Tracing back the origin of culture & tradition
Duong Lam ancient 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. After the recognition of Hoi An ancient town and Hanoi Old Quarter, Duong Lam was recognized as a national relic in 2005. Visiting Duong Lam is a journey to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and its traditions. It is also the great chance to experience unique architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleys, visit temples of the two kings born there, and chat with locals in their ancient houses.
Get picked up at your hotel then depart for Duong Lam ancient village (60km from Hanoi center).
Stop-over at Son Dong traditional sculpture village producing and supplying wooden statues to most of pagodas and temples in Northern Vietnam.
Arrive at Duong Lam ancient village. Visit Mong Phu temple, some ancient houses and enjoy local products such as rice wine and rice cakes.
Become a member of the 400 year - ancient house while having lunch in here.
Cycling uphill to see a natural holy "milking- well" storing clear water all the year round.
Enjoy bicycle ride along peaceful countryside road to some historical vestiges such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Temples of King Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.
Get ready to return Hanoi.
On the way back, visit Thay pagoda built in the 8th century.
Get dropped off at hotels. Tour ends.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel
End location: At your hotel
Duration: 9 hours
We use private car for round trip transfer from city accommodation and when we get to the village, we will use walking and biking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200000 VND - Drinks and personal expenses
I am not a driver. I can arrange private cars for a group of 1 to 45 people.
I can customize tours upon your request.