Full Day to Explore Handicraft Villages in the Red River Delta
After breakfast, an hour drive along the dyke road will take you through the local countryside to Bat Trang, a village world renowned for its fine ceramics. You will stroll through the village with your local guide and see the artisans at work. Witness the process of molding and carving clay pots, dishes and vases, before they are glazed and fired in a kiln, ready for sale. You also visit Bat Trang ceramics market and workshops.
Afterward, drive to visit But Thap Pagoda, the cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism with unique architecture, followed by the village of Dong Ho, famous for the ancient painting technique of wood block printing. Folk painting is one of the special cultural features of Vietnam.
Finally arrive at a small rural village where you will enjoy a traditional Quan Ho music performance by villagers in front of the commune house. The singers was officially designated as part of Vietnam’s ‘living heritage’ and the Quan Ho music has been recognized as World's Intangible Heritage. In the late afternoon, you’ll return to Hanoi.
Meals: Picnic Lunch