Vietnam

Red River Delta Cultural Insights

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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

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Begin your adventure at Bat Trang pottery village to watch the artisans forming, painting and glazing their products, which are then baked for several days in huge kilns. You’ll then head to Kieu Ky, another traditional craft village known for the production of delicate thin gold leaf & leather-made goods. Continue to But Thap Pagoda, famous for the traditional Vietnamese art of woodcarving and sculpture. You’ll later explore Dong Ho traditional block printing village & then enjoy lunch in Bac Ninh. Next you’ll see Thanh Chuong Mansion – 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 much more than just a museum or collection of Vietnamese ancient houses and antiques.

tour description

Visit the famous Bat Trang pottery village situated approximately 15 km outside of Hanoi, surrounded by fertile farmland. Watch the artisans forming, painting and glazing their products, which are then baked for several days in huge kilns.

Continue to Kieu Ky, another traditional craft village well-known for production of thin gold leaves and leather-made goods. Drive along the scenic Duong River dyke road to But Thap Pagoda. Built in the reign of King Tran Thanh Ton (1258-1278), the pagoda is well-known for the traditional Vietnamese art of wood carving and sculpture.

Your next stop is at Dong Ho traditional block printing village, located on the banks of the Duong River in Bac Ninh province. There are only a few families left who still engage in traditional craft. Other skilled and dedicated artisans have turned to producing paper offerings of all possible sizes and shapes. In fact, this craft can now be seen all over the village.

Have lunch in Bac Ninh and then continue to Thanh Chuong Mansion, home of a famous artist. Situated on a gravelly bare hill close to Hanoi's airport lies this Realm of Vietnamese cultural legacy, "created by the dream, the will, the love and the great talent of Thanh Chuong, a leading artist 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.

includes

Lunch
Transportation in A/C vehicles
Entrance & boat fees
English or French-speaking local tour guide
(other language guides are available on request and surcharges apply)
    Tour code: HANDHRRD

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