Tag: Tambon Taiban

Crocodile Farm and Zoo

Crocodile Farm and Zoo

PLACE: Crocodile Farm and Zoo (ฟาร์มจระเข้และสวนสัตว์)
LOCATION: Taiban sub-district in Amphoe Mueang district
GPS Coordinates: 13.571924, 100.597496
TELEPHONE: tel. 02 703 4891-5, 02 703 5144-8.
OPENING HOURS: Open daily 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ADMISSION: There is a two price system. 80 baht for Thai and 300 baht for foreigners. If you can speak Thai you can usually get local price.

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 kilometres from Samut Prakan town. The farm has over 60,000 crocodiles of different kinds in various pits. Daily shows feature catching crocodiles bare-handed. Shows take place every hour from 09.00-17.00., except at noon; additional shows at 12.00 and 17.00 on holidays. Feeding time is between 16.30 – 17.30. Another star attraction for visitors is the elephant show of which performances are held daily every hour from 09.30 -16.30. Furthermore, you can see tigers, chimpanzees, and other animals such as gibbons, turtles, boa constrictors, pythons, birds, camels, hippopotamuses, and of various species of fishes. There is even a Dinosaur Museum which has on display life-size models and skeletons of more than 13 kinds of dinosaurs and also features a multi-vision slide presentation on man and prehistoric animals.

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Wat Asokaram

Wat Asokaram

PLACE: Wat Asokaram (วัดอโศการาม)
LOCATION: Taiban sub-district in Amphoe Mueang district
GPS Coordinates: 13.547697, 100.607474
OPENING HOURS: Daily
ADMISSION: free

The new temple was built by Phra Acharn Lee Thammawaro) of the Dharmayuthi sect on May 8, 1962. It is one of the important temples for practicing mediation. Worth visiting and seeing in this temple is Phra Thutangkha Chedi, a group of 13 chedi as a representative of the 13 duties of the monks on their religious trips. There is also Vihara Wisutthithamrangsi in which Acharn Lee’s remains are enshrined. If you walk down the narrow lanes past the kutis where the monks live, you will come out at the Gulf of Thailand. The monks live in a mangrove forest and you can often see mud skippers and water lizards. There is a footpath along the coastline and you can walk from here all the way to Bang Pu Seaside Resort.

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