Welcome to Duong Lam Village!
The village is located in Son Tay Town (about 50 km to the west of Hanoi Capital) is the very first ancient village recognised as a national relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information. The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many Vietnamese traditional houses dating back up to 400 years.
Duong Lam – Beautiful ancient village
- Appreciate the charm of ancients houses and tiny valleys
- Visit the oldest temples in the village
- Admire the cultural and religious beauty of Mia Pagoda
- Enjoy Vietnamese village life
- Have a Vietnamese lunch in ancient house
A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and traditions. Two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. The local people built temples in their honor.
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.
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 main house is built in traditional architecture style with wooden pillars and red tile roof, a lot of big jars of soybean sauce are placed right on bijou brick-paved yard. Even every furniture in the houses reflects Vietnamese traditional life.
Mia Pagoda also known as Sung Nghiem temple is located in Duong Lam commune, is the old and reputed pagoda in Hanoi. The Pagoda is located in a hill and includes three main areas. In the outside area is a big bell tower surrounded by old banyan trees. That brings a peaceful atmosphere in this solemn place. Passing the big gate is a row of rooms for monks and besides, there are a range of buildings. The highlight of Mia Pagoda is a huge number of statues which are 287 different Buddha statues and each statue represents lively different postures and adorned by beautiful colors.
We start the day from your hotel at 08.00 A.M and travel west of Hanoi to visit Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. It will be your unique experience as you walk along tiny ancient alleys; visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet – the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Have some talks with the locals in their ancient houses by visiting the ancient houses of Mr Lam, Mr Ha and Mr Huyen. Enjoin your special lunch with Vietnamese foods in an ancient house.
After resting, we continue driving to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), is built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Then visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.Driving back Hanoi.
Tour ends around 5.30 P.M.
- Local English speaking guide
- All land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Sightseeing fees
- Mineral water & cold tower
- Travel Insurance
- Hotel accommodation in Hanoi
- Peak tourist season or special event rates
- Drinks and other personal expenses
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Tourists should bring
- A copy of passport
- A bottle of water