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“Nice and Relax Time”

Duong Lam Ancient Village
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Hanoi: Duong Lam Historical Village Private Day Tour
Ranked #51 of 289 things to do in Hanoi
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Fee: Yes
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: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 8 August 2014

We visited Duong Lam on our way back home from Khoang Xanh as they weren't very far from each other. It was like we were brought back to our grandma's village in the past with green rice fields, beautiful lotus ponds, nice, small and clean village roads, friendly people, and traditional houses of Northern Vietnam. The lotuses here were exceptionally tall. They must be the tallest lotuses we had ever seen. We had such a nice and relax time visiting old houses and temples at Duong Lam.

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Reviewed 6 July 2014

At half past nine, our journey began. After one and half an hour of travelling with dust and smoke, we arrived at Duong Lam Gate.

The peaceful view get into our eyes with a lotus pond beside the village entrance. Then we put our motorbikes at the parking lot which took only 5.000 VND and we bought tickets to visit the village. The faint aroma of the lotus pond relieve all of tiredness and exhaustion. Our first destination is Mong Phu Temple. It's special with "gong" type-architecture.

One of the valuable things of Mong Phu Temple is the ancient Copper Musical Stone (khánh đồng cổ).

Next, we visited a ancient house at Cam Lam, 1km away from Ngo Quyen Royal Tomb. This house is more than 370 years old.

Everything in the house still remains original. The hose's owner is very friendly and hospitable. She invited us entering the house and let us drink tea. She told us the history of the house and her ancestors. And she is so proud of having chances to welcome visitors.

According to her, a 19-year-old-German and a Belgian had stayed in her house for about 3 months last year. It's so amazing. Only one regret is that we didn't have much time to visit Vietnamese ancient village and Mia Market. In the future, we will visit all places there.

In our experience of biking, take care all bushes on roadside maybe lurked by yellow-dressed-highway robberies. They will all of a sudden catch you and take your money out of your pocket. Because there is a trap on the road which is 40km speed limit in residential area of Son Tay county town (it is always invisible or you can miss it),

4  Thank GriffinZZZZ
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

We book the day trip through local travel agent and spend 8 hours in Duong Lam Ancient Village, the tour guide lead us to 2 temple and then we go to the village but very disappointed, not too much activities inside the village and the information provided by our tour guide was nothing special too.

2  Thank Dianna M
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The village is very attractive with a lot of old houses.
It is less than 50km from Hanoi city center and it is really nice to ride a bike there (about 2 hours biking). You can stay there in the afternoon, visit around and go back in a day.

1  Thank TruongAnhTuan
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Duong Lam village is one of some ancient villages well preserved in North Vietnam. This is worthy to ride a bike to Duong Lam and surrounding villages, then stay at Moon Garden homestay. Our travelers said that Cosmos Travel Vietnam Co., Ltd is right to advise them to get amazing travel experiences with biking tour.

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