Red River Delta Cultural Insights

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Budget

Tour Period:

8.5 hours       Hanoi

tour highlights

  • Marvel at the artisan work in Bat Trang pottery village
  • Learn how famous thin gold leaf is made in Kieu Ky
  • View the amazing But Thap Pagoda
  • Discover the traditional block painting village of Dong Ho
  • Wander through Thanh Chuong Mansion

tour details

Encounter the artisans of the craft villages on the Red River Delta and admire ornate & beautiful local Vietnamese handicrafts. Explore Thanh Chuong Viet Palace one of Hanoi’s most important cultural spaces.

Why choose this tour?

You will seem to travel back in time on this visit to a traditional handicraft villages and the mansion of a leading Vietnamese artist.

tour description

Your cultural adventure begins at Bat Trang pottery village watching the artisans forming, painting and glazing their products, which they bake for several days in huge kilns. You then head to Kieu Ky, known for the production of delicate, thin gold leaf and of leather-made goods. At our next stop, we encounter But Thap Pagoda, famous for the traditional Vietnamese art of woodcarving and sculpture. Before lunch in Bac Ninh, there is time to explore Dong Ho traditional wood block printing village. Dong Ho painting is considered a fine reflection of traditional aesthetic value, social philosophies, and humanitarian desires. The traditional themes are often good luck signs, historical figures, folk allegories, popular stories, and social commentaries. After lunch, we transfer to Thanh Chuong Viet Palace the home of the famous artist Thanh Chuong a leading producer of Vietnamese contemporary art. Covering an area of nearly 10,000 square meters, Thanh Chuong Mansion is more than “just a museum” or a mere collection of Vietnamese ancient houses and antiques. Each house displays artefacts from across Vietnamese history. “just a museum” or a mere collection of Vietnamese ancient houses and antiques.


  • Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guide in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Lunch
  • Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles
  • Service charges, Government taxes and 10% VAT


  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Optional tours
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the program
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Expenditures of a personal nature (drinks, phone calls, mini bar consumptions, laundry etc.)
  • Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
  • Tips for guide and driver (at your discretion)
Tour code: EXHFRRDB

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