Learning the trace of the ancient lives at the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm is an interesting attraction that is not too far from Bangkok metropolis. Certainly, this would be another exciting destination for the traveler who takes the trip to the famous tourist city “Pattaya“, indeed. The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm is remarkable with the vast space of land, considered the most expansive crocodile farm in Thailand. More than that, this place also the most considerable number of the saltwater crocodile with the breeding program in the country, as well. So, no doubt that anyone who visits this park would be thrilled with the numerous wild crocodiles and the awesome talent show of them.
Charming of the place
Besides, the visitors will be exciting with the crocodile farm, the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm also features the zoo contained various species of the wildlife who reside at the place happily in the spacious and pleasant environment, too. And the star of the zoo here is “the White Tigers” the rare species of this animal that you can experience during the trip here.
Also, a must-not-miss, while you are taking the tour at the venue, is the notable Stone Park surrounded with the beautiful floral garden. And you will witness the “Bonsai,” an oriental unique art to form a small tree that one here is the winner from the national contest. Also, the traditional Thai art of tree planting since the Ayutthaya and the Rattanakosin era date back for over two centuries of age, and delightful with the broad array of the rare species of flowers and wild plants. That is to say; the park is a great botanical study room for the interesting people, especially the children that would be very exciting to experience, indeed.
Well, for the family who plans the trip for your long break in Pattaya, the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm may be your excellent choice which lots of interesting activities for you and your family to enjoy as a day trip.
Background of the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm
The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm founded by Suan Panomwattanakul who loves in nature very much. Thence, he established the Million Years Stone Park with the purpose of natural preservation. Over 30 years, Suan has collected various objects from nature, which mostly is rare and aged. For example, old Thai dwarf, petrified wood with more than the million years past, and the rainbow lattice sunstone, etc. which are all set up magnificently within the park. And on 1 February 1992, the Million Years Stone Park opened to the public officially.
From that time on, the park has serves as an excellent learning hub for the Thai children and other interested people to study and know how to preserve nature. Additionally, the park extends the visitors’ experience with many shows, such as crocodile fighting by bare hands, for instance. And the venue is another important breeding center of the saltwater crocodile in Thailand, too.
Activities inside Pattaya Crocodile Farm
The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm sited over more than 280,000 sqm of the land and just only 15 minutes drive from the heart of Pattaya. Over two decades, the location has been willful as another top in mind most exciting tourist attraction for the traveler who loves in nature. Not only presenting the wildlife, botanical garden, and various kinds of bizarre stone, it also offers amusement events to the visitors with the number of striking shows.
Furthermore, the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Park has never stopped to develop the location to serves the needs of the tourists that are different by age and taste, the fantastic ambiance and ruffled shows, in particular, crocodile fighting by the bare hands. Consequently, the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm becomes a huge famous attraction in Thailand. Year by year, the venue welcomes the large numbers of figures and tourists both Thai and international, also the group of student and scholars from worldwide who come to the park for the field trip to study the wildlife and geology.
Historically, in 2003, the location served as the part of the reception venue of “the World Scout Conference” event that took place at Chonburi province, too.
What to See at the place
The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Park located at Nong Plai Lai sub-district, Bang Lamoong district in Chonburi province. Within the location, it is plentiful of the diverse species of wildlife, such as crocodile, tiger, white tiger, giraffe, and more. Furthermore, the exotic and remarkable display of the stone park, flowers, and plants which mostly is the rare species, as well as the bonsai that won the national contest, too.
And the highlight activity that you should not miss to try when you visit the place is to experience the animal closely. Worry-free as there is staff to assist you carefully and also the animals are attached by the chain, which is the primary security and safety for the tourists.
Last but not least, the crocodile talent show that performs in various time, which are the morning session is at 9.00am, 10.00am, 11.00am, and the afternoon session is at 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm, 4.00pm, and 5.00pm respectively.
The admission fee and operating hours at the Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Farm is by following details;
Thai: THB150 for the adults, THB75 for the children with 90 – 120 cm high. And it’s free for the children with less than 90 cm of the height.
Operating Hours: The location opens daily between 8.30 – 6.30pm.
*Anyhow, just so you know that the restaurant serviced within the location only serves the “crocodile meat,” thus, if you will not plan to taste it, please prepare your food and dine at the reserve picnic area at the site.
How to go to the location
The Million Years Stone Park & Pattaya Crocodile Park is only 4 km away from Na Klue – Sukhumvit Road, the tourist, can go there with the drive your car or by the public transportation; taxi, pick-up truck service, or motorcycle taxi from the Pattaya Town.