Tour Route: Hanoi – Duong Lam Ancient Village – Mong Phu Temple – Mia Pagoda – Hanoi
Duration: 1 Day
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Departure Date: Any Time You Wish
This morning, we meet the 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 recognized 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.
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, and communal house are important factors in classifying Duong Lam ancient village.
On arrival, we will walk along the tine ancient alleys, meet and talk over a cup of green tea with the locals 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 the 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. Hanoi day trip ends.