Duong Lam Ancient Village
Duong Lam Ancient Village
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Historic SitesHistoric Walking Areas
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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Harriet C
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Duong Lam Ancient Village is a fascinating place to visit. We were staying in Hanoi but we found it very oppressive and crowded so we asked our host to recommend a place to go on a day trip and he suggested Duon Lam Ancient Village. It was only about an hour's drive away from the centre on Hanoi and hiring a driver for the day was pretty cheap.
We wandered around the streets looking at the old houses and businesses. There was an art space we could have spent time in, there were interesting communal houses and temples. It is one of the oldest villages in Vietnam and people still live there. It wasn't at all crowded which we enjoyed.
Written 9 April 2024
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Anna P
Nha Trang, Vietnam5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The weather was very cold but atmosphere was very cool. We love walking on narrow but clean brick-paved roads in Duong Lam ancient village. And ride a bike is very interesting, too. But I am not a good biker. hahaha.
Written 12 March 2024
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Coopper29
Guildford, UK630 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It is almost 2 hours from Hanoi, and we were expecting a bit more, there are only a few old houses in the village and some of these are not very remarkable. If you go it’s a must to use an electric buggy.
Written 19 October 2023
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Jackie H
Sydney, Australia44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Such a beautiful village, we had a lovely time riding bikes, doing artwork in a cute little cafe that was right at the start & enjoying a cold drink at a little shop with a very entrepreneurial owner, she had anything you could think of to buy so we bought a hat off her. This village is full of smiling faces although it's super quiet at lunchtime/siesta time & it does take nearly 2hrs from Hanoi by car so perhaps it's for those who need to fill a day in.
Written 19 May 2023
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michael h
143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The most beautiful ancient village in Vietnam I have ever been here for a few time and this time was feeling much better . Very friendly delicates local people they invited you to their home without any hesitation and offered you free fresh green teas and they are so happy to talk to you about their lives . The ancient houses had very well maintained after a long time. Mia pagoda you must visit especially local Mia market which very interesting.Local people from different villages nearby come to sell their local products. The Mong Phu village gage was amazingly beautiful we was very impressed about the gate. Overall we really enjoyed our trip to Đuong Lam village and will come back here soon.
Written 29 March 2023
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lephamvn75
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
much disapointed. village road is dirty and the bad smell of sewage and poultry and cattle dung are around. there are only 4 ancient houses in the village and some of them are in messy condition. no infomation about the house/village. overall its nothing special.
Written 22 February 2023
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Duktraveler
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A beautiful village, away around 50km from Hanoi center. There are many ancient houses and historical relics with hundred years old such as Giang Van Minh temple, King tombs...
Written 11 February 2023
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michael h
143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Just coming back from Duong Lam ancient village trip with my family and this was amazing trip indeed and it’s unforgettable time for our family like being home away from home. We’ve been to the village for a few time but this time I decided to write my comments and review the village for everyone knowing about it’s chaming with many ancient 4 hundreds of old houses still left and have been preserved very well. From the beginning of the trip we started to see a beautiful old village gate with a big banian tree and a charming village pond around coconut trees all of this make you return your childhood time . We rent an electric car to explore the village as we went with our kids and this very convenient and comfortable indeed. We visited an oldest house in the village built about 400 hundreds years old . We also did visit Mia Pagoda and the communal house too. Very impressive. We really enjoyed our trip here and will be back again soon!!!😊😊😊😊😊👍👍👍👍👍👍
Written 20 February 2020
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Kerry L
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Duong Lam Ancient Village is a World Heritage Site - it takes over an hour from Hanoi to get to the village. We just wandered through the village. Luckily we had a guide who was able to translate information provided by local people when we entered historic buildings. I was a bit disappointed with this site, given the time to get there. Wouldn't give it the high rating it is on trip advisor.

Written 21 December 2019
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terlunche
Singapore, Singapore134 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
A total let down. I went on a guided tour but it was the sites that was rather disappointing. Nothing really much to learn or truly see. There are a couple of ancient houses and communal sites. Other than that, there wasn't anything new. Agree with some reviewers that the Ancient House and Temple at the Old Quarter are sufficient to know more about traditional Vietnamese houses. There was a Vietnam War veteran living in one of the ancient house and that it was good to find out about his life as a soldier in the war. Other than that, the tour and the travelling time to the village isn't worth it. Better to spend the time and day elsewhere.
Written 17 December 2019
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