1 Day Dong Ho painting And But Phap Pagoda Tour


Being recognized as the country’s cultural historic relic, But Thap Pagoda is not only an important place for pilgrims but also a tourist attraction. The pagoda was built under the dynasty of King Tran Thanh Tong (1258-1278) and rebuilt in 1647 in the Le Dynasty. Dong Ho Village is famous for its folk paintings drawn by craftsmen of Dong Ho village in Bac Ninh province for Hanoi day out tour. They are drawn on do paper with natural colours taken from half-baked bricks, tree leaves, powder of grinded burned tree – roots and back- ground made from a mixture of lime

(taken from burned arca shells) and resin. The traditional paintings reflect aspiration of people for peace, prosperity and happiness. In the old day, whenever Lunar New Year came, a painting market took place at Dong Ho’s communal house and visitors from many regions came here to revel in art works.

In the morning, start to visit But Thap pagoda, on the way, observe the daily life of the local people where a few foreigners can approach. Admire magnificent architecture of the most typical pagoda in Vietnam with 4 hundreds year statues. Continue to Dong Ho painting village to see how these folk paintings was made. Take 1 hour drive to the lake of stocks belonging to Hai Duong province where no foreign tourists wandered before. Have lunch in the pretty bamboo floating restaurant. You see thousands of white, black stocks landing on the top of bamboo clusters. The lake is surrounded by thousands of Lachi trees and rice fields. Watch the sunset before coming back to Hanoi.


  • Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary above.
  • English-speaking guides
  • Boat trip on lake of stocks
  • Where necessary, entry fees for all visits as mentioned in the programme.
  • Lunch (as specified in the itinerary) at local restaurants,


  • Travel insurance, drinks, gratuities, personal expenses.
  • Other service not mentioned.

Price: PLease contact us for the best price.


Sunday the 17th. - The Budget Travel Agency
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