Snake Farm, Bangkok

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1871 Rama IV Road, Bkk 10330 02-252-0161

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    Snake Farm,Pasteur Institute

    by Joenes Updated Oct 7, 2005

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    Very interesting snakefarm with the deadliest snakes of the world among others.
    They give an excellent feeding show and if you are not too scared you can take a non-poisonous snake around your neck for a nice photo to show when you are back home.
    They try to find antidotes here for a poisonous snakebite.

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    Snake Farm

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 3, 2004

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    Jon or Snake

    (last date visited - Feb. 10, 2004)

    Entrance Fee - 70 Baht

    Opens:
    Weekdays : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Weekends and Holidays: 8:30 am - noon

    Demonstration of Snake Handling:
    Weekdays - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Weekends & Holidays - 11:00 am

    Don't be surprised if you wont see a lot of snakes!!! Snakes are too few! Not really sure if they are just hiding preparing themselves to bite you...but be cautious though!!!

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    KING COBRA SNAKE SHOW

    by balhannah Written Jun 28, 2009

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    On my tour to the Floating Market, we were asked if we would like to go to the Snake Show. A few of us agreed, so of we went, paid the 200tb entrance fee (2009) As I was on tour, I do not know the address. Around the compound, there are plenty of different Snakes behind glass windows to have a look at. It was a pity the windows were dirty, this made for not very good photos. Then it was time for the show. This involved a handler and a King Cobra, eventually, the handler picked up the King Cobra in his mouth. Then, they milked the venom from this same snake into a jar. I think that this handler was extremely brave. They also showed how a Mongoose and Cobra get along, and some other types of snakes. It was the 1st time I had seen a Cobra, and I don't mind Snakes, so I enjoyed the show.

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    Snake Farm

    by Ines28 Written Jul 21, 2004

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    Snake Farm

    The Snake Farm at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute (Thai Red Cross Society) was the second snake farm in the world opened in 1923 by Queen Sawang vadhana, the president of he Thai Red Cross Society. This facility is manufacturing antivenoms effective in treating snake bite victims. You can watch the assistants milking the snakes for venom or feeding them with small animals. Or you may even get to hold a 2-m long Python!
    Admission is 70 baht
    Open to the public every day from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm on weekdays, and 8.30 am to 12.00 am on weekends and public holidays

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    Snake show

    by georeiser Updated Nov 24, 2009

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    Young Thai men have kamikaze shows with different poisonous snakes like Cobra, Jumping snake and Mamba. They like to scare the audience even more with pretending to throw the snakes into the crowd. So beware the joke and avoid having a heart attack.

    Some of the men have been bitten so many times that their body have developed a kind of immunity against the venom. Nevertheless, you can see scars and necrosis on their limbs.

    The snake farm is one of the largest producers of anti-venom Serum in Asia.
    It is found on Rama IV, opposite the Suriawongse Road, and not far from the Pan Pacific Hotel. The closest Sky train stop is SalaDaeng. The shows begin at 11am and 2.30 pm on weekdays and 11 am on holidays, admission is 70 Baht.

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    Snake Farm

    by Rojo72 Written May 23, 2004

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    Me with a snake

    The first thing we went to see in Bangkok was the snake farm, where they produce anti-venom serum from all kinds of different poisonous snakes. There are shows with snakes several times a day and also a short slide show inside a building.

    After the outdoor show anyone who wants to can have a snake around his or her shoulders.

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    Protection and Study of Snakes

    by Applelyn Updated Mar 7, 2006

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    You should attend the slide presentation by the Red Cross Society on Snakes. It is about half an hour before the snake show. There are two shows on weekdays and one on weekends. The entrance fee is 70 baht for adults and kids below the age of 11 go free.

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    Watch a Cobra Show

    by bsfreeloader Written Feb 8, 2007

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    The Thailand Cobra Show outside Bangkok (close to the Dumnoen Saduak Floating Market) purports to be the country’s longest running and best cobra show. What you see is definitely not something you are likely to see in too many other countries. Among other things, the show includes a snake-handler charming a King Cobra, another snake-handler flinging around a “jumping” snake, a fight between a King Cobra and a mongoose, and, for the grand finale, a snake-handler catching three venomous Mangrove Snakes. The last act may not sound too impressive, but the guy catches the last snake with his mouth while holding one snake in his left hand and the other in his right. As with the elephant shows, serious questions about the treatment of the animals involved can be raised. Those questions aside, it is a rather amazing spectacle to witness at least once.

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    WHO Venomous Snake Research Farm

    by kamikazekelly Written Feb 13, 2007

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    This was a really interesting activity. For a small fee, you are given a lecture about different varieties of poisonous snakes, and how anti-venom is processed. I, personally, had no idea horses were used (humanely!) as part of the process. The lecture is a little dry, but the presenters do try to make it humorous and interesting.

