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HN-04: Full Day Ancient Duong Lam Village Tour

1 day
On your request!
Transport, Entrance fee, Lunch and English speaking guide.
A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and Vietnam's traditions.

Immerse yourself in ancient Vietnamese culture with an excursion to Duong Lam, one of the country's few remaining ancient villages. Situated northwest of Hanoi, a tour through Duong Lam is a great way to explore the area's twelve-hundred year history. Explore houses over 400 years old, wander the village's narrow alleyways, visit local temples, and most interesting of all, chat with friendly locals.


8:30 am you will be picked up from your hotel lobby by our guide for the 1.5-hour drive west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta where still preserves many hundred-year-old houses.

Upon arrival, visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu
commune - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Wander around the village to discover the daily life and farming working of Vietnamese peasants along the terrace with a stop in two ancient houses: the biggest ancient house was built 200 years ago and the most ancient house back to 400 years ago.

After lunch and resting, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Then
continue driving to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), built in 15th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities.

On the way back to Hanoi stop at Tay Phuong Pagoda. The pagoda offers beautiful architecture and ancient and unique sculptures. It was one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam and has magnificent dragons and demons carved into the wooden roof.

Return to your hotel at 5:00 pm where the full day trip ends.

*Note: As an optional extra once in Duong Lam this tour can be done by bicycle. 

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