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Duong Lam Ancient Village

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Address: Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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US$79.00*
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Day Trip to Duong Lam Village from Hanoi
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US$74.00*
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Hanoi: Duong Lam Historical Village Private Day Tour
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US$99.00*
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Daily Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Duong Lam Village and Pagodas

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Wander back in time!

coherent view of olden and traditional houses in this village, interlinked with little streets, halls and temple. Unique building material was used in the stone that lay as a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

coherent view of olden and traditional houses in this village, interlinked with little streets, halls and temple. Unique building material was used in the stone that lay as a strata just meters under the topsoil, and so remains, where wooden houses would not. Beautiful and interesting artefacts were preserved in the meeting hall where we were offered fresh tea, by... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is situated just outside Hanoi and would be of interest to anyone studying the ancient Vietnamese way of life. We went independently by taxi and feel that we would have gained more insight with a guide. The restaurant, if there was one, was well hidden and we came away without having found somewhere to have lunch.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only 1.5 hours from Hanoi - that time is mostly getting out of the traffic in the city, the drive to duong lam was scenic providing views of smaller towns and farming. The best part of the visit was to eat a home cooked meal by a local family. Tourists need not be worried, while it doesn't look very sanitary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were taken for a walk through the local market and through Duong Lam Village. The old buildings were quaint and many are made of laterite and mud. We visited an ancient home, about 400 years old and tried Sticky Rice Cake. It was very yummy. The village dates back about 1,200 years. This is a UNESCO site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We found it a fascinating trip, a chance to see traditional village life, an easy bike tour down the quiet country lanes, very interesting traditional architecture, temples etc and a delicious cooked lunch to finish it off. Definitely a trip worth taking

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Such a lovely day out, you can hire a bike from the village square and take your time cycling around this beautiful heritage village. The people are very friendly and the village is beautiful. would definitely return with friends. Gorgeous place to spend a day with your camera.

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is an amazing ancient village especially if you are into history. Duong Lam commune consists of 5 villages and was recognized a a national heritage site in 2006. Two kings were born here giving the village its prestige and each have a temple in their honour. With laterite and mud in abundance the walls, wells etc were built from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been there for a day. From Ha Noi downtown you can catch the 20 bus from Cau Giay bus station to Son Tay bus station, only 9,000VND. And then catch another bus with 15,000VND from Son Tay bus station get to Duong Lam. Fresh air, beautiful places, friendly people... they makes your trip really wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

For 4 days in Hanoi, we have occasions to visit many impressive places including Duong Lam Ancient Village. This village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi. This village attracts me by the ancient beauty. Maybe it brings many traditional Vietnamese features. I heard from the local people that it was established 400 years ago. Almost all the constructions still... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My boyfriend and I booked this tour several weeks before arriving in Hanoi. We had assumed, based on the descriptions provided, that the village would be 1) ancient 2) interesting 3) quiet. The only ancient site you truly visit is a sort of doorway. While this specific doorway and the village itself is recognized by UNESCO, it is not as... More 

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