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Bat Trang and Le Mat Traditional Village Tour from Hanoi
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Hanoi Snake Village Tour Including Food Tastings
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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%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Ha Noi, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was very nice!! There is a tradition with the snake, you see the snake, he kills the snake in front of you and after you can eat everything even the heart ! Everything were delicious. Moreover, You can try all the happy water, so...More

Thank Viktteaurre
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been wanting to try cobra and a cobra heart for a few yeara. Got an opportunity to come to Vietnam amd our guide recommended this place. Wad not sure what to expect and it blew my mind. It was absolutely amazing, had the cobra...More

Thank Preston and Car... J
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had gone eating snake before at a different place but it was nothing compared to this. Apart from the spectacular experience, that you will probably tell people about for the rest of your life, we got great customer care by the owner's son, who...More

Thank Hans E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place. Might appear spooky but everything is comfortable. The host Dragon is a good person. He will explain you everything right from the part where you select snake to how everything is prepared. We took bamboo snake & the food was delicious. This was...More

Thank Mohit S
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Mohit S, We thank you very much for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor to let every one knows about us. I am proud of our job. We have many different options of snakes and some other food for our Guest to choose. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a couple times now and have always been looked after, the snaked are fantastic we shared king cobra, was such a great experience, situated just out of hanoi at The Hung snake restaurant, 33 Le Mat, which is a family run...More

Thank Longbotti
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Longbotti, Thank you very much for your sharing us on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to know that you and your friends had a great time with us. We are proud for your second time meal with us. The slogan of our heart is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this street in the outskirts of Hanoi in August. There are many niche restraints all serving snake and an ancient but well preserved and still used temple at the end of the road. Based on previous reviews we visited The Hung snake family -...More

Thank Richard R
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Richard R, I am on behalf of our family, thank you very much for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to know you and your girlfriend had a great lunch with us. Thank you for your perfect comment about me. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hung Snake Restaurant, 33 Le Mat The resturaunt is on the second floor the rain was pouring and snakes being handled in view. Day 3 in Vietnam...it clicked. If you are looking for real Vietnamese experience away from the tourists, this is a must....More

1  Thank joshua n
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joshua n, We thank you very much for your sharing us on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to read your review. We are four generation of hunting, farming and cooking snake family. With the slogan ''HAPPINESS OF GUEST FISRT, MONEY SECOND''. We had made...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took 2 of my Italian friends there with me to introduce something different from Hanoi, and was completely satisfied with the service, the food as well as the fun the restaurant provided. It was beyond expectation. First, we booked a table a bit late...More

2  Thank Trà N
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trà N, I am Dragon, on behalf of our restaurant, we thank you very much for your 5 star review on TripAdvisor. We are so happy to know that you and your friends had a great time with us. We always try the best...More

Reviewed September 10, 2017

Le Mat snake village is actually a kind of suburb of Hanoi where almost every building is a snake restaurant. It's full of life in the evening but asking around you can easily find somebody that will kill a snake for you at every time....More

Thank sereeena
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

Dear Sereeena, I am Dragon - the owner of THE HUNG FAMILY RESTAURANT, i am on behalf of our Le Mat snake village, we thank you very much for your sharing experience on the Trip Advisor website. We are very happy to know that you...More

Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

The Hung Snake Restaurant is run by a traditional family of professionell snake hunters and it truly is a unique experience. They kill the snake in front of you and will prepare 11 different dishes from it. We´ve eaten a Mountain Cobra and it feeds...More

1  Thank Corbinian B
The H, Guest Relations Manager at Le Mat Snake Village, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Dear Corbinian B, We thank you very much for sharing your experience at THE HUNG SNAKE RESTAURANT on TripAdvisor community. We are very happy to know you had an unforgettable time with us. We are four generation of hunting, farming and cooking snake family restaurant....More

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erinm512017
July 19, 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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Ajitha A
May 26, 2016|
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Response from Deepesh K | Reviewed this property |
One and Only......Hung Snake Restaurant... I had a cobra from there and was awesome....The hospitality is great... Check my review on Hung Snake Restaurant in TripAdvisor, I have also uploaded pictures. Cheers....
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