The Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute in Bangkok may sound innocuous enough, but don’t let that title fool you for within its premises you will find some of the most poisonous snakes in the country. Before visiting this site known for its work regarding venom extraction, make sure you find well placed accommodation at a Bangkok resort which provides not only easy access to the city, but a unique location as well. One of the best 5 star hotels in Bangkok, Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa is one such option and is ideally situated on the Chao Phraya River banks.
Once you have settled in head to the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute where you can view a wide range of snakes that are kept here, especially for venom extraction and for breeding purposes. This venom is used to make much needed vaccines that provide vital cures for those bitten by poisonous snakes. King cobras, vipers and even pythons can be seen on site, while there is also a museum here too. However, the main draw at the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute is the “milking” of the snakes that take place daily at around 11 am. There are also snake handling performances in the afternoons (and in the mornings on weekends) which are also worth seeing and which let you get a closer look at these reptiles.
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