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HANOI | Duong Lam Ancient Village
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Immerse in ancient Vietnamese culture with an excursion to Duong Lam, one of the country's few remaining ancient villages with many hundred-year-old houses. Visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu commune - the only hamlet whose original village entrance remains intact. Continue on through the narrow alleys to see the old wooden houses made of laterite walls and gates, high threshold which make up this charming village. Have some talks with the locals in their ancient houses by visiting the ancient houses of Mr. Lam, Mr. Ha and Mr. Huyen.
Name Duong Lam Ancient Village
Duration Full Day
Price from 70 USD / pax (based on 2 pax)
Pick-up point Hotel in Hanoi
Drop-off point Hotel in Hanoi


We pick you up from your hotel and depart for Duong Lam Village which is about 60 km west of Hanoi. This village has been known as a museum of laterite with ancient houses aged up to 400 years old. It is also the only place in Vietnam where  the two kings came from. Walk around the village, you will explore the special architecture, traditional culture and traditions of countryside of Vietnam which is still well preserved today Mong Phu is the biggest and the most famous commune of Duong Lam Village. Here, you also can admire ancient houses made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area, stroll in small lanes, and watch local people in their daily activities.

Enjoy lunch at an ancient house before driving to visit Mia Pagoda, built in the 15th century, with over two hundreds of all size refined statues displayed which among are famous sculptures such as the statue of Buddha and the statues of the ‘Eight Vajra Deities’. Following, visit the temples where dedicated the two national heroes - Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.

On the way back to Hanoi stop at Tay Phuong Pagoda. The pagoda offers beautiful architecture and ancient and unique sculptures. It was one of the first pagodas built in Vietnam and has magnificent dragons and demons carved into the wooden roof.

We return to Hanoi around 17h00

This is a sample itinerary so the cost really depends on the number of people in your group and time of travel. Please send us your enquiry for availabilities & the most up dated price.

• Private transportation by air-con vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at hotel
• All entrance and sightseeing fees
• Local English-speaking guide
• Lunch
• 1 complimentary drink during the meal (1 beer or 1 soft drink)
• 24/24h assistance from our company
• Service charges and government tax

• Travel insurance
• Visa
• Drink and beverage
• Personal expenses
• Tips for guide & driver
• Other items than mentioned 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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