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1 day excursion – Thầy Pagoda and Thạch Xá bamboo dragonfly village
December 14, 2019 @ 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM350,000VND
BASED ON A 16 SEATER MINI BUS THIS EXCURSION IS FULL. PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE WAITING LIST. IF WE GET UP TO 20 PEOPLE WE CAN BOOK A 29 SEATER AND CONFIRM THE EXTRA PLACES
Due to popular demand, we are running the Thạch Xá bamboo dragon fly making workshop again as a 2-part trip with the gorgeous ancient Thầy Pagoda. Its a nice activity to have just before Christmas – to make your own dragonfly Christmas presents. (We previously ran this as part of the Vietnam Festival of Media and Design).
Thạch Xá craft village (appx 35-40 km from Hanoi) is famous for the wonderful coloured (balancing) bamboo dragonflies. Originally made for children to play with, the trade has blossomed into one of Vietnam’s leading crafts. We visit the village, meet the first bamboo dragonfly making artisan and learn about this wonderful and intriguing craft.
Our bamboo dragon fly workshop follows a morning visit to the Thầy Pagoda, situated at the foot of Sài Sơn Mountain. Closely associated with the myth of monk Từ Đạo Hạnh, it is a 900-year-old unique ancient structure surrounded by mountains, caves, lakes and bridges creating a peaceful and charming landscape.
8:30am: Meet at Pan Pacific Hotel (Add: 1 Thanh Nien) on Yen Phu side 8.45am: Dept for Thầy Pagoda
9:30am: Visit the Thầy Pagoda complex
12:00: Lunch at a local restaurant (allow 1 hour for lunch and time for more wandering around)
1pm: Dept for Thạch Xá village. We meet the artisan at his house, a chance to share knowledge, Q&A and paint our own dragonflies
3.30pm: Depart back for Hanoi
(ETA back at Pan Pacific at 4:30 PM)
- Lunch and drinks at a local restaurant serving noodle soup and fried-rice (extra cost of 25,000 VND – 50,000 VND) or you can bring your own packed lunch.
- Max. 23 people
Registration deadline: 7 December. RSVP to Phuong Anh via this form
350,000 VND per person/ 180,000 VND for children under 15s & students
Vietnamese with English interpretation