Tho Ha – The rice paper making village
Travel to the outskirt of Hanoi and see the scenery along the way. After an hour passing the countryside, we arrive at Tho Ha village, surrounded by the water of the Cau river.
Tho Ha is among good example of a Vietnamese village that somehow escapes urbanization. Here, life goes on the way it has been for many years. The design of the village follows the Vietnamese architecture with narrow alleys winding way through the community. Among the special things, are the coffin walls. Many of them are built from…ceramic coffins (well, no corpse inside). Once upon a time, they were made for sale.
People of Tho Ha have changed to making rice paper – an integral part of the famous Vietnamese “Nem” or Spring Roll. It is truly photogenic when seeing the local hanging rice paper on the bamboo lattice, and then putting these lattice racks on house roof, village alleys or any open space for drying. Under certain light, these rice papers make perfect golden patches for your shots.
This short trip surely will fit your busy schedule well while enriching your travel and photography experience.
Tour cost includes
– Licensed tour guide
– Transportation in private car/van (fuel included)
– Ferry & admission fees
Tour cost excludes
– Anything not listed in “Inclusions”
Your lens is your choice. Due to the fact that our photography mostly taken inside the village, where you can’t see for great distance (your vision is blocked by walls, houses), we suggest wide angle lens. A 50mm will be great for portrait or people during their daily activities
The local people are friendly and our staff will of course respect them by asking for permission to go inside, where you can witness the life and the work of the local. Step out of your comfort zone by breaking the thought of privacy invasion, since the concept is translated as “friendly visits” by the local.