Hanoi Day Trips: Travel to Tho Ha VillageTuesday, August 21, 2012
The day tour out of Hanoi to Tho Ha village is customized for family travel, small group tours and those who would like to see the rural Vietnam. Begin the tour at 8:00 am in the morning, you travel through the busy northern Hanoi to Bac NInh and then Bac Giang where you make the first stop to visit Tho Ha village, used to produce ceramic and pottery. The tour can be extended with a short walk from Tho Ha village to Van Huong village which is specialized in making rice liquor. The tour is provided with support vehicle, English-speaking tour guide, meals and can be book all year round.
8:00 am: You will be met up with Lotussia Travel at your hotel in Hanoi (please advise your hotel name and hotel contacts upon your confirmation).
You will be transferred out of Hanoi busy street to Bac Ninh province. You travel up to the north through the Duong river. This portion of the road is quite busy with lots of traffic.
After about one hour drive, you arrive in Bac Ninh town, there you turn left taking a provincial which leads to Tho Ha village. Located at the waterfront Bridge, Tho Ha village famous as the career list with pottery from the 14th century. Tho Ha was an economic center for pottery, full of kilns, businessmen, and boats trading in ceramics. These days, young people only know of Tho Ha’s former fame through the splendid walls, roofs and houses made using broken pottery.
You take a ferry crossing the Duong river and immediately arrive in the entrance of Tho Ha village. Spend some time walking through small village alleys to experience the local life. Most of the houses are built with tiles roofs. Pigs are growth in almost every house since the villagers now make noodle for living. If you arrive in the morning, you may have the chance to see people village making rice paper and probably you can try to make some (they only work in the morning; the afternoon is for drying these rice papers).
After visiting Tho Ho village, you may want to make a short walk to Van village. The village is said to be home to a special kind of liquor for which the recipe is a closely guarded recipe that has survived since the early 18th century. Liquor distilled in Van village was renowned and in feudal times bottles made it as far as the royal court. Nowadays there is a factory making liquor but you have the opportunity to meet up with local villagers who will tell you how they make this in traditional way.
Mid afternoon, you will be picked up again by your vehicle and transferred back to Hanoi. Trip ends.
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