Located in Samutprakarn, just outside Bangkok, the Crocodile Farm is recognized as the world's largest centre for crocodiles. The Crocodile Farm aims to help preserve crocodiles by breeding them in captivity. The farm also acts as an education and research centre for the conservation of wildlife.
The main reason for a visit to the Crocodile Farm is though to see the shows they put on! It is possible to witness 'Crocodile Wrestling' and keepers putting their heads into crocodile's mouths - quite amazing spectacles. In addition, there are a number of other activities for visitors. Acrobatic elephant shows, elephant and camel rides, paddle boats on the lake and a visit to the 'Monkey Playground' all serve to keep children thoroughly entertained. Given its location and the amount to be seen and done, a visit to the Crocodile Farm is an all day affair. If you have plenty of time in Bangkok, it is certainly worth a visit.
Details: The Crocodile Farm is open daily from 07:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. Admission is 300 Baht for adults and 200 Baht for children.
Address: Samutprakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo 555 Moo 7, Taiban Sub-district, Amphoe Muang, Samutprakarn
Tel: +66 2703 4891-5, +66 2703 5144-8
How to get there: Located way out of Bangkok, a tour might prove the most effective for those with children. If you want to go on your own, a taxi is recommended and a round trip is likely to cost somewhere in the region of 500 Baht.