Snake Farm Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
The Snake Farm is one of the many educational stops you can visit in Bangkok. This attraction is located in Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute - an anti-rabies facility that has Thailand’s most popular snake serum.
Though it is commonly known as Snake Farm, it is not actually a farm but a research facility for snakes. Here, you will find exhibits and shows like the Snake Catching and Snake Poisoning show. Doctors and experts in the institute often take time to relay to tourists necessary things to know when it comes to dealing with the reptile.
Aside from the exhibits and lectures, you can also witness the snake milking session – an activity where experts extract venom from the snakes. A must-visit for anyone who wants to learn more about the famous cold-blooded animal.
The Snake Farm Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute is located at 1871 Rama IV Road | Phathumwan, Bangkok.
Opening Days and Hours
The Snake Farm Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute is open from 9:30 to 15:30.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is THB 200 for adults (USD 5.50) and THB 50 (USD 1.40) for children.
How to Get There
- Fly to Bangkok via AirAsia.
- From the city centre, take the BTS Silom Line and get off at Sala Daeng Station.
- Walk the rest of the way to the Institute.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration is 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the institute is during the morning when there are only a few visitors.
Calderrazo on 31, Toritama Bangkok, Barefood Bangkok, La Tana, Bangkok Poutine, Breakfast Story, and Melange are some of the dining options in the area.
- The Grand Palace
- Khaosan Road
- Wat Arun
- Wat Phra Kaew
- King Rama IX Park
Prince Palace Hotel, Thong Ta Resort, Solitaire Bangkok, Beat Hotel Bangkok, Ambassador Hotel, Cubic Pratunam, and Centara Grand at Central Plaza are some of the accommodation options you can choose from. Rates range from USD 25 to USD 80.