‘Duong Lam’ Ancient Village Tour

‘Duong Lam’ Ancient Village Tour

Duong Lam ancient village

The ancient village of Duong Lam on the outskirts of Hanoi is also known as a museum of laterite, home to around 300 houses built three or four centuries ago with lateritic bricks. The village has also been described as the last stronghold of wet rice farming culture in northern Vietnam.

A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and traditions. This is also the great chance to explore architecture of ancient structures while you wander along its narrow alleyways, visit temples dedicated to the two kings born there, and most interesting of all, chat with the inhabitants, the owners of a national treasure.

Car and tour guide pick you up at 8:00am and travel for nearly 02 hours west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, a typically agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where a lot of hundred-year-old houses are still preserved.

Upon arrival, you walk along the old path to Mong Phu communal house – the solemn center of the whole village. Next, spend a visit to a local house that is almost 400 years old, then have a bicycle ride around this peaceful rural area to discover the daily life and farming works of Vietnamese peasants.

Your trip is followed by another visit to two temples dedicated to two national heroes Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen who were born in this site over 1000 years ago. Then, have lunch in the local house with the host’s family.

Again biking to Mia Pagoda, a well-known Buddhist temple built in 15th century and it holds the biggest number of statues: 287 ones of all sizes. After all, drive back to Hanoi, and tour ends at Meracus Hotel by 4:00pm.

Private Group

Validity until 31st Dec 2013
Price per person in USD in party of

1 person

130

2 persons 95
3 persons 80
from 4 persons 70

Note:

Peak season surcharge:

  • + 25% on Christmas 24/12; New Year 31/12 and Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Children Policy:

  • Under 05 yro: free of charge (sharing cabin/bed with parents)
  • From 06 yro: full charge

Inclusion

  • Private transfers within the tour with air-conditioned vehicle including pick-up and drop-off at Meracus Hotel;
  • All meals as mentioned;
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees;
  • English speaking guide

Exclusion

  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Water Puppet ticket(s)
  • Beverages, other meal and Tobacco
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/Gratuities are welcome
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

What to bring

  • Proper clothes for temple visits;
  • Cameras;
  • Sun glasses; sun cream; wide brim hats; good hiking shoes and etc.
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