Dong Tam Snake Farm in Tien Giang is considered the largest snake farm in Vietnam. Nowadays, traveling to the Western area with floating markets and fruit-laden orchards has become popular. However, if you want to find something new and different, the snake farm is the place you should not hesitate. Right now, let’s explore the place that preserves the largest list of snakes in Vietnam!
Where is Dong Tam Snake Farm? How to go to Dong Tam Snake Farm in Tien Giang
- Dong Tam Snake Farm, Tien Giang – The place with the largest list of snakes in Vietnam
- The current snake farm is in Binh Duc commune, Chau Thanh district, Tien Giang province. Located about 9km west of My Tho city center.
Detailed instructions on the traveling direction
If you are in Ho Chi Minh City or neighboring provinces, you can go to the bus to buy tickets to Tien Giang. If you want a more enjoyable experience, you can ride a motorbike by yourself in the following ways:
- Starting from the center of Ho Chi Minh City, you follow Highway 1A and drive in the direction of the West. Then go through Long An province and continue straight for about 20km, you will come to Trung Luong junction. Here, you turn left to come to My Tho.
- Next, from My Tho city, you follow Le Thi Hong Gam street towards Rach Mieu bridge, you will see a specific signboard to this location.
Ticket price to visit Dong Tam Snake Farm
Opening hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
- Adults: 30,000 VND/ticket
- Children (6-12 years old): 20,000 VND/ticket
- Children under 6 years old are free
About Dong Tam Snake Farm
The purpose of establishing this farm is to take snake venom to produce serum, along with growing medicinal plants. Coming to Dong Tam Snake Farm, you not only get to see Vietnamese snakes with your own eyes, but also an opportunity for visitors to learn more about medicinal plants that are extremely valuable sources of medicinal herbs; being stored and bred for medical purposes.
If you have the right opportunity, you also have the opportunity to witness the natural reproduction of snakes. In addition, this place also has the only snake museum in Vietnam that has been set a Guinness Vietnam record. The museum is home to more than 50 samples of snakes of all kinds with many rare species.
Development history of Dong Tam Snake Farm
- From 1977 to 1998, the snake farm was built as a place of emergency and treatment for venomous snake bites
- In 2008, on average, this place treated 800 cases of venomous snake bites annually
- From 2009 to now, the average treatment is 1,000 cases/year.
Dong Tam Snake Farm’s travel
Because it is the largest snake farm in Vietnam, Dong Tam Snake Farm is divided into 3 areas: the area of snakes living in lakes; venomous snake farming area and python farming area:
- Lake area: this area has a lake with a depth of about 30 -40 cm; The walls in this area are built as high as an adult’s chest and have a door. In the middle of the lake is an islet planted with some low canopy trees. This area raises typical snake species such as: raising water snakes, dry snakes, fish snakes…
- Venomous snake farming area: because it is a place to raise extremely poisonous snakes, this area is carefully shielded. So you don’t have to worry too much when visiting this place. This area raises mainly snakes such as cobras and rattans.
- Python breeding area: This area includes large iron cages. Each cage is a python. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to witness the giant pythons with your own eyes.
In addition to the above areas, there is also the Snake museum. This is a place to display unique and rare snakes in Vietnam. So don’t miss visiting this place!
How the farm’s staff take care of snakes
To raise poisonous snakes, the staff here when opening the cage must be very careful and gentle so that the hungry snakes do not jump out or bite people. In particular, the snakes here are meticulously cared for. Each snake is observed to monitor the health situation and receive timely treatment. Dong Tam Snake Farm has more than hundreds of king cobras. Each child eats 1.5kg of food/time; feed 2 times per week. The cobra only eats toads, frogs and mice.
Noticing points when visiting Dong Tam Snake Farm
For a safe and enjoyable experience at the snake farm, you should observe and follow the instructions:
- If you come on the right occasion, visitors will be able to observe experts taking snake venom to produce medicine
- The snake farm also has a museum, where more than 50 specimens of rare snakes are displayed.
- Coming to Dong Tam Snake Farm, visitors have the opportunity to take pictures with some “terrible” pythons wrapped around their bodies.
Through the above experiences, Mekong Smile wishes you to have interesting trips to Dong Tam Snake Farm! If you are lucky, we hope you will join us to discover the natural beauty of the West.