    The best part is the "show." Do your best to leave the lecture hall as quickly as possible to get a good seat in the small stadium. The closer to the front you are, the better your view. Various snakes are displayed, such as cobras and banded kraits, and in some cases you are even allowed to touch them--not the cobras though, obviously. Venom 'milking' is also shown. After the demonstration, audience members are invited to come closer to inspect the snakes, and you can have your photo taken with one of several LARGE--but non-venomous--snakes.

    Altogether a good experience--and an interesting side-trip for both kids and adults. If you have a fear of snakes, though, this isn't the place for you!

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    red cross snake farm bangkok

    by maarrz Written Nov 10, 2011

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    i have been here twice , but missed the venom milking though . the snake show is great , sit at the front for the best view , they bring out the poisonous and non poisonous snakes and tell you a bit about them , then at the end you can hold the large python - lots of fun
    both times there were a few families there and with a little coaxing most of the kids held the snake
    they also have an indoor area where there are many snakes on display , it all looks nice and clean and a nice environment (for being in captivity)

    i had also been to the snake farm outside bangkok ( i think near the floating market ) i didn't like it , sort of dirty conditions, and at one point in the show let a mongoose bite a snake ( i hate seeing cruelty just to entertain , i know it happens in the wild but thats natural behaviour not humans basicly giving the snake to the mongoose to chew on) so i was not impressed with it

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    Red Cross Snake Farm

    by hasthetravelbug Written Jul 24, 2004

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    Holding the python!

    If you're looking for a close encounter with snakes, then this snake farm is for you! Right in the heart of Bangkok this place offers a display of several snakes in a half hour show that includes a feeding. Other snakes can also be seen in cages or glass cases. There is also an 80's video to watch as well.
    The highlighted snakes are king cobra, mangrove, and of course the python. They milk the venom from the mangrove then feed another snake. The venom is used to create anti venom serum for the whole nation. You can get a picture with a python as well.
    It costs about 70 or 80 Baht to get in.

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    Snake Farming

    by blue_sky04 Written Jan 15, 2005

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    The Snake Farming

    One of the places that I visited was the snake farm. Well, I do not like snake. However, it was interesting to see lots of snakes including the Cobra. In this place, you can also find different things made of snakes including some medicines as many people believe that snakes can be a good medicine.

    This farm is located outside the city of Bangkok. I forget the address and direction at the moment. If I find the information later, I will update this tip.

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    Pasteur Institute (Snake Farm)

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 22, 2006

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    This interesting spot is located at the corner of Henri Dunant Road and Rama IV Road west of Chulalongkorn Hospital. It is a sector of the Thai Red Cross where you can have Typhoid, smallpox and cholera inoculations as well as treatment for rabies . The institute has become an accepted tourist attraction because of the extensive collection of live poisonous snakes.

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    Cobra Show Thailand

    by machomikemd Updated Oct 22, 2012

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    This will be a two part tip with more pictures around the area

    There are lots of Cobra shows and Snake Farm and Snake Villages around thailand and even in Bangkok there is a snake show but they claimed that the Best Snake Show is at the Damnoen Saduak Area of Ratchaburi Province about a 10 minute drive from the floating market and this is included in the whole or half day floating market tour but the admission to the snake show is not included in the package. the price of the snake show is 500 baht and inside the snake area is a mini zoo of the assorted snakes (both poisonous and not) found around thailand and even some monitor lizards and turtles. the snake show lasts for 30 minutes and it includes milking venom from a snake, posing with a king cobra, a fight between a mongoose and a king cobra, snake catching skills and the cobra spewing venom instead of biting and the star of the show is how a snack charmer catches 3 poisonous coral snakes with his two arms and the last one via his mouth.

    see my videos of it too.

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    Cobra Show Thailand (2)

    by machomikemd Written Oct 22, 2012

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    Part two of my Cobra show tips with more pictures

    There are lots of Cobra shows and Snake Farm and Snake Villages around thailand and even in Bangkok there is a snake show but they claimed that the Best Snake Show in the World is at the Damnoen Saduak Area of Ratchaburi Province about a 10 minute drive from the floating market and this is included in the whole or half day floating market tour but the admission to the snake show is not included in the package. the price of the snake show is 500 baht and inside the snake area is a mini zoo of the assorted snakes (both poisonous and not) found around thailand and even some monitor lizards and turtles. the snake show lasts for 30 minutes and it includes milking venom from a snake, posing with a king cobra, a fight between a mongoose and a king cobra, snake catching skills and the cobra spewing venom instead of biting and the star of the show is how a snack charmer catches 3 poisonous coral snakes with his two arms and the last one via his mouth.

    see my videos of it too.

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