Duong Lam Ancient Village

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Duong Lam Ancient Village
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Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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 led resistance wars against northern invasion and after winning national independence, were crowned kings. After their deaths, the local people built tem
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michael h
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The most impressive and beautiful village in Vietnam😍😍😍
Feb 2020 • Family
Just coming back from Duong Lam ancient village trip with my family and this was amazing trip indeed and it’s unforgettable time for our family like being home away from home. We’ve been to the village for a few time but this time I decided to write my comments and review the village for everyone knowing about it’s chaming with many ancient 4 hundreds of old houses still left and have been preserved very well. From the beginning of the trip we started to see a beautiful old village gate with a big banian tree and a charming village pond around coconut trees all of this make you return your childhood time . We rent an electric car to explore the village as we went with our kids and this very convenient and comfortable indeed. We visited an oldest house in the village built about 400 hundreds years old . We also did visit Mia Pagoda and the communal house too. Very impressive. We really enjoyed our trip here and will be back again soon!!!😊😊😊😊😊👍👍👍👍👍👍
Written February 20, 2020
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Kerry L
Melbourne, Australia49 contributions
World Heritage Site
Dec 2019
Duong Lam Ancient Village is a World Heritage Site - it takes over an hour from Hanoi to get to the village. We just wandered through the village. Luckily we had a guide who was able to translate information provided by local people when we entered historic buildings. I was a bit disappointed with this site, given the time to get there. Wouldn't give it the high rating it is on trip advisor.

Written December 21, 2019
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terlunche
Singapore, Singapore134 contributions
Disappointing and totally not worth your time.
Dec 2019
A total let down. I went on a guided tour but it was the sites that was rather disappointing. Nothing really much to learn or truly see. There are a couple of ancient houses and communal sites. Other than that, there wasn't anything new. Agree with some reviewers that the Ancient House and Temple at the Old Quarter are sufficient to know more about traditional Vietnamese houses. There was a Vietnam War veteran living in one of the ancient house and that it was good to find out about his life as a soldier in the war. Other than that, the tour and the travelling time to the village isn't worth it. Better to spend the time and day elsewhere.
Written December 17, 2019
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
rather disappointing
Nov 2019
the communal house on the main square is sure worth the visit, but the rest we found rather disappointing. the main problem however is, that there is hardly any sound information and no signposts around to find the sights scattered around in several villages. there is a bike route you can make to visit the sights, but without a guide this seems mission impossible. folks there are fast to take your money, but slow when it comes to service.
Written November 11, 2019
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DreamTravellerIndia
Ahmedabad, India166 contributions
Not worth it
Nov 2019 • Couples
We wasted 4 hours and lot of money but the place is not worth a single penny. There is nothing like ancient there any more. Almost all modern houses except for some spots which I think are old but you can’t call the whole village as an ancient. You can spend more good time exploring old quarters than going here. Not recommended.
Written November 10, 2019
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murielcsmith
United Kingdom23 contributions
Old historic village
Sep 2019
Having read about this ancient village, we decided to take a taxi there and see what it was all about. It was boiling hot, not a person in sight and all the small market stalls were closed, We walked around for a while trying to find something of interest. We met a few people on bikes but not much else. We were gasping for a cold drink but nothing was open. We walked further down the main road and found builders working on a brand new modern house which seemed strange to us, considering it was an ancient historic village! We walked back towards the square and noticed a cafe was now open and that was the answer to our prayers. Again, it was ultra modern but by then we didn't care - we just wanted a cold drink and a bathroom! We then decided to leave having felt the visit was disappointing. We later heard from someone in our hotel that the village closes for about 2 hours in the middle of the day so maybe that should be made more obvious to potential visitors. Maybe an organised trip would be of more interest.
Written October 28, 2019
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Newquaygreen1
Newquay, UK795 contributions
Good time filler
Oct 2019
We arrived in Hanoi a day early to our main trip so chose this as a time filler. We took a taxi which waited for us. There is an entry fee, not much as I recall and an option to hire a bike, newish but poor quality and one size only!
Leave about 2-3 hours for this visit. Nice central square where we had a green tea. Many people who live here seem quite poor but also looked a bit fed up at being stared at I thought. It was not as interesting as I thought it might be.
Written October 24, 2019
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Harvey S
Canton, MA168 contributions
An Ancient Village
May 2019
This is worth seeing and visiting while on your trip. The city is different and the people are different along with the great history of the times. Great history.
Written September 2, 2019
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Danica Hollá
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia34 contributions
❤️HANOI
Jun 2019
I love Vietnam and most of Hanoi with my atmosphere, with people. Street food is the most amazing in Vietnam. I travel a lot, but I want to come back to this country.
Written July 4, 2019
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Ashien S
2 contributions
Quaint ancient town
Apr 2019 • Couples
It is an enjoyable stroll through ancient houses There are several good places to stop for a standard tea. Absolutely nothing earth shattering here but worthwhile in case you've the time. Really loved taking a look at the existing time brickwork. Also nobody doing the tough sell here - a great change.
Written May 18, 2019
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