Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre
This Crocodile Breeding Centre in Phuentsholing, Bhutan was established in 1976 by private funding. It is easily accessible because it is very near to a bus station. It is a favourite resting place for those who are waiting for their bus trips to other parts of Bhutan.
With the dwindling population of crocodiles worldwide and the threat that the numbers are reaching the verge of extinction, this initiative is a welcome gesture. With various species of crocodiles, the place is an ideal place to learn about crocodiles — seeing the reptiles up close and personal provides visitors the knowledge to the behaviour of the animals. The park has 4 ponds that house both the mature and baby crocodiles. The place is a befitting foretaste to the grand diversity that Phuentsholing has to offer every adventurous and fun loving individual.
Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding farm is located near the Phuentsholing bus station.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is BTN 50 (USD 0.75) per person.
How to Get There
- Fly to Thimphu.
- From Thimphu, board an overnight bus to Phuentsholing.
- Walk a few metres to Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
- Families with kids
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
To avoid heavy crowds, visit as early as 9:00.
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