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Duong Lam Ancient Village
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Day Trip to Duong Lam Village from Hanoi
Ranked #45 of 276 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 tem
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Good village”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

it will be your unique experience as you walk olong tiny ancient alleys.visit mong phu temple in mong phu hamlet the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact dedicated to national heroes.

Visited May 2014
Thank minyi l
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Pasig, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Interesting but nothing much to see”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This villige is home for old ancient houses managed by different families, however, most of the houses are new, if not modernized. Honestly, you can see more "old" houses in the museum of ethnology. But it is also an interesting place basically. You should try cycling around the village to see more. If you go here through a day tour, it is usually included. Go here if you have time but if you are trying to maximize your time then you can skip this.

Visited May 2014
Thank GeciDC
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Saitama, Japan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting village”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Duong Lam is the symbol of Vietnamese village. Here still remains traditional style houses, traditional life style. If you wanna know about Vietnam in the past you should visit this place

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Ritakana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“OK but!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Arranged private car day tour with our hotel. Our guide took us first to a factory making Lacquer-ware. Normally I am not keen on this sort of visit as I find it is normally a pressure selling experience. However, this was not the case and in fact a very interesting 30 minutes. Then onto the so called Ancient Village. This we found generally not very interesting and not really that ancient. The highlight of the visit was having tea with a gentleman who had been a soldier during the Vietnamese/USA war. Being ex military myself we had a lot to talk about albeit through an interpreter.

After lunch we left the village to visit a pagoda. Have seen a lot of pagodas but this one was in a really pretty setting in the village of Chua Thay. Finally back to the hotel.

This was an OK tour but not something that you would hate to miss.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank jeff_motueka
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Bacolod, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Typical old Vietnamese Village”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Before this visit here, my husband and I had a chance to visit a small Vietnamese Village in Cat Ba Island in Ha Long Bay. In comparison, Duong Lam is not as charming and authentic as this other village we visited. In one of the old houses we visited, there was an old lady who served us tea and showed us how to chew betel nut that makes your teeth red. On the table where tea was served was a jar with 10,000 dong in it - I guess it was a hint that we can leave some amount for the tea and the hospitality. The house had a bed and an altar. In the other building was Vietnamese handicraft and some silk embroidery for sale. We just went on this day tour for lack of other things to do since our flight was late that night. There was a pagoda and princess Mia's palace - but we couldn't get in because the people were eating lunch. There was an old temple and a market. There was really nothing memorable about this place (or maybe my senses were just clouded with the extreme heat and humidity that I couldn't appreciate these place.)

Visited May 2014
1 Thank JEAN G
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