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Excursion: Ước Lễ Village and Hồ Chí Minh Trail Museum
May 18 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM350,000VND
Ước Lễ Village, Tân Ước Commune, Thanh Oai District, Hà Nội and Hồ Chí Minh Trail Museum, Yên Nghĩa, Hà Đông, Hà Nội
Full day excursion. Visit Ước Lễ village in Hà Tây one of the less well known/touristic ancient villages outside Hanoi.
Ước Lễ Village is an ancient village located about 30km west of Hanoi. It is famous for pork paste (giò lụa) making profession and its old village gate which bears the inscription “Mỹ Tục Khả Phong” (good traditions). In 1880, Emperor Tu Duc made an inspection tour in the north and bestowed this noble title on 6 villages of Hà Tây Province (part of Hanoi today), including Ước Lễ. The Ước Lễ villagers have brought the reputation of the village’s pork paste to all other provinces of Vietnam and even beyond the national border.
Coming to Ước Lễ Village, we will be warmly welcomed by the friendly villagers. Experience an ancient and tranquil Vietnamese village, and learn how to make the pork paste in the traditional way when there were no machines.
This trip is combined with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum, the “Trường Sơn miniature” in Hanoi to better understand the dedication and sacrifices of the people who dedicated their lives to the legendary Trường Sơn Trail.
8:30 AM: meet at the Pan Pacific, 8:45 AM: depart for Ước Lễ Village
9:45 AM: Reach Ước Lễ . Here we will visit the village gate, temple, market complex and meet on of the pork paste-making artisans
12:00 PM: Enjoy a typical Vietnamese lunch with a local family using with Ước Lễ ingredients
1:00 PM: Visit the Sổ Pagoda
1:30 PM: Depart for Hồ Chí Minh Trail Museum (which is on the way back to central Hanoi)
4:00 PM: Depart for the Pan Pacific Hotel (expect to be back around 5:00PM)
Notes: Lunch fee is not included in the participation fee but it is minimal cost. Please pay the local family directly. There are 2 lunch options:
- With meat: including white rice, 3 types of pork paste specialties, and 1 type of vegetable 50,000 VND pp
- Without meat (vegetarian): including white rice, fried tofu and 1 type of vegetable 20,000 VND pp
Or you can bring your own lunch pack.
When registering please state if you need lunch. The cost will be advised later. But it won’t be much.
RSVP to Anh via email. Please state the number of people, names, mobile numbers and chosen lunch option
170,000/ children under 15s and students
Donations cover costs of mini bus, village donation, payment to artisan, support from the local family (lunch is extra) and entry to the museum
Translation from Vietnamese to English by Anh/Van