Trip to Tay Phuong Pagoda
There are 239 laterite steps uphill to the pagoda, and from the top there is a wonderful view of the surrounding fields, mountains and villages. A short drive away is Thay Pagoda, that was first constructed in the 11th century. Located in a tranquil and beautiful village, it is a combination of a Buddhist pagoda and a Taoist Temple. You will then be transferred back to the hotel. This is a great excursion for those with a deeper interest in Hanoi's complicated religious history.