SHORT HANOI MOTORBIKE TOUR TO VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE, THAY & TAY PHUONG PAGODAS
Duration: 1 day
Total approx: km.
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AM: 09:00 AM our motorbike tour departs from your hotel in Hanoi to Ha Dong district then make a turn on the small road to Van Phuc silk village in the southwestern outskirt of Hanoi. Park the bikes in the right place and have a walk around the village to see the daily life of the local and learn how to make good silk. All the Vietnamese people know about the good reputation of the Van Phuc silk. Now a day, the village look like a big market of silk production therefore it’s a good chance to do some shopping to get some good quality cloths with a reasonable price.
After the village, we keep riding through some countryside roads to Thach That district to have a enjoyable visit to Thay and Tay Phuong pagodas.
Thay Pagoda, alias Thien Phuc Tu Pagoda, was built in the 11th century during the reign of King Ly Nhan Tong. At first, it was a small pagoda managed by Priest Tu Dao Hanh. The pagoda was initially built according to Sino-Vietnamese character TamÂ – this character is formed by 3 hyphens parallel to each other.
The pagoda therefore consists of 3 sections: Ha Pagoda, Trung Pagoda, and Thuong Pagoda. The outer part, Ha Pagoda, is a place for offerings and ceremonies; the middle part, Trung Pagoda, is a place for worship of Buddha; and finally, the inner part is a place for worship of Priest Tu Dao Hanh. An automated sandalwood statue of Tu Dao Hanh that stands and sits is located in a red lacquered shrine trimmed with gold and covered with a curtain.
PM: Lunch is in the local restaurant after getting full of information about religion and traditional custom of the local people. In the afternoon, we pay visits to some rural villages nearby the pagodas in which you will never see other tourists. This could be the best chance to experience the real Vietnam. After that we ride on the Thang Long free way to get back to the hotel in city center before rush hours and finish enjoyable Hanoi day tour at about 3:30 PM.
Motorbike(s) (Honda or Yamaha)
Gasoline on tour
English speaking guide
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Entrance fees & Sightseeing fees
Accommodation based on twin or triple sharing at standard hotels
Tour Cost in USD per person applied to groups of (Valid till 30 Sep 2015)
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