Attraction Dong Tam Snake Farm Bình Đức tp. Mỹ Tho Tien Giang Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Dong Tam Snake Farm is special ?
Dong Tam Snake Farm is one of the country’s largest snake-raising centers where venom is produced for local use and export, with its collection of over 50 species of snake. This 11-ha-farm was formerly run by a retired Vietnamese soldier and expert-at-snake named Tran Van Duoc (Tu Duoc also). The farm is now under the operation of military, with a big collection of not only snakes but also some animals like: crocodiles, bears, turtles, sheep and ostriches. Some of them are mutant – evidences of the spraying of Agent Orange in the Mekong Delta during war time. Dong Tam Snake Farm has long been an interesting tourist site for domestic and foreign visitors.
What to explore at Dong Tam Snake Farm?
It is no surprise that Dong Tam Farm is often regarded as the world of snake or the museum of snake, thanks to its big size and considerable number of snakes. From an extremely aggressive and even capable of spitting poison such as: copperheads and dendrophis; to some that can be pulled out for visitors to take photos, the farm is indeed a must-see for those who are interested in these wild and scary reptile. Most of the snakes raised here are pythons and cobras. The king cobras are raised only for exhibits.
In fact, Dong Tam Farm functions as a hospital for those bitten by snakes and a medicinal plant cultivation place which saves hundreds of lives every year. A trip there would provide tourists with information about how to treat snakebites and demonstrated venom extraction and some of its uses.
How to get to Dong Tam Snake Farm?
From Ho Chi Minh City, it’s quite convenient to get to the farm by motorbike, as well as car. From Dong Tam Junction, follow the dirt road for 4km, turn right and continue until you reach the snake farm. To get there from My Tho, follow Le Thi Hong Gam street westward along the river for around 7km and turn right just beyond the Binh Duc post office. Then follow the dirt road for 3km.
- Various kinds of snakes
- A snake’s peaceful life without human impact
- Where venom is produced for use and export
- The largest snake-raising centers
- How 500 snakes are taken venom at a time
Dong Tam Snake Farm Bình Đức tp. Mỹ Tho Tien Giang
Tips for you
What a great place! I love snake and study about them. An the Dong Tam Snake Farm sactify my interest. I think it’s a very big snake farm in Vietnam where had great amount and very many kinds of snakes. This farm is a snake paradise where they are taken care of everyday in a green environment. If you like this animal, this snake farm will delight you. Just give it a try!