Sacred Pagoda and Craft Villages

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Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

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tour highlights

  • Marvel at an array of ornate local art and design
  • Admire traditional Vietnamese art in the But Thap Pagoda
  • Explore the traditional block painting village of Dong Ho
  • Learn how artisans craft their beautiful work at Bat Trang pottery village

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After this excursion, you’ll hold a new appreciation for beautiful Vietnamese artisan work. You’ll first drive to But Thap Pagoda, which was built in the reign of King Tran Thanh Ton (1258-1278). The pagoda is renowned for traditional Vietnamese wood carving and sculptures, including the statue of Buddha with one thousand hands and eyes, and the statue of Tay Thien Dong Do Vietnam. Next, you’ll explore Dong Ho traditional block painting village, located on the banks of the Duong River. Using traditional Diep paper and natural colours, craftsmen print Dong Ho pictures of themes such as good luck wishes and historical figures. Surrounded by fertile farmland, the artisans of Bat Trang pottery village form, paint and glaze their products before they are baked for several days in huge kilns.

tour description

Drive to But Thap Pagoda, which was 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. Some splendid works of art are housed in the pagoda including the statue of Buddha with thousand hands and thousand eyes, and the statue of Tay Thien Dong Do Vietnam.
Continue to Dong Ho traditional block painting village, located on the banks of the Duong River in Bac Ninh province. Using the traditional Diep paper (this kind of paper is handmade by pounding the peel of Do trees with seashell - hence the name of the paper) and colours derived from nature, craftsmen print Dong Ho pictures of different themes from good luck wishes, historical figures to everyday activities and folk allegories.
On the way back to Hanoi, visit 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.

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      Tour code: HANDHBTP

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