Rural and ancient land of Bac Ninh

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Bac Ninh is an ancient land, full of myths, legends, poems, rhymes... and specially knows for the land of traditional folk singing (Quan ho). Besides, visiting Bac Ninh, you also see the unique rustic scenic countryside of Vietnam with many tourist attractions such as scenic Dau Pagoda, But Thap pagoda, Tomb Kinh Duong Vuong and traditional villages such as Phu Lang pottery village, Dong Ho painting village... This day tour brings you to experience the completely difference to the old land Bac Ninh.

Tour Itinerary

Duration: 7-8 hours.
A day to ancient land of Bac Ninh, experience the rural countryside, historical and craft village.


8.30: Pick up at your hotel and depart for Bac Ninh – the land of Northern Vietnam’s Folk Music (Quan ho). First stop visit to But Thap Pagoda, a Buddhist relic with the characteristic architecture of Le Trung Hung period, here kept 32 national treasures that are only announced recently in 2012.

Continue and stop by a local resident near But Thap Pagoda, have a refreshing cup of green tea, then hop on a bike and cycling along the banks of the dreamy Duong river, long slopes of dike, endlessly green mulberry fields and enjoy the fresh air (during September – October is the green mustard blooming season when you’ll get a chance to witness a splendid yellow flower field).

We’ll pass by A Lu, Dai Dong Thanh commune and visit the tomb of Kinh Duong Vuong – who founded the first ever government of Vietnam.

After that, go on bicycle trip for 5km to Dong Ho painting village, take a refreshing drink at the home of Nguyen Dang Che – a local artist and hear about the tradition and history of the craftmen. Have lunch at the local family in Bac Ninh.

Afternoon, you’ll take a closer look at the history of the village, and the process of making a Dong Ho paintings – explore the Vietnamese traditional art crafted by the hands of farmers. You also have chance to go around the art crafting village, take a closer look at the local craftmen’s lives.

15.30: Get on car/bus to return to Hanoi, stop by Chua Dau (mulberry pagoda) – the most ancient pagoda of Vietnam built from (187 – 266 BC) with hundreds of worship rooms, 9 stories tower silhouetted on the Dau river.

16:30 End the tour at your hotel.

Note:  Schedule may be changed but clients are surely to visit all of the sites mentioned above.

Tour price

Seat in coach tour:

US$42/person

Bac Ninh 1 day tour in private group.

No of travelers 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-8 pax 9 pax up
Price in USD/person $69 $55 $40 $33

Not fit your requirement? Feel free to contact us to plan this trip and get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

Tour inclusive

  • Transferring as per program, pick up and drop off at hotel,
  • Entrance fees & bicycle,
  • Vietnamese set lunch,
  • English speaking guide,
  • Mineral water.

Tour exclusive

  • Drinks, personal expenses and other not mentioned above
  • Travel insurance,
  • Tips or gratitude.

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Rural and ancient land of Bac Ninh

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