More than 300 locals earn their living by producing rice vermicelli there. The vast majority of these workers are women.

Mien makers spend the most part of the day under the scorching sun to arrange bamboo sheets on which their fresh rice vermicelli is dried. To protect themselves from the sun, these women have to wear jackets, broad-rim hats and face masks, a practice which hastens sweats.

Stable income from the craft keeps the workers with the trade although it is a tough job. Products of rice vermicelli from Thang Long have traveled nationwide.

Thanh Hoa,rice vermicelli
A “field” of rice vermicelli seen from above – SGT Photos: Thu Huong
Thanh Hoa,rice vermicelli
This woman transports bamboo sheets to the field by a wooden wheelbarrow…
Thanh Hoa,rice vermicelli
… and brings them to the drying area.
 
Thanh Hoa,rice vermicelli
Bamboo sheets are arranged to ensure that sunrays can reach every corner of them.
Thanh Hoa,rice vermicelli
White rice vermicelli.
Thanh Hoa,rice vermicelli
Sugarcane juice makes rice vermicelli have an eye-catching yellow color.

Source: SGT

Vermicelli village busy ahead of Lunar New Year 2020

Vermicelli village busy ahead of Lunar New Year 2020

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Binh Lu – role model vermicelli village in the northwest

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