VN26A Villages and Marionettes by Bike (FD)
Hanoi - Dong Ho - But Thap - Water Puppetry – Hanoi
Drive to Dong Ho Village in the morning where artisans have been practicing woodblock painting since the 17th century. Then explore the art of making Dong Ho paintings before cycling along the dike of Duong River to But Thap Pagoda. Afterwards, continue riding to Dinh To Village to visit a traditional Vietnamese family. Have a picnic lunch. Walk around to discover the daily life of a Vietnamese village. In the afternoon, proceed through picturesque scenes of rice fields and rural life to a small village known as the birthplace of water puppetry in the Red River Delta. Witness the unique performance of an outdoor water puppet performance before returning to Hanoi.