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Hanoi Snake Village Tour Including Food Tastings
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Bat Trang and Le Mat Traditional Village Tour from Hanoi
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Le Mat is a small village at Viet Hung Ward, Long Bien District, about 5 km away from Ha Noi Old Quater, the village has long been famous for traditional snake hunting and raising, and snake meat specialties. In XI century, in 1010, the princess of King Ly Thai Tong was seized by a serpent when she took sightseeing at Nguyet Duc River (Duong River nowadays). The King awarded the big prize for anyone who could find and save the Princess, then a local young man surnamed Hoang killed the serpent to save the princess and the King rewarded him lavishly however he only asked for a land, that is Le Mat village. In commemoration of the tutelary God's merit, villagers usually organize snake dance festivals from the 20th day to 24th day of lunar March yearly. The Hung snake restaurant is one of the best restaurant in the village and proud of receiving the "Excellence Award" - 2015 and 2016 on the Trip Advisor website and ranked 20/1446 restaurants in Hanoi based on 133 reviews.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“king cobra” (15 reviews)
“snake wine” (12 reviews)
“beating heart” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Ha Noi, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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"king cobra"
in 15 reviews
"snake wine"
in 12 reviews
"beating heart"
in 7 reviews
"rice wine"
in 11 reviews
"eat snake"
in 5 reviews
"whole dining experience"
in 2 reviews
"memorable meal"
in 2 reviews
"spectacular experience"
in 2 reviews
"long bien"
in 3 reviews
"spring rolls"
in 6 reviews
"delicious dishes"
in 3 reviews
"entire process"
in 2 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 2 reviews
"visit hanoi"
in 2 reviews
"old quarter"
in 5 reviews
"bile"
in 22 reviews
"dragon"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Dragon is AMAZING! What a host! We happened upon this restaurant via the internet. We were searching for snake wine in Hanoi, and all arrows pointed to Le Mat. As a bonus, the best snake restaurant showed up. This one! We showed up early afternoon,...More

Thank Marcus K
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I knew about snake village in Hanoi but i did not know which snake restaurant I should stop for cobra. After I checked on Internet, i knew The Hung snake restaurant is a good restaurant, so i decided to came here. Everything was perfect. The...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The quality of our meal surpassed my wildest dreams. I was more then pleased with the whole dining experience was absolutely amazing. 10 different plates made. All wonderful. All drinks included with the meal. Beer, coke zero, water and cobra wine. Dragon was the name...More

Thank Rick R
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The Hung Snake Restaurant was a stellar experience, so much more than what we had expected. Dragon was the most hospitable host and also an amazing person. The food was absolutely amazing, all 10 dishes!!! We had the king cobra and it was so worth...More

Thank Cameron K
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a unique experience and a fun filled meal, then go no further than the Hung Snake restaurant. We didn't really know what to expect but as soon as we entered the restaurant, the host (Dragon) gave us the warmest welcome. Dragon...More

Thank Charlotte F
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I had an amazing dinner at The Hung Snake Restaurant (33 Le Mat) during my last visit to Vietnam. The owner, Dragon, is the epitome of a spectacular host. He exhibits true Vietnamese hospitality, the kind that you can only get from someone who truly...More

1  Thank Travis N
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The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Travis N, We thank you very much for your sharing us on TripAdvisor. We are so proud about what we had done for our guests until now at least, we have made so many satisfied guests and it will continue for long future. Our...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We landed in Hanoi and directly came here as my boyfriend was super excited about eating snake. We came to The Hung Snake Restaurant... oldest snake serving restaurant in the region. Absolutely loved the place and the hospitality... will recommend to every meat-lover.More

Thank Pragati S
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The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Pragati S, We thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy to know you had a great meal with us. We always work with the slogan: HAPPINESS OF GUESTS FISRT, MONEY IS SECOND. Wish you all the best and see you again!...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

We spent three hours at the Hung Snake Restaurant at 33 Le Mat eating lots of different snake dishes and having different kinds of snake infused rice wine - even a beating cobra heart shot! The owner, Dragon, is incredibly friendly and so kind. He...More

1  Thank marianneontheroad
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The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dear Marianneontheroad, We thanh you very much for your review on TripAdvisor website. I always try the best to make all the guests are satisfied about us - The Hung snake restaurant. Our working slogan is "HAPPINESS FISRT, MONEY SECOND". We hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, we were advised to come her by friends and it didn't disappoint. The owner of the restaurant was on hand to guide us through the choosing of the snake(we went for the mountain cobra🐍) I swallowed the still beating heart in...More

Thank Superkeane
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The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear Superkeane, We thank you very much for your sharing us on Tripadvisor website. You and your girlfriend Clodagh are very friendly and kind people. We will keep in touch forever on Facebook. We work with the slogan "HAPPINESS FISRT, MONEY SECOND". Welcome every one...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

It was amazing !!! Great experience, excellent food and the best host in the whole Vietnam. If you are in Hanoi, you must book 3-4 hours to visit Le Mat Snake Village.More

Thank Anna W
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The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Dear Anna W, We thank you very much for you post on Tripadvisor. We are happy to know that you had a great time in our restaurant. I am very happy to read your sweet comement about me "best host"😻. We work the heart to...More

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Aaron H
31 December 2017|
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Response from The H | Property representative |
We are sorry for late reply. All of us are close for Tet. Can you let us know when would you like to come to us? Dragon (Mr), the owner of The Hung snake restaurant - 33 Le Mat village. Thank you!
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Lisa1970red
10 December 2017|
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Response from marianneontheroad | Reviewed this property |
It depends what kind of snake you choose, if you let the owner know what your budget is he will pick accordingly. I think if you have 400K dong you get the farm bred bamboo snake (which is less meaty) and then it goes up... More
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erinm512017
18 July 2017|
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Response from ClareP79 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are plenty of different foods to eat, some different and some familiar. Definitely do it 😊
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