Duration: Half day
Tour Route: Red River Dyke – Bat Trang Ceramic Village – Dong Ho Village – Dong Ky Village
Starts/ Ends: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Day Tours & Excursions – Hanoi Tours
This morning, your personal guide and driver will arrive at your hotel’s lobby at 8.30 AM to pick you up. First, we will drive along the Red River dyke, passing through guava and vegetable gardens, to the Ceramic Village of Bat Trang, which is located on the left bank of the Red River.
Upon arrival at the village, our guide will lead you through the zigzagging maze of alleyways to learn about the manufacture of ceramic products, the villagers’ daily lives and get beautiful pottery at relatively low prices. During the walking tour, we will make stop at a local workshop to watch the process of making ceramics and you can design your own ceramic bowl or teacup (at own expenses).
We then stop for lunch with delicious local cuisine before proceed the tour to Dong Ho Village, where we discovered the Dong Ho way of painting – this is a very special and unique traditional Vietnamese art form. Images are engraved on wooden boards’ rot-proof modest size. Some large prints require more than twenty boards assembled together. The printing was done on papers of different colors, obtained from bamboo, mulberry bark or rhamnonuron (Do paper). Our last stop will be Dong Ky Village, where you can see traditional Vietnamese wooden furniture decorated with pearl inlays. After the tour, you will be escorted safely back to your hotel stay in Hanoi.