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One day excursion: Đô temple and Diềm  Village in Bắc Ninh – FULL

March 2 @ 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM



Bắc Ninh Province used to be an ancient capital of Vietnam from the 2nd to 10th centuries. This is the homeland of Buddhism. Buddhism penetrated deep into this land very early on; however, it really blossomed during the Lý Dynasty. Hence, one reason why there is an impressive system of old pagodas and temples that reflect all the cultural characteristics and architecture of Buddhism. This is a precious tangible cultural value passed down from generation to generation. This value is also the pride of the Bắc Ninh people, which everyone tries their best to preserve.

Besides the tangible cultural values, this province also possesses intangible ones, including festivals. These take place mainly in spring season, held in almost all pagodas and temples. Therefore, after the Lunar New Year, Bắc Ninh is a favorable destination for people all over Vietnam to visit.

Bắc Ninh Province is especially famous as the cradle of a special traditional folk song – called Quan Họ (recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage practice in 2009).  It is commonly performed in rituals and at festivals including a very famous one called the Lim Festival, celebrated on the 13th day of the first lunar month.

For our excursion today we visit two famous places in Bắc Ninh: the Đô temple in Đình Bảng Commune, which worships eight kings of the Lý  Dynasty, and Diềm  village – the centre of “Quan Họ”.


8am arrive the Pan Pacific hotel meeting point ready to depart at 8.15am.
We arrive back in Hanoi about 6.00 pm

Meeting point – outside the back entrance of Pan Pacific Hotel, on Yên Phụ Street, corner of Thanh Niên Street (not the main foyer entrance)

Please RSVP via this registration form by 29 February latest

Excursion led by Ly and Ngoc Anh.  Our hosts in Bắc Ninh speak VN. Ly and Ngoc Anh will translate to ENG

420,000 VND per person (same cost for everyone) to cover transportation, donations for the artisans and our hosts, and offerings for the temple.  This excursion has higher expenses to be covered than some of our other tours. Excludes personal expenses and lunch and drinks. Please bring a picnic lunch

Maximum number of spaces 13 pax

If you have problems registering or any questions please contact us at hello@fvheritage.org. Please do not register via this email, only sign up via the form.  Thanks for your understanding.  We will have a waiting list if/when the spaces are filled up

If you are confirmed on the excursion but can no longer come please email us at hello@fvheritage.org asap so that we can offer your space to another person and to ensure FVH covers the expenses. Please give min 3 days notice of cancellation in order to give us a chance to fill your space. For very last minute cancellation we may need to ask for half the individual fee as this event high expenses for FVH to cover.  Thank you for your understanding.


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March 2
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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