What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

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Imagine that you are sipping hot fragrant coffee next to the pool, where beautiful goldfish are splashing, which you can feed with your hands. This is how koi carp cafes are arranged in Vietnam. In Ho Chi Minh City, a lively Vietnamese metropolis, there are already about a dozen cafes with koi carp, where visitors have the opportunity to sit in close proximity to colorful fish.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

Koi Melody Cafe is one of the newest goldfish cafes in Ho Chi Minh City: it was opened only about a year ago. As in most Vietnamese cafes with koi carp, there is a shallow pond full of bright fish and dotted with small "islands" where visitors can enjoy various drinks and treats.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

King Koi Coffee Garden is another relatively new, but already extremely popular cafe with koi carp, inspired by the design of a natural park in Singapore, Gardens by the Bay. It includes about 10 interconnected round "islands" in a pond filled with koi fish, which you can literally touch.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

New Koi Coffee is another popular goldfish cafe, which is very similar to Koi Melody, it has recreation areas separated by shallow channels filled with koi carp.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

Dao Koi Coffee Garden is an open cafe with koi carp, which is called an oasis in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, as in summer it provides guests with the desired coolness. This place is usually visited by families: canals filled with koi carp are a favorite entertainment for children.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

The list can be continued, for example, Queen Koi Coffee Garden, KOI Sakura Coffee, KOI Coffee Garden ISLAND or Royal Koi Garden Coffee, but in fact it makes no sense to go into details about each of them, because they are all created according to the same principle: a pond with carp and small "islands", where visitors can relax while fish swim around them.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City is not the only city in Vietnam and in the world where there are such establishments, but the number of koi cafes in it is the largest.

What goldfish cafes look like in Ho Chi Minh City

The cleanliness of the channels with fish is striking: they are equipped with a waterproofing system and a water filtration system that keep them in good condition.

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