The tranquility and quietness of the countryside can help release all the stress and fatigue of the city life. Traveling to a village far away from the skyscrapers of the city to enjoy the fresh air of the country cannot be a better option for those wanting to find new feelings and experiences.
Tien Le vegetable village, which is about 1 hour driving from Hanoi, has recently become a hot place for both domestic and international travelers.
Tien Le Vegetable Village
Tien Le Village is located in Tien Yen Commune, Hoai Duc District – a suburban district of Hanoi. Growing vegetables has been the main occupation of the village’s inhabitants for tens of years. Being one of the main suppliers of fresh and safe vegetables for citizens of Hanoi and adjacent areas, Tien Le Village is now among the top Vietnam vegetable villages.
Tien Le Village is the pioneer who applied new science and technology to intensive farming with an aim to grow various kinds of vegetables that are fresh, safe, chemical-free, and environmentally friendly. The farmers here are properly trained on safe vegetable production in accordance with Vietgap (Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices) standard. Especially, in concentrated production zones, new technology is tested and applied to production, ensuring to provide vegetables of best quality to people.
Applying new technology to farming
In the past, the locals used to apply the conventional farming method to grow vegetable, leading to low productivity while wasting lots of time. Nowadays, having got exposed to the production process by Vietgap standard and been carefully instructed by the scientists, the farmers in Tien Le vegetable village now has learned new things. Previously, it took months to harvest the crops whereas now they only need to wait for 25 – 30 days. It is cost-effective and the productivity is boosted.
Vast vegetable fields in Tien Le
Thanks to the reputation in providing safe vegetables and tranquil atmosphere, Tien Le also catches the attention of travelers. Many foreigners and city dwellers have led their Vietnam tours to this village to experience the life in the countryside.
Coming to Tien Le, the very first thing to enjoy is the fresh air of the countryside. The vast green fields of different kinds of vegetables is an experience that you can hardly be found in the city. The chirp of the grasshoppers and crickets, the crow of the cooks, and the sound of the wind altogether make up a harmony that is simple yet wonderful.
A must-do activity when taking any Vietnam vegetable farm tours is to visit the local vegetable market. From 1 o’clock, the locals start to head to their farms to pick the vegetable to prepare for a new day. The vegetables are gathered in the local market to wait to be delivered to the buyers who would send them to large markets in the cities. Paying a visit to the early morning market, you will come across various stalls of not only vegetables but also meat, snacks, etc. Try to bargain the price and pick up some to prepare for the lunch.
Visitor learns to water the veggie
Getting back from the market, you will be able to try to be a local by putting on the farming clothes, bringing farming tools, and following the host to the farm. Prepare yourself to get dirty as you might be involved in different agricultural works like plowing, sowing seed, growing veggie, watering, and spraying fertilizers. As you come to the farm when the lights are still on, when the morning mist is still covering the fields, the scenery would be really dreamy and poetic.
When the sun has climbed high, it is time to come back to the host’s house to cook lunch. You will be shown how to make the simple yet delicious dishes that usually appear in Vietnamese meal. The taste might be strange, but it would definitely fit your taste buds.
A tour to Tien Le vegetable village will enable you to explore the life in Vietnam countryside in the most authentic way. Trying being a real farmer by doing different farming activities is undoubtedly a one-of-a-kind experience that would worth all your efforts.