During a one-day tour, you will enjoy the Hue rural lifestyle with some traditional handicrafts. Enjoy our eco tour to village of Sinh, Thanh Tien, and Tien Non, and explore more of rural side in Vietnam
Lai An village has its name Sinh village in Nom language. This village is famous for its folk paintings which have been associated with belief and spiritual life of locals for generations. Folk paintings in Sing village are popular for worship, belief, dreams, and wishes. Besides the folk paintings, this village is also known for holding wrestling competition on every January 10th in the lunar calendar.
In Thua Thien Hue, paper flowers are an interesting thing to have besides the real flowers. Thanh Tien village has been well known for their arts of making paper flowers in decades.
The primary difference between Thanh Tien paper flower and other villages’ paper flower is the flower, each flower bears Confucianism of East Asian. Each branch always has 8 primary flowers. 3 flowers in the middle stand for country-teacher-father, or god-earth-humanity, or loyalty-filialness-friendship. There is always a red or yellow flower, is made bigger than the other, stands for the sun or the king. The other 5 flowers stand for 5 constant virtues include Kindness, Decorum, Uprightness, Wisdom, Faithfulness.
08:00: Pick you up at our office and take you to Toa Kham terminal to depart to Sinh folk painting village. Along the boat trip on Perfume River, our guide will introduce to you about the peaceful beauties of Hue such as Hen Island, Bai Dau wholesale market, Bao Vinh ancient town, Thanh Tien paper flower village and Sinh village.
Bao vinh was a very important sea port of hue in 17th century. Most of old houses in this village were massively destructed. Nowadays, the regional council of Pas de Calais has funded to restore 5 old houses over 200 years old.
9.30: Keep biking to Sinh village known as Lai An- a bout 9 km east of Hue city located in phu vang district, thua thien hue province. This village is famous for have been as well-known as Dong Ho folk painting dating more than 4 centuries. You walk to visit the house of folk painting artisan Nguyen Huu Phuoc. He will introduce and guide you how to paint a folk painting. Recent years Sinh village paintings to be honored as a cultural heritage of the nation should be kept and preserved. Many research projects, many artisans also assert artistic value and cultural value of bloated village life paintings, particularly the value of spiritual life.
You ride along the village streets and see activities of local people cultivating vegetables and green rice fields. On the streets of this village, you will discover and learn more about the culture of the ancient architecture of the Hue people.
10:15: Get the bicycle and continue to visit Sinh village with numerous activities with local people.
10:30: Ride the bicycle to Thanh Tien village and visit the local house to learn how to make lotus flowers under the guidance of artisans in the village.
11:00: Then, cycle along the village roads and see local people cultivate vegetables and green rice fields. On the roads of this village, you will discover and learn more about the culture of the ancient architecture of Hue people.
11:20: Next, visit the paper flower gallery of the Thanh Tien village where you can find out traditional paper flower patterns. Before leaving this village, you will visit the monument of Nguyen Chi Dieu – the official member of the Central Executive Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam in the first course.
12:30: Have lunch on King Dragon boat.
13:30: Cycle to Tien Non village, visit the centralized flower growing area. You will have chance to take part in activities of growing flowers and green vegetables with local people.
Then, cycle back to the city. On the village roads, you can see the countryside, paddy fields and the ancient temples of the local people.
16:30m: Come back to the city center. Tour ends at the meeting place.