Tho Ha Handicraft Village
Photograph and explore life in a traditional handicraft village along Vietnam's Red River Delta
Explore one of the Northern Vietnam’s best-preserved traditional handicraft villages on this unique half-day photo adventure. We head out to Tho Ha, a riverside village renowned for its charming architecture and production of rice paper pancakes.
Tho Ha handicraft village retains the mud-brick houses and winding, narrow alleyways typical of the old Red River Delta, among which residents spread out their rice paper to dry.
On our way back to Hanoi we’ll stop by Bo Da pagoda, one of the region’s most sacred ancient sites.
Learn the art of travel photography while discovering the true traditional life of the Red River Delta.
5am – Hotel pick-up
6:30 – Arrive in Bac Ninh, breakfast
7am – We catch the ferry to Tho Ha Village and learn how the residents manufacture rice paper. We have a portrait and working-relationship shoot focusing on the work of the artisans here.
8:30am – Time to explore Tho Ha village market, a typical countryside ‘cho’ of busy stalls and chatty traders.
9am – We have a photographic wander through Tho Ha’s narrow village alleyways where people hang rice paper out to dry in the sun.
10am – Catch the ferry and head up to Bo Da, a beautiful ruined pagoda dating back to the 11th century. Our focus is now on landscape and architectural photography.
12pm – Lunch in Bac Ninh
2pm – Return to Hanoi and hotel drop-off