Explore the traditional craft village of Hanoi

Explore the traditional craft villages of Hanoi

VIETNAM
Price in $ /Pax $28

Itinerary in brief


  • icon Location VIETNAM
  • icon Duration 1 days/0 nights
  • icon Type Private
Day 1 : Visit the craft villages south of Hanoi

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Activities Highlights

  • Explore the traditional handicraft villages outside Hanoi: Van Phuc Silk village, Chuong conical hat village, Quang Phu Cau incense village, Ha Thai lacquer village.
  • Observe the manual work of craft men and women, learn how they have managed to maintain and protect their ancient skills through time despite the social upheavals and country's economic ups and downs.
  • Get an insight of Vietnam rich tradition and culture.

Program in details (1 Day)

1

Visit the craft villages south of Hanoi

At 08:00AM meet with your guide and driver for a full day discovery of traditional craft villages in the outskirt of Hanoi. You will first visit Van Phuc silk village just 10 km southwest of city center. The village, as its name indicates, is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products. At the age of more than 1,200 years, Van Phuc is proud to be the most ancient silk village which provides the finest silk in Vietnam. here the antiquity is visible: Ancient buildings with curved roofs house looms, silkworm cocoons bob in boiling vats, and long sheets of brightly colored textile are strung in the courtyards.

Next your guide will take you to Chuong conical hat village. The village covers a natural area of roughly 480 hectares with eight small hamlets, all specialized in the making of conical hats. Otherwise known as nón lá, the conical hat is an indispensable accessory complementing the iconic áo dài, a staple of Vietnamese culture to international friends. For about 2$ acquire yourself with one of the most recognizable symbol of Vietnam.

After lunch your next destination will be the century-old incense-making village of Qu?ng Phú C?u. If you have been to a pagoda in Vietnam, you might notice the image of people respectfully holding incense sticks in their hands in front of a Buddha statue. In Vietnamese belief, whorls of incense smoke are the way that the living can communicate and send messages of love and mercy remembrance to the dead in the other world. Wandering through the village paths, visitors can easily catch sight of the poetic and artistic beauty of newly made incense bundles bathing under the sun, glistening from the blazing pink hue.

Afterward head back to Hanoi, on the way we make a stop visit at Ha Thai lacquer village in Thuong Tin district. With history of than 200 years Ha Thai have been producing lacquer wares affirming the brand name thanks to the not only the prestige and quality that is always glossy, smooth, beautiful, durable, but also crystallizes the imprint of skillful hands, the creativity of the artisans. talented craftsman.

The village makes a wide range of products: bowls, plates, vases, trays, paintings, mosaics, albums...which you can purchase at reasonable price as a souvenir and wrap up this trip into the daily life of traditional handicraft villages in Hanoi.


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Included

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fee.
  • Mineral water.