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But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho Folk painting Village.
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But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho Folk painting Village.

1 Days Moderate

Escaping from Hanoi bustling city to tranquil villages of Bac Ninh province on bycycle, We discover But Thap pagoda, master-piece of Vietnamese architecture and Dong Ho village located along Duong River bank.

We will visit the Red River Delta with green paddy fields of Bac Ninh, historical But Thap pagoda – the most typical pagoda in Vietnam and Dong Ho folk painting village. Being recognized as the country’s cultural historic relic, But Thap Pagoda is not only an important place for pilgrims but also a tourist attraction.

The pagoda was built under the dynasty of King Tran Thanh Tong (1258-1278) and rebuilt in 1647 in the Le Dynasty by Chinese Zen Buddhist priest Zhus Zhus, known as Chuyet Chuyet in Vietnamese. Legend has it that when leaving his former pagoda on the northern bank of the Duong River, priest Chuyet Chuyet saw a flock of flying swallows suddenly swooping down and perching on the ground on the southern bank, he decided to rebuild the pagoda there, named it Ninh Phuc Tu, which means peace, and bless. We also visit Dong Ho village where people making a very special kind of Painting, Dong Ho folk woodcut painting.

They all use natural material to make the woodcut painting. For example, Diep paper was made from bark of do tree then mixed with powders of seashells; colors from tree leaves, flower, coal….But today, just 3 family still keep that traditional product because of modern printed painting. The village now is more famous for the “paper things” that burnt for the death. It should not be missed because, this place, you can see Iphone, Ipad, washing machine, cars…..from paper.
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Price depends on group size
Bike hire
Cycle support by a/c vehicles
All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
Vietnamese English speaking guide
01 bottle of water each 2 hours cycling
Fresh local fruits at break time.
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