According to our criteria, we will stay away from touristy areas and today, we will visit 3 traditional craft villages in the suburbs of Hanoi.
At 8:30 am, our tour guide will come to pick you up for the trip. The first village of the day is Van Phuc Silk.
Situated on the bank of Nhue River, about 10km southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products. Visitors to Van Phuc village will be impressed by typical manner of an ancient village in the north of Vietnam with banyan tree, well, communal house, and the sound of power-looms everywhere. Walking on the main road in Van Phuc, tourists will be lost in the world of silk with various products like shirts, ties, crafts, dresses… made of silk available in the village.
After about 1 and a half hours, we will leave Van Phuc village and head to another village named Ha Thai.
Traditional craft village of Ha Thai lacquer lies in the old highway 1A, near the Quan Ganh Bridge, turn left on inter-communal Duyen Thai, pass viaduct then come to village. In the past, the village has called Cu Trang Giang, in 1870 renamed the Dong Thai village and early twentieth century it was officially named Ha Thai village.
Legend, Ha Thai paint job around the seventeenth century, then just paint job clarity. The land is not ancestral of Vietnam's paint job, but on Ha Thai painting ward was important because there are many talented craftsmen, skilled and creative.
After visiting Ha Thai village, we will head back to Hanoi city and have lunch.
We will take a short break before going to visit the last village today – Bat Trang ceramic village.
Bat Trang is a small village in the north of Vietnam, about 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, on the other side of Chuong Duong bridge. Why is its name popular to most tourists to northern Vietnam? The answer is its ever famous ceramic and pottery products of high quality. If you have known about Vietnam, you may not be surprised that Bat Trang's vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products have been exported worldwide.
Should you would like to contemplate workers making ceramic products by hand, just come here! What's more, you can also try it yourself!
This trip finish by 4:30 pm and we will take you back to the hotel. You will have a free evening to relax, ready for the upcoming trip.
Overnight in Hanoi.