The Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm is a striking tourist attraction created over 20 years ago. It contains much more than what its name suggests. It is not only a living museum of curious and beautiful things of all the three kingdoms-animal, vegetable and mineral, but also offers you several kinds of amusing and exciting shows.
The farm and park is located in Nongplalai, approximately 9 kilometers from the heart of Pattaya. If you drive then it takes no more than 20 minutes. If you don’t drive then you can hire a baht bus taxi for about 250 baht.
The park is covered with a variety of exotic plants and is well known for its Bonsai garden decorated with strange rock formations. The fact that some Bonsai date back over 200 years makes it even more appealing.
The park is also home to Chao Phraya Giant Catfish
(up to 500kg), Thailand’s most beautiful and nearly extinct freshwater fish.
The Crocodile Farm section of the park comprises over 1,000 crocodiles and the
thrilling crocodile show is also a must-see. The crocodile trainer wrestles with the crocodiles, puts his arm in
their mouths and even his head. After the show you can interact and have photos
taken. I have one of myself where I’m sitting on the crocodile’s back holding
its jaws open and it never even moved.
You can also see exotic plants such as petrified trees over a million years old, Thai-style trained trees over 200 years old, award-winning bonsai trees and a beautiful garden of rare trees and colorful flowers.
I was also intrigued by the strange rocks in bizarre shapes and ones that are shaped like animals weighing up to 75 tons each.
They also have the largest artificial waterfall in Thailand which is a popular photo spot.
I haven’t been to a zoo since I was 12 and was quite excited to see the rare animals at the farm. There were thousands of saltwater and freshwater crocodile living in shady natural surroundings. A school of snakehead fish from the Amazon is also to be seen. My favorite was the Thepha fish, the most graceful but endangered species in Thailand. There is also an albino bear and other albino animals like horses and cows. They also have elephants, camels, lions, tigers, several species of deer, Eastern Sarus Cranes, emus, cassowaries and over 20 ostriches.
I would recommend this place for a family trip as
it is a pleasant venue to just stroll around and relax. Children also enjoy
feeding the elephants as well, and foreigners love to ride and take photos with
I would recommend you visit the souvenir shop to
buy gifts as they have some really interesting crocodile products there.
The Million Years Stone Park & Crocodile Farm is open everyday from 8am-6.30pm.
If you are not a big fan of walking then the park has a train which takes you around the park free.
The most popular activity enjoyed by guests is feeding the crocodiles.
This two in one park and farm is a great family hang-out location.
The Million Years Stone Park has stones in various shapes and Bonsai trees that are over 200 years old.
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