At 8.00am, we’ll depart Hanoi and drive on to Thay Pagoda ( the Master's Pagoda ), also known as Thien Phuc ( Heavenly Blessing ). The complex also has some charming temples some linked by 17th century Chinese-style covered bridges.
Our next stop is the Tay Phuong Pagoda ( Pagoda of the West ), also known as Sung Phuc Pagoda, consists of three parallel single-level structures built on a hillock said to resemble a buffalo. The present structure dates from the 18th century and is renowned for its impressive collection of 76 wooden statues depicting the Buddha and other middle ranking Buddhist deities such as Vairapanis and Arhats.
After a picnic lunch and short break, we will enjoy our afternoon session by visiting Duong Lam Ancient village - a rich historical site with beautiful old houses, churches and temples of the two famous King Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen.
Trip price includes
• English or french speaking guide
• Admission fees when on guided tours
• Additional meals as indicated in the itinerary
• All transportation and transfers in air conditioned vehicles
Trip price excludes
• International flight
• Tips and Gratuities
• Visas and Visa stamping fees
• International departure taxes
• Admission fees during free time
• Personal expenses such as shopping. telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Hanoi.
What to take
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras and drinking water, etc.
There are no specific fitness requirements for this trip, although please note that the Vietnamese climate is probably hotter and more humid than you would otherwise be used to.