Tourists visiting Thailand have a diversity of attractions. One of them is based on the country’s 170 different species of snakes out of which 50 are venomous. That is the Snake Farm in Samui, which has become a major tourist attraction that has even found its way to The Guinness Book of World Records. It is located in the south west region of Koh Samui and surrounded by a lot of vegetation and greenery. Set amidst a quest region, the Snake Farm is an attraction for both young and the old alike, that is, as long as one is not afraid of reptiles.

The snake farm also has a reptile zoo and it has reptiles such as various types of snakes including giant pythons, king cobras and also crocodiles, mongoose and waran. Those who are brave are allowed to even touch some of the not so venomous creatures.

Making it indeed a thrilling place to be, the farm has a number of animal shows that feature Pythons, King Cobras, Scorpions, presented by The Guinness Book of World Records Scorpion Queen, Centipedes show, which is presented by The Guinness Book of World Records Centipedes King and also Cock Fighting. Cock fighting is one of the most famous sports in rural Thailand farm areas. Over the years, this place has become a major attraction amongst tourists and locals alike.

The shows that are held here from 12 noon to 2 in the afternoon feature some of the most vicious beings found in Thailand. Therefore it is definitely not for those who are scared of reptiles or creatures such as scorpions. The shows are extremely entertaining and also informative. And the charmers perform various tricks and stunts with these poisonous snakes. Sometimes they tease out the snakes and provoke them to attack and react to their moves. It is indeed a thrilling show.

Tourists who are keen on visiting this attraction and more that is in this region can stay at a Koh Samui resort or a hotel in Samui such as the Anantara Lawana Resort & Spa Koh Samui, which is only a few feet away from the pristine beach.

Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Calliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered. Google+