Koh Samui, a Thai island located off the eastern coast of Thailand, is one of Southeast Asia’s top coastal destinations. Known for its stunning scenery and pristine beaches, the island is a great destination for a chilled out tropical vacation. With exciting tourist attractions, unique street-side restaurants and bars, and a booming hospitality industry, a stay in this exotic island is sure to be memorable. A Koh Samui resort that offers tranquil accommodation is the Anantara Lawana Koh Samui Resort & Spa.
Perhaps the most unique and thrilling attraction of Koh Samui is the Samui Snake Farm. Dedicated to conserving the reptiles and critters of Thailand while offering visitors a chance to witness and interact with them, the Snake Farm is not an attraction for the faint-hearted. Home to hundreds of venomous and feared creatures, the Snake Farm offers a thrilling experience, the likes of which you will ever encounter anywhere else!
At the Snake Farm visitors can witness many different species of snakes and other reptiles such as cobras, pythons, monitor lizards, crocodiles, and scorpions. Ironically, even the arch nemesis of snakes; mongooses, can be witnessed at the snake farm. While visitors can visit the farm and witness these creatures at any time, the highlights of the day are the daily shows which are held at the Snake Farm. These thrilling shows are immensely popular and exciting and well worth witnessing. Shows such as the Snake Show; which showcases snake charmers teasing snakes to display their lightning fast movements, the Scorpion Show; where a woman stand motionless as hundreds of deadly scorpions scurry about her body, the Centipede Show; where centipedes are let loose on a man’s body, and the Cock Fighting Show; where a mellowed down version of a cock fight takes place. However, the main highlight is the King Cobra Show, where a snake charmer handles this deadly creature with his bare hands, urging it to strike stunning poses, and presents it to the audience for a closer look!
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