Enjoy a 2 hours drive to Ninh Binh province. Visit to local artistan to enjoy water puppet show. Water puppetry is a unique art that originated in Vietnam’s wet rice civilization. Drive 1.5hrs minutes from your hotel to a local house situated in Hong Quang village to meet with a water puppet artisan. Born into a family with a tradition of performing water puppetry in Nam Dinh province, Mr. Phan acquired a passion for this folk art in his childhood. Inherited the talent & tradition from his father, he has profound passion of playing with puppets, making puppets by creating a mini stage for water puppetry and bringing his solo performances to several countries outside Vietnam. Sit down for a cup of tea and learn his stories about how the water puppet originated, his memorable experience traveling to different corners of the world to bring Vietnamese culture & folklores to international friends. Then join a 30-minute show seeing lion dances, buffalo fighting, rice farming, and boat racing, etc. at his private mini water puppet stage on his top house floor. After the show, get yourself in artisan’s role to handle puppets in the water or join with Mr. Phan to make and paint the puppets. Drive back to Ecohost to enjoy a lunch.
In this afternoon, be picked up from Ecohost with the local guide to a suburb of countryside for an afternoon of immersion in culture of Vietnam Red River Delta, in an authentic place still undiscovered by tourists. Start with a bicycle to visit Pham Phao cathedral where is famous for wooden carving and Traditional trumpet making Brass village. On the way, you will also see Tile-roofed Bridge was built in the 16th century with unique architecture. Then cycle to visit and experience the way to make a conical hat and interact with host family. Explore the daily life of local people and understand about the ancestor worship village. Afterward ride back to Ecohost to relax and enjoy dinner.
Overnight in Ecohost Hai Hau
Suggested time: 14:00
Capacity: Min. 1 pax – Max. 10 pax. due to tight space