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KEYWORDS: Tay Phuong pagoda, Thay pagoda, Hanoi Tours, Hanoi Outskirts Tour, Bat Trang Ceramic Village, But thap Pagoda, Dong ki Carpentry Village, Hanoi Tour, Tay Phuong Pagoda Tour, Thay Pagoda Tour, Van Phuc Silk Village Tour DESCRIPTION: Tay Phuong Pagoda - Thay Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village - Bat Trang Ceramic Village. Tay Phuong Pagoda: Tay Phuong pagoda was built in the 8th century and has been restored several times since. In 1632, the pagoda was rebuilt according to the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam (three), featuring three sections: the upper sanctuary, back palace, and lobby rooms. AUTHOR: TITLE: Tay Phuong Pagoda - Thay Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village - Bat Trang Ceramic Village Tour
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Tay Phuong Pagoda - Thay Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village - Bat Trang Ceramic Village Tour.

 

 
Tay Phuong Pagoda - Thay Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village - Bat Trang Ceramic Village
1 Day Trip Code: HNT025
 
Tay Phuong Pagoda:
Tay Phuong pagoda was built in the 8th century and has been restored several times since. In 1632, the pagoda was rebuilt according to the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam (three), featuring three sections: the upper sanctuary, back palace, and lobby rooms.

After climbing 239 stone steps bearing the signs of the passage of time and sheltered by the shade of age-old trees one reaches a gate. The gate carries the name of the structure: Tay Phuong Co Tu (Ancient Pagoda of the West). According to the inscription on a 17th century stone stele it also has two other names: Sung Phuc Tu and Hoang Son Thieu Lam Tu.
 
Thay Pagoda
The Thay Pagoda was built in the 11th century following the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam. Therefore the pagoda consists of 3 sections.
The outer section is the place for the ceremonies and offerings. It is called the Ha Pagoda. The second section is the place for praying to Buddha. It is called the Trung Pagoda. The third section is devoted to the Priest Tu Dao Hanh. It is called the Thuong pagoda.
 
Van Phuc – Silk Village
Just 15km to the west of Ha Noi is a place renowned over centuries for its silk-making and silk products – Van Phuc village in Ha Dong of Ha Tay Province.
In recent years, the village has enjoyed the revival of its craft due to a surging demand for silk in both the domestic and foreign markets.
It has long been a universal byword of luxury, often worn by the world’s richest, most powerful citizens, nowadays, the fine and lustrous cloth that originally comes from the cocoon of the silkworm is much more affordable for "ordinary" folk.
Silk is currently enjoying a fashion renaissance, particularly as its many varieties can be made into a wide range of designs suitable for all facets of modern life.
 
Bat Trang Ceramic Village
On the left bank of Hong river and about 10 km from Hanoi in East (in Gia Lam District, Hanoi), there situated a pottery village, which is the most famous and long-standing pottery village in Vietnam for its name of Bat Trang. Up to present, Ba Trang Pottery Village has still been operating and developing ceaselessly. According to a legend, the village was first called as Bach Tho Phuong before its name was changed into Bat Trang Phuong. People in the village remember in their memory that the place of their origin Bo Bat Village (or called Bach Bat Village), Yen Mo District, Ninh Binh Province.
 
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The Hanoi's special charm is also found in its traditional pagodas and temples, along narrow streets filled with vendors and beside quiet, reflecting tranquil lakes.
Pick you up at your hotel at around 8:00AM, spend a full day to discover Hanoi’s surrounding area and visit Thay & Tay Phuong Pagodas, the silk village of Van Phuc. Lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit ceramic village of Bat Trang, the four – floor But Thap Pagoda and the craft village of Dong Ho.
Back to Hanoi by the end of afternoon.
 
Includes:
- Transportation (private car/mini van).
- Entrance fees.
- Speaking guide (English or French).
- Lunch.
- Drinks.

Excludes:
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- Personal expenses.
- Tip.
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