Travel Updates – June 2024

Happy PRIDE month around the world! Pride Month, celebrated annually in June, honors the LGBTQ+ community and its history, struggles, and achievements. Justravel Asia is proud to be the first official LGBTQ+ DMC in Vietnam. We appreciate the diversity in our team, not only in June but in everyday work and life!

Travel Updates – May 2024

For Indochina countries, May is the beginning of summer with more acceptable weather, it might scatter here and there, but it starts to get cooler after the rains. This is also one of the best months of the year for families to plan their vacations.

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Hanoi countryside tales by traditional crafts

Today, drive an hour along the Red River to Ha Noi’s neighboring countryside through immense rice fields and fruit farms. Visit the village that birthed Vietnamese incense upon arrival. This village’s incense, made from over 30 herbs with skills passed down from generation to generation, is known for its pure, light scent. A guided stroll through the hamlet with older residents will take you to various family-run workshops to see the entire incense-making process and hear about the glory days of this traditional craft. Help the host make incense.

Take another short drive to a rural community behind endless rice fields and duck farms. The locals’ 200-year-old fish-pot crafting heritage includes bamboo weaving. Walk around the village to see the typical Northern countryside architecture: dark brown tiled roofs, three-room houses with elders sitting in front weaving fish-pots and chatting. Visit a local artisan who rode his bike across Vietnam to proudly promote his village’s unique traditional craft. Create your own fish pot with his help and give it as a present.

Notes:

  • Availability: Morning
  • Suggested time: 08:00
  • Duration: 6 hours

*Optional to add Nha Xa silk village
*Incense making at Thon Cao, Hung Yen. Fish-pot making village at Thu Sy, Hung Yen.
*Possible to have lunch at Hung Yen