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Duong Lam Ancient Village

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Duong Lam is a commune of Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Duong Lam becomes the first ancient village in Vietnam. Two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. Both men...more
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Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On April 2018 I visited the village in a private tour. Mia Pagoda was the highlight of the tour, and the main reason I went there. I had an excellent lunch at an ancient house there, and learned about the history of that place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful day away coming from the bustle of Hanoi. The restored houses are interesting and also the village is stored in a relatively traditional/pre plastic state - i.e. zero gaudy clues and no contemporary comfort food rubbish all over. The smallholdings surrounding the village...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have the time, do not miss this little gem, one for all the family as well. Make sure you have water with you

Thank Soul D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 40km from Hanoi city center, you can easily travel by motorbike or car to the old village. Bold Vietnamese culture, here you can admire the house with the old architecture, traditional villages and experience a number of traditional Vietnamese dishes such as "che lam'',...More

Thank Roam783573
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many people just visit Duong Lam for a day trip. Though I really love going there for a weekend trip from time to time. There is a beautiful little Homestay within the conventional homes and it is wonderful to escape the hectic Hanoi every once...More

Thank Thanh Chinh V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born in a rural area of Vietnam, having been living in a village, but this village is way too different from mine. I have been here for 2 times, and maybe one more time :p It;s worth it!

Thank Sightsee703313
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The old village experience of this location has a certain charm which would appeal to anyone serious about seeing rural/traditional Vietnam. Most tours available are full day tours, but there is not sufficient to see lasting one day. We stayed there roughly two hours. Walking...More

2  Thank Pavlov J
Reviewed August 2, 2018

It was a rather distinctive experience. Although portions of its distinctly touristy, it was fun. They've managed to keep a great deal of original flavors of the village daily life as well as experience. Worth a visit

1  Thank Frostwire P
Reviewed July 31, 2018

+ Mong Phu Village Gate + Dong Sang Village Gate + Dong Sang Village + Mong Phu village + Giang Van Minh Church + The old house: the house of Mr. Ha Nguyen Huyen, the house of Mr. Nguyen Van Hung, the house of Mrs....More

1  Thank mizuno710
Reviewed July 31, 2018

A small village with many typical features of the village in Vietnam. Many old houses are very unique. I like the friendliness of the people here. So come early so you can enjoy a full day of relaxation. We went to Ha Nguyen's old house...More

1  Thank Jessie935
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December 22, 2016|
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Response from Dahliavn | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late answering. I went to Duong Lam village by my own. You can get there by bus or motorbike. There is less touristic. If you would like join with a tour you can book with a travel agency, the price about... More
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April 1, 2016|
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Response from PhilL1945 | Reviewed this property |
Regrettably I also have no idea but you should be able to google the answer or seek advice from a travel agent as rubyjaz suggests
November 2, 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
Agreed regarding it being ~50km. We drove out to Duong Lam from Hanoi and it probably took a solid half hour plus. But well worth the trip!