Spending your holiday in comfortable bungalows surrounded by a beautiful garden and rice fields at Tam Coc Garden brings you relaxation and freshness. But you can do more things which are really meaningful. This eco-resort offers numerous eco activities:
Surrounded by nature and environment, Tam Coc Garden is a perfect place to learn about the farmer daily life and local culture and even some traditional trades. Here are 10 classes you should attend:
Traditional Embroidery Class
Near the Tam Coc Garden, there’s a village called Van Lam which is considered to be one of the cradles of traditional embroidery. Taught by teachers who are the local villagers, you will learn to make some embroidery products like towels, tablecloths, curtains, sheets, handkerchiefs, pictures…
Bamboo Baskets Weaving Class
Visiting the Communal House in Nham village, close to Tam Coc Garden, tourists can attend the Bamboo Baskets Weaving Class. Bamboo Basket is something featured in Vietnamese traditional rural life. Learning to weave a basket is an interesting thing which requires meticulousness and passion.
Kite making class
Kite plays an important part in every Vietnamese people’s childhood. Making kites is really a hard work with some difficult steps such as split and sharpen a bamboo cane to small and thin sticks, tie sticks together to form the bones of the kite… But after finishing your kite, you will have the opportunity to fly your own kite. Tam Coc Garden is really an ideal place for those who want to have a try at this traditional game.
Bong making class (Vietnamese pop- corn)
“Bỏng” is a special snack for the children of the country regions of the Vietnam. After every harvest, the kids pick up grain scattered in fields and make them blow by the machine to cultivate in the village. The kids gather several ingredients to have a better mixture, which is not only for tasting but also by the pure inventive enthusiasm of childhood.
In this class, you will have to mix grain with sugar then put the mixture into the machine and wear gloves to pull the tubes popcorn from the machine and cut the tubes into smaller pieces.
Catching fish with a bamboo fishing rod is a typical activity of a Vietnamese peasant. Sitting silent on the edge of the shady pond, listening to the birds singing, feeling the smell of the countryside with mud and straw make you feel like the time almost stops.
Tam Coc Garden is proud to be able to offer you the amazing opportunity to learn the art of authentic Vietnamese cooking. Join our cooking class and you will learn all the necessary skills, tips and secret recipes from our Chef to prepare for desserts, main dishes, appetizers. In our private garden, you will pick the freshest ingredients and organic herbs for your dishes. After class, you will enjoy…
Making Chung cake Class
Bánh chưng is a traditional Vietnamese rice cake which is made from glutinous rice, mung beans, pork and other ingredients. The process of making Chung cake is time-consuming and requires the contribution of several people. Main ingredients are glutinous rice, pork meat, and green beans wrapped in a square of bamboo leaves that will give the rice a green color after boiling. The sticky rice must be very good and was soaked in water in the previous day. Rice cake is wrapped in the square shape, and the wrapping power must be neither tight nor loose. Then the cake will be boiled in about 12 hours by wood. The Green Chung cake has nutrition with an original tasty flavor and may be kept for a long time. Making Chung cake with vegetable pickles will bring you an unforgettable experience.
Candied Coconut Ribbons making Class
Mut Tet (Tet candied) is not a food to serve in a meal during Tet holiday, but more like a snack to welcome guests in this special period. Mut is always kept in beautiful boxes and placed at the table in the living room, and it is the main food for the owners and guests to taste when they’re talking, enjoyed over a cup of tea. This once-in-year mix of snack is very large in variety, with so many tastes: ginger, carrot, coconut, pineapple, pumpkin, lotus seed, star fruit, and sweet potato. Nowadays, cake and sweet are slowly replacing jam in Tet period, but many people still love the taste this unique food – an angle of Vietnamese culture.
Discoveries of historical and cultural sites and natural sites nearby
Tam Coc Garden affords easy access to many must-see nearby tourist attractions such as the valley of Buddha, or Hang But (500 meters); Jade Cave, or Bich Dong (1 km); Thung Nang, or Sunshine Valley (2km); Tam Coc caves (5km); Thai Vi temple (6km); Trang An Cave ( 20km); Bai Dinh Pagoda (20km); Hoa Lu Ancient Royal City (20km); Van Long Nature Reserve (25km); Phat Diem Cathedral (30km); and Cuc Phuong National Park (40km).
Sampan rowing class
Once visit Ninh Binh, the travellers are often impressed by not only the majestic beauty of “Halong Bay in land”, but also the friendly local sampan rowers there. If you wonder how they can use their feet to drive sampans through the narrow caves, let us help you to discover it.
The local inhabitants, with their traditional sampans and their oars swaying under the shade of the eucalyptus,…
Vietnamese Calligraphy class (Thu Phap Class)
An opportunity to know about Vietnamese Calligraphy and learn how to write in the Calligraphic way in a small courtyard overlooking the swimming pool in Tam Coc Garden. After the class, you can do some calligraphy painting and present it to your family and friends.