Chuong Village Festival in Ha TayThere is no more a province called Ha Tay in Vietnam now as it was incorporated into Hanoi some time ago. Paradissa still preserves this section separately from Hanoi to make it easier for our web visitors and travelers to locate the information. Also, Ha Tay is a traditional land that it justifies itself a separate section in our travel guide.

Here you'll find practical information such as weather and climate, things to do and what to see in Ha Tay. You'll get the detailed information and photos of century-old pagodas, ancient villages, wild national park and traditional cultural practice...

  • Ba Vi National Park is 60km from Ha Noi. It'd take you 40 minutes to leave the heavy traffic of Ha Noi behind then starts the idyllic scenery of the countryside. For the next 1 hour or so, you'll travel amid mountains and resort areas catering mostly to the Vietnamese tourists who just want to get away from the summer heat of Ha Noi.  

  • Duong Lam Village of Ha Tay Province is over 50km from Hanoi and can be day-tripped by bike, by motorbike or by car. Duong Lam Village and others nearby have been in a poor area of Vietnam, and maybe that's the good reason that some old buildings survive the damage of time, of wars... and keep on boasting the weathered atmosphere and quaint old feel as you walk your way through the narrow roads flanked with houses built of sandstone...

  • From August 2008, Ha Tay has been integrated into Ha Noi, so there's no province officially called Ha Tay in Vietnam now. Paradissa still retains this travel guide section to make it less confusing for our travellers.

    Ha Tay is one of the biggest provinces of Vietnam with its area virtually surrounding Ha Noi. The capital town of Ha Tay Province is Ha Dong Town which from the 11th century has been famous for the fine silk. Visit Van Phuc Village in Ha Dong now you can still sample of the fine silk of this area.

  • Ha Tay had been a separate province located to the west, south-west and south of Hanoi. Ha Tay was known for its well-preserved ancient villages, temples and Buddhist pagodas. Since 2008, Ha Tay was integrated into Hanoi and there have been lots of changes in the local lifestyle, cultural monuments in the province. The below photos were taken by Paradissa's team when Ha Tay was an untouched land where century-old traditions prevailed...
  • The Mia Pagoda is located in Dong Sang Village, Duong Lam Commune, Son Tay Town, Hanoi. The pagoda is among the most beautiful ancient pagodas in Vietnam.

  • The Perfume Pagoda is actually a complex of pagodas built into mountain cliffs located 60 km (2 hour drive) southwest of Ha Noi. This area is the destination for Vietnamese Buddhist Pilgrims during Buddhist festival time which is from the 6th of the first lunar month through the 15th of the third lunar month. In the festival's time, Perfume Pagoda may receive up to 30, 000 visitors/day.

  • Thay Pagoda (The Master Pagoda) was first built from the 12 century by Master Tu Dao Hanh. The pagoda has a nice setting with surrounding mountains and lakes. There are 03 main buildings: the back one is for worshiping the monks who had practiced here; the middle one is for honoring Buddhism and the front one is for ceremonies.

  • Tram Gian Pagoda or Quang Nghiem Tu is located on top of the Tran Mountain with large garden of old big timber trees. The pagoda was built in the 12th century (around 1185 A.D) and the name of the pagoda means “The Pagoda of a Hundred Compartments”. Most of the current architecture was from the 17th century.