Moon Garden Homestay, Hanoi Vietnam, Hanoi and The North
This fantastic village homestay is about 1.5 hours outside of Hanoi and is a fantastic chance to immerse in local family life in their own home without compromising on comfort.
Moon Garden is in the village of Ky Son; a beautiful rural hamlet with farm land, rivers, temples and churches that is only a short drive from Hanoi. It’s a peaceful retreat, boutique hotel and cultural experience all in one, with a unique and exciting range of activities on offer. Try your hand at cooking Vietnamese classic dishes, take an ox cart ride through emerald rice fields, cycle, hike, traditional herbal baths, tai chi, farming, home visits, fishing, voluntary work and more.
There are a variety of accommodations on offer with one and two bedroom houses, as well as a traditional stilted house and even a renovated church that can sleep up to 60 people! Every house is clean, comfy and well-appointed with en-suite bathrooms and lovely traditionally Vietnamese design features. The houses are scattered around a lovely central courtyard with a nice pond, lovely gardens and hammocks for relaxing. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming, and are all very keen to help visitors gain an authentic insight into life in rural Vietnam.
The beautiful surroundings and peaceful atmosphere make the Moon Garden Homestay an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi, as well as an genuine experience of the daily lives of the Vietnamese in the countryside.
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- Bicycles available
- Free Internet
- Herb and Spice Garden
- Local excursions
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We spent a lot of time with the local people on our tours and learnt so much about the country. We didn't feel like we were intruding and were advised how best to deal with each situation so as to fit in with local custom.