Another exclusive discovery feature of Indochina Charm Travel. Tho Ha was a village famous for making terracotta in the past, and you will still see the relics of this handicraft everywhere, especially as the material (defective terracotta products) used by local people to build their houses. Now the village is very famous for making rice paper and its traditional 400 year old temple and pagoda. After a beautiful home hosted lunch with a local family in Tho Ha, you will visit Bat Trang, the most famous pottery village in Vietnam, before returning to Hanoi.
Morning take one hour drive from Hanoi to Tho Ha, the famous village of terracotta products before 20th century. Upon arrival, take a short local ferry to the village. Visit a local home of Mr. Viet, where you can see how rice paper has been made and have the interesting talk with him about his family and his life. Mr. Viet was NVA (Northern Vietnamese Army) who liberate Saigon in 1975. After spend time in his house and talk to the owner for deeper understand about life of local people in the village, we will visit 400 years old pagoda that still remains all original architecture and Buddha statues, specially the holly and peaceful atmosphere that have not been touched by the tourist. Discover village through narrow and zigzag alleys with the old houses had been constructed from broken part of terracotta from the past. Walking over to the end of the village to the dike, where you can see the village from distance over the beautiful lake. Enjoy the home hosted lunch at Mr. Viet house then drive from Tho Ha to Bat Trang, the most famous pottery in the North of Vietnam. We will take you for the walk to the original part of the village where people still manufacture pottery in traditional way, visiting a local workshop and enjoy some hands on experience of making some of your own pottery products there. You also have some free time for shopping in the big market of pottery in Bat Trang before driving back to Hanoi. End of one day tour from Hanoi to Tho Ha Village and Bat Trang Village.
• Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle;
• English speaking guide;
• Entrance fees to indicated sights;
• Ferry in Tho Ha Village;
• Hands on experience in pottery workshop in Bat Trang;
• Home hosted lunch (drink is included).
• Other meals, tip, drinks, personal expenses, insurance…
• The tour prices are subject to change during Christmas and New Year Eve (24 and 30 Dec)
Valid till 31 December 2015 (subject to change on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
|Private party of||Standard Class|
|20 participants and above||25|
Most of the families in Tho Ha Village live in very narrow alleys because they need to save the land for their houses. Since the decade of the 70s in the last century, they have stopped manufacturing the terracotta products, and now we can only see the relics in the walls of their houses…