Where can i take my children? Also enlighten me about the shopping options?
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