Attraction Snake House, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Snake House is special ?
Snake house in Sihanoukville is an absolutely unique venue: a restaurant, hotel and herpetarium carved into the middle of a lush garden maze with dozens of terrariums containing rare and poisonous snakes, exotic lizards, crocodiles and birds and an expansive artificial tide pool. International fare with the emphasis on Russian cuisine. The rooms are located in a jungle setting, and just outside your door is a complex, including a zoo, restaurant surrounded, a swimming pool, nightclub, and sauna and small gym.
What to explore at Snake House?
Hotel “Snake house” – detached 2-storey cottages built in Khmer style, are surrounded by trees and plants a flower garden, which occupies the entire interior of the hotel and the adjacent restaurant with an exhibition of animals: an impressive collection of tropical fish (saltwater and freshwater), birds & a few dozen crocodiles, poisonous snakes, exotic lizards, crocodiles. Tourists can experience to feed the animals.
Among the lush vegetation of the garden – a few ponds, water lilies tightened-Nymphaeum in the water which slowly float “gold” fish, and are reflected from the surface of weird shadows of statues depicting characters from Hindu mythology.
How to get to Snake House?
Motorcycle Taxi: (motodup, moto) drivers expect foreigners to pay 1000-2000R in town. Locals pay less but getting the local price is nearly impossible. Prices go up for multiple passengers and at night. Settle on a price and destination before taking the ride and insist on being taken directly to your requested destination.
Motorcycle Rental: At the moment there is a ban on tourists driving motorcycles and cars in Sihanoukville. It is not clear whether the ban is permanent or will be lifted at some point in the future. Prior to the ban, most of the tourist-oriented businesses in town rented motorcycles, including most guesthouses and hotels, the bus companies, travel/tour companies and even restaurants. 100cc bikes were between $3-$5/day. Fewer places rented 250cc bikes but they were still readily available at about $7-$8/day. 100cc is more than sufficient for travel in town and to the beaches. Most places required a passport as security. Always lock your motorcycle or leave it in guarded parking. Motorcycle theft is not uncommon.
Car Rental: Car rental (with diver) can be arranged through your hotel or travel agent. Taxis at the downtown bus and taxi station are also available for private hire. Cars cost around $20/day with driver. They can also be hired for short jaunts in town ($4-$6) and specific trips such as sunset mountain ($10) the waterfalls ($15) or Ream ($17).
- The entirely interior ambience of plants and animalsA vatiety sort of animals.
- Authentic Russian dishes, sushi and seafood.
- Khmer style cottages experiences.
- Mixed feeling experiences
Snake House, Krong Preah Sihanouk, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
Tips for you
one word, horrible! Cambodians in general can be cruel to animals, but this place tops it. Reptiles (mainly snakes) are kept under terrible conditions. Fish and turtles are even worse. Not to mention the birds and a stressed out monkey(!). This place has nothing to do with a zoo, it is nothing more then a private rich Russian animal collection. Most (if not all) of the animals are caught in the wild, that makes it even worse to see the horrible conditions they are in now.
Owner claims to be biologistâ€Ś but I really cannot imagine that a biologist would keep his animals like this. Most of the compounds are in a terrible condition. Dirty and overcrowded. Too bad, because the location is actually quite nice but the current state is unacceptable. Fix this problem, then you could also charge without problems a higher entrance fee
Visited the Snake House today. Mixed feelings... $3 to enter (if you eat at their restaurant entrance is free). Impressive collection of reptiles but very very sad. Most of the terrariums and aquariums are very dirty and the creatures look very thin. There are at least 3 massive snakes who are kept in pretty unsafe terrariums, meaning that if they were at full strength and wanted to do something they could break the glass. Anyway, the animals don't look too happy. However, there is a parrot saying "hello" at the entrance. The beer at the bar is $1.60.
I think this is the most and the only cool attraction os Sihanoukville, they have various kind of snakes and a lots of crocodiles where you can feed them a chicken hahahaha :)