The Red River Delta is an agriculturally rich area producing 20% of Vietnam’s rice crop. Despite the increasing industrialization of the area, the village of Tho Ha has remained largely unaffected by modern development. With the assistance of your guide, we will uncover tell tale reminders of the past and the historic importance this village preserves. Walk through the village’s narrow terracotta-tiled alleyways, one of the oldest materials and one of three ceramic centers remaining. Notice the many bamboo racks filled with drying rice paper, speaking to the current occupation of many of its inhabitants after the pottery industry faded.
A visit here presents an authentic portrait of a typical Vietnamese village with some of the homes dating back more than a century. Visit the 17th century Tho Ha Pagoda with its triple gate, belfry, and forecourt carved with dragons, clouds, and flowers. A conversation with a local resident will enrich your experience and provide insight to the life of the village before we return to Hanoi.
Departures: 09:00 AM, 02:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Contact ShoreTrips if you would like to be picked up or dropped off at the airport.
- Tho Ha village is approximately 45 minutes from Hanoi. You will have to take a short ferry across the Cau River (included in tour cost).
- You may be required to remove your shoes in temples. If you have an aversion to this, we suggest surgical booties.
- You will have to dress respectfully in temples.