Monday, 11 September 2017 07:24

Bay la Bato

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As unique concepts go, Bay la Bato is definitely up there with the best of them. Founder Thang Dinh has created an open space for arts enthusiasts and travellers, where a number of free services are provided.

There is free support for disadvantaged artists, such as those suffering from terminal illnesses or disabilities.


For travellers, there is the possibility of a free homestay experience, which includes staying with the local family who live downstairs, going fishing in the morning and learning how to make local food.


There’s a painting camp held every week, and the space is freely available to use for events and workshops during weekdays, as requested in advance.


It’s staffed by a majority of volunteers and artists. Currently, there are also artworks and other trinkets available to buy. Coffee, tea, beer and snacks can be made by request.


Located at 58/52 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho, Hanoi. Open any time by pre-booking. For more information, visit or call 0939 991369

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