The capital city of Thailand, Bangkok, serves as a historically and culturally significant city in more ways than one. The city attracts and entertains tourists from all over the world. In malls, movies, markets, museums and Buddhist monuments, Bangkok has something for every visitor it has. The city is famous for its celebrated nightlife and shopping experiences. But Bangkok offers a lot more than what it is known and loved for.
One of the lesser known attractions of Bangkok that centres around wildlife tourism is the Siam serpentarium. The Siam serpentarium is Asia’s first snake museum offering an immersive educational experience and insights on the lifestyle of snakes. The museum hosts around 70 different species of snakes. There are so many attractions inside the museum for anyone who is interested in learning and interacting with wildlife. Read on to find out more reasons why Siam serpentarium should make it to your list of noteworthy places to visit in Bangkok.
Slither into this part of the serpentarium whose entrance looks like a snake’s mouth and get an immersive experience of being a snake. This edutainment service gives the visitor a snake’s point of view and lets them see how they are born, how they reproduce, hunt and survive in a tropical forest-themed environment. This museum boasts being the world’s first and only serpent sensorium.
Ranging from the Anaconda, the vibrantly coloured Ball python to the deadly and rare Golden cobra, the museum offers its visitors information about more than 70 species of snakes! This part of the exhibit is also called the snake farm and this is the world’s longest and the most exotic display of such a huge range of snake species ever! If you are fascinated by reptiles, then you should definitely check this out on your trip to Bangkok!
The museum houses a 400 seat stadium that hosts a theatrical narration of stories about mankind and snakes by the locals. The show involves professionals, trained in handling snakes, performing with deadly snakes like Cobra while meeting them eye to eye. Give this place a visit to witness a reptilian drama that brings you to the edge of your seats.
When it comes to souvenirs, one simply does not go back home empty handed after visiting Thailand. The country is filled with beautiful eye-catching artefacts that inevitably make their way into your shopping basket. Take a quick stop at the souvenir shop here at Siam serpentarium after a long day of edutainment about snakes, to purchase snake-themed souvenirs, maybe even some tasty treats and some jewellery and handicrafts reflecting authentic Thai culture.
After your day-long reptile edutainment journey, grab a bite to eat at the snake-themed restaurant inside the museum. Built reflecting reptilian elements, the restaurant attracts both children and wildlife enthusiasts alike.
The Siam Serpentarium is open from Monday to Friday from 10 in the morning to 5 in the evening (with the last ticket entry at 4 PM) and during the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) it is open from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening (with the last ticket entry at 5 PM)
It would be better to visit the museum in the early hours of the morning=g as it gets crowded later in the day.
The entrance fee for tourists is 250 Baht for children under 135 cm and 550 Baht for adults. Children under 90 cm in height are allowed inside free of cost. The museum also provides student tickets from kindergarten through under-graduation irrespective of an age limit, you might have to produce a student ID at the Box office to get the entry ticket.
The museum is located 13 km east of the Suvarnabhumi airport. If you rent a taxi from the airport, it takes about an hour to reach the museum. Through the metro or the public bus, it takes you around 90 minutes to two hours to reach the museum from the airport.
After you are done with a long day full of learning about snakes, take a quick stop at this Indian restaurant to grab a quick bite or to have the meal of your dreams. Famously known among the Indian tourists for their butter chicken and paneer based cuisine, this restaurant serves both Indian and Thai cuisines.
The Maeklong railway market has been an important part of Bangkok ever since 1905. This market is famous among the locals and the tourists for its wide distribution and sale of delicious seafood. Hop on and take a quick ride along the lanes of Bangkok where you get to experience the lifestyle of the local fishing community and purchase souvenirs for your way back home.
Not so far away from the Siam Serpentarium, Pimthong place is a cozy restaurant serving mouth-watering Asian delicacies to tourists and locals. This place is especially famous for being a romantic destination. Be sure to check out their Asian breakfast to have a holistic Thai holiday experience!
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