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Bat Trang, Dong Ho & But Thap: This day trip to the surrounding areas of Hanoi visits two villages, each of them specializing in their own trade. It is ideal for those people who are interested in craft and artwork and wish to take a unique souvenir of Vietnam home with them. The people of Bat Trang are famous for their ceramics. This is where Hanoians come to buy their pottery. The village of Dong Ho has, for generations, been the place where Vietnam's most famous folk paintings were made. The trip also includes a detour to one of the most remarkable pagodas in North Vietnam called Chua But Thap. Handicrafts villages -Dong-HoYou leave Hanoi at 8:00 am for a 30 minute drive to Bat Trang. Once there, you will walk through the village visiting different homes observing the ceramic production process. After lunch, you take a drive for another 20km to the village of Dong Ho to visit the home of traditional folk paintings in Vietnam. These artisans have been producing fine woodblock prints for centuries. You conclude your trip with a visit to the But Thap pagoda before returning to Hanoi.

Description:   The very best of these ‘factories’ are recognized by Vietnamese people as the best producers of a particular object; and enjoy national recognition for their handiwork. Everything from firecrackers to silk paintings; woodcarvings to ceramics and puppets to pottery are made in these locations and can make unique gifts for friends and family at home. When paying a visit; you can chat with these artisans; and even try the handiwork yourself.


This morning, Vietnam Smile Tour’s guide will pick you up at 8.30am and drive to Bat Trang - traditional ceramic village. You will have chance to see firsthand the ancient art of ceramic making at a workshop. In Bat Trang village, almost of the families producing these fine works of art have been doing so for at least 400 years. 
From Bat Trang we return to Hanoi and continue to the south to the village of Ha Thai, which specializes in making lacquered bamboo products. 
Nearby is Bang So village, which produces bamboo and rattan goods. Enjoy our picnic lunch at a shady place.
After lunch we head to Van Phuc traditional silk village where the most famous Vietnamese silk is made. We have a chance exploring and purchasing in this ancient village.
Back to Hanoi around 05.00 pm

Tour Category Valid from now until 30 Sep 2013Price per person in USD for the private party of
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 - 4 Pax 5 - 6 Pax 7 - 9 Pax 11 - 14 Pax
Private 112 68 58 45 43 41


Tour price includes:

+ Private pick-up & drop-off services
+ All private transportation and transfers
+ English speaking guide
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary
+ Admission fees and permits where applicable
+ Services charges and government taxes.

Tour price exclude:

+ Pre & post accommodation
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips and Gratuities
+ Travel insurance

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