Join an excursion on Saturday to Quat Dong traditional embroidery village to learn about local life as well as the sophisticated craft that is based here.
Hosted by Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) – a group consisting of foreigners living in the capital city who work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage – the English-speaking excursion will take place from 8am until 3.30pm.
On the way to the village, which is about 23km from central Ha Noi, the excursion will make its first stop at the Dai Lo Temple dedicated to the Holy Mothers. Here, the group has a chance to witness a medium ceremony or see special offerings being made for good luck.
The tour continues to Quat Dong, where embroidery has been a traditional craft since the 17th century. The group will stroll through the village and stop to see embroidery projects undertaken by family members in their homes.
To register, contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: VND300,000, including transportation, limit: 20 people. — VNS