HIGHLIGHT

  • Exploring Bao Vinh ancient town and enjoy a tea break like locals
  • Learning traditional arts & crafts with hands-on experiences: paper flowers, woodblock paintings
  • Gaining a deeper insight into the rural life and spiritual path for wellness at multiple stops
  • Experiencing local transportation: ferry, bicycle, dragon boat, private vehicle or taxi

ITINERARY

(Approx. 4.5 hours, from 8:00 a.m., driving 5 km from city center, cycling 5km, boating 40 min)

After a short drive from your hotel, take a leisurely stroll around Bao Vinh town with its lively market selling typical commodities, its charming merchant houses inviting you over for a local-style tea break. Join the old ladies with palm leaf conical hats and aromatic vegetable baskets on a ferry ride to reach the handicraft villages, where you will cycle along the flower and rice fields.

Visit a local artisan making colorful Thanh Tien paper flowers. After learning about the aesthetic and ritual aspects, try your hands crafting one and keep it for a souvenir. Your exploration is prolonged through authentic scenes of the countryside, households producing objects for offerings like votive paper, incense sticks, roasted kernels, etc. Arrive at a home workshop, where Mr.Ky heartily shares his whole-life journey preserving the art of xylographic printings, the nature-based coloring that Sinh village paintings are famous for.

The last stop at a centuries-old village pagoda completes the insight into the local spiritual path for wellness. Beside their worshiping practices, almost everyone needs to reside in Buddha’s teachings and blessings to gain a healthy life and to extricate from unpropitious fates. A dragon boat is waiting to slowly ride you back to modern life.

INCLUSIONS/ EXCLUSIONS

TOUR INCLUDE:

  • Hands-on experiences with local artisans, souvenirs; Tea-break with local snacks, donations
  • Local guide, guided walk/visit in the villages, water and cold cotton towel
  • Bicycles, boats, pick-up and drop-off at central hotels (including Pilgrimage; VAT, accident insurance

TOUR EXCLUDE:

  • Personal Expense
  • Non mentioned services in the program
  • Tipping/ Gratuities

GALLERY

Visitors on tour

Visitors joining Bao Vinh Craft Village Tour

Visitors experience making handicrafts

Bao Vinh, where Hue's handicrafts are preserved

Bao Vinh Handicraft

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