1. The village has been known as a museum of surviving laterite (red clay formed from weathered basalt found in northern Vietnam) with ancient houses aged up to 400 years old.
2. Visiting Duong Lam is a journey to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and its traditions.
3. You experience unique architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleys.
4. You also visit Old Fortress of an Old Citadel once and chat with locals in their ancient houses.
Duong Lam Ancient Village Day Tour
8:30 am Tour guide and car from Paradise Indochina Travel come to pick you up at your hotels in Hanoi and start the trip to Duong Lam Ancient Village Day Tour. It will take approximate 1.5hour drive. Enjoying the beautiful scenery of the rural areas on the way
10:00 Visit Son Tay citadel built in 1822 - a Vauban fortification and a masterpiece of Vietnamese architecture. The landmark, covering a total area of 16 ha, not only bears historic value but also attracts increasing attention for its unique architecture. Tourists are able to see the remains of the once famous military rampart while enjoying the peace and quiet. It used to be one of the four major townships defending Thăng Long (Hà Nội), located in the west of the capital. The site contains many vestiges reflecting the Vietnamese people's indomitable struggle, loyalty and resilience in the fights against foreign invaders. Though it was among 20 citadels built in Nguyễn Dynasty, it was the only one built entirely of laterite, a good material for defensive building that is available locally.
The Duong Lam Ancient Village Day Tour continues with Mong Phu Temple which is located on one of the central and tallest places of the village and is about 1,800 sq.m in size. The temple was built in 1533 under the reign of King Mac Dang Doanh. It was renovated in early 19th century but still keeps basic and original architecture.
Then arrive at center of Duong Lam village. And Duong Lam Ancient Village Day Tour will take you to a natural holy “milking-well” storing clear water all the year round. It is believed that childless couple can give a birth if drinking this water. 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.
16:30 Drop you off at hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake or Hanoi Opera House. End of Duong Lam Ancient Village Day Tour
Air conditioned transfers
English spreaking tour guide
Free for children under 5 years old
70% of adult’s price for children ( 5-9 years old )
As same adult’s price for children over 10 years old