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. If we make it a priority, these amazing animals will thrive alongside us in the city for the foreseeable future.
This website helps you identify the herps you find and learn more about their contribution to our ecosystem.
Use the pictures above or menu keys on the right to identify reptiles and amphibians in Bangkok. Click on the species group you’re interested in and you’ll see photos categorized by appearance.
Outside of Bangkok
Find something in another region of Thailand? I’m now building species pages for EVERY reptile and amphibian species in the country. Check out the following lists to see what species are present here and how to distinguish them from each other.
Conservation Worth Supporting
Here at Bangkok Herps we support conservation groups that further the interests of people and wildlife together. Some fantastic organizations working to do that are the Creative Conservation Alliance, Surviving Together, Health in Harmony, Batu Puteh Community Ecotourism Co-operative, and Lilok Farm. Check out their websites, support their initiatives, and let us know who else is promoting similar goals. These communities and the wild spaces around them will only prosper if we prioritize their future.
Latest “Herping Adventures” posts:
If you want to read stories about how to find these interesting animals, check out the Herping Adventures page.
- Keelbacks of ThailandKeelbacks are one of the most common and diverse snake groups in Thailand. Named for the ridges (keels) on their […]
- Asian Water Snakes of ThailandMany people will never see an Asian Water Snake due to their secretive lives in the muddy water of ponds, […]
- Slug Snakes of ThailandThe Slug Snakes, also known as “Slug-eating Snakes”, are a family of small, secretive snakes found in moist regions of […]
- Wart Snakes and Odd-scaled Snakes of ThailandToday I’m highlighting some of the strangest snakes you’ll find within our borders. Wart Snakes and Odd-scaled Snakes are two […]
- Pythons, Sunbeam Snakes, and Pipe Snakes of ThailandEveryone is familiar with Thailand’s pythons. The Reticulated Python is a Thai legend, an enormous and beautiful snake that finds […]
- Blind Snakes of ThailandBlind Snakes are “blind” due to their subterranean lifestyles, the lack of light resulting in eyes that have reduced to […]
Take your time to explore the site. Happy herping!
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