Situated by the bank of the Perfume River, Thanh Tien and Sinh villages are famous for their handicraft products representing the life and culture of Vietnamese people. Joining this tour, you will make a trip on bicycle to these places and have a chance to talk with great local artisans to learn more about their passion and love for traditional handicrafts passed down through generations while you are making your own work of art to bring home. One the way, you will also stop at a number of places to capture some snapshots of life and people in the former imperial city. Noticeably, you will take a boat to cross the river like locals do everyday to go shopping at Bao Vinh market. This half day tour is highly recommended to depart in the morning.
Gather at hotel lobby at 8:00AM, meet your tourist guide and choose your bike to start a full day of Hue cycling trip to the traditional craft villages.
Follow your tour guide, you will ride across Truong Tien Bridge and then slowly walk with your bike through the back of Dong Ba market where you will have a chance to explore lots of differences in the shopping habit and food ingredients of Vietnamese.
After that, riding about 15 minutes, you will reach a less touristic place named Bao Vinh - an ancient town having houses with over hundreds of years situated a long the narrow street, walking around to learn more about the life and the history of this place before taking a fascinating boat trip across the Perfume river to Tien Non Village.
It is about 20 minutes riding from this point to Sinh village which is famous for its traditional paper paintings. Arriving at Mr Kỳ Hữu Phước’s house, spend some time to talk with the artist about this special kind of craft and learn how to make the painting from the traditional materials. Mr. Ký is willing to guide you step by step so that you will have such a great souvenir to bring back home.
Continuing your cycling trip to Thanh Tien village which is famous for its traditional craft of making paper flowers passed down to generations about four hundred years. The artisan will teach you how to make the paper lotus with sophisticated steps. You can choose to make paper lotus in different colors, pink for supreme power, white for purity and violet for the beautiful Hue girl in “Áo dài”, all of them manifest the beauty of the land and people of Hue. You can keep the flowers as souvenir.
Bid farewell to your host family, and ride back to the city. Tour ends at your hotel