A great chance to meet, enjoy to see the unique and a thousand year old antiques from local private antique collectors in this very special trip in Hanoi ( We are the only one in Hanoi can make this arrangement)
Private air-conditioned Vehicle
English/ French Speaking Tour Guide
Lunch at local restaurant ( drinks not included)
Relevant permits and fees
Tips and gratuities
Hotel rooms in Hanoi
Any service not mentioned in the detailed itinerary
DAY 1: HANOI ANTIQUE TOURS
Depart from hotel at 08.30 AM and start our 1day of Antique Tour by stopping over at the Museum of National Fine Arts and next is the National History Museum, the two places will provide us some overview of Vietnam Antique collection over the century.
Our next stop will be to visit some local Hanoi antique collectors such as Duong Phu Hien, Nguyen Van Truong, Co Vat Viet Phuong ( Viet Phuong antiques) or Nguyen Minh, Le Minh (meeting by appointment before coming) , They are all the member of Hanoi association of antique collection.
This is a great opportunity to exchange talks and to share your experiences with local antique collectors, also to enjoy some very unique and a thousand year old antiques from the Ly-Tran dynasty of ancient Vietnam, many of the unique antiques just can be seen at their private home collection only, not in the Museum.
Lunch is served at finest local restaurant before we will continue our trip to visit other Hanoi antique collectors this afternoon, tour ends at 4.30 Pm at your hotel.
+ All appointments with local antique collectors will be confirmed at 3days before trip's departure date ( as they are quite busy some times)
+ If will stay at 5 star hotel Intercontinental (www.intercontinental.com) after Hanoi antique tour ends, please contact us for best rates at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometime between 200 B.C. and A.D. 200, the intermingling of the Red River Delta’s early inhabitants resulted in a distinct Vietnamese people. Virtually from the outset, the Vietnamese were ruled by the Chinese, and they would continue to be until A.D. 938.
During the centuries of Chinese control over the Red River Delta, two independent states rose to power in what is now central and southern VietNam. From the first to the sixth centuries, the kingdom of Funan held sway aver the Mekong Delta and the region that is now Cambodia; the kingdom was over thrown by the Mon-Khmer, who founded the Cambodian empire.
Along the coast of central VietNam, the kingdom of Champa ruled from the late second century until the 15th, when it was conquered by the Vietnamese, who expanded steadily southward after expelling the Chinese. In the 17th and early 18th centuries, the Vietnamese would wrest the Mekong Delta from Cambodia, essentially completing the formation of their country.
The new archaeological discoveries at the Thăng Long Citadel in Ba Đình District have opened up new doors for studies of Thăng Long pottery and a Large amounts of ceramics were also found from the Lê Dynasty at several excavation sites. Lê Dynasty pottery items were found most densely along the basin of the old river, between Area A and B.
In order to classify the quality and development of the pottery used in the Royal Palace. I would like to divide pottery items of the Lê dynasty into three small periods: those of the Early Lê period (15th century), those of the Lê-Mạc period (16th century), and those of the Restored Lê period (17th–18th centuries). In general, pottery items in the Lê-Mạc and Restored Lê period were of poor quality, with simpler decorative motifs. The majority of the pottery items that were collected were found in kilns from Hải Dương and Bát Tràng. This shows a big difference in comparison to pottery from the Early Lê Dynasty.
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