Monday, 2 August 2010

Cobra Kingdom...heroes behind the scene

Welcome to Mae Ring Snake Farm in Chiang Mai, Thailand...the real Kingdom of the Cobras and home for some of the bravest men in the world... Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai is situated on the Mae Rim to Samoeng Road. This farm is the largest snake farm in the region. It attracts the maximum number of crowd as compared to all other Chiang Mai Parks & Gardens. Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai has a large collection of snakes. Snake handlers show the general public all kinds of snakes in the farm. Some snakes are nonpoisonous but most snakes here are poisonous. The main highlight of the park is the poisonous Cobra.A visit to Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai is not only entertaining but it also enlightens visitors about snakes. The farm clears many misconception and superstitions related to snakes. Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai is not only famous for exhibiting snakes but is also popular for conducting extensive research and deep study on snake breeding.Many Hollywood Stars included Silvester Stallone are regular guests of Mae Rim Snake Farm... couple of years ago, RAMBO IV vas filmed right here, and Stallone trained with real Cobras includding King Cobra and spitting cobra or ringhals, a venomous elapid species found in Africa and Asia...

...RAMBO IV, Thai Landscape as a background...
A cobra is a venomous snake belonging to the family elapidae. The name is short for cobra de capelo, which is Portuguese for "snake with hood", or "hood-snake". When disturbed, most of these snakes can rear up and spread their neck (or hood) in a characteristic threat display.
The Rinkhals also called the Ringhals or Ring-necked Spitting Cobra (Hemachatus haemachatus) is a venomous elapid species found in parts of southern Africa. It is one of a group of cobras that has developed the ability to spit venom as a defense mechanism.
The king cobra (Ophiophagus hannah) is the world's longest venomous snake, with a length up to 5.6 m (18.5 ft). This species is widespread throughout Southeast Asia and parts of India, and is found mostly in forested areas. The king cobra is fierce, agile, and can deliver a large quantity of highly potent venom in a single bite. It is one of the most dangerous and feared Asiatic snakes
..."The death Kiss"...
Before the show is finished, the masters cobras proceed to extract the poison of every single Cobra in front of you...100% real...100% madness...


Mae Sa Snake Farm in Chiang Mai organizes a show everyday for general viewing in its premise. The show times are at 11:30 am, 14:15pm and 15:30pm. The show lasts for half-an-hour. You have to pay an entry fee for the show. The highlights of the show are demonstrations of how snake venom is extracted from the various dangerous snake species. All animal lovers must visit Mae Sa Snake Farm, Chiang Mai. The farm gives tourists a unique opportunity to hold a live cobra and python in their hands. Mae Sa Snake Farm is a well maintained snake park of Chiang Mai. It takes extreme care in handling and looking after its inhabitants. Whether you are on a business trip or a holiday trip, take some time out to visit Mae Sa Snake Farm of Chiang Mai.

10 comments:

Suruyevsky. said...

OH MY GOD!!!
I don't like snakes.
By the way, this chapter is interesting.
Great swimming pool, hahahahaha.
Greetings from Earthquakeland.-

gabriela said...

THIS IS NOT FOR ME!!!!

Amazing chapter... but I am afraid of snakes...guaaaa!!! in the water... Crazy Drile...do you remember in La Laguna when i was followed by a snake? Casi me muero... que horror.

kisses for you and Amy from L.A.

ricardo said...

Nunca dejarás de asombrarnos. Cada vivencia nueva creemos que es la máxima, pero luego llega otra y otra que es más incríble que la anterior. felicitaciones.

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Snakes are amazing Mr. Suruyo!
Specially in Chiang Mai...the paradise for Cobras!...
We stay at Four Seasons located in the middle of the Mountains and rice fields; and every single night, the staff need to check if any cobra or another kind of snake is triying to have free acommodation in the guests rooms... another planet man, Planet Thailand!

Greetings in Mandriland

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

thanks Gabriela...yep this chapter seems is not for everyone...but in this village they teach you the importance of snakes in the environment...they also protect the snakes and they teach Thai People how to deal with them

greetings back from me and Subongkot

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Gracias Don Ricar... yo tampoco dejo de asombrarme cada vez que reviso mis fotografias de vuelta de mis viajes...y comienzo a darme cuenta que no lo soñé o lo imaginé, si no que lo vivido fue algo real...

Un abrazo mio y de Subongkot

Ajo Metacuyasein!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

14.512 visits today....

thanks everyone for follow Compass of the North and travel with us...

More chapters coming soon...

OZYOSO said...

Cómo estay, Seba!
Tantas lunas sin pasar por tu ruta viajera...
Está muy bueno el nuevo formato del blog, me gustó porque a pesar de la cantidad de fotos, se nota muy "liviana".

Las del gallo con la cobra lo he visto en algún programa televisivo. De miedo.

Muchos saludos por allá, un abrazo.

GUAU!

★ Crazy Drile™ said...

Bienvenido Mr. Ozyoso!
Que bueno que te gusto el formato...a mi para ser franco parece que me gustaba mas el anterior, pero este sin dudas es mas liviano y corre mas rapido...

Saludos en tu familia y no te pierdas

Crazy Drile

subongkot said...

hello crazy drile

Very interesting chapter .

for Thai culture, cobras are a holy animal. If you have no intention to hurt them, they will not hurt you. We also believe that cobra is a protector of the god of the land as well.

Bigggg kissss

Subongkot