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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.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Couples
  • Families with kids
  • Groups


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.



Some of the dining places to try include Zen Restaurant, NEC Restaurant, Park Hotel Bhutan, and Tropical Toppings.



Nearby Attractions

  • Karbandi Monastery
  • Bhutan Gate
  • Pelri Hotel



For accommodations, you can choose from Park Hotel, Hotel Druk, Lhaki Hotel, Bhutan Residence, Tashi Namgay Grand, The Orchid Hotel, and Hotel Sinchula. Rates range from USD 60 to USD 150.

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