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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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"vietnamese village"
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"phung hung"
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"green tea"
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"wood carvings"
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"rice wine"
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"biking tour"
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"catholic church"
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"downtown hanoi"
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"life style"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent spot to value the Vietnamese culture while carrying out the shopping which could be a much better deal than a lot of places in Hanoi.

Thank Herold E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Duong Lam is a few hours drive from Ha Noi and well worth a visit. The ancient village is intriguing and the community are most hospitable.

Thank Robynxxx
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A good example of Vietnam lifestyle before which still be in a position to maintain the village's "soul". Green, full and fresh of historical stories here about the 2 kings that came into this world here. And it's just 45km from Hanoi, thus, making this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This ancient village is located somewhere very near Hanoi, about 30 mins drive only. You could find here lots of ancient houses, with their specialities sold around the corners. go and see it, very nice for your stay and discover Hanoi.

Thank H L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The village is very appealing by its ancient homes as well as the architectural capabilities of a regular old Vietnamese village with banyan forests and also a wharf within the river. The rice fields nowadays are in their key while lotus ponds will soon be...More

Thank Archie F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really loved the environment here - which was saturated in local breath! After a relaxing, we selected Duong Lam as the next step of ours in Hanoi before shooting a flight to Ho Chi Minh community and also had a large amount of fascinating...More

Thank Jessi S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this Day Tour to Duong Lam Ancient Village through our hotel and Elegant Hospitality Group. Tam was our tour guide for the day and was a font of knowledge. She was welcoming and personable and willingly answered all of questions about the village...More

Thank Kate S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This village house is for older ancient houses managed by families that are different, nonetheless, most of the houses are new, in case not modernized. Honestly, you are able to see much more "old" houses within the museum of ethnology. Though it's also a fascinating...More

Thank Leon P
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Old houses from the 19th century. Ancient temples and pagodas. The village is very peaceful and surrounded by nature.

Thank Daaunhi N
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

You are able to call it a visit to an ancient village, but a village with some old homes and a beautiful old pagoda with gorgeous wood carvings. It's a peaceful village plus was fascinating to stroll about going to several older houses. The visitors...More

Thank Eldamess S
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getgs
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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Harie J
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
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50s-Explorers
2 November 2015|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
Agreed regarding it being ~50km. We drove out to Duong Lam from Hanoi and it probably took a solid half hour plus. But well worth the trip!
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