The journey to discover Kinh Bac City

Mandala Hotel & Spa is located next to Kinh Bac Cultural Center- the heart of Bac Ninh City. The hotel is on Kinh Duong Vuong Street, facing other two main roads of Bac Ninh City including Luy Lau Street and Pham Su Manh Street.

From Mandala, you can begin your journey to discover Bac Ninh with us. We can go to Dong Ho painting village, visit the ancient temples or just enjoy Quan Ho folk songs

Tourist attractions near Mandala Hotel & Spa:

  • Dau Pagoda

Dau Pagoda, located in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province, is considered the oldest Buddhist pagoda in Vietnam according to researchers. The pagoda is about 1 hour away from Hanoi Old Quarter, making it easy for a morning trip off the city noise.

The yard in front of the pagoda hosts a three stories tower name Hoa Phong. The tower originally had six stories but it was partly destroyed. Inside the tower, there are a number of valuable artifacts such as a large bell dating back in Canh Thinh Dynasty (1793), a big bronze gong casted in Ming Mang Dynasty (1817) and several statues of Gods in Buddhist legends.

  • Dong Ho Painting Village

Dong Ho Village with its famous paintings has become an aesthetic symbol in Vietnam Culture. Located to the left side of Duong River, Dong Ho stood for centuries making their unique art work. From over 100 families in the 1950s, currently there are only a handful of families still making the traditional craft. Most villagers have now turned to joss paper making, since the regulation has relaxed and again allowed for religious practices that were once deemed “unfit of the revolutionary”. The families of Nguyen Dang Che and Nguyen Huu Sam both run their own galleries and employ a number of workers. To everyone’s relief, the essence still remains and thrives.

  • But Thap Temple

But Thap Temple is a Buddhist temple located near the dyke of the Duong River, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam. The temple houses the biggest Avalokiteśvara statue with one thousand eyes and a thousand arms. But Thap Temple is one of the most famous pagodas in Viet Nam. Inside, there are various valuable ancient objects and statues, which are considered to be Vietnamese masterpieces of 17th-century wood carving.

The pagoda has 10 buildings spreading for 100 meters from the three-entrance gate to the bell-tower and back house.[3] Inside the temple are more than 50 statues of different sizes including the Triad Buddha, Manjusri (Van Thu) on a blue lion and Samantabhadra (Pho Hien) on a white elephant. The most remarkable is the thousand-handed and thousand-eyed Guanyin, which is described as a sculptural masterpiece of Vietnam.

  • Phu Lang Ceramic

Phu Lang is one of the well-known pottery village in the north of Vietnam, which is situated in Phu Lang commune, Que Vo district, Bac Ninh province. The village is about 60km to the northeast of Hanoi. Phu Lang is one among the pottery villages which receives much attention from tourists. Together with Bat Trang pottery village (Gia Lam – Hanoi) and Tho Ha pottery village (Bac Giang), Phu Lang is a worth-visit destination for both local and foreign tourists.

  • Vong Nguyet Silk

Throughout thousands of years of history famous for weaving silk, Vong Nguyet went into memories and nostalgia of many generations who love silk and fabric. Humans of Vong Nguyet are gentle and elegant. They are hardworking with mulberry leaves and cocoons to make silk sheets that create the beauty of life went into the history books in Vietnam.

  • Hoi Quan weaving village

Hoi Quan weaving village has currently 900 households (3,650 persons), 90 percent of whom do weaving job. Ten percent of weaving households are big scales weavers. The hardship of Hoi Quan people has helped to maintain the traditional vocation, creating significant incomes to the society, improving households’ economic conditions.

Visiting Hoi Quan, visitor have a chance to visit a culture village which was named as a “village with a good traditions which deserves complementation” by King Tu Duc (1872). Visitors can also hear the busy noise of running spindles and see the hardworking of the local people who work from dawn to dust to create high quality products.