Duong Lam Ancient Village - Tay Phuong Pagoda - Van Phuc Silk Village

Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture, Local Experience, Food and Wine, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Mandarin (advanced), Vietnamese (fluent)

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.


• 08:30
Get picked up at your hotel then depart for Duong Lam ancient village (60km from Hanoi center).
• 09:30
Stop-over at Son Dong traditional sculpture village producing and supplying wooden statues to most of pagodas and temples in Northern Vietnam.
• 10:30
Arrive at Duong Lam ancient village. Visit Mong Phu temple, some ancient houses and enjoy local products such as rice wine and rice cakes.
• 11:30
Become a member of the 400 year - ancient house while having lunch in here.
• 12:30
Cycling uphill to see a natural holy "milking- well" storing clear water all the year round.
• 13:30
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.
• 14:30
Get ready to return Hanoi.
• 15:00
On the way back, visit Tay Phuong pagoda built in the 8th century.
• 16:00
Visit Van Phuc silk village, the cradle of best silk in Vietnam once.
• 17:30
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.

What’s Included

- Professional English speaking guide
- Modern private car
- Enthusiastic and experienced driver
- A bottle of water per person
- All sightseeing fees (Entrance to the village and old houses)
- Lunch at an ancient house
- Biking service

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200000 VND - Drinks and personal expenses

What’s Extra

- Beverages
- Personal expense


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.

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