Hanoi Culture Discovery

After 45-minute drive southwest of Hanoi, arrive at Tay Phuong Pagoda built in the 17th century. The pagoda is notable for the valuable collection of 18 jack-wood Arhat statues coated with lacquer. There are 239 laterite steps up to the pagoda, and from this height there is a wonderful view of the surrounding fields, laterite mountains and villages. 8km away is Thay Pagoda, built in the 11th century. Located in a tranquil and beautiful village, it is a combination of a Buddhist pagoda and a Taoist Temple. Drive back to Hanoi.


Hanoi - Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas (Full day)

Visit the cultural and historic pagodas and enjoy the peaceful landscape

Hanoi - Thay and Tay Phuong Pagodas

8:30am Pick up at your hotel in Hanoi, spend a full day to discover Hanoi’s surrounding area and visit Thay & Tay Phuong Pagodas to learn about Viet traditional architecture style, Vietnam Buddhism religion & daily life of local people outside city of Hanoi.

12:00pm lunch at a local restaurant.

1:00pm discover full afternoon in the silk village of Van Phuc. Taking photos & shopping there until 4:00pm. Leave Van Phuc Silk Village to hotel.

4:30pm Finish the unforgettable trip at your hotel in Hanoi. End of services


  • Experienced, knowledgeable, and active English-speaking local guides (unless, otherwise requested)
  • Transfer by A/C private car with helpful and professional driver
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch as mentionned in the program
  • Towels and mineral water



  • Drinks during meals
  • Travel and/or Medical Insurance
  • Tip and other personal expenses
  • Services not mentioned in the program
Rating 5

if you want to travel without making you worry, this agency is to recommend. Everything is well organized and you can be confident in every way.

no forced shopping, happiness. The driver was very careful and he introduced me to this country as much in kind as far as food, I have very fond memories, to remake

Visited September 2013
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Rating 4

We had an wonderful time from the off beaten track in the North to the bustling cities in the South. A two weeks trip couldn't take us to every corner in Vietnam but to some extent we discovered a beautiful country and saw smiling welcoming and generous people. Thanks to Mr. Manh for great service

Visited October 2013
Rating 5

We pre-booked a short trip around Northern Vietnam with Vietnam Original tours. They responded very quickly to email and were very helpful. Our guide was excellent and we really enjoyed the activities they arranged for us. Our boat trip around Cat Ba island in particular stood out as being excellent and we also really enjoyed Van Long National Park.

Visited December 2014
Rating 5

I was referred by a friend to Mr. Ha Nguyen at Vietnam Original Travel - Hanoi Branch and I’m so very very pleased that I was. From the beginning of our correspondence, he went to great lengths to help me prepare my itinerary and gave me many tips to make sure I was travel smart in the busy streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Never was he pushy and many a time, when conversing over Skype chat did he contact me outside of his working hours. He even went so far as to meet me on a Sunday to take me around Hanoi. I cannot guarantee by any means that travel agents from VOT will do this for you as we had connections via friends, but what I do know is that they will go up and beyond to make sure you have a lovely holiday. Thank you Ha!

Visited January 2015
Rating 5

Found this trip organiser on forums/websites and thank to some very good reviews, my friend and I were looking to discover the Vietnamese's soul meanwhile going in such wonderful places: 100% success! 
From the beginning, the agency's team was helpful & replied us very quickly. They organised us a very convenient 5-days-trip from Saigon (HCMC) to Phnom Penh by the Mekong Delta, their proper accommodation in Mekong Garden. We've been in such traditional places far away from all others tourists, at any moment we were forced to buy something. Our guide was nice, so experienced and a good both English & French speaker. He introduced us ethnical peoples, they were so friendly, generous, welcoming with us. Amazing :)
Well organised agency which knows how to satisfy their clients, recommend it. Thank you VOT & see you hopefully in few years!

Visited January 2015
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