Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
The Crocodile Farm was built in 1950 as Thailand’s first crocodile farm. It is now the world’s largest crocodile farm. It is situated at Tambon Tai Ban, 3 kilometers from Samut Prakan town. The farm has over 60,000 crocodiles of different kinds in various pits. Daily shows feature catching crocodiles bare-handed and so may interesting things are happening there.
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H.T.M.S. Mae Klong, Royal Navy Museum
3.98km from Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
HTMS Maeklong was a Royal Thai Navy escort vessel and training ship, built at the Uraga Dock in Yokosuka, Japan. Her sister ship was HTMS Tachin. The Maeklong is preserved in concrete in Chulachomklao Fort in Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand. The ship is named after a river, the Mae Klong.
The Erawan Museum
6.35km from Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
Erawan Museum Bangkok covers 3 levels representing the underworld, human earth, and heaven. Just about every part of the museum displays rare eastern antiques, religious iconography, and psychedelic décor. It also occupies a massive 3-headed elephant statue that stands an equally gargantuan pedestal.
Bhumibol 2 Bridge
11.68km from Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
The Bhumibol Bridge, also known as the Industrial Ring Road Bridge is part of the 13 km long Industrial Ring Road connecting southern Bangkok with Samut Prakan Province. The bridge crosses the Chao Phraya River twice, with two striking cable-stayed spans of lengths of 702 m and 582 m supported by two diamond-shaped pylons 173 m and 164 m high. Where the two spans meet, another road rises to join them at a free-flowing interchange suspended 50 meters above the ground.
Bang Nam Phueng Floating Market
12.34km from Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
One of the beautiful tourist and shopping center in the Samut Prakan province. The market is on a canal surrounded by a residential neighborhood. Products include commercial crops such as fruits and sweets, noodles, processed food, seashells, dried shrimp, pickled shrimp, desserts, grain cakes, and fruit.
Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai
12.83km from Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
Wat Bang Phli Yai Nai is located on the banks of Khlong Samrong, Tambon Bang Phli Yai. The temple was formerly known as Wat Phlapphla Chai Chana Songkhram built to commemorate King Naresuan the Great’s victory over the Burmese. Later, a large bronze Buddha image of the Sukhothai style in the gesture of subduing Mara, with open eyes, was taken to be enshrined as the principal image of Phra Ubosot.
King Rama IX Park
14.47km from Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo
A beautiful park which was located in the heart of Bangkok city. The park was created in 1987 on the occasion of the 60th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.As part of the country's annual flower show and shows a large number of native plants. There is also an exhibition of works by the Thai king and an overview of his life and work. In December, the park is decorated with countless flowers every year to highlight the popular king's birthday.
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The province was created during the era of the Ayutthaya Kingdom and is located in central Thailand at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. It is also called Muang Pak Nam which means “The mouth of a river”.