But Thap Pagoda

Hanoi – Bac Ninh - 1 Day

Let's join Paradissa local tour guide for one full day to explore the ancient land of Bac Ninh Province taking in century-old pagodas, temples, handicraft villages and a traditional performance.

On the tour, we visit different attractions in the Red River Delta in Bac Ninh Province. The highlights of the trip include:
- Idyllic countryside with authentic daily life;
- The traditional culture of Vietnam and architecture found in the temples and pagodas;
-  The handicraft villages with hundred-year-old traditions:
- The traditional folk songs of Quan Ho listed as Intangible Heritage of Humanity by the UNESCO.

The But Thap Pagoda (A view from the rear)
The But Thap Pagoda (A view from the rear)

We travel 30 km( 0.5 hour) from Hanoi to the famous 300 hundred year-old Pagoda of But Thap. Then, proceed to Dong Ho Woodblock Printing Village. After that, join our car for a trip through idyllic countryside of Bac Ninh to Phat Tich Pagoda, among the oldest one in Vietnam. At Phat Tich, we'll climb the mountain for a panoramic view of the whole surroundings.

Lunch at a local family.

In the afternoon, visit Dong Ky village where you see all Vietnamese traditional wooden furniture manually made decorated with pearl mother inlays. There are a wide range of small look-like antique items for sales that you may like to bring home.

Then, we drive to the Do Temple which is dedicated to the 8 kings of the Ly dynasty in the 11th – 13th centuries. At Do Temple, let us get charmed by a traditional performance of Quan Ho Folk Songs by local singers. You may like to know that Quan Ho Bac Ninh Folk Songs are listed as intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. The trip concludes in Hanoi in late afternoon.

The Phat Tich Pagoda
The Phat Tich Pagoda

Inclusions:
English-speaking guide as per itinerary;
Private car/van for transport as indicated in the program;
A private show of Quan Ho Folk Songs as per itinerary;
Lunch at a local family as per itinerary;
All admission fees during guided times in the program;

Exclusions:
Insurance of any types;
Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

The Do Temple, Dinh Bang, Tu Son, Bac Ninh
The Do Temple, Dinh Bang, Tu Son, Bac Ninh