Duong Lam Village & Ancient Houses
OVERVIEW: Duong lam village is Son Tay town and about 50km west of Hanoi. Duong Lam ancient village was recognized the UNESCO Conservation Heritage in 2013. This village has been known as a museum of laterite with ancient houses aged up to 400 years old. Situated on the bank of Nhue river, about 10km southwest of Hanoi old quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products.
Hightlights: Son Dong village. Duong Lam village. Mia pagoda. Son Tay citadel. Tay Phuong pagoda. Van Phuc silk village.
Duration : Full day Tour
Pick up / Drop off: Any hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
08:00AM:Our Tour Guide and car pick up guests at hotel. 09AM. Stop over on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in the village; see mastered the technique of making wooden statues and see the local market.. Arrive Duong Lam, a purely agricultural area of the North Vietnam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, and some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake..
11.30: Have Lunch at the Ancient house.
12.30: Take bicycle around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Princess Mia palace and temple, Mia pagoda is from 15th-century, which preserves some 287 statues of all sizes, finally, visit the Ngô Quyền and Phùng Hưng temples, both dedicated to great national heroes.
PM: Visit Son Tay citadel Son Tay Citadel. Then stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda – the best example of old typical pagoda in the Northern of Vietnam, special with Arhan statues.After that visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk. Touch Van Phuc silk which is famous for making traditional textiles throughout Vietnam and overseas. See how to make silk from silk thread, walk and shopping on the silk street.
17.30: Drop guests at hotel. Tour finishes at about 5h00 PM.
Tour included: Transportation. Entrance fees. Lunch. English/ French speaking tour guide. Mineral water during the trip.
Children rates: Free of charge for children under 4 years sharing bed with parents.Surcharge 50% rate of adult for children (5-11 years) sharing bed with parents. Over 11 years is adult’s rate.
The itinerary can be changed due to weather and operating condition