Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo (ฟาร์มจระเข้)

August 12, 2011

The Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm and Zoo (Thai: ฟาร์มจระเข้) is an internationally renowned crocodile zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. It claims to hold the Guinness Book of Records Largest Captive Crocodile measuring six meters (19 feet, 8 inches) and weighing 1114.27 kilograms (2465 pounds). This enormous crocodile is one among over 100,000 crocodiles at the world’s largest crocodile farm.

Visitors to the crocodile farm can see a wide variety of animals other than crocodiles, including elephants, lions, tigers, monkeys, horses, and hippos. There are frequent crocodile shows, famous for the performers putting their heads inside a crocodile’s mouth. Elephant shows display the dexterity of elephants as they walk tightropes, ride skateboards, and dance. Visitors may also take short elephant ride, ride a train, enjoy a paddle boat ride, or explore the dinosaur museum.

How to Get There: From Bangkok, you can take the Skytrain to the end of the line at BTS Bearing. From here it will cost about 110 Baht in a taxi. Bus Nos. 7, 8, and 511 from Bangkok terminate at a station next to the crocodile farm.

Source: Wikipedia


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