A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip back to the origin of Vietnam's culture and traditions, and a great chance to take in the beautiful architecture of ancient houses, narrow alleyways and ancient temples where two kings were born.
What to Expect
Leave your hotel in Hanoi at 8.00 am and travel west of Hanoi to Duong Lam village, a village on the Red River Delta that is host to many hundred-year-old houses. Upon arrival, bike through ancient alleyways to visit the Mong Phu Temple in the Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact. Continue riding around the village and discover the daily life of Vietnamese peasants as well as stopping at two ancient houses. the oldest of which was built over 400 years ago.
After lunch, visit Ngo Quyen Temple and Phung Hung Temple, which are named in honor of the Kings Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung, who are considered Vietnamese national heroes. In the next hamlet, Mia Pagoda, which was built in the 15th Century, you can admire 287 statues of all sizes, such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. After this you'll be driven back to your hotel in Hanoi.
- All meals mentioned
- Entrance and sightseeing fees
- English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses