Located about 40km from Hanoi, got a Van Ha local ferry crossing Cau river, you will got Tho Ha traditional village. It is used to be a famous place of pottery without glaze fired with dry grass, and then firewood and coal. But, nowadays, Tho Ha villagers turned to making dry pancakes and raising animals as pottery was gradually abandoned. You will discover here a real country life with the special brick walls, traditional craft making which have attracted many film producers, painters, and photographers.
Learning about the Vietnam ancient village
Rolling through the narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses
Discovery making rice wine and rice paper cakes
Meeting and chatting with friendly local people
Visiting pottery family and workshop
Getting knowledge of Vietnam History in 11th century at Dinh Bang commune
Host local lunch as indicated
- Expert English-speaking local guide
- Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
Ferry boat ticket
- Service charges and government VAT tax
ITINERARY BY DAY
Around 8.30AM, you are picked up at your hotel by our tour expert and head for BacGiang province. It takes over one hour driving to get there when it is good chance for sightseeing the countryside scenery, farmers are working on the green field with water buffalo…Crossing Cau River by Van Ha local ferry, we get the local market with variety fresh food. Learning about the culture and custom of Vietnamese ancient villages here which is seldom available now. Then we will walk around to visit local families of Tho Ha village and learn more about the local culture, have talk and see the local with their daily works.Tho Ha is now known for rice wine or cassava wine and rice paper cakes. You will have opportunity to learn about the way local people make wine and rice paper cake. You also discover Tho Ha village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over village cemetery to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake, and most recently the village’s special brick walls have attracted many film producers, painters, photographers.
Have lunch at a local host, chat and learn about the local family life. Then moving to visit one pottery family and workshop. Tho Ha pottery used to be fired with dry grass, and then firewood and coal, see things remained from this traditional pottery producing village.
Driving back Hanoi, on the way we stop to visit Dinh Bang communal hall is one of the largest and finest village communal houses in Vietnam. It was built since 1700 and taken 36 years to complete. Then, we also visit Den Do nearby, which is traditionally the shrine serves for ancestor worship of the eight emperors of Ly Dynasty. You will get more opportunity to learn about Vietnam history in 11th century. We head back to your hotel in Hanoi around 16.00