A full-day tour on Duong Lam ancient village will offer you a chance to come back the ancient time. It will be the best opportunity to dip into traditional Vietnamese culture. You will spend full day to explore the village, roam along the tine ancient alleys. Take a visit to some village’s historical sites such as Temples of two national heroes of Vietnam: Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung to learn more about Vietnam’s history.

Tour Code:
 One day
Departure date: Any time you wish
Start/End: Your hotel in Hanoi

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This morning, we meet tour guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel and transfer 60 Km to the west of Hanoi to visit Duong Lam Ancient village. This ancient village is the first village recognised as a national relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information in Vietnam. It has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years. One special thing about the village is that most of the buildings here are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area.

Duong Lam Ancient Village

Duong Lam Ancient Village

Laterite is used on house walls, gates, wells, temple walls, and so forth. The mud is taken from ponds. Apart from its historical and tourism values, Duong Lam ancient village is an important place for scientists to study resident communities in ancient agriculture. The village gate, banyan, well, communal house are important factors in classifying Duong Lam ancient village.

Duong Lam village gate

The main gate of the village

On arrival, we will walk along the tine ancient alleys, meet and talk over a cup of green tea with the local in the ancient house. We will then visit Mong Phu Temple, the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact.
After lunch in a local house with traditional Vietnamese food, we will cycle to Mia Pagoda which was built in 15th Century containing 287 statues of different sizes; Ngo Quyen & Phung Hung Temples the two National Heroes of Vietnam. In the late afternoon, we will transfer back to our hotel in Hanoi. Trip ends.

Mia Pagoda

Mia Pagoda

What’s Included?

  • English speaking guide (other language/s upon requested)
  • Entrance fees & permits for places listed in itinerary
  • A/c Transportation with experienced driver
  • Lunch at local restaurant (please advise if you have special request for food)
  • Reasonable supply of bottled of water

What’s Excluded?

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs
  • Others not mentioned