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A Cookery Class at Moon Garden homestay

Stay, or take a cookery class, in Moon Garden Homestay, located in the sleepy rural village of Ky Son 2 hours west of Hanoi….

By Siobhan Henderson
Programme Manager for Alfred&

A cookery class at Moon Garden Homestay

If you’re looking for a break from Hanoi, head two hours west to Ky Son, where you can experience life in a sleepy, rural Vietnamese village known for its centuries-old architecture. Peaceful Ky Son is home to Moon Garden House, a homestay with an incredible story behind it. Apparently, the owners bought the farmland and then imported traditional buildings from all over Vietnam, some up to 200 years old, and painstakingly reassembled them on location.

You can stay in these buildings, which are filled with original antiques and photos of the families who once lived in them. It’s like walking through a museum, you really feel like these relics should be behind glass. Moon Garden Hall is the impressive dining room, a former Catholic church which was transported over 200 kilometres from Thai Binh province. The wooden frame simply slots together, there’s not a single pin or nail.

This is where we took our cooking class and it was such a peaceful setting, with a cool breeze blowing through the building. I learnt how to make delicious spring rolls and beef wrapped in leaves, using fresh ingredients from the garden. Afterwards, we got to enjoy a heavenly hand massage and herbal foot bath complete with locally-made lemongrass oil, which made the whole place smell like a spa.


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Alfred & Siobhan Henderson

Siobhan has been with Kuoni for over 11 years and is passionate about all things travel, particularly when it comes to South East Asia. Having travelled the region extensively, from Cambodia  to Japan, Vietnam and many countries in between, Siobhan now shares her expert knowledge of the region as the Alfred& Programme Manager. One of Siobhan’s most memorable travel moments was reaching the top of Heaven’s Gate while leading a charity trek to the Great Wall of China in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Siobhan Henderson


Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Pam, who's travelled extensively in Vietnam. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember – the vespa rider who’ll whizz you round HCMC for a unique foodie tour, the guide who’ll take you fishing with locals at Chuon Lagoon and the ranger who’ll guide you to golden-cheeked gibbons to hear their dawn duets.

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