On the 12th of January, the Responsible Travel Club of Vietnam (RTC), in association with one of its active members, Indochina Travelland have organized an inspection trips for RTC’s members and colleagues in tourism business to some ancient villages in Tu Liem district, downtown Hanoi to discover its easy breezy atmosphere and rich culture.

The tour welcomes the participation of over 40 people, from different travel agencies who are members of RTC. The purpose of the famtrip is to bring a freshly new and practical definition of responsible travel to our staff and our Tour Operators, who will be able to make a difference in their own tour offers by adapting responsible travel practices.

RTC has chosen the ancient towns in Tu Liem district, Hanoi. And bicycle will be our dear friends through the journey. Cycling is our always priority vehicle on tour that RTC highly recommends, not only because of its environmentally-friendly-healthy aspect but also its preference of enabling the guest to enjoy the local views, local lifestyles in slow motion.



Carefully listening to fundamental cycling skills before the trip


Excercising before starting an over 40km route


Combating with the freezing of Hanoi with excitement


First stop: Famous ceramic village near Quang Ba flower garden


Full of Tet’s signs along the way


Second stop: Chem temple


Dong Ngac village still preserves its class characteristics: red tile roof, brick made walls,…


Visiting Ms.Hoa, famous tofu maker in Hanoi, in Thuong Cat village


Last stop: 300 years altar of the DOs family. This is one of the ancient construction that is still preserved its valuable assets.

Pictures by Dang Xuan Son

Lan Chi