Dong Tam Snake Farm (Tien Giang)

A visit to Mekong Delta would be missing without a drop in Dong Tam Snake Farm – the largest snake raising and treatment center located 10 km far in the west of My Tho City. It was opened in 1979 to undertake in doing scientific researches, raising and conserving many species of snakes. The essential contribution is to produce traditional medicines for those who are bitten by poisonous snakes in the region. It is estimated that over 1,000 victims was cured by this effective snakebite treatment.

Visiting the center, your knowledge will be widen about snake species, their characteristics and physiology. More importantly, how to recognize differences between poisonous and non-poisonous snakes or how to manage the first aid when accidentally bitten by the snakes might be helpful information you gained. You will feel horrified yet excited in this kingdom of hundreds of species of snakes, many of which are rare and listed in Vietnam’s Red Book. Apart from snakes, you can see many precious amphibians which are in danger of natural extinction in Vietnam also such as pythons, crocodiles. It might be said that spending around 45 minutes in a museum with more than 40 species of snakes will be valuable since it is the initial snake museum in Vietnam. Another interesting point if you visit the farm is to enjoy quiet atmosphere of fruit gardens which are reminiscent of a peaceful countryside.

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