Wat Si Thamma - King Cobra Village
Location: 49 Kilometers from Khon Kaen. Take the Mitraparp road towards Udon Thani and turn right at the 33 kilometer mark towards Ban Kok Sa Naga. The 'Village' is in the temple grounds of Wat Si Thamma.
What They Say : In the grounds of Wat Si Thamma the villagers hold a king cobra show. For visitors the locals have the snakes dance to tradional music and skilled handlers hold man versus snake boxing matches, only inches away from a deadly and possibly lethal strike!
Admission Charges: Not known.
What We Think: Snake charmers get the snakes grooving and swaying to the local tunes. Handlers then play fight with the snakes! We haven't seen it yet, but it sounds the part. Crazy stuff!
What We Saw: Awaiting field report.
Road Lore: Don't get close to those snakes!