The metropolitan madness of Bangkok can get a little daunting at times so it’s always a welcome experience to take a leave from the big city and explore the gentler and more serene side of Thailand. Amidst the serenity of the Samui archipelago and close to the Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort, an easy to find Koh Samui Beach Resort, is the Samui Snake Farm.

The snake farm boasts chilling and thrilling displays featuring creatures including not just snakes, but large centipedes as well as scorpions. The notorious snake-wranglers of this iconic snake farm, with their professional expertise, will make the various reptiles display their predatory prowess in a grand spectacle guaranteed to thrill you.

The farm also contains a zoo of notable size and knowledge, where you can discover and learn a great deal about more than 170 varieties of Snake and even get up and close personal by handling some of the gentler species of the farm’s reptilian residents. The farm also houses a few Crocodiles.

The farm’s daily 2-hour shows run from 11am to 2 pm, and are as known to be thrilling as they are educational. Through well-executed dance moves the experts trick the snakes into displaying their defensive and offensive capabilities, ranging from baring their fangs to even spitting venom.

Shortly afterwards is the scorpion segment which usually involves a woman lying completely still as the creatures envelope her. This is act is shortly followed with an identical one, except the scorpions are replaced with centipedes.

The Samui Snake Farm undoubtedly offers a unique experience that will not be found anywhere across Thailand, so if you happen to find yourself in this nation where beauty is bountiful, be sure to visit this one of a kind establishment.

Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.