Samui, the monkey undoubtedly qualifies as man's best
friend. This isn't surprising, since for centuries the
people here have used monkeys to do the hardest part of the
work climbing the trees to pick ripe nuts on their coconut
plantations. Until the advent of tourism, coconuts
represented the main industry here, so these industrious
little animals were greatly prized. The monkey theatre
offers shows in which the monkeys display their dexterity,
and not just at picking coconuts. The entertainment also
includes performing elephants. Look for the theatre on the
main road behind Bophut village.
The monkey theatre offers shows in which the monkeys display
their dexterity, and not just at picking coconuts. The
entertainment also includes performing elephants. Look for
the theatre on the main road at Bophut village.
This is a sport specific to the south of Thailand, and on Samui it
generates a great deal of excitement. There are about a half dozen
rough " stadiums" around the island, most being no more than a
cleared area under the palms with a wall of bamboo matting or
coconut leaves to hinder the view of those who haven't paid for a
seat. Great crowds gather when a fight is on, and while men pay
about 100 Baht, women enter free. Usually, the more aggressive the
buffalo, the greater the crowd's delight. The fight ends when one
animal turns and runs, usually well before either animal gets
Samui snake farm
is located at Talingngam on the south of the island. As its
name implies, it is where all kinds of snakes and reptiles are
Some rare species of poisonous snakes those that cannot be
found in Europe or America are kept here. Some of these snakes
take the center stage during the farm's special shows.
An exciting part is a fight between man and scorpion, and even
centipede (a show unique here). There is also a cobra show
that only Samui Snake Farm can put up.
And don't worry,
the animals are not harmed during the show. Snakes, for
example, aren't caught to have their teeth or their poison
taken away. These natural shows are presented in line with the
highest standards of Thailand. Visitors can be assured of 100
percent safety during the performances. Aside from the
exciting shows, you can also avail of various interesting
information in the exhibition rooms and snakes' houses.
Showtime: 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. daily.
Butterfly Garden Visiting
a butterfly farm is a great way of getting up close to some
beautiful creatures that one would otherwise only ever see as a
flash of vivid color against green forest. The butterflies on the
Samui farm flit about naturally amid tropical foliage, but they
can't completely escape from view. Besides observing at close
range some of the region's most beautiful butterflies, you can
witness the breeding cycle of some species that are raised on the
spot. The farm is set up on a hillside overlooking the ocean on
the southeast corner of the island and makes for a pleasant short
Marine Life Watching all kind of marine life requires to go
snorkeling, be a
diver and moving around the
BUT you do not have to get wet to enjoy Samui's stunning
Samui Aquarium & Tiger Zoo
which has been fascinating visitors with their marvelous
collection of tropical marine life such as sharks, tropical
fish and innumerable other colorful species of aquatic
creatures, including turtles which are displayed in vast tanks
that line either side of a 120meter long cave-like tunnel.
Each tank also houses multi-colored coral, rocks and sea
forests, adding to the realism of the exhibition.
Entrance fee is 250Baht. Showtime for the All stars birds &
Bengal tiger show is 1:00 p.m.
Crocodile Farm Samui Crocodile farm is located behind the
airport and easy to find. On an area of 7,000 sqm you can
find app. 100 animals of various kinds like Siam crocodiles,
caimans, Saltwater crocodiles, snakes, lizards, monkeys and
many others. Showtime is two times daily, at 1400h and 1630h.
Don't miss this opportunity to watch Thailand's wildlife.
If you prefer elephants to jeeps, the island's interiors can
be easily accessed using the backs of these wonderfully
majestic animals. Their feet are specially made for jungle
surfaces, on which they are ever so sure-footed, so sit back
and enjoy the silent ride. Standard treks last for 30 minutes,
but longer trips can be requested.
several places now on Samui where you can climb on the back of
an elephant and take a ride through the jungle to enjoy the
natural beauty of the island. Treks lasts about 30 minutes but
longer trips can be arranged.
Elephant Trekking Centers For more
information, please call
Na Muang Trekking : (077)-230-247
Bangrak Safari : (077)-425-346
Island Safari : (077)-230-567
Chaweng Elephant Trekking : (077)-230-827