King Cobra Village Ban Khok Sa-nga in Sai Mun is famous for its strange pets, king cobras kept at every house.
The villagers earned extra income by selling herbal medicines by travelling around villages. In 1951, a local doctor, Ken Yongla, initiated a cobra show, which was successful to attract clients to the village, but a cobra show was too dangerous, so he changed to conduct the show with a king cobra.
Today, in the village, a snake show is held at Wat Si Thamma, performing different series of shows such as snake dancing and boxing between king cobra and man. The villagers also travel around to organise snake shows and offer herbal medicine.
- Open days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Khok Sa-nga Rd., Sai Mun, Nam Phong, Khon Kaen 40140 Thailand