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For those that are keen on architecture art and ancient houses, Duong Lam Ancient Village is definitely your first choice. This village with a history of more than 1,200 years are greatly proud of being the first ancient village of Vietnam regarded as an intangible cultural relic by UNESCO. Visiting Duong Lam village, visitors seek a tremendous chance to explore the origins of Vietnamese culture and customs, the temples of two kings’ birthplace and chat with Duong Lam friendly local inhabitants, as well.
We will pick up you at your hotel in the Old Quarter by our mini-van and start our journey transferring to Duong Lam village.
Reaching the village, tourists will be surprised by the tranquil atmosphere as well as the stunning landscapes here. The scenery that tourists can catch eyes of is the around 300-year-old Mong Phu Ancient Gate, the only gate remaining nowadays to enter Duong Lam village.
Constructed in the period of Le Than Tong King, Mong Phu Gate is located towards the Eastward, the direction symbolizing the origin of sunshine and the beginning of a new life.
Mong Phu village gate is made of precious kinds of Japanese and Southeast Asian wood. The gate is a symbol of a unique combination between laterite bricks and wood to enhance the cross-country relationship and cultural exchange between Japan and Vietnam.
For architecture fans, around- 500- year-old Communal Houses is wonderful places that come up with their expectations.
Communal Houses is the place to worship and founder of the village national heroes who contribute their all lives to the period of protection and construction of Vietnam. Because Duong Lam old village consists of five villages, thus, it owns 5 Communal Houses.
Tourists often visit Mong Phu Communal House. This communal house worship the God Tan Vien Son. It is also the most favorite communal house which attracts foreign tourists all over the world.
Ancient houses in Duong Lam old village is worth a visit. All ancient houses are carved with dragon-head patterns, which creates unique features of Vietnamese ancient houses.
This is also a chance to closely get well in the daily lifestyles of Duong Lam villagers.
Enjoying lunch at one Duong Lam village’s house is also a memorable experience to local food lovers. Duong Lam villagers are known for their sociality and friendliness when inviting tourists for lunch or giving useful instructions for them.
If you are the ones who desire to both travel and pray, the next destination, Mia Temple will not definitely disappoint you. The temple boasts 287 statues with various sizes.
Mia Temple is not crowded compared to Tay Phuong Pagoda and Huong Pagoda, thus, it still remains its tranquil beauty of an ancient temple. Coming to Mia temple, you can pray for your happy and prosperous new year.
For kids and children lovers, Duong Lam public kindergarten is one attractive destination.
In here, tourists can take part in teaching and training with kids, communicate with them. This is a real chance to enter the completely new world of kids!
If you are a fan of architecture and history, Ngo Quyen Temple, Phung Hung Temple and Breastmilk Well are highly recommended for you.
These temples were built with a view to memorializing the great contribution of two national heroes named Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.
Breastmilk well with its freshwater is known for its benefit to curing milk-lacking diseases for women after giving birth.
To whom that are interested in Duong Lam famous specialties, joining teaching cooking class would bring you an intriguing experience. Locally-made dishes including peanut and sesame sweets, “che lam” which made of roasted sticky rice, peanuts and wrapped by green lentil cakes are favorite local dishes of tourists worldwide.
We drop you at your hotel in the Old Quarter. Say goodbye and see you again!
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Pick-up and Drop-off at hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter or meeting point.
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