|Daily snake show|
8.30am to 4.30pm – Monday to Friday
Adults 200 Thai Baht/ Children 50 Thai Baht – ($6.67/$1.67)
The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute is a medical research centre which keeps snakes for use in the production of anti-venoms. The public is allowed access for purposes of raising income for the work of the institute and to educate the public about snakes.
The Snake Farm keeps over 35 species of snake including the king cobra, monocled cobra, banded krait, Malaysian pit viper and Russell’s viper.
Demonstrations of venom extraction are held at 11am every weekday.
Snake handling shows and an opportunity to have your picture taken with a python happen at 2.30pm on weekdays, and at 11am on weekends.
The Institute also offers vaccinations administered by qualified medical staff, and immunizations for rabies, at a fraction of the cost in Europe or the USA. This is a very popular option for travellers who are travelling onwards to countries which require vaccinations as a condition of entry.
Address: 1871 Rama 4 Road
Public Transport: By Metro: MRT Silom station and 10 minute walk
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