HA NOI — On Saturday, April 19, Friends of Viet Nam Heritage will organise an excursion to the Nom and Bo Duong villages in Hung Yen Province.
Leaving Ha Noi at 8.30am, visitors will arrive at the Nom Village an hour later. The village is protected by local authorities as a pristine traditional locality, complete with a market, a stone bridge, old houses, village ponds and the famous Nom Pagoda. After visiting the morning market in the village, the tour heads to Bo Duong, home to the Hong Phong Water Puppet Guild.
After enjoying a water puppet show in the village pond, the group will visit the village's communal house and walk among fish ponds and rice fields, before returning to Ha Noi at 3pm.
To join the tour, contact Mai at firstname.lastname@example.org or dial 0917294923. The tour costs VND580,000 (US$27) including transportation, entrance tickets and tickets for the water puppet show. Lunch is not included. — VNS