Dong Ho (2)

Hanoi Handicraft Village Discover full day

Hanoi - Bat Trang Ceramic Village - But Thap Pagoda - Dong Ho Village


Running away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi capital, let leave it for a while and join our cycling tour to the countryside with traditional handicraft villages and pagodas for some refreshments. Handicraft villages are an exciting point of culture that can not be missed during the travelers’ discovery of Vietnamese culture when they are in Hanoi. This day trip will take you to one of the most famous pottery villages in Vietnam called Bat Trang and the only folk-painting village in Vietnam named Dong Ho. The trip also includes a detour to one of the most remarkable pagodas in North Vietnam called  But Thap Pagoda.

Duration: 1 day
Departure: Daily departure from Hanoi
Daily departure from Hanoi
Theme: Traditional culture


  • Explore the famous Bat Trang Ceramic Village, visit local workshop to learn how to make ceramic products.
  • Visit But Thap Pagoda, explore stone stupa shaped like a pen, antique buddhist statues especially the 'one thousand eyes and arms Goodess of Mercy' wooden statue.
  • Meet a master craftsman at Dong Ho Village and learn the unique art of the folk woodcut paintings.
  • Try your hand on forming, painting the statues or products in Bat Trang & Dong Ho Village.


Bat Trang - But Thap - Dong Ho Full day

8:00 Our bus and tour guide pick you up at your Hanoi Hotel then drive to Bat Trang Pottery Village. Here, you will visit the village temple, typical house-cum-workshop where you will can learn how to make a ceramic product, and the village ceramic market. Bat Trang, the seven-century old pottery village, is an interesting attraction in Hanoi that tourists should not ignore.

12:00 Have lunch in a local Restaurant with local Vietnamese traditional cuisines.

14:00: Transfer to But Thap Pagoda, explore the architeture, the stone stupa in pen shaped, antique buddhist statues, especially the 'one thousand eyes and arms Goodess of Mercy' wooden statue. Finally head to the village of Dong Ho Village, where you can explore the unique art of Dong Ho Paintings and learn the traditional Vietnamese arts of wood carving and sculpture. Dong Ho Village with its famous paintings has become an aesthetic symbol in Vietnam culture. Located to the left side of Duong River, Dong Ho stood for centuries making their unique art work.

Driver take you back to Hanoi and drop you at your hotel.

Finish the tour at around 16:00 or 17:00.

Best Price Vietnam hopes to see you next time!

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
  • But Thap Pagoda
  • Dong Ho (2)

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.
  • This trip includes temples and pagodas in local villages, please DO NOT wear shorts or mini-skirts to show your respect.

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