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Thay & Tay Phuong Pagodas, Van Phuc silk village ***
Thay Pagoda: (Master’s Pagoda; admission 5000d), also known as Thien Phuc (Heavenly Blessing), is dedicated to Thich Ca Buddha (Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha). To the left of the main altar is a statue of the 12th-century monk Tu Dao Hanh, the master in whose honour the pagoda is named. To the right is a statue of King Ly Nhan Tong, who is believed to have been a reincarnation of Tu Dao Hanh.
Tay Phuong Pagoda: (Pagoda of the West; admission 5000d), also known as Sung Phuc Pagoda, consists of three single-level structures built in descending order on a hillock said to resemble a buffalo. The figures representing ‘the conditions of man’ are carved from jackfruit wood, many dating from the 18th century, and are the pagoda’s most celebrated feature. The earliest construction here dates from the 8th century. Take the steep steps up to the main pagoda building, then find a path at the back that loops down past the other two pagodas and wanders through the hillside village that surrounds the complex.
Van Phuc Silk Village is situated on the banks of Nhue Thi River, Nguyen Trai Road, near Ha Dong city, 8 km southwest of Ha Noi. It takes you only 30 minutes by motorbike to go there from the centre of Hanoi. The village has been much well known for its traditional sericulture, weaving, and silk products. Tourists coming here are lured by various beautiful shirts, crafts, ties, dresses and many other things made of silk available in the village. What is special is that the silk is made by very simple looms, which is the genuinely traditional Vietnamese way of making silk.
Pick up you from hotel, car take you 01 hour to go along the beautiful villages and green fields to come to "Thay" village - village of " Teacher pagoda". This pagoda and " Tay Phuong" padoda are two of the oldest pagodas of Vietnam.
08h00: pick up you from hotel, car take you 01 hour to go along the beautiful villages and green fields to come to "Thay" village - village of " Teacher pagoda". This pagoda and " Tay Phuong" padoda are two of the oldest pagodas of Vietnam. This pagoda is so beautiful lying next to the mountain and has a pond infront.
10h00: Continue to go to Tay Phuong pagoda where you will find many Budist statues in a very special way of lives. Each of the statue show a symbol of life.
12h00: have lunch in the restaurant.
14h00: Come to visit Silk village. You will find very interesting comming here with many colourful clothes, hats, bags, tie...made by silk. You will visit the silk producing work shop. See how people here make the silk from worms. Buying silk here for souvenir is wonderful.
15h30: Go back to your hotel, end tour.
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+ English speaking guide (Other languages are available on your request)
+ Entrance fees
+ Personal services
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* Bathroom or room for you to fresh, take shower between the trips.
* Breakfast every morning when you back from the trip
* Welcome drink
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