(Submit Articles) The Hanoi-based tour operator Lotussia Travel announces its 5% Special Discount Offer the company is making on the full day bicycle tour to the But Thap pagoda and Dong Ho painting village.

The one-day bicycle tour starts in Hanoi city center and ends up in Dong Ho handicraft village taking bikers through Hanoi rural area where they will be able to experience the real life of Vietnamese farmers.

The sharing cycle tour starts at 8:00am at Lotussia Travel front office at 33 Pham Ngu Lao street. After briefing and a short warming-up exercise is made by Lotussia Travel biking guide, travelers will leave Hanoi busy streets cycling out of the city center. The first part of the tour is a little bit challenging because of the local busy traffic.

After about a half hour cycle, the party arrive the Duong riverside where the cycling tour really begins. The name of the Duong River sounds intimately in the heart of every Vietnamese because of the charming and peaceful countryside the river meanders through. The numerous pagodas bordering the Duong River through history have added a major attraction to the Kinh Bac (northern) region.

Travelers will cycle through small villages, rice and popcorn fields meeting up with friendly local countryside farmers before they arrive in But Thap Pagoda in time for lunch. The name "But Thap" (Pen Stupa) was given by King Tu Duc in 1876 when, in Kinh Bac, he saw the beautiful stone stupa shaped like a pen at this pagoda, which had previously been known as Ninh Phuc Tu (Pagoda of Peace and Happiness).

After lunch, travelers will visit the But Thap pagoda before they continue the bike tour on to Dong Ho village. Dong Ho village is famous for an old and special art form called Dong Ho. This art is attractive to the local and foreign people alike. Coming here visitors watch the artisan’s produce pictures using carved boards painted with various colors of ink.

“We carefully choose the most authentic places for our clients to cycle. They will discover the old places in a new way that is fun and enjoyable. Besides, the short cycling trip is customized for both amateurs and professional bikers. We believe the tour will be highly appreciated by both Hanoi visitors and local expats“ ““ Said Thierry Nguyen, Lotussia Travel’s Product Manager.“

Lotussia Travel is a Hanoi-based tour operator offering a wide selection of multi-activity tours in South-East Asia such as jungle trekking, mountain hiking, road cycling, motorcycle touring, sea kayaking, scuba diving and more. The company is headquartered in Hanoi with branches in Danang and Ho Chi Minh City. The company sells Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

For further information visit www.lotussiatravel.com

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