Tho Ha Handicraft Village - Historic & Exquisitely Preserved

Photography Day Tours


Vietnam in Focus run acclaimed photography tours throughout Vietnam and Indochina.

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.

What to Expect

In the surrounding village and markets you’ll be able to capture wide angles, with frames full of activity in every corner of your shots, explore different focal ranges, perspectives and compositions. The village workshops are dark and moody, and use of natural lighting can create a fantastic atmosphere and emphasise the subjects and your composition. Mixing with the villagers and craftsmen also offers a plethora of portraiture shots and a cultural perspective not possible on your typical tour. The day at Tho Ha will provide most photographers with technical challenges but also an amazing platform for creating documentary photostories, portraits and landscapes along the river’s edge.

Tour HighlightsPhotographic Highlights

To Ha Handicarft Village
Bo Da Pagoda
Bac Ninh
Ferry crossing

Camera Settings
Lens Options
Documentary Photography
Story Boarding
Context and Relationships
Low Light Photography

Tour Length: 9hrs ( 5:00am – to 10:00 am)
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 minutes prior to this time

Level of Difficulty: Moderate Physical activity (Walking)

What’s IncludedWhat’s Excluded
Hotel Pick up
Non-alcoholic beverages
Professional Photographer Guide
Hotel Drop Off

Recommended Equipment

DSLR Camera / Film Camera
Smart phone
Memory Cards
Wide Angle or Zoom Lens
Fully Charged Battery (spare batteries if available)


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Whether new to photography or an experienced shooter, the Vietnam in Focus team can help you become a better photographer while having a fun and interesting experience. If you're passionate about photography and in Vietnam make the time to take a tour with Vietnam in Focus.

Per person


Per Person


Per Person
3-5 People

All Tours with Vietnam in Focus are Private. 


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.

Training or guidance will be provided by our photographers throughout the tour. Our guides will tailor your learning experience depending on your interest, style and experience from amateurs to professionals we can provide simple techniques to improve your photography, gain further knowledge of your camera and lenses, as well as develop your photographic eye to capture that amazing shot.

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Tho Ha Handicraft Village


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