Bangkok Snake Farm


by meester_mustachio

Nestled in a green garden space in an old hospital is the Bangkok snake farm. There are a few snakes in outdoor enclosures, and a small museum with the typical oddball exhibits that small museums have. The real draw, though, is the cobra venom milking exhibition.

As you and a horde of Thai schoolchildren watch from an amphitheater that is securely protected by thick glass, three men with a death wish wrangle five-foot cobras with their bare hands. The venom is extracted from the cobras for medical research, but the spectacle is mesmerizing and terrifying all at once. http://www.saovabha.com/en/snakefarm_service.asp
  • shows are at 11 AM and 1 PM
  • be sure to check out the strange zombie snakebite victim manneqin