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TRADITIONAL VILLAGES AND PAGODA TOUR

$30

This tour will enable the tourists to have a good look at and experience various handicraft villages, visit one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam and home to beautiful architecture, as well as ancient unique sculptures…

Prices shown are “from” prices and are based on a group of 16 people travelling. Prices may vary according to number of guests. Please check the tariff below.

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This Traditional Villages and Pagoda Tour will enable the tourists to have a good look at and experience various handicraft villages from the pottery village of Bat Trang, the traditional painting village of Dong Ho to the wood – carving village of Dong Ky or Tay Phuong Pagoda, one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam and home to beautiful architecture, as well as ancient unique sculptures…

ITINERARY


Option 1
: Bat Trang – Dong Ho – But Thap – Dong Ky.

Traditional Village

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Traditional Village1

8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel lobby by our guide and driver for a spectacular trip to the most famous traditional villages in Vietnam. Many visitors have been seduced by rich in handcraft products which are made dexterous, hardworking and creative qualities of the Vietnamese people. Villages in the vicinity of Hanoi are the cradle of skilled crafts, folk arts and traditional festivals.
The first stop is the pottery village of Bat Trang to see how the beautiful ceramic products are made. Continue to Dong Ho village, which is known for its traditional wooden block printing. Here they make ‘Giay do’ paper and paint them with traditional designs. All of paper is made by hand and some, still in the traditional way with all natural products.

In the afternoon visit But Thap pagoda. The name “But Thap” (Pen Stupa) was given by King Tu Duc in 1876 when, on in Kinh Bac, he saw the beautiful stone stupa shaped like a pen at this pagoda, which had previously been known as Ninh Phuc Tu (Pagoda of Peace and Happiness).
Continue to visit the wood – carving village of Dong Ky. Here they made furniture inlaid with mother of pearl and finished off with layer of clear lacquer. In laying the mother of pearl is highly labour intensive, see how it is delicately sawed info fine fish-bone sliver and paints takingly set into wood.

Return to Hanoi where the full day trip ends at your hotel around 17:00.

Option 2: Thay Pagoda, Tay Phuong Pagoda and Van Phuc Village.

Thay Pagoda
Thay Pagoda1
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8:00 am you will be picked up from your hotel lobby by our guide and driver to visit THAY pagoda (Master pagoda) & TAY PHUONG pagoda, a famous one for 79 statues carved after classical Buddhist stories.
On the way back to Hanoi, stop to visit a famous traditional silk producing village – Van Phuc village.

Return to Hanoi where the full day trip ends at your hotel around 17:00.

* Note: You can choose option 1 or option 2 ONLY. These 2 options can not be combined in a day tour.

TOUR PRICES:


Type of tour
2017 Price per person in US$ in party of:
01
02
3-4
5-6
7-10
11-15
16 and up
Private tour 115 US$
70 US$ 55 US$  45 US$ 40 US$  35 US$ 30 US$


PRICE INCLUDES
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– Transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle as tour program indicated.
– Entrance fees for mentioned visits.
– Local English speaking guide (for other languages and a national guide supplements apply).
– Lunch as mentioned in program.
– One bottle of water on bus.
– The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.

PRICE EXCLUDES:
– Drinks, except otherwise mentioned.
– Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips and emergency transfers.
– Surcharge for New Year or Holiday seasons.

CHILDREN POLICY:
– Free of charge for children less than 05  years old.
– 50% charge of adult price for children from 06 to 11 years old.
– Children from 12 years old and more will be charged as adult rate.

NOTES:
– All tours are based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact us for new quotations.
– Itinerary Change to the confirmed itinerary may happen because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control such as war, strike, fire, acts of government, riot, etc. We will do our best to make sure that all the travel will be similar. GoViet Travel can substitute the itinerary upon your agreement.
– Transportation and Restaurants: The cars, vans or coaches for the land transportation should be in good shape with air conditioner. All restaurants should be tidy and clean.






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