The city of Bangkok is a wonderful place to find reptiles and amphibians, or “herps”. Minuscule narrowmouth frogs and blind snakes hide in the gardens while magnificent monitors and pythons roam the canals. This website will help you identify the herps you find and learn more about their contribution to our ecosystem.
Use the menu keys to identify reptiles and amphibians in Bangkok. Click on the species group you’re interested in and you’ll be able to see photos categorized by appearance. You can also click on the links below:
This website covers Bangkok and the surrounding area. Some photos and accounts for species outside Bangkok can be found at the bottom of this species list. For more information on reptiles throughout Southeast Asia, check out A Field Guide to the Reptiles of South-East Asia and A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand at any English-language Bangkok bookstore.
Explore the site, leave comments, and happy herping!
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