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“Nice old village”

Duong Lam Ancient Village
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Full-Day Duong Lam Traditional Village Tour
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Daily Hanoi Motorbike Tour to Duong Lam Village and Pagodas
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Hanoi: Duong Lam Historical Village Private Day Tour
Ranked #48 of 281 things to do in Hanoi
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This village is be come a Favorited place for the people who come from Japan and who interested in the old culture of Vietnam.

Visitors can see the ordinary daily life and their original architecture - so beautiful village of northern part Vietnam.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

If you have a spare day when you are in Hanoi, it is well worth doing a tour out to Duong Lam, lovely old village, interesting people, traditaional community, old houses. Worth having a tour guide so that you get explanations on some of the traditional customs etc. Great village for budding photographers too, we got some fabulous pictures in the markets, and the old houses.

Thank LenandCathieD
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

This is a beautiful example of a traditional village, particularly the Community building and the 361 year old house which has housed many generations of the same family. All in a lovely countryside setting of lush green rice paddies.

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Reviewed May 19, 2012

We just returned from Vietnam and one of the places we visited was Duong Lam. Some how in planning the trip I missed this place . Fortunately when we had a free day some one guided us there.
This from "funinvietnam"
The ancient village of Duong Lam in the northern province of Ha Tay was recognised as a national relic by the Ministry of Culture and Information on November 28, 2005. After the recognition of Hoi An ancient town and Hanoi's old quarter, Duong Lam is the first ancient village recognised as a national relic.

The village, about 60 km west of Hanoi, boasts a 1,200 year-old history with many houses dating back 400 years. It is the only place in Vietnam where two kings came from. 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 temples in their honour.
This from cnet.vn
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. Laterite is used on house walls, gates, wells, temple walls, and so forth. The mud is taken from ponds.

Apart from its historical and tourism values, Duong Lam Ancient Village is an important place for scientists to study resident communities in ancient agriculture. Recent studies by a number of scholars show that Mong Phu Hamlet is Asia's only representative of water paddy that remains.
Duong Lam has 956 traditional houses in which there are equivalently 441,350,165 in Dong Sang, Mong Phu and Cam Thinh. Many houses were built many years ago (1649, 1703, and 1850)

Mong Phu Hamlet remains the most original feature with 45, 100-200 years old ancient houses. These old houses have their own campus and toward the road. Each old house is rounded by walls. Thus, visitors wandering in ancient hamlet will feel as being strolling two rounded walls in two sides of the road.

5  Thank ardom
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We hired a car and guide to take us there and although they were good, the village itself was disappointing. Not much architecture. We liked Yen Duc better.

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