Le Mat “snake village” may be known as one of the unique tourist destination of Hanoi.
Le Mat is a small village located in Long Bien District in the capital city of Hanoi. The village has long been famous for a traditional job: catching snakes. Nowadays, hundreds of families breed snakes to supply snake for restaurants in the village. Most of these restaurants are built on big plots of land surrounded by small farmer houses and rice fields.
Not only famous for the talent of catching snakes, this snake village is also well-known for serving delicious dishes made from the reptiles. Just half an hour’s driving from the center of Hanoi, you will find the Le Mat village where snake restaurants have mushroomed.
Exciting experiences in Hanoi snake village
Going to the Le Mat “snake village”, visitors can experience the traditional village and sample their most famous specialty: Snake Meat. The most popular snakes served in these restaurants are grass snakes and cobras, and they are all alive. Guests also can see how the chosen snake is prepared. There are nearly 10 dishes to try: snake soup, snake meat softly fried, rolling fried, solid fried snake skin, meat covered leaves, snake heart,… This really is a once in a lifetime experience!