Waiting in line to enter a dinosaur model cafe in Ho Chi Minh City


Many people lined up for nearly half an hour to have fun at the cafe with nearly 20 large dinosaur models in District 1.

Having only been in operation for about a week now, the cafe decorated with dinosaur models on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street is always crowded with visitors from morning to night.

The manager said that the shop has an area of ​​1,500 m2, decorated with 20 dinosaur models of all species and a variety of plants, making visitors feel like they are lost in a prehistoric world hundreds of millions of years ago.

On the morning of January 1, the line of people waiting to buy tickets to enter the restaurant stretched nearly 100 meters, all the way to Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street. Staff placed many large umbrellas in front of the yard to shade customers while queuing.

“The hot weather is a bit uncomfortable, but everyone lines up orderly,” said Quynh Chi, in District 7, while fanning her son. The 43-year-old woman said she knew about the restaurant through videos on social networks and was in the city center so she wanted to take her children to see dinosaurs.

On average, each customer spends about half an hour queuing to get into the ticket counter. Ticket price for children is 100,000 VND, half price for adults and does not include drinks.

Most of the dinosaur models in the coffin can move and make lively sounds. The largest predator dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex is 9 m high and 13 m long, a size almost equivalent to real life scale.

The model is placed on a platform about 1.5 m high, with stairs for visitors to visit directly. At some crowded times, people have to line up to see this dinosaur.

The models are quite realistic in both appearance and size with a steel frame, the body is shaped by 3D printing, with a variety of species, from carnivores to leaf eaters.

Around the dinosaur models are always crowded, mostly families taking young children to visit.

Little Chi Thien, 9 years old, enjoyed touching the dinosaur’s head. Some children were quite scared at first but then became excited about the giant animals that once existed on this earth.

“Every model my child likes, helps my child have more real-life experiences instead of just knowing about dinosaurs through books. I will come back on another occasion with a little less space to comfortably visit,” Ms. Hai Ngoc, District 10 , share.

The tables were crowded with tourists eating, drinking, and watching cartoons about dinosaurs. In the shop, there are other children’s play areas such as statue bowls, sand paintings, rock climbing, and electric animal rides. Drinking water prices range from 25,000 to 65,000 VND.

In the near future, the shop plans to add other unique spaces such as installing more models and implementing dinosaur riding services for children.

The shop is open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day, with a large parking lot. However, during the Tet holidays, there are many people, so parking spaces are often overloaded and have to be parked outside.

($1~24,000 VND)
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