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Duong Lam Ancient Village

Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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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 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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Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

A visit to this ancient village is a worthwhile activity. It is about an hour from Hanoi, and it gets you out of the city. While it is not a remote rural area, it provides good insights into local village life from the temple, street...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 18 January 2017

coherent view of olden and traditional houses in this village, interlinked with little streets, halls and temple. Unique building material was used in the stone that lay as a strata just meters under the topsoil, and so remains, where wooden houses would not. Beautiful and...More

Thank Ella K
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This attraction is situated just outside Hanoi and would be of interest to anyone studying the ancient Vietnamese way of life. We went independently by taxi and feel that we would have gained more insight with a guide. The restaurant, if there was one, was...More

Thank Max293916
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Only 1.5 hours from Hanoi - that time is mostly getting out of the traffic in the city, the drive to duong lam was scenic providing views of smaller towns and farming. The best part of the visit was to eat a home cooked meal...More

Thank bjgpaul
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We were taken for a walk through the local market and through Duong Lam Village. The old buildings were quaint and many are made of laterite and mud. We visited an ancient home, about 400 years old and tried Sticky Rice Cake. It was very...More

Thank Lyndaanne16
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We found it a fascinating trip, a chance to see traditional village life, an easy bike tour down the quiet country lanes, very interesting traditional architecture, temples etc and a delicious cooked lunch to finish it off. Definitely a trip worth taking

Thank TonyPullen
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Such a lovely day out, you can hire a bike from the village square and take your time cycling around this beautiful heritage village. The people are very friendly and the village is beautiful. would definitely return with friends. Gorgeous place to spend a day...More

Thank tracey m
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is an amazing ancient village especially if you are into history. Duong Lam commune consists of 5 villages and was recognized a a national heritage site in 2006. Two kings were born here giving the village its prestige and each have a temple in...More

1  Thank Mauna D
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I have been there for a day. From Ha Noi downtown you can catch the 20 bus from Cau Giay bus station to Son Tay bus station, only 9,000VND. And then catch another bus with 15,000VND from Son Tay bus station get to Duong Lam....More

2  Thank Dahliavn
Reviewed 9 September 2016

For 4 days in Hanoi, we have occasions to visit many impressive places including Duong Lam Ancient Village. This village is located on the outskirts of Hanoi. This village attracts me by the ancient beauty. Maybe it brings many traditional Vietnamese features. I heard from...More

Thank Dennisfuna
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Did you go on a tour with guide etc. or on your own? Were there a lot of other tourists while you were there? We would prefer to go on our own but wonder if that is easy. Any input is appreciated.
22 December 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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When is the harvest season at Duong Lam village?
1 April 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
I am a bit confused by the location map on Trip Advisor. It shows a location approximately 2km from the Ho Chi Minh Museum. I have located Duong Lam village on google maps, about 50km from the Hanoi Old Quarter. Can I have some clarification as to the actual location of the village. Thanks, Peter
2 November 2015|
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Response from 816terry | Reviewed this property |
I think the one 50 kms is more accurate it took me about an hour and a bit to get there, great place to visit, there is a place o eat there right in the village which has unbelievable food. It is a UNESCO protected area, I... More