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Duong Lam ancient village – ‘The forgotten town’ in the heart of the capital

Location of Duong Lam ancient village and entrance fees

Duong Lam ancient village is about 44km from the center of Hanoi to the West, in Son Tay town, Hanoi. Although it is called an old village, in fact, Duong Lam has 9 villages, including Cam Thinh, Mong Phu, Dong Sang, Do Giap and Cam Lam. Duong Lam is also known as the land of two kings, because it is the residence of Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. 

Ticket price to visit Duong Lam: Adults is 20,000 VND and children are 10,000 VND. 
 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Duong Lam ancient village belongs to Son Tay town, Hanoi. Photo: toidi.net

 

The most ideal time to explore Duong Lam

Tourists can visit Duong Lam at any time of the year. However, the ripe rice season and the festive season is the best time to explore this beautiful old village and has the ideal setting to check-in virtual live. 

Festival season : The festive season in Duong Lam takes place in January of the lunar calendar every year. Among them, there is a traditional festival of Mong Phu village from the 4th to the 10th is the holiest ceremony of the year with many interesting activities such as offering pigs, procession and many folk games such as blindfolded catching ducks, chess. , flag people. Traveling to Duong Lam at this time, visitors will enjoy the bustling festive atmosphere and enjoy many specialties only during the festival. 

Ripe rice season : Take place from May, June every year with the scene of ripe rice fields attracting tourists to visit. At this time, the roads in Duong Lam stretching dry straw and golden paddy, creating a peaceful and familiar village scenery. 
 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Duong Lam tourism always beautiful season. Photo: dulich24h.com.vn

 

How to get to Duong Lam

Duong Lam is located near Hanoi, so visitors can move smoothly and go back in the day. The transportation to Duong Lam is as diverse as: 

Public transport

You can take bus number 70A (My Dinh Bus Station – Trung Ha) stop at Duong Lam ferry, then walk across the road to Duong Lam. Or route 71 (My Dinh), 77 (Yen Nghia) to Son Tay bus station and motorbike taxi to Duong Lam about 6km away. 

Private vehicles

Going to Duong Lam by personal vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, you can choose the following two routes:

  • Option 1 : Starting from Dai Long Loc Loc -> turn right at Hoa Lac T – junction – continue along route 21 through Son Loc to the intersection with signposts leading to Duong Lam.
  • Option 2 : Go from Hanoi in the direction of Nhon -> Son Tay along the 32 -> intersection intersect with Road 21 then turn left into Duong Lam. 

Traveling in Duong Lam: Visitors to Duong Lam can walk to visit and admire, take pictures. In addition, there is a bicycle rental service for 100,000 – 120,000 VND / day in Duong Lam, you can rent a bike to explore around this ancient village. 
 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
The map moves from Hanoi to Duong Lam

 

Staying in Duong Lam

Duong Lam is located near Hanoi, so tourists often go back in the day. However, for those who are far away or want to stay to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the village here, you can rent hotels, motels in Shanxi or in the village with some homestay of the people. 

 

‘Ancient town of Duong Lam’ with banyan tree, well, yard 

Duong Lam is an ideal destination for travelers who want to experience and want to immerse themselves in the ancient atmosphere. Each place in Duong Lam has its own imprint associated with historical stories and celebrities. Travel to Duong Lam to feel and experience with many attractions. 

 

Gate of Mong Phu village

Mong Phu village gate is the only ancient gate in Duong Lam built from Hau Le period. The gate has a different architecture than the traditional village gate, with support for the roof, the top of the roof and two slopes. Together with banyan tree, the water wharf of Mong Phu village gate has created a peaceful setting of the ancient Northern village. 
 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Gate of Mong Phu village. Photo: baodulich.net.vn

 

Communal house in Mong Phu village

Mong Phu communal house was built 380 years ago on the center of the village with an area of ​​about 1800m2. This communal house is designed with Viet Muong architecture, imitating the stilted houses and wooden floors. Inside the communal house, there are many diaphragm, and the most prominent is “brave the general”. Mong Phu communal house is a place that still preserves many unique cultural architecture that attracts visitors. 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Communal house in Mong Phu village. Photo: baodulich.net.vn

 

The old house

Duong Lam has 956 old houses, many of which were built in 1649, 1703 … The houses in Duong Lam are made from traditional materials such as terracotta bricks, tiles, stone, bamboo, bamboo … with architecture 5 or 7 spaces. The ancient houses in Duong Lam with ancient architecture are an attractive destination for tourists to take photos with ao dai, wedding photos …

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
The old house in Duong Lam attracts visitors. Photo: inhome.vn
 
Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Duong Lam is also a place that attracts many couples to take wedding photos. Photo: congthuong.vn

 

Duong Lam ancient well

Duong Lam village’s old well used to be where people get water for daily needs. The old wells here are located in a high position, near the communal house, pagoda or the center of the neighborhood. 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Duong Lam ancient well. Photo: baotainguyenmoitruong.vn

 

Phung Hung temple and Ngo Quyen temple

Phung Hung Temple in Duong Lam has a large scale and unique architecture including Ta – Huu Mac, Dai Bai and Hau Cung. 

About 500m from Phung Hung temple is the mausoleum and Ngo Quyen temple built on Cam hill and overlooking Tich river. This temple has places of worship, great worship, harem and stele house. 
 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Phung Hung Temple. Photo: en.wikipedia.org

 

The famous food in Duong Lam

Not to enjoy the taste of the sea, coming to Duong Lam ancient village, visitors will enjoy the rustic and rustic dishes, the peanuts of peanuts, the sweetness of candy tea and the fragrant tea cup. Duong Lam cuisine is also an attractive factor to visitors to this ancient village.  

Chicken cane : This type of chicken previously used only to advance the king or used in the village festival. Chicken cane has yellow feathers, small legs when boiled up white, yellow skin and very brittle. So if you have the opportunity to Duong Lam you should enjoy this specialty dish. 

Dumplings : Duong Lam is famous for its dumplings, which are wrapped from dong leaves, slender and wrapped with atrial fillets, meat. Enjoy the cake with a bit of chili sauce to feel the warm taste and chat with the gentle and hospitable people here. 

Duong Lam ancient village - 'The forgotten town' in the heart of the capital
Specialties Duong Lam rice cakes. Photo: banhte.net

 

Rich candy, peanut candy, sesame candy: These are traditional candies made from rice flour, sesame, malt, peanuts, sugar … When enjoying these candies, you not only feel the aromatic taste but also opportunity to remember the familiar childhood gifts.

N -heartedly note when traveling Duong Lam

To have a full tour of Duong Lam, you should “pocket” the following notes:

  • If someone recommended for visitors to visit the monuments encourage you to send “tips” to them as a thank you. 
  • Contact to order rice before visiting so that they can prepare it in advance, as the food service in Duong Lam has not developed much. 
  • If you have time, you can combine Dong Mo tourism or Vietnamese ethnic cultural village very close to the ancient village of Duong Lam. 

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