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1 day excursion – Hạ Mỗ commune – FULL

September 29, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


This trip is full. Please sign up the for the waiting list in case anyone drops out.

A visit to one of FVH’s favourite villages – Hạ Mỗ in Đan Phượng district.  In the past we have done a morning visit to the village as part of a 2-part excursion. This time we are spending a full day with the villagers split into 3 parts/activities

Hạ Mỗ has a very ancient and important history, and today is famous for many elements including:

  • the Ô Diên Citadel, dating from the 6th century AD (smaller and less famous than the other ancient capitals of Thăng Long and Huế but equally important),  General Tô Hiến Thành born in the village who was a chief Minister in the Ly Dynasty,
  • A special type of cháo (porridge)
  • Lace making

We get to experience the important history of this very friendly picturesque village on the banks of the Nhuệ River.

part 1.  9am arrive at the village and meet our lovely hosts Mr Táo and Mr Việt

Visit Văn Hiến temple and learn about the life and work of General Tô Hiến Thành, where he is also buried. The temple also houses some very old woodblocks.

Beautiful and equally ancient atmospheric Hải Giác Pagoda and then the Vân Xuân communal house

part 2.  11am-12noon – cooking class with 2 of the villagers – we learn how to make the special Hạ Mỗ cháo  (porridge) which is a specialty of the village – unlike other cháo dishes can be eaten with chopsticks

12noon-1.15pm eat the cháo  we make and/or lunch in one of the local food places or bring a picnic (please note our hosts need time for their lunch and a rest hence our break is 1hr 15mins)

Part 3.  1.30pm-3pm Culture Chamber Chief Mr Nguyễn Xuân Việt gives us a lesson in making a special type of lace – a fun and different type of workshop suitable for both men and women.

Group photos then bid farewell to our hosts.

3.30pm we make our way back to the Pan Pacific

Adults 380k pp, 200k per child under 15yrs.  Covers transport, donation to the village community, cháo  making class and lace making workshop. Excludes personal expenses and additional lunch

RSVP to Stella  Please include your nationality and mobile number.

PLEASE RSVP BY TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER – in order for us to confirm numbers for the workshops.

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September 29, 2019
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Stella Ciorra
01662 979 605