Giang Mo Village

Giang Mo Village, Hoa Binh: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Giang Mo Village Reviews: 4.5/5

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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Rural Retreat
Dec 2017 • Friends
Giang Mo is a small village near Mai Chau Town, in Hoa Binh Province, about 140 km west of Hanoi.

It is home to "White Tai", one of Vietnam's numerous ethic minorities who settled here about 400 years ago. As we bicycled through the village many people smiled in typical Thai style and said "Sawasdeekrab", for they still speak Thai as their first language.

Imagine their surprise when I replied, "Sawasdeekrap, sabai mai, krab?" (Hello, how are you?" They were not expecting a westerner who could speak their language.

They live in traditional teak wood houses on stilts, the stilts providing coolness during the hot season and a refuge under the house for the ducks, hens, dogs and other animals that abound here.

They farm the fertile soil of the valley floor, producing up to three crops a year of rice and/or vegetables.

It is rural Vietnam at its very best.
Written December 26, 2017
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thaonguyen831985
Hanoi, Vietnam4 contributions
A lovely relaxing stay and the hospitality was great !
Aug 2017 • Couples
Very nice stay! We enjoyed every minute of our stay. All of the staff was super friendly.
Helpful with anything we needed. Definitely be back next time we are in this area.
Thanks so much for everything!
Written September 18, 2017
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olivierpham6
Hanoi, Vietnam1 contribution
A lovely weekend at Giang Mo
Apr 2017 • Couples
This was our third time at Giang Mo! and it was just as wonderful as ever. The staff are so kind and pretty. The food is excellent- especially.Thank you so much for a relaxing few days. See you again soon!
Written May 22, 2017
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narolmya
Hanoi, Vietnam385 contributions
Lovely ethnic village on the way to Mai Chau valley
Aug 2016 • Family
Small village nestled in the paddies green rice fields. Peaceful, calm, it stay far away from the modern animated life. The village is a real stop for rest a while between Hanoi and Mai Chau valley, it is ok to take a day trip here for just relaxing, admire the countryside sights. Beside that, a chance to taste the local special food!
Written January 13, 2017
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BendigoVic
Victoria, Australia1,721 contributions
Fantastic experience
Mar 2016
On our tour of Hanoi we were lucky enough to enjoy visiting the Giang Mo Village in Hoa Binh. A small village of traditional stilt houses nestled amongst the rice paddies and very picturesque rolling hills of the highlands, what an experience.
Written April 27, 2016
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Emma10801
New Rochelle, NY373 contributions
Learn about Moung culture and life by visiting the Giang Mo village
May 2015 • Couples
We visited this village as part of a day trip that also included the nearby Black River Reservoir. We were staying at the La Ferme du Colvert Resort and Spa outside of Hanoi and were doing day trips from there. We used the Resort travel agency, Vietnam Adventures, to book this trip along with several other trips. We had a great driver (Chung) and guide (Thao), who both made the trip very interesting and a lot of fun.

The village has about 100 stilt houses and is a very bucolic setting nestled among the hills. We went to one home where we would later have lunch and had tea and learned about the village and local life and customs. Much of life and work is very "basic" and rustic. After meeting the very friendly owner, we walked around the village and through the rice fields, learning about growing and harvesting rice. We returned later to the same house for what turned out to be one of the best meals we had in our 3 weeks in North Vietnam (and we had LOTS of fabulous meals!). The owner was extremely friendly and welcoming in addition to being a great (and very modest) cook. She also offers the option for "homestays," although we only partook of the obligatory post-lunch nap (with floor cushions!)

The trip was laid back and relaxing while simultaneously being very interesting, with delicious food. In addition to purchasing some handicrafts where we had lunch, we also purchased some amazingly fine embroidery from an elderly woman from the village. Of all of the crafts we saw being sold through North Vietnam, the ones in this village were certainly some of the highest quality and were very reasonable prices.

A wonderful introduction to Moung life and the Moung people.
Written September 26, 2015
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