HBO – Leading us to Trach spring, Bui Thi Chi in Ke village, Hien Luong commune, Da Bac district, said that it is a pride of the village as its beauty remains intact. Next to the spring is a protective forest which belongs to the Phu Canh nature reserve. Coming to the spring in summer, visitors all want to cross it, go fishing, catch crab and shrimp, or swim.

Family of Bui Thi Chi in Ke village, Hien Luong commune prepares meals to welcome guests.


Huu Thao homestay is named after Chi’s son and daughter-in-law. The house faces Hoa Binh Lake, enjoys fresh air and can serve groups of up to 12 guests. She said: "Although the income from the community tourism is not high, it is a great opportunity for my family to improve our living conditions. At the same time, it also creates a new way of thinking in developing economy of the younger generation”.

 Ke village is more than 10 km from Da Bac town. The village, located next to the Hoa Binh reservoir, is home to locals of the Muong ethnic group. It has 85 households, including three engaging in a homestay model as part of a community-based tourism project.

 Visiting Ke village, tourists can enjoy the medicinal bathing service of the Dao people, along with experiencing activities on the lake and walking around the village. The village has attracted tourists from many places with the wild beauty of the water and experiences close to the nature. Tourists can choose between cycling and walking around the village on a small and beautiful path lined by bamboo and next to the lake. The place is ideal for such activities as rafting and kayaking. Vehicles between pick-up and drop-off points can also be arranged. All the households providing homestay service are provided with life jackets for guests. A typical feature of Ke village is traditional dishes of the Muong ethnic group such as charcoal-roasted pork, salt-cured pork, fish, chicken cooked with sour bamboo shoots, and rice in bamboo tube. After dinner, visitors can participate in a bamboo pole dance or xoe, a signature dance of the locals.

 Sanh Thuan homestay is also one of the first guesthouses in Ke village. Located right on the main road next to Ke spring, the stilt house of Bui Van Duong's family was renovated since 2015. The homestay, named after Duong’s son, can serve from 8-10 guests./.



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