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Pasteur Institute (Snake Farm) (Tel. 2520161-4)

This interesting spot is located at the corner of Henri Dunant Road and Rama IV Road west of Chulalongkorn Hospital. It is a section of the Thai Red Cross, where one can have cholera, smallpox and typhoid inoculations as well as rabies treatment. The institute has become a popular tourist attraction because of its large colleaion of live poisonous snakes. The Snake Farm is open to the public every day between 8.30 am and 4.30 pm on weekdays and 8.30 am-12.00 pm on public holidays. The extraction of venum from the snakes is demonstrated daily at 10.30 am and 2.00 pm on weekdays and at 10.30 am on public holidays. Admission fee is 70 baht. Labour Museum Located near Makkasan Raiway Station, Nikhom Makkasan Road, Phayathai. Here, labour history of Thailand from the past to present is put on exhibition. The museum is open daily with no admission fee during 10.00 am5.00 pm except for Mondays, Tuesdays and national holidays. Call 253-0880 for more details.

A source for further information in Bangkok is the Tourism Authority of Thailand, phone 226-0060. If you are calling from outside the country, that number will need to be prefaced by country code 66, city code 2. In the U.S. the Tourism Authority can be contacted at (312) 819-3990, fax (312) 565-0359; in Canada at (604) 733-4540, fax (604) 733-4599; in Sydney at 9247-7540, fax 9251-2465; and in London at (171) 499-7679, fax 629-5519.

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