The lively city of Bangkok, a glistening jewel on the emerald Thai landscape, is home to a curious array of sights, attractions and beings, both human and non-human. To fully sample the best offerings of the “city of smiles” and luxuriate in warm island hospitality at the same time, a stay at a quality Sukhumvit hotel would be ideal. One exclusive Bangkok hotel that would delight visitors is the Grand Millennium Sukhumvit Bangkok whose stylish interiors and comfortable modern décor would prove a welcome vacation treat. Rest up and relax before venturing out into the bustling heart of Bankok to come face-to-face with some intriguing creatures. Take the entire family to visit the snake farm, an entertaining subsection of the Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute affiliated with the Thai Red Cross that specialises in serpent husbandry and conducts medical research into snake venom. Reptile lovers should rejoice as the snake farm features a vibrant offering of snakes, such as the pit viper, the king cobra and banded krait, that all live peacefully in one locale. It is a fascinating glimpse into the world of venomous reptiles, and the highlight of the tour is the extraction of snake venom, which takes place twice a day on weekdays at 11am and 2:30pm. Both adults and children interested in reptiles will find the slideshow that precedes the venom extraction quite informative, and the venom is used to develop antivenoms used throughout the country. The snake farm is the second-largest in the world, and it features live snake handlings twice a day for those who want to get up close and personal with our hissy counterparts and drape a magnificent giant albino Boa constrictor around their necks, always an exciting experience for kids.
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