With a passion for cycling and an interest in exploring new routes, My Hanoi Tours takes you to Dong Ngac Ancient Village, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the capital. This village boasts a rich history, making it one of the oldest in Hanoi. Embarking on this tour promises unique and captivating experiences for enthusiasts.
Tour Route: Hanoi – Dong Ngac Village – Hanoi
Duration: 1 Day
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Hanoi
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)
We meet the tour guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel at 8AM then travel to Dong Ngac where we will embark on an interesting market tour. From here, we experience the bustling market and local life as the host. With the help of the tour guide, we can buy anything we wish and bargain as truly Vietnamese people.
After the market, we enjoy a welcome drink at a traditional house where we will join the cooking demonstration and lunch after a biking tour around. The biking tour takes us deeper into the village to visit Dong Ngac Communal House, the oldest house in the village belongs to the Do family ages more than 300 years old & the Nguyen family with the house given by the King.
In the afternoon, we continue our journey to one of the oldest schools in Hanoi built in 1921, the ancient communal house and pagoda, and drop in on some of the families who are so welcoming and very happy to share their knowledge of their homes and history with guests. Take special note as we walk down the cobbled streets of the village in and out of the historical homes that each brick is part of a dowry of brick cobbles paid for by grooms’ families in earlier times when the daughters of Dong Ngac village wed. Our last destination today is Lien Mac, a beautiful vegetable and flower growing area. We have a chance to join the farming activities and interact with locals.