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Bangkok offers a host of things to do while on holiday. Shopping is undeniably an exciting experience in this part of the world, from bargain items to luxury brands; just about everything can be purchased. Food is also a passion of the locals, and the delicacies and cuisine that can be found are simply mouth-watering. Offering a rich source of flora and fauna, Bangkok has many attractions that revolve around showcasing their indigenous species.
What started as the brainchild of Mr. Utai Youngprapakorn has now grown to be the largest conservation effort for the survival of crocodiles. The Bangkok Crocodile Farm located in Samutprakarn which is just outside the city has come to be a famous attraction that is recognized worldwide. With over 60,000 inhabitants, the farm has both the fresh water and salt water variety to be seen. Other animals such as elephants, tigers, monkeys, leopards, snakes and birds can also be seen.
In 1989, the Bangkok Crocodile Farm entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest captive crocodile. Weighing in at 1,114.27kg and at a length of 19 feet and 8 inches, the crocodile named ‘Yai’ was 17 years old at that time and belonged to a hybrid species of estuarine and Siamese.
A highlight of the Bangkok Crocodile Farm is the shows that are performed on a daily basis. The Acrobatic Elephant Show is a wonderful display of the playfulness of these magnificent beasts. A visitor can watch them play football, a mock war enactment and many others. Another popular show that can be seen daily is of crocodile wrestling, watch the trainers wrestle and do daring acts such as placing their heads in the mouths of the crocodile. Such an amazing spectacle can only be achieved by ensuring that the crocodiles are well fed along with thorough training.
Citadines Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok offers furnished accommodation in Bangkok that is within one of the city’s most exciting shopping and entertainment districts. Guests can enjoy easy access to the numerous attractions in and around Bangkok while enjoying spacious, comfortable and modern environs.