- Discover a very different way of living of Hanoians in the countryside.
- Observe the maker of incense sticks at Quang Phu Cau Village.
- Visit Thay Pagoda, built in the 11th century during the reign of Ly dynasty.
- Wander along narrow alleyways of Duong Lam Ancient Village.
- Age range
- 13 - 90 years old
Leaving behind the noisy and busy Hanoi City; let’s join our one-day Hanoi suburban tour to discover a very different way of living of Hanoians. This one-day itinerary will guide you to the incense-making village of Quang Phu Cau, visit Thay Pagoda and wander through peaceful Duong Lam Ancient Village.
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Full day tour of "Hanoi Traditional Craft & Ancient Beauty (day trip)"
Vietnam Travel's tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in the centre of Hanoi.
Firstly, drive 35km from Hanoi centre to Quang Phu Cau Village, where you will have chance to observe the handicraft production of incenses for Vietnamese worshiping rituals. In Buddhist countries like Vietnam, incense is an irreplaceable part of traditional festivals and religious ceremonies.
Continue your journey to Thay Pagoda, also known as Temple of Heavenly Blessings, home to restore the historical – cultural values of Vietnam country. The pagoda is associated with the name of Monk Tu Dao Hanh, who had great success in teaching and healing the locals as well as organized and established wrestling and water puppetry. Thay Pagoda with the beauty of the natural landscapes and the historical – cultural values actually creates a tourist attraction in Hanoi. On the spectacular mountain scenery of Sai Son, it appears in the tranquility under the dim mist will certainly offer you special impressions.
Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.
The last stop of your day tour is at Duong Lam, where you will wander around the village and along its narrow alleyways to visit its village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some cultural and historical vestiges. A journey to Duong Lam village will definitely help you to understand the origin of Vietnam’s culture and Vietnam’s traditions.
Afterwards, transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. Tour concludes.
Duration: 7-8 hours
Pickup location: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.
Pickup time: 8.00 AM-8.30 AM
Drop off location: The same place as pick up point.
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
English speaking local guide.
(Other languages on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
Lunch at a local Vietnamese restaurant.
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Service of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle.
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Service of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
• Service of an English speaking guide.
• Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
• Bottled drinking water and wet tissue.
• Flights into and out Vietnam.
• Accommodation in Hanoi.
• Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
• Tips for tour guide and driver.
• Travel insurance.
• Vietnam Visa.
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