Thạch Xá craft village (appx 35-40 km from Hanoi) is famous for the wonderful coloured (balancing) bamboo dragonflies. Originally, they were made for children to play with; the trade has now blossomed into one of Vietnam’s leading crafts. We visit the village and learn more about this wonderful and intriguing craft.
Thạch Xá is also close to Tây Phương Pagoda dating from the 8th century. It features wonderful architectural woodcarvings and decorations and 62 beautiful wooden statues. The Pagoda complex consists of three buildings built in descending order on the hillside.
Meeting spot: Pan Pacific Hotel, Yên Phụ Rd, corner of Thanh Niên St.
TBA: Time, lunch and cost.
Email your RSVP to Stella or phone 01662 979 605. Please include your phone number so we can contact you in case of any last minute changes.
Please note: there is a limit of 20 people.