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A day tour to But Thap pagoda Bac Ninh

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But Thap pagoda Bac Ninh can be visited in one day from Hanoi. A day bicycle tour around Hanoi takes you to the Hanoi countryside, rural area where you will experience the real, authentic life. Begin your day adventure cycling along the Duong dyke, through Vietnam northern countryside villages

Description & Day-by-day Itinerary

But Thap pagoda Bac Ninh can be visited in one day from Hanoi. A day bicycle tour around Hanoi takes you to the Hanoi countryside, rural area where you will experience the real, authentic life. Begin your day adventure cycling along the Duong dyke, through Vietnam northern countryside villages until you reach the But Thap pagoda where you will make a stop for visiting the pagoda. Continue cycling along village lane, passing by smiling faces to Dong Ho painting village.

But Thap pagoda Bac Ninh itinerary

8:00: You will be met up by Lotussia Travel guide at your hotel in Hanoi (Please advise your hotel name).

After briefing and a short warming up exercise you will leave Hanoi busy streets cycling out of the city center. The first part of the tour is a bit challenging because of the local traffic.

After about a half hour, you will arrive the Duong riverside where the cycle tour really begins. The name of the Duong River sounds intimately in the heart of every Vietnamese because of the charming and peaceful countryside the river meanders through. The numerous pagodas bordering the Duong River through history have added a major attraction to the Kinh Bac (northern) region.

We will cycle through some small villages, meeting up friendly local countryside farmers before arriving at But Thap Pagoda in time for lunch at a local restaurant (lunch is not included).

The name “But Thap” (Pen Stupa) was given by King Tu Duc in 1876 when, in Kinh Bac, he saw the beautiful stone stupa shaped like a pen at this pagoda, which had previously been known as Ninh Phuc Tu (Pagoda of Peace and Happiness). Visit the But Thap pagoda before continuing on to Dong Ho village.

Dong Ho village is famous for an old and special art form called Dong Ho. This art is attractive to the local and foreign people alike. Coming here visitors watch the artisan’s produce pictures using carved boards painted with various colors of ink.

Once in the village a visit will be made at craftsman Nguyen Dang Che’s house who is renowned for his traditional paintings.

Late this afternoon, we will cycle back to Hanoi. Trip ends.

Additional Information

Depart from

Hanoi

End at

Hanoi

Difficulty

Easy

Places to visit

Bac Ninh, But Thap Pagoda, Dong Ho village

1 review for A day tour to But Thap pagoda Bac Ninh

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Hello!
    I am travelling by myself and I would like to join a day tour cycling somewhere in the rural and quiet area around Hanoi. Is it possible to join a group? I would prefer to go on thursday, 17th of october, but if not possible I could also go on 16th maybe.

    I don’t want to do hard mountain biking, but I actually also want to ride more than 10 km. With enough stops to take pictures and discuss with the locals. SO I am confused which tour could be the best for me. Maybe you can help me? I want to see nice landscape/countryside and nice villages. I want to join a group, but if possible the smallest group available, not like 10 people.

    Thank you for your help,
    Svenja

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