Biking Rural Hanoi day tour
The Biking Rural Hanoi day tour, only available at TLV Bike Tours includes such highlights as the visit of Dong Ngac ancient village, the Chem communal house, the Tay Tuu flower market. You have the opportunity to travel as a local in the rural Hanoi – taking a local public bus from your hotel to our bike garage, pedaling through quiet village lanes, rice fields and vegetable gardens. Travel this one day bike tour, you experience the real life of Hanoians in the suburban area.
7.00 AM: you take the public bus from your hotel’s nearest bus station. Please inform your TLV Bike Tours consultant in advance your hotel address. He/she will share you the instruction about taking a local public bus to reach our village.
7.45 – 8.00 AM: Arrival at Dong Ngac bus station, you will be welcome by our guide. Enjoy a short walk from the bus station through the ancient village of Dong Ngac. You follow on paved road, passing by colonial houses.
8.30 AM: Check your bikes in our bike garage. Then start riding through the Ke Ve market. The market is the most crowded about 9AM. You may like to walk your bike slowly through the market to experience the local activities.
After about 15 minute ride, you make the first stop at the Chem Communal house. The communal house, known as an ancient temple in the 17th century, was built to the north of the village near the dyke of the Red River. In 1635, it was restored and expanded to worship three spirits, including Thien Than (Doc Cuoc who was invited to the communal house by Phan Phu Tien from Sam Son, Thanh Hoa), Dia Than (the tutelary god who helped the villagers prevent disasters, fight against drought and performed some miracles) and Nhan Than (Le Khoi, a nephew of King Le Thai To, who was a famous general and was awarded the title “Senior lieutenant-general”. The communal house also pays homage to Pham Tho Ly, who gave land to build the communal house in 1635, and Doctor Pham Quang Dung who restored the communal house in 1718.
After visiting the communal house, you keep cycling along the Red River dyke, crossing the Nhue Giang river, arriving the outskirts of Hanoi. You continue biking for some kilometers on the flat village lanes until you turn left, finding yourselves in Tay Tuu flower villages. Tay Tuu is considered as the oldest flower village in the suburban area. The village was formed about 10 years ago. The most popular flowers in this area are rose, gerbera and lily.
You cycle amidst the flower, vegetable, bonsai gardens and rural hamlets. Another stop is made on the way for a short break or a visit to a local family.
The bike ride takes about three hours before you arriving back in Dong Ngac, in time for lunch.
The lunch is provided either in a local restaurant with simple Vietnamese food or at local home (home-hosted lunch).
After lunch, you can either take a taxi or the public bus to get back to your hotel. Trip ends.
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