Duong Lam Ancient Village
Duong Lam is a commune of Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Duong Lam becomes the first ancient village in Vietnam. Two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. Both men led resistance wars against northern invasion and after winning national independence, were crowned kings. After their deaths, the local people built temples in their honor. The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years.
Today, Duong lam village still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields… The roads of Duong lam were special because they have the shape as the bones of fish. Some features are still kept in Duong Lam ancient village is the old village gate in Mong Phu village.
Duong Lam has 956 traditional houses, Dong Sang has 441 houses, Mong Phu has 350 houses and Cam Thinh Has 165 houses. Many houses have been built a long time ago (in 1649, 1703, 1850…). Characteristics of the old traditional houses are all built from blocks of laterite.
The tour to Duong Lam Ancient Village offers great chance to enjoy wonderful countryside in Vietnam, explore unique culture and experience daily life of local people. You will visit the most wonderful ancient house in the village to discover traditional architecture of Vietnam, learn more about daily life and how local people make their own soya sources.
You will be visiting Chua Mia Pagoda which is the largest one of the area as well as enjoy cycling around the villages, stunning rice fields to visit temple of King Ngo Quyen and King Phung Hung. Duong Lam Ancient Village is also known as the “Land of Two Kings”
ITINERARY FOR DUONG LAM VILLAGE TOUR
You will be picked up at 8:00 am at your hotel lobby. You will drive about 65 km from Hanoi to Son Tay province. Duong Lam is a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta. On arrival, you will take a walk on the village path to visit Mong Phu Temple (dedicated to national heroes) King Ngo Quyen Temple and King Phung Hung Temple.
You will enjoy a special Vietnamese lunch in an ancient house. While you are in the house you can also join the local people in producing local specialties, such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with brown onion. Enjoy biking around the village and visit Mia Pagoda which was built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes. Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. Trip concludes in Hanoi. (Lunch)
Duong Lam Village Tour includes:
* 1 lunch
* Private air-conditioned transportation
* English speaking tour guide
* Drinking water during the trip
* Sightseeing as listed in the itinerary
* Site entrance fees