Duong Lam Old Village – Thay Pagoda Tour – 1Day

Tour Code: IGT-HAN-14

Duration: 1 Day

Price: From US$ 29 – 65/ Pax

Thay Pagoda is one of famous attractions in Ha Tay Province, 30km southwest of Hanoi. It is also known as Thien Phuc Pagoda dedicated to Thich Ca Budha, Sakyamuni and 18 arhats.

In front of the pagoda is Long Tri pond, in the middle of which is a stage called Thuy Dinh, where water puppet performances are held. Nhat Tien and Nguyet Tien Bridges, built by Doctor Phung Khac Khoan in 1602, are located on each side of the stage.

Duong Lam Old Village - Thay Pagoda Tour - 1Day

Duong Lam ancient village

Duong Lam Old Village - Thay Pagoda Tour - 1Day

Thay pagoda

Itinerary

08:30 AM: you will be picked up by our guide and driver for a journey to the west of Hanoi, visiting the non –touristy ancient village of Duong Lam. Here, from the 16th century, the houses and walls are made of unprocessed Laterite blocks. The long-standing community has a dense population and houses nestle costly next to one another. The stone of which they are built appears everywhere, both under and above ground. Tramping down quiet country lanes where to each side moss-grown Laterite walls and closed gates create a thoughtfully poetic atmosphere, we gradually recognize the value and the unique beauty of Duong Lam commune.

After tea with a local family, we then continue our trip to Mia Pagoda, known as the Museum of Buddhist Statues, due to the 287 relics on display.

Leaving Duong Lam, we take another drive to Thay (Master) Pagoda, which is a large relic complex of high artistic and architecture values with scenic landscape. Thay pagoda worships the Venerable Bonze Tu Dao Hanh who lives four lives combined into one – Bonze, the king Ly Than Tong, Buddha and Originator of the Vietnamese Water Puppetry. Water puppetry performances take place here at festival time, particularly in the third lunar month where pilgrims rush in. additionally, two ancient roofed bridges over the pond built in 1602 increase the natural beauty of the combination.

Land price per person:

Group 2 pax 3-4 pax 5-8 pax 9-15 pax 16 – 25 pax >25 pax
Cost
65 54 45 36 32 29

Duong Lam Old Village - Thay Pagoda Tour - 1Day Duong Lam Old Village - Thay Pagoda Tour - 1Day Duong Lam Old Village - Thay Pagoda Tour - 1Day

Includes:

  • Boat trip
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

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