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“Great to visit - make sure to catch a live show”

Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute)
Ranked #31 of 536 things to do in Bangkok
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Owner description: Located in the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, this organization produces anti-venom serum for snake-bite victims nationwide.
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“Great to visit - make sure to catch a live show”
Reviewed 3 April 2014

As others have said, make sure to catch a live show. Pretty sure they are 11 and 2:30 during the week and just 11 on the weekends (check the website). The show is very entertaining. When done go into the main building and check out the exhibits on both the first and second floor.

Visited March 2014
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“The best 100 baht spent in Bangkok.”
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

The staff speak excellent English and there was a fascinating Collection of live snakes, including many venous cobras, vipers and Craits. The show was excellent, but avoid weekends if you want to see the venom extraction. The best time to go is early in the morning as it's less hot and the exhibits are inside and outside. Even if you don't like snakes you should go, and if you do, then it's a great way to learn about what you might see through Asia. The profit goes to a good cause, and it's one of only two anti venom snake farms in the world. The animals have large and clean exhibits and there also interesting displays on how the venom works, life cycles, first aid and snake structures.

Visited March 2014
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“Snakes and how to use them”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

The extracting of the venom was very interesting to see, as well as the range of snakes in the serpentarium and outside.

What to work on:
- a better signalisation to get there
- better English spoken explanation

Visited February 2014
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“Very interesting and unexpected”
Reviewed 25 March 2014

The snake farm is a very well run, professional centre in the heart of Bangkok. They are a center for research on snakes and anti-venom development in South East Asia. The staff are very knowledgeable, the collection of snakes very impressive. Their main goal is research and education and not tourism so your small entrance fee is going to a good cause. The demonstrate and educate with live snakes in the afternoon in a small outdoor stadium/seating area. It is mostly shaded and they use microphones to be heard if it is busy. When it gets too hot, there are many levels indoors to be explored (with lovely air-conditioning). The top level is a little undeveloped in parts but the bottom level was excellent and showcased many snakes with their information alongside. For a Thai tourist attraction, its very well run. Kids love it.

Visited January 2014
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“Great place”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

We visited the snake farm on Sat morning and it wasn't busy.
As we went around, a show started and it was nice to watch and learn all of these facts about the snakes, it was also well organised reserved place and exhibition center.
A must see in Bangkok.

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