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Tho Ha Village, Bac Ninh Province: Tickets, Tours, Address, Tho Ha Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Tho Ha Village
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David L
Portland, OR149 contributions
Interesting look at village life and industry
Jan 2019 • Couples
With our tour group we had a chance to make rice paper and were entertained by one of the owners of rice paper production. He played several stringed Vietnamese instruments and along with his son, sang traditional songs. Fabulous! Also saw rice crackers being produced.
Written March 2, 2019
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Kim Vu
Hanoi, Vietnam39 contributions
Peaceful village - friendly local people
Oct 2017
Peaceful village - friendly local people. I love the way to get this village - on small boat. The morning local market is variety fresh vegetable, fish, .... Let try to make rice cake on your own!
Written September 27, 2018
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wayne m
Greensboro, NC1,163 contributions
Fascinating small village
Jan 2018 • Friends
With an OAT group, we did get a chance to make rice paper that are used for spring rolls. And you do need a guide to get through all of the various alleys. There are very many rice paper forms drying all over the village.
Thoroughly enjoyed visiting the local market in Tho Ha. The merchant survey friendly. It's a little farther away from Hanoi, so they don't see as many foreigners.
Written January 15, 2018
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HansJuergen
Westerville, OH140 contributions
Seemingly authentic small Vietnam village
Feb 2017 • Couples
This is a small village which has somehow made tourism a major business. Countless tour groups come here to see Mr. Viet's wife make rice paper and hear Mr. Viet play and sing. In spite of the fact that there are so many groups visiting here, it really seems authentic and real. We visited as part of Overseas Adventure Travels (OAT) tour group. Highly recommended.
Written March 3, 2017
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DxbKhurram
Dubai, United Arab Emirates231 contributions
Timing is very important
Jul 2016 • Family
We reached the village at around 11 O'clock and were disappointed to find out that the rice paper making activity is done early morning. So we couldn't see the process of making rice paper!

We only managed to see the drying stage of the process. Thousands of boards were spread through out the village, it was a nice sight.

I'd recommend to visit the village early morning so that you can see the complete process.

The drive time is approx 1 hour form Hanoi Old Quarter.
Written July 20, 2016
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Perry H
San Diego, CA1,823 contributions
Vietnam trip
Mar 2016 • Solo
This little village is known for making rice paper. They have two ways of making ,buy machine and by hand.
This paper in turn is used for spring rolls .
Never have seen a town collectively work so hard at thier living.
The people in town were very friendly and warm.
Good for a half day.
There is a small ferry to take to get to the village.
Written March 27, 2016
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MALAYSIA01
Selangor, Malaysia3 contributions
Wonderful day with Tho Ha and Do Temple
Dec 2015 • Family
We had a great day with the Tho Ha village and Do Temple. Our guide was great at showing us all around the village with temple, pagodas, school and also the local house where we could meet actual local person, enjoyed the local alcohol and had time learning to make the local rice paper.
Written December 25, 2015
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Fergi R
Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
Tho Ha Rural village and Free Food Tour
Nov 2015 • Family
We had an amazing day trip to Tho Ha village and a 0$ food tour in Hanoi as the promotion. This village is well-protected from the noisy town and only reachable by a ferry. The village is small and our guide showed us all corner of it: From the pagoda to temple and the local houses where they truly made the rice paper. The lunch in a local family and trying to make some product by ourselves brought a great fun to our kids. After the village trip, we also visited the wood-carving village of Dong Ky and it was also an experience to see all the things made by local craftman. Our free food tour in the evening was also very wonderful with many stops to try different local food of Hanoi. We strongly recommend the 2 activities of the Tho Ha rural village and Hanoi Free Food Tour.
Written December 16, 2015
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Martha J
Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia39 contributions
Very interesting and adventurous trip into Hanoi's Rice Paper Village
Dec 2015
If visiting this village you should take time to explore it's narrow lanes, where most houses thrive on making rice paper rolls. Trek further in and come to padi fields with hundreds of ducks and even one or two free horses.
Written December 7, 2015
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Mikeshy
Aurora, OH965 contributions
Vietnamese Reality Show
Oct 2015 • Couples
Tho An Village is truly a Vietnamese reality show. Just getting here is a challenge, however, enjoyable. Crossing the river on an old, one vehicle ferry is the beginning of the experience. This is a 550 year old village of about 2000 inhabitants. The alley ways are very narrow, about 1 meter wide. The rice paper making process is very rudimentary and for the most part hasn't changed in generations. Steaming the rice paper and then putting them in the sun to dry is simple, but labor intensive. Baking the rice crackers over open charcoal fires is difficult and somewhat risky.
A visitor must look beyond the odors, garbage and questionable sanitary conditions. We were told that some of the residents have never left the village their entire life. The people were very friendly and receptive to having visitors. The rice crackers are delicious.
Written October 30, 2015
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