Ao Nang – Krabi – King Cobra Show

Johnny Milking Monocled Cobra - Naja kaouthia - at Ao Nang King Cobra Show
Johnny, the top cobra show handler in Thailand shows the audience that the fangs and venom glands ARE in all snakes at the show… click to enlarge.

Closer to Noppharat Thara Beach than Ao Nang is a King Cobra Show for tourists and locals.

They typically have some King Cobras, monocled cobras (Naja kaouthia), Burmese Python, Mangrove Cat Snakes,  Red Tailed Racers, some Radiated Rat Snakes and Malayan Pit Vipers.

I’ve been to three King Cobra Shows in Thailand and this one hundreds of times. The show employs young Burmese guys who never really wanted to be in the show working with venomous snakes, but they felt like they had no choice to make money for their families.

The show is around 600 THB if you see the monkey show too.

All cobras have their teeth, venom glands, and are fully capable of killing the presenters. If you doubt that, have a look at Dom’s right thigh – where he is still healing up from a recent cobra bite.

The show is open from 9 am through 5 pm daily.

About Vern Lovic

All posts by Vern Lovic. Amateur herpetologist roaming about Thailand on field herping tours to find king cobras, kraits, vipers, coral snakes, and other snakes native to Thailand. FYI - Thailand has over 200 snake species with more than 60 of them venomous and dangerous to humans.

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