Spend a fascinating and enchanting day exploring the Hanoi countryside, a rural area where you get a glimpse of the authentic daily life of local residents. Visit two of Vietnam's finest pagodas and stop at Dong Ho painting village to learn about the ancient art form of woodblock printing.
After your guide picks you up at your Hanoi Old Quarter hotel, visit But Thap Pagoda and Dau Pagoda—two of Vietnam's finest pagodas and historically important Buddhist centers. First, stop at Dau Pagoda to learn exciting facts about this cradle of Vietnamese Buddhism. At But Thap Pagoda in the North of Vietnam, leave your troubles behind and unwind in a peaceful sanctuary.
After But Thap Pagoda, continue to Dong Ho painting village where you have a chance to explore the unique art of Dong Ho paintings and learn about the traditional Vietnamese arts of carving woodblocks as well as sculpture. At the end of the memorable day trip, ride back to your hotel in Hanoi.