Visit Duong Lam Ancient Village
- Explore the Red River Delta wet rice farming village of Duong Lam.
- Enjoy a tasty home-cooked lunch of authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
- Wander down the tiny alleys of Duong Lam to experience local life up close.
- Cycle the village roads of North Vietnam.
- Visit the 15th-century Mia Pagoda to admire the Buddha statues.
- Venture inside the historic mud and laterite homes of the locals.
- Age range
- under 87 year olds
Located in Son Tay Town, 50 km to the west of Hanoi, Duong Lam is a maze of alleyways and roads, village gates and high walls that conceal beautiful courtyards and historic homes. Some dwellings date back three centuries and a few have been restored. A journey to Duong Lam Village escorted by Vietnam Travel’s expert guide and friendly driver is a day trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and traditions. This is also the great chance explore architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleyways…
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Detailed itinerary of Duong Lam Ancient Village Tour.
8:00 A.M, meet Vietnam Travel's guide at your hotel lobby then begin your day of exploration with 1.5 hour ride to the west of Hanoi to the Duong Lam Village. It is a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses.
The first stop is Son Tay Ancient Citadel. The city has a strong military history due to its proximity to the impassable Red River, and the glorious citadel, built by King Minh Mang in 1822, is one of many defence areas in the region.
Continue to Duong Lam Ancient Village, a bastion of ancient Vietnamese farming culture. The village's tiny alleys and red laterite buildings will transport you back to a simpler time in Vietnamese history: one without modern complexities. Mong Phu Temple will be the first attraction; passing through the original village gate that was built in devotion to Duong Lam’s kings is a special feeling.
After visiting some more ancient houses and learning about the locals' life, enjoy lunch within the laterite walls of Duong Lam or in a local restaurant.
Bike on the quiet paths to Mia Pagoda which was built in the early 15th century and famous for its 287 statues of all size. Among these, the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the Eight Deities of Vajra sit underneath the ancient bell and bronze gong.
The last stop will be a historical one to the communal houses of Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung, each built over a thousand years ago to honor two national heroes who were born here and helped to claim Vietnamese independence against the Chinese.
Return to the car then drive back to Hanoi, where you will arrive at your hotel at about 4 P.M.
Duration: 7-8 hours
Pickup location: Pick up at centrally located hotels in Hanoi.
Pickup time: 8.00 AM-8.30 AM
Drop off location: The same place as pick up point.
AccommodationRated Excellent by past passengers
All the hotels/ cruise are subject to availability and can be changed. In case any of the listed hotels are fully booked, alternatives of equivalence will be taken.
GuideRated Excellent by past passengers
Expert English-speaking local guide.
(Other languages on request)
MealsRated Excellent by past passengers
TransportRated Excellent by past passengers
Service of a private driver and an air-conditioned vehicle.
Please note that airfares are subject to availability and to change without notice
• Transportation by A/C vehicle
• Entrance fees
• 01 lunch
• English speaking guide (Other languages upon request)
• Complimentary bottles of water during the tour
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance
• Tipping/ Gratuities
• Beverages on meal
• Others not mentioned in the above program
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