Krabi – Ao Nang King Cobra Snake Show

3 Mangrove Cat Snakes at Krabi Ao Nang King Cobra Snake Show - Thailand

Olay catching 3 mangrove cat snakes (Boiga dendrophila) during one of the snake shows.

This is the local snake show in Krabi. There is one like it in Phuket, Koh Samui, Pattaya, Bangkok (I think there must be, but I haven’t seen it), Chiang Mai, and maybe a couple other places. Prior to sitting for the show you are encouraged to walk around and see the various snakes, lizards and turtles on display in cages and aquariums. They usually have the snakes found below, as well as some other wildlife – turtles, monitor lizards, and occasionally something really different.

Snakes sometimes found at Ao Nang King Cobra Show include:

  • Burmese Pythons
  • Blood Pythons
  • Reticulated Pythons – always have
  • Malayan Pit Vipers
  • King Cobras – always have
  • Monocled Cobras – always have
  • Indo-Chinese Rat Snakes
  • Keeled Rat Snakes (Ptyas carinatus)
  • Banded Kraits
  • Red-tailed Racers (large green rat snakes – beautiful!)
  • Copperheaded Racers – always have
  • Mangrove Cat Snakes – always have
  • Bronzeback Snakes

And usually a couple more surprises like large centipedes, tarantula spiders, scorpions and fun things like that.

The show is open from 0900 until 1700. You can come by yourself or with a group. There is NO SCHEDULE – there is a show when you arrive.

The snake show presenters are personable and helpful. They know basic facts about the snakes and if you want a photo with one  you are encouraged to do so – no extra charge. Johnny, Jackie, Ip are gone now, but Olay and Owen are the King Cobra guys now.

The Krabi Ao Nang King Cobra Snake Show is located close to Noppharat Thara Beach. Coming straight out of the beach parking lot you can go up the road… follow the road bearing left at the yellow Muslim temple (following the road actually, not a left turn). Go about .5 km and the snake show is on your right side.

Price varies a little bit, depending on the season. Prices are reasonable.

If you are interested in learning more about Thailand Snakes, see our other site – Thailand Snakes (.com)

If you are interested in snake tours – herping tours, you can reserve a tour through the mangroves to find Mangrove Pit Vipers, Mangrove Cat Snakes, Pythons, and other snakes. Contact “Son” – click HERE.

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