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Duong Lam Ancient Village

Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Hanoi: Duong Lam Historical Village Private Day Tour
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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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“rice wine” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

My boyfriend and I booked this tour several weeks before arriving in Hanoi. We had assumed, based on the descriptions provided, that the village would be 1) ancient 2) interesting 3) quiet. The only ancient site you truly visit is a sort of doorway. While...More

4  Thank prouttk
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited this ancient village of Muong influence. Talked with the care taker of the ancient communal house over tea on mat, who told us about old feudal system, just like Chinese feudal system. Felt like a VIP. walked around ancient village. Visited the UNESCO site...More

Thank GohYH93
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I love the acient asmosphere in this place. I enjoyé a special Vietnamese lunch in an ancient house. While you are in the house you can also join the local people in producing local specialties, such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with...More

1  Thank HoaLola
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I loved seeing the original way of life in this village. Dining, sight-seeing, and temples were everything I wanted to see.

1  Thank Jean Ann F
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Nice to visit this place , I booked Tour Duong lam ancient village full day only 45 usd via Oceanskytour tour company. It was great guide , good food and very nice trip. I could back to history of Vietnam village. This was nice trip...More

Thank petalbutel
Reviewed 1 April 2016

It's only 75 minutes by car from Old Quarter, nice village to visit if you only have short time in Hanoi. Spend about 2,5 hours to visit village and an other Pagoda near by. Quite and not many services here so it's good place to...More

Thank annie_cung
Reviewed 28 March 2016

1 hour drive from Hanoi. Basically nothing to see. Not much old stuff left. Not much activities to see...

3  Thank Kim T
Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

This place is good because it still in pristine condition. Tourism doesn't impact this village so much, for now. Not much vendor selling souvenirs or food, like in Hoi An. People are friendly. It took 1,5 hours from old quarter area by car. Hire or...More

2  Thank J2NN
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The village is hard to find, you need an experienced driver or go with tour group for this. We hired a car and driver and the driver did not know the way, he had to stop to ask direction every kilometer or so. The town...More

Thank RobertMorris
Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is very interesting and the workmanship in the old buildings and no nails is incredible, we also had tea with a 91 year old lady, just delightful

Thank rubyjaz
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Did you go on a tour with guide etc. or on your own? Were there a lot of other tourists while you were there? We would prefer to go on our own but wonder if that is easy. Any input is appreciated.
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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When is the harvest season at Duong Lam village?
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
I am a bit confused by the location map on Trip Advisor. It shows a location approximately 2km from the Ho Chi Minh Museum. I have located Duong Lam village on google maps, about 50km from the Hanoi Old Quarter. Can I have some clarification as to the actual location of the village. Thanks, Peter
2 November 2015|
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Response from 816terry | Reviewed this property |
I think the one 50 kms is more accurate it took me about an hour and a bit to get there, great place to visit, there is a place o eat there right in the village which has unbelievable food. It is a UNESCO protected area, I... More