After Hoi An ancient town and Hanoi Old Quarters, the ancient village of Duong Lam in the northern province of Hanoi was recognised as the third national relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information in November, 2005. Duong Lam Ancient Village 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 houses 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.
Depart from Hanoi to Duong Lam ancient village, about 50km away from Hanoi. Stop over on the way to visit Mia Pagoda. You will then visit the gate of the village and Mong Phu communal house where you will have a chance to see daily life and enjoy local products at local houses. Have lunch with a local family.
Go around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as Giang Van Minh worship house, Princess Mia’s Palace and Temple, King Phung Hung’s temple, King Ngo Quyen’s temple and tomb. On the way back to Hanoi, you will be transferred to Va temple and stop to visit Tay Phuong Pagoda, the best example of old typical pagoda in the north of Vietnam. Drop off at your hotel around 5:30 PM. Trip ends.
– English speaking guide
– Transportation in private car
– Entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary
– Lunch at a local family
What not included:
– Travel insurance
– Drink and beverage
– Personal expenses
– Tips for tour guide and driver
– All other things that are not mentioned above