TUYEN QUANG – Visitors can cycle through the rice fields in the early morning, still wet with dew, make their own ant egg cakes, eat traditional rice…
Nam Dip hamlet belongs to Lang Can town, located in the mountainous district of Lam Binh, more than 120 km from Tuyen Quang city, not too famous on the tourist map of Vietnam. In recent years, this place has begun to develop ecotourism activities, allowing visitors to experience and feel the local life and culture. The first time you set foot in Lam Binh, you will feel the freshness and peace from the landscape and people.
Coming to Nam Dip village in the morning, visitors can join a bicycle tour around Lang Can town, while exercising, they can enjoy the scenery and relax gently. The road going through clusters of corn with flags, thatched roofs, green rice fields and sometimes passing streams brings many emotions.
High, craggy mountains hide in clouds and morning dew. The scene is both blurred and the same message impresses visitors.
The cycling route is about 3 km, sometimes stop to take pictures, sometimes the bamboo path is suspended on the field, when it is a whirlpool of water on clear streams.
Tired feet, visitors can stop the car anywhere to “release their souls” according to the beautiful scenery in Lang Can, breathe in the fresh mind of the early morning.
The road around Nam Dip village on both sides is a stone fence that is evenly arranged, smooth and full of moss and wild plants, creating an old and rustic feeling of the northern high mountains.
On traditional stilts, visitors will experience the package of ant egg cake, a dish of the Tay people.
The Tay people go to the forest to take black ant eggs, mix more spices to make the filling, the outer shell is sticky rice powder wrapped in fig leaves. During the Qingming Festival, ant egg cake must be in the tray to worship ancestors.
In addition to ant egg cake, guests also hand-made hot, fragrant thick cakes with peanut and black sesame filling. During this time, you will be soaking your feet in warm water with medicinal leaves, while holding a hot cake to eat as a snack.
Lunch with a round tray of rice, the intention is to create solidarity to leave visitors with much love. A rustic rice tray in a bamboo mat, lined with banana leaves. Above, dishes such as grilled fish, boiled beef veggie, omelette with foul vegetables, stream duck, kitchen guard pork, banana flower salad… are presented attractively.
Keyword: Slow living in Lam Binh