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: 02 703 4891-5, 02 703 5144-8.
OPENING HOURS: Open daily 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 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 the local price.
NOTE: We don’t recommend visiting this tourist attraction. We weren’t happy how they were treating the animals during our last visit.
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.
Map for Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo:
GETTING THERE: You can take air-conditioned buses Line Nos. 7, 8, and 511, to the end of the Line or by non air-conditioned buses Line Nos. 25 and 102, to Samut Prakan and then take another ride on a local truck (blue songtaew) Line No. S which goes all the way to the Crocodile Farm. You can also take Songtaew 30 or 36 from Paknam which goes along Sukhumwit Road. The songtaew costs 8 baht and a motorcycle taxi from the top of the Soi costs only 20 baht. If you want to go to Ancient Siam afterwards, come back to this intersection and catch the same songtaew again for another 4 kms.
To go there by Skytrain, go to the end of the line and get off at BTS Kheha. If you cannot find a motorcycle taxi here, you can walk six minutes back up the road to Tetsaban Bang Pu 46 Alley where you can take a short motorcycle taxi ride to the farm. Or just take a short meter taxi ride from the skytrain station for about five minutes.
DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS: The main entrance to the Crocodile Farm is off Sukhumwit Road. If you are driving from Bangkok on Sukhumwit Road, it will take you about ten minutes (depending on traffic) from The Erawan Museum. The distance to this turnoff is 7.2 kms. When you arrive in Samut Prakan, you shouldn’t enter the city but turn left at the traffic lights following the sign for “Chon Buri”. This is the bypass around the city. A few minutes later you will pass Big C on your right. At the next intersection go straight across the lights. The turnoff is 500 meters after the traffic lights. Turn right down this Soi. Go to the end where the road does a sharp turn to the right. Keep going for another 600 meters and you will see the Crocodile Farm car park on your left.
Tourist attractions in this area:
Amphoe Mueang district:
- Erawan Museum
- Bang Pu Recreation Center
- Ancient Siam
- Crocodile Farm and Zoo
- Thamma Katanyu Foundation
- Wat Asokaram
- Paknam City Pillar
- Thai Naval Museum
Samut Prakan is divided into six districts: Amphoe Mueang, Amphoe Bang Bo, Amphoe Bang Phli, Amphoe Phra Pradaeng, Amphoe Phra Samut Chedi and Amphoe Bang Sao Thong. Click on the links to see tourist attractions from each of those districts. Or click here to see a Map of Tourist Attractions in Samut Prakan Province.
12 thoughts on “Crocodile Farm and Zoo”
Rip off. Too expensive. Thai 80 baht…..tourist 350 baht….5 times as much!! And dont even have toilet paper or soap in very smelly toilets. WAY NOT TO ENCOURAGE TOURISTS BY MAKING THEM FEEL TOTALLY CHEATED & OVERCHARGED
welcome to Thailand
DO NOT support this place – full of animal abuse to the entertainment of laughing tourists. And yes, much more expensive for foreigners even if you live here for a long long time.
this place should not exist they abuse animals and dont care but nothing than money.
they really dont take care of the animals. dont support this place—-
Horrific place! which should be shut down & the animals sent to sanctuaries.hell for elephants performing stupid tricks,dressing up chimps, tiger selfies.Nothing but neglect & animal abuse .Those poor creatures are in a living hell.Thailand should be ashamed allowing it!
Do ot support this place. they are cruel, they take baby elephants and other very young animals and “train” them in the old fashioned cruel ways to “entertain” ignorant tourists who cannot enjoy animals in their normal life styles. The crocodile shows are disgusting, the place is filthy and the trainers are ignorant of good training methods.the animals are treated most cruelly and the elephants you will see behind the scenes are chained and often isolated.this place should be boycotted by all tourist groups and the animals should be given to sanctuaries.
Please close this place of torture!
Extreme animal torture. Article in June 2019 National Geographic describing elephant with bent swollen leg hanging in the air and a large bleeding sore at his temple with his eyes rolled back in his head. A tiger with an abscess tooth so severe that the infection was eating through the bottom of his jaw. Please do not give owners money to continue the torture.
I suggest they should rename this place to CAA = Center for Animal Abuse. Please do not support by visiting. Remember this: every wild animal that performs tricks for human entertainment has been and will be tortured every single day. There are no exceptions!
Now imagine you are one of these creatures….
Horrific abuse and cruelty of animals. The owners and workers should be ashamed. Your visit will support the continued misery of these animals for repulsive human financial gain.
These animals live in a concentration camp run by monsters. Sign the online petitions and spread the word so this circus of cruelty is shut down.
How can you recommend this place – it is hell for animals. Elephants, tigers, apes, crocodiles are all abused, chained, caged… This place needs to close down and the animals brought to sanctuaries.