Duong Lam Village

Attraction Road to Ngo Quyen tomb, Dang Sang, Duong Lam, Son Tay, Hanoi, Vietnam Published on: 26-04-2017

1 hours 30 mins
07:00 AM - 08:00 PM
08:00 AM
09:30 AM
Second-time visit
Attraction
People watching (street)
Kids
Architecture
0.90 - 0.00 USD

Duong Lam Village is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
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Duong Lam ancient Village has been known as a museum of surviving laterite ancient houses aged up to 400 years old. Visiting Duong Lam is a journey to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and its traditions

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Why Duong Lam Village is special ?

Duong Lam is a commune of Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Duong Lam becomes the first ancient village in Vietnam. Two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. Both men led resistance wars against northern invasion and after winning national independence, were crowned kings. After their deaths, the local people built temples in their honor. The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years.



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What to explore at Duong Lam Village?

Today, Duong lam village still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields… The roads of Duong lam were special because they have the shape as the bones of fish. Some features are still kept in Duong Lam ancient village is the old village gate in Mong Phu village.

Duong Lam has 956 traditional houses, Dong Sang has 441 houses, Mong Phu has 350 houses and Cam Thinh Has 165 houses. Many houses have been built a long time ago (in 1649, 1703, 1850…). Characteristics of the old traditional houses are all built from blocks of laterite. The trade village here is also famous and quality of the village is not inferior to the same village such as: Ban village, Cu Da…

The communal house is a worshipping place of the god – founder of the village. The ancient village consists of 5 villages so it has 5 communal houses. Doai Giap and Cam Lam communal houses dedicate to Phung Hung – the national hero who won the victory against invaders under Duong Dynasty; Cam Thinh communal house dedicates both the founder of the village and great mandarin Cao Phuc Dien – the hero under Le Dynasty. Dong Sang communal house worships the God but it was destroyed by fire and was restored by financial support from people. The god Tan Vien Son was dedicated in Mong Phu communal house. So far, Mong Phu communal house is a gathering place of the villagers for cultural activities. The communal house was made carefully with sophisticated decoration details. It is considered as a flower of unique sculptural architecture.

For tangible culture relic, Duong Lam has 21 relic sites, consisting of temples, pagodas and tombs and ten of which have been classified as national and provincial relics. For intangible cultural relic, Duong Lam has preserved various festivals, customs and literature on the people and land of Duong Lam through different period of time. For ecological environment, Duong Lam has many beautiful scenes linked with legendary stories such as Guom Hill, Ho Gam Hill and tales on the two kings Phuong Hung and Ngo Quyen.

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How to get to Duong Lam Village?

You can go to Duong Lam Village by bus with route Bus 201 (Kim Mã - Viện 105 - Sơn Tây) at Kim Mã Bus station, it takes about an hour and about 15.000vnđ/ticket.

When you arrived, you would rather renting a bike to go around than walking.

Selling points

  • Great village
  • A place that you have to visit in Hanoi
  • A great break from Hanoi
  • A Peaceful Place
  • Old village in Vietnam
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Duration
9.0 days
Estimated
238.81 USD
Total travel distance
km
Number of places
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Bike Hanoi Duong Lam village. Just north of Ha Noi, Duong Lam is a small village that has somehow managed to escape the winds of change sweeping through the country....

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The village is really attractive by its ancient houses and the architectural features of a typical old Vietnamese village with banyan trees and a wharf on the river. i can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The rice fields these days are in their prime while lotus ponds will soon be in bloom signaling the coming of the summer. Passing through the village gate to Mông Phụ village, visitors should not miss taking photo of the gate, which is in the typical architectural style of an old Vietnamese village.

FourSquare View more

Bike Hanoi Duong Lam village. Just north of Ha Noi, Duong Lam is a small village that has somehow managed to escape the winds of change sweeping through the country.

TripAdvisor View more

The village is really attractive by its ancient houses and the architectural features of a typical old Vietnamese village with banyan trees and a wharf on the river. i can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. The rice fields these days are in their prime while lotus ponds will soon be in bloom signaling the coming of the summer. Passing through the village gate to Mông Phụ village, visitors should not miss taking photo of the gate, which is in the typical architectural style of an old Vietnamese village.

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