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A tour to Hanoi vegetable village – Why not?


You must be tied with a hurry living space in the big city. You must be wondering where to go when traveling in Hanoi? A tour to Hanoi vegetable village will definitely give you time to break and love your life more. Do not believe me? Let it be your own experiences.

Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the country's second largest city by population. Located in the northern region of Vietnam nearly 90 km away from the coastal area, Hanoi features a warm humid subtropical climate with plentiful precipitation. However, nowadays, due to the fast growth of Hanoi, the number of the vegetable village in Hanoi has decreased rapidly. There are only some villages that still focus on developing agriculture in Hanoi. Let’s discover the top tourist vegetable village in Hanoi.

Ba Vi farm

Ba Vi Farm

Ba Vi Farm

Ba Vi Farm is just 49 km from the center of Hanoi, located on a hill, leaning back on Ba Vi mountain range. The farm is located in the western suburbs of Hanoi with beautiful and diverse natural terrains of agriculture (forests, lakes, ponds, streams, rivers) representing a civilization when Vietnamese raise rice as the main job in ancient times. From above, you can admire the rice terraces with the shape of low terraces behind the green forest of the Ba Vi mountain range. Coming to Ba Vi Countryside Farm, in addition, to taking time to relax, you will have the opportunities to visit the cattle farms, poultry or to enjoy the agricultural production cooked in a traditional way. With the beautiful scenery, you can enjoy fresh natural specialties in a cozy setting. Especially, you can also have the opportunity to participate directly in the agricultural activities bearing the imprint of the countryside culture when people live closely with  nature by fishing with tools made of bamboo, growing and collecting wild vegetables and herbs, seeing how to make honey, picking and drying tea, feeding ostriches, goats, rabbits, dairy cows, etc. Visiting the tea gardens, corn fields along the rivers of the North of Vietnam for thousands of years accreted the Red River delta. At the farm, you can see the dancing exchanges among the Muong and Dao ethnic minority groups living in the villages. To cater for your holiday, the farm has many modern facilities as well as professional staff.

Song Phuong village

Song Phuong Village

Song Phuong Village

About 15 km from Hanoi, along with the highway Lang – Hoa Lac, on the territory of Hoai Duc (former Ha Tay), Song Phuong village is famous for having an ecological landscape with gardens, fish ponds, which are all man-made with the wilderness of more than 20,000 m2.

Mostly, the trees are intercropped plant with thousands of different species of oranges, grapefruit, mango, longan, guava, whip, etc. In the center of the garden, there are three bungalows with thatched roofs used for meetings or any group activities. With 700 m2 of fish ponds, you can have your own fresh ingredients by fishing by yourself in the ponds.

The slogan of services in Song Phuong village is "no dirty, no sad, no bothered". Therefore, you can freely take a walk, breathe the fresh air, admire the scenery and then climbed picking, sipping fruits. You can even join a Hanoi farming and cooking class to see how to raise, harvest the fresh vegetables or how to cook flavorful dishes with the fresh ingredients of the countryside of the Northern Delta. For example, you can cook simple but unique meal called roasted crab with crabs is caught in limestone in mountains.

Gia Lam

Vegetable village

Vegetable village

With 3 characteristics: no factory – neither near the highway nor near the hospital, Van Duc Agricultural Cooperative (Van Duc, Gia Lam, Hanoi) is the ideal place to grow safe vegetables. Having the advantages of large and fertile Red River alluvial area, Van Duc cooperative has supplied about ten thousand tons of fresh vegetables to the center Hanoi market. Currently, cooperatives supply 80 tonnes of vegetables per day with a variety of vegetables from leafy vegetables to root vegetables under the cooperative's VietGAP process. Visit Van Duc, you will have the opportunities to see how people raise and harvest the fresh vegetable. In addition, you can also admire the beauty of the fresh vegetable field here. Especially, you can joy a family in Van Duc village to find out ways to cook the vegetable. Interesting, right?

Author Since: Jan 16, 2019

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