Unique cafe with reptiles in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – With drinks priced at only VND15,000-VND28,000 ($0.7-1.2)/ glass, the coffee shop on Hoa Phuong Road, in Ho Chi Minh City’s Phu Nhuan District, uses reptiles like pythons, snakes, and South America dragons to attract tourists.



reptile cafe, saigon

The shop’s menu is impressive, with pictures of reptiles. The shop just opened but it has attracted many visitors, especially the young and, of course, those who love reptiles.




reptile cafe, saigon

Customers are guided how to play with reptiles.




reptile cafe, saigon

A boy says: "It is interesting to look at and play with the reptiles that I could only see on TV or the internet right here".




reptile cafe, saigon

Customers enjoy coffee next to a gentle python.




reptile cafe, saigon

A python wraps its body around glasses.




reptile cafe, saigon

A young customer plays with a python.




reptile cafe, saigon

The shop is open from 8 to 23h every day, with prices from VND15,000 to VND28,000/glass, which is reasonable for students and young people.




reptile cafe, saigon

This South African dragon is a Savannah Monitor. This is the most expensive species in this shop, from VND3 to VND10 million ($150-500)/head. Other species are priced from VND500,000 to several million dong.





reptile cafe, saigon

Green Iguana sourced from South America. Their major food is vegetables and fruits. They are considered mini dinosaurs at home.





reptile cafe, saigon

Milk snakes are gentle.




reptile cafe, saigon

A colorful frog.




reptile cafe, saigon

A customer takes pictures with a South African dragon.




reptile cafe, saigon




reptile cafe, saigon

Customers can feed them.




reptile cafe, saigon

Mr. Tuan, the owner of this café – a reptile lover – says that the pets at the café come from members of the reptile club in HCM City, with the hope to transmit a love of reptiles to others.

 


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reptile cafe, saigon
 
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