Local life

Situated in the heart of a serene, tranquil, preserved environment, Tam Coc Garden is an ideal place to soak up the local culture by learning, from local inhabitants, many traditional trades of Ninh Binh province :

- Traditional Embroidery Class -

According to local legend, embroidery was practiced by the local inhabitants for thousands of years when the Tran Kings arrived in the region of NinhBinh (1225 -1400).Queen Tran Thi Dung gave embroidery lessons to local villagers so that they could make embroidery products for royal families or for decoration of temples, pagodas and communal houses. Since then, embroidery continues to be handed...

- Bamboo Baskets Weaving Class -

The bamboo trees are always considered to be friends of the Vietnamese people in general and farmers in particular.

During years, every Vietnamese village was specialized in the manufacture of home accessories like beds, tables but especially baskets or hampers. Many villages of basketry were born little by little across the country. It was one time when these products were really predominant...

- Kite making class -

In Vietnam, the kite is not only a folk game for children during the summer, but also a traditional art.

Each year, after the rainy season, a lot of kite competitions are held throughout the country. These competitions express the desire of Vietnamese peasants to have good weather and good harvests. In fact, according to custom, the more kite rises high, the better harvest will be.There...

- Bong making class (Vietnamese pop- corn) -

"Bỏng" is a special snack for the children of the country regions of the Vietnam. It’s special because it is seldom sold in the market. 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 pure inventive...

- Fishing -

Fishing is a very popular sport and also popular entertainment in the world. With a fishing rob and a little patience, you can practice anywhere, from small ponds to huge seas.

Enjoy a stay in Tam Coc Garden, chance to play the role of a Vietnamese peasant who handle easy his bamboo fishing rob on the edge of the shady ponds while listening to the wind, the whisper of leaves, the light...

- 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,...

- Cooking class -

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...

- Calligraphy class -

The word Thu Phap has the same meaning with Calligraphy in France. It is an art form and an elegantly decorated character of writing. Thu Phap is a normal activity of Confucians. But in the occasion of Tet, this activity has another meaning: Xin Chu and Khai But.

If know the words and know how to write Thu Phap; you can do...

- Making Chung cake Class -

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Vietnamese gather with their family member, decorate their house and prepare for special traditional dishes. A few days before Tet, the Vietnamese family member often cooks Banh Chung, which is the essential food and culinary symbol of the Vietnamese New Year. It has a difference recipe from others region and family.

This is the...

- 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...