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Tho Ha Handicraft Village

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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.

Itinerary

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

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All photos are taken on tour by previous guests and tour guides

Tour FAQ's

In the event of forecasted heavy rain, we’ll contact you to reschedule or cancel the tour and give you a full refund.  If it’s early morning and raining heavily, our guide will call you on the phone number you gave us to discuss options for postponement or cancellation.  In the event of cancellation we’ll issue a full refund.

Yes, you can.  We have a Nikon DSLR available to rent for $30 per tour including free memory card.  Please enquire on booking.

Yes, you do.  Vietnam in Focus is not liable to pay any costs associated with injury etc on our tours.

Yes, they can.  Costs (or free joining) depend on each tour, so please enquire on booking.

Yes, you can.  People often join our tours using film cameras.  You may not be able to edit in camera, but the composition tips are still basically the same.

Yes, you can.  Smartphone cameras are pretty amazing nowadays.

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