Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo Located on Thai Ban Road in Tambon Thai Ban, approximately 4 kilometres from the province, it is also accessible by old Sukhumvit Road, Thetsaban Bang Pu Soi 46. It was established in 1950 and is at present the world’s largest crocodile farm, where more than 60,000 crocodiles of various sizes are bred. There are daily crocodile shows every hour during 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (with a lunch break), with additional shows at 12.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. on holidays. There is also daily elephant shows every hour during 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. The zoo provides a home for tigers, chimpanzees, gibbons, turtles, snakes, birds, camels, hippopotamus, deer and schools of fish, as well. There is a dinosaur museum where skeletons and models of dinosaurs are exhibited as well as a slide multivision of primitive man and animals. Open daily during 7.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Admission is Bt 300 for adults and Bt 200 for children. Previous contact by letter is required for a group visit or an educational institute requesting a guide. Write to Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo, 555 Mu 7 Thai Ban Road, Amphoe Mueang, Samut Prakan 10280 or call Tel. 0 2703 4891, 0 2703 5144 – 8.
To get there By car or air-conditioned bus No.536 (Crocodile Farm – Victory Monument) 508, 142, 553 or take ordinary bus No.25, 102 to Samut Prakan and then connect with a Song Thaeo running between Pak Nam – Crocodile Farm at Lak Mueang Bus Stop, or take a Tuk Tuk or take air-conditioned bus No. 508, 536, 142, 553.