With its green orchards, fresh air and tranquil setting, Tan Trieu grapefruit village in the southern province of Dong Nai is an ideal place for weekend tourism.

Situated 40km from Ho Chi Minh City, the village is in Tan Trieu islet in Vinh Cuu district. The 1,114ha islet is surrounded by the Dong Nai river. Though fertile, the place is only suitable for grapefruits since it is often inundated.

The village grows various varieties of grapefruits, but the most popular is buoi duong la cam (a kind that is very sweet and has small leaves like orange). In recent years village households have turned their grapefruit orchards into eco-tourism sites.

The Nam Hue tourism grapefruit orchard is one of the most famous of its kind in the village, offering tourists various dishes made from the fruit like grapefruit salad, chicken steamed in grapefruit, and grapefruit hot pot besides wine.

The wine is produced by the orchard owner Huynh Minh Hue and put in grapefruit-shaped pots.

Nam Hue also has a one-hour sightseeing boat tour around the islet.-VNA