Queen Saovabha Memorial Snake Farm

Snakes alive!

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What we say: 3.5 stars

Run in cooperation with the Thai Red Cross and the World Health Organization, the Queen Saovabha Memorial Snake Farm raises venomous and non-venomous snakes for use in extracting venom to produce antidote.

The farm staff run an educational program twice a day on week days at 11:00 and 14:30, and at 11:00 only on weekends. The educational lecture is informative and brief, and provided in Thai and English.

Afterwards, the crowd shifts from the lecture hall to the show ring, where snakes are showed to the crowd, venom milking is performed, and the snakes are fed.

It's actually quite well done, and one comes away with new respect for the trouble it takes to manufacture anti-venom.

Admission to the attached museum afterwards is included. 200/50 baht for adults/children.

More details
1871 Rama 4 Rd
info@saovabha.com
http://www.saovabha.com 
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 08:30-16:00; Sat,Sun and public holidays 08:30-12:00
How to get there: The snake farm is in the scientific division of the Thai Red Cross Society in the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, next to Chulalongkorn Hospital. When you enter the gate, follow the road around to the left, then straight ahead. The closest BTS is Saladaeng from where it is about a 15-minute walk.
Last updated: 16th February, 2012

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