Visit to ancient architecture, luch with the locals
What You Can Expect
Situated right by the bank of a romantic river, just about one and a half hour driving from Hanoi, Tho Ha village is becoming a more and more popular destination for tourists who wish to discover the rural life and ancient architecture of Vietnamese people. Used to be a busy pottery village before 1980s, but after the demand for pottery going down, the village had changed into making rice papers or dry pancakes. Until now, they still keep the traditional lifestyle and old houses, old temples, pagodas going well. The village is also the creative inspiration for many painters, filmmakers… to visit and produce hundreds of masterpieces.
Program: 8:30: Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and we head on a scenic road trip to Tho Ha Village. Upon entering the village via a ferry across Nhu Nguyet River, you will see lots of 1 x 6ft. bamboo grids each covered with sheets of rice paper. The grids are leaning against exterior walls, horizontal supports about 5ft high, and along passenger ways.
We will come to visit a house of a local family in the village. Here the host will introduce you the process of making rice paper. One interesting thing is that people move the grids from one location to another as the gelatinous rice sheets dry out; and no one measures moisture content with an electronic device; rather, it is all done by experienced eyes.
12:00: We will enjoy lunch prepared by the host, while watching a traditional music show also performed by the locals. After short break, we will get on the bus back to Hanoi.
14:00: Arrive Hanoi. End of our services.
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