Overview: Hanoi with more than 1000 years old has plenty of historical and cultural sightseeing, This Vietnam motorbike tour in Hanoi is a combination of adventure trip and Vietnamese culture discovery. This is one of the most special Vietnam motorbike trip you should not skip once you’re in Hanoi.
Highlights: Visit the famous silk village of Van Phuc and some beautiful and interesting pagodas. Chance to get far away for the bustle and hustle of the city.
AM: 09:00 AM depart 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.
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.
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