As a rare ancient village still preserved in the Northern Delta, Tho Ha ancient village is also one of the five villages recognized by the Vietnam Record Organization as a hundred-year-old ancient village.
Only about 50 km from the center of Hanoi capital, Tho Ha ancient village is located along the Cau River, in Van Ha commune, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province. Tho Ha today is still a typical museum about the Northern countryside, partly because of the isolation of the village. Visitors who want to come here must cross the river by ferry or boat. There are many wharfs around Tho Ha village, of which there are two main wharfs located at the beginning of the village and at the end of the village.
Like Duong Lam, Tho Ha ancient village still retains the ancient appearance of the ancient village architecture of the North. The two most prominent works of the village are the Doan Minh pagoda and the communal house – both of which can be considered as ancient architectural masterpieces of Vietnam.
Along with the two unique ancient architectural works mentioned above, Tho Ha ancient village brings a sense of nostalgia to visitors coming here because of the peaceful rhythm of life, the warm, friendly smiles of the people and the space. Besides, the village also retains a lot of walls built of small sarcophagus, ceramic pieces – which were used to build houses, because in the past, Tho Ha village was famous for traditional pottery. Taking advantage of products that seemed to be just to save money in the past has created a very unique feature for Tho Ha.