Duong Lam Village – Viet Ancient Village Tour full day
This tour is specially designed for people who like countryside with a particular focus on authentic culture experience of the origin of Vietnam.
Duong Lam ancient village is on the outskirts of Hanoi and also known as a museum of laterite, home to many houses dating back up to 400 years. One special thing about the village is that most of the buildings here are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area. The village has also been described as the last stronghold of wet rice farming culture in northern Vietnam.
The ancient houses are run by families who have lived on and worked the land for generations. Enjoy hands-on experiences with your guide such as walking tour, cycling, chatting with locals living in the ancient houses, great local foods supply in tours, visting pagoda. You will be able to stay amongst the locals and see their daily routines surrounded by breathtaking scenery in a peaceful setting.
8:00 You will leave your hotel in Hanoi and then transfer by car to visit Duong Lam village at the West of Hanoi City. Proudly as the homeland of two Kings Phung Hung (8th century) and Ngo Quyen (10th century), this is a typical purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta where still preserves many hundred year old houses.
Upon arrival you will take part in a biking tour along the tiny ancient alleys to visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet, the centre of Duong Lam village. Along the way you will see the original village entrance gate, a unique traditional symbol of ancient Vietnam’s villages. In general the Mong Phu hamlet is situated in the area shape like a dragon with Mong Phu Temple in the head. Then you will continue biking around the village for exploring the daily life and farm works of Vietnamese peasants along the terrace. Stop to visit two ancient houses, the biggest ancient 200 year old house and the most ancient house built from 400 years ago.
Spend time to enjoy lunch and resting before visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple where worship two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Your next stop is Mia Pagoda in other hamlet in Duong Lam village. Mia Pagoda worships Mother God and plays an important role in the religion of local people. This is also the place where retains 287 Buddha Statues of all sizes which highly appreciated as the most unique of Vietnam’s sculpture art. Drive back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.
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Tour Cost included:
Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Asian Food basic.
Private transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel.
English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
Cycling around village by bicycle
All entrance and sightseeing fees
All taxes & services charge.
Tour Cost Non Included:
Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program.
Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
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