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Thay Pagoda - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village

Thay Pagoda - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village

Price:

USD

Time:

1 Day

Departure:

Ha Noi - Ha Tay - Van Phuc

Transport:

Bus

Hotel:

Booking
Van Phuc village in Ha Dong City, about 10 kilometers from Hanoi, is well-known nationwide as an ancient craft village where beautiful silk products with many patterns were made for traditional clothes for the kings of the Nguyen dynasty. In recent years, the village has enjoyed the revival of its craft due to a surging demand for silk in both the domestic and foreign markets.

Our car and guide picks you up at your hotel at around 8:00AM, spend a full day to discover Hanoi’s surrounding area and visit Thay pagoda. The Thay Pagoda was built in the 11th century following the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam. Therefore the pagoda consists of 3 sections. The outer section is the place for the ceremonies and offerings. It is called the Ha Pagoda. The second section is the place for praying to Buddha. It is called the Trung Pagoda. The third section is devoted to the Priest Tu Dao Hanh. It is called the Thuong pagoda.


Then we come to Tay Phuong pagoda. Tay Phuong pagoda was built in the 8th century and has been restored several times since. In 1632, the pagoda was rebuilt according to the Sino-Vietnamese character Tam (three), featuring three sections: the upper sanctuary, back palace, and lobby rooms. After climbing 239 stone steps bearing the signs of the passage of time and sheltered by the shade of age-old trees one reaches a gate. The gate carries the name of the structure: Tay Phuong Co Tu (Ancient Pagoda of the West). According to the inscription on a 17th century stone stele it also has two other names: Sung Phuc Tu and Hoang Son Thieu Lam Tu.

Then lunch at a local restaurant.

Continuously transfer to the silk village of Van Phuc. Just 15km to the west of Ha Noi is a place renowned over centuries for its silk-making and silk products – Van Phuc village in Ha Dong city. In recent years, the village has enjoyed the revival of its craft due to a surging demand for silk in both the domestic and foreign markets. It has long been a universal byword of luxury, often worn by the world’s richest, most powerful citizens, nowadays, the fine and lustrous cloth that originally comes from the cocoon of the silkworm is much more affordable for "ordinary" folk. Silk is currently enjoying a fashion renaissance, particularly as its many varieties can be made into a wide range of designs suitable for all facets of modern life. The Hanoi's special charm is also found in its traditional pagodas and temples, along narrow streets filled with vendors and beside quiet, reflecting tranquil lakes.Back to Hanoi by the end of afternoon.

 

Inclusions:
• Car/Van in the tour.
• English speaking guide.
• Mineral water on the car.
• Insurance in tour.
• All meal at restaurant.
• Entrance fee.

Exclusions:
• All airfares, transfers, hotels & visa arrangements.
• All services not clearly included.
• Tip for driver and guide.

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  • Thay Pagoda - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village
  • Thay Pagoda - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village
  • Thay Pagoda - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village

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