Bac Ninh province located in the northeast of Hanoi - land of rich culture where tourists will see a real Vietnam in many things such as life in rural villages, traditional festivals, architecture, etc.
If you stay in Hanoi during your Vietnam travel, it will be a good choice to spend a day to visit Bac Ninh. Below are our suggested places to visit:
1. But Thap pagoda recognized as the special heritage of Vietnam. The pagoda is one of the largest and most beautiful ones in the Red River Delta region, having unique architecture and great value for preservation.
2. Dong Ho painting village is a popular place to visit in Bac Ninh where both Vietnamese and international tourists can learn about the unique way of making traditional paintings, stories in paintings as well as Vietnamese spiritual life.
3. Dau is the oldest pagoda in Bac Ninh province and Vietnam. It is known as the cradle of Vietnamese buddhism. The pagoda was rebuilt several times in Vietnamese history. However, if you visit But Thap pagoda, remember to stop at Dau pagoda to pray for luck, health and prosperity.
4. Dong Ky wood carving village is a wonderful optional visit on the way from Halong bay to Hanoi airport. From the skillful hands of local craftsmen, dragons, birds, flowers become lively with souls.