Bat Trang and Dong Ho are among many handicraft villages around Hanoi reflect typically the ancient handicraft and architecture of Red River’s agricultural culture. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the North Vietnam’s Buddhism culture by visiting the But Thap Pagoda, one of the most well-known pagodas in Vietnam.
Hand-in the making of ceramic artwork at Bat Trang village;
Learn how the Dong Ho villager make their famous folk woodcut painting;
Explore But Thap, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam;
Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of Vietnam’s countryside.
You will commence the trip from your hotel by a transfer to Bat Trang village, 15km east of Hanoi and is famous for making fine ceramics. On arrival, you will be able to stroll in the small alleys of this old village to watch local people producing their fine products and visit some of the houses used as workshops and showrooms. You’ll then drive to Dong Ho village, famous for its traditional paintings, where you spend time in an artist’s house to learn about the creative process.
You will enjoy your picnic lunch before visiting But Thap, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam and known as Vietnam’s first Buddhist center. This pagoda is also well-known for traditional Vietnamese Art of wood carving and sculpture, especially the statue of Buddha with thousand hands and thousand eyes. The statue of Tay Thien Dong Do Vietnam is also the highlight of But Thap pagoda. You will then have a transfer back to Hanoi.
Note: The price is per person for a minimum group of 2 people.
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