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Duong Lam village private tour: Ancient houses, Tay Phuong pagoda, Van Phuc silk

1. The village has been known as a museum of surviving laterite (red clay formed from weathered basalt found in northern Vietnam) with ancient houses aged up to 400 years old.
2. Visiting Duong Lam is a journey to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and its traditions.
3. You experience unique architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleys.
4. You also visit temples of the two kings born there, and chat with locals in their ancient houses.

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8 to 10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Private car transfer round trip
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Entrance fees & sightseeing fees
    • Lunch at local family
    • 01 Bottle of mineral water per person
    • Biking in Duong Lam
    • Entry/Admission - Duong Lam Ancient Village
    • Entry/Admission - Phung Hung Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Van Phuc Silk Village
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks, Travel insurance
    • Personal Expense, Tips & Gratuities for tour guide or driver
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Hanoi Opera House, 01 Trang Tien - Phan Chu Trinh Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    8:00 am Tour guide and car from Paradise Indochina Travel come to pick you up at your hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter & Hanoi Opera House. Enjoying the beautiful scenery of the rural areas on the way

    Stop At: Duong Lam Ancient Village, Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    09:30 Visit Son Tay citadel built in 1822 - a Vauban fortification and a masterpiece of Vietnamese architecture. Then arrive at Duong Lam village. Visit Mong Phu temple, ancient houses, taste local rice wine, rice cakes. On the way, you see a natural holy “milking-well” storing clear water all the year round. It is believed that childless couple can give a birth if drinking this water.

    Today, Duong lam village still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields… The roads of Duong lam were special because they have the shape as the bones of fish. Some features are still kept in Duong Lam ancient village is the old village gate in Mong Phu village.

    Duong Lam has 956 traditional houses, Dong Sang has 441 houses, Mong Phu has 350 houses and Cam Thinh Has 165 houses. Many houses have been built a long time ago (in 1649, 1703, 1850…). Characteristics of the old traditional houses are all built from blocks of laterite. The trade village here is also famous and quality of the village is not inferior to the same village such as: Ban village, Cu Da…

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Phung Hung Temple, Duong Lam, Hanoi Vietnam

    11:00 Biking along nice road to historical vestiges of Temples of Ngo quyen and Phung Hung.

    The temple for worship King Phung Hung was built in Cam Lam commune where he recruited troops and rose up in arms in 791 to combat the domination of China’s Tang.

    Phung Khac Thanh of Cam Lam commune says: “King Phung Hung summoned troops here for training and began the uprising. After he died, the villagers built a temple right here. The temple’s precinct used to be very large with lines of big pillars. But during the resistance war against the French colonialists, the locals implemented a scorched-earth policy and the temple was damaged. It was later re-built.”

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Duong Lam Ancient Village, Son Tay Commune, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    12:30 Have lunch in a 400 year ancient house and be well treated as a special guest with local tea. After that, visit Tay Phuong pagoda built in the 8th century - a typical pagoda in the North of Vietnam and special with 18 ancient Arhan statues.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Van Phuc Silk Village, On the Nhue River, 10 Km Southwest of Hanoi Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    16:00 Visit Van Phuc silk village, the cradle of best silk in Vietnam once. You learn about silk making process and experience the local silk market in Van Phuc village.

    Van Phuc Silk Village Hanoi is renowned for its traditional silk weaving techniques and high quality products, making it one of the most visited craft village in Vietnam. Established over a century ago, this tranquil locale is home to massive banyan trees, wells, communal houses, and local artisans producing a wide range of apparel and souvenirs using traditional looms.

    Van Phuc was first introduced to the European market between 1931 and 1932 during an international silk exhibition in Marseille, France, where its silk products had gained popularity amongst traders due to its smooth and lightweight texture. Today, this village doesn’t only sell their products to tourists in Hanoi, but also export them to many regions across the world.

    When visiting this village, travelers can find ready-to-wear clothing such as dresses, shirts, and ties, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs at reasonable prices. Thanks to its rather authentic setting, visiting Van Phuc Silk Village Hanoi almost feels like you’ve stepped back in time - perfect for those looking to escape the bustling and often chaotic Hanoi city.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

    17:30 Drop you off at hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake or Hanoi Opera House. Tour ends.

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Our tour guide and car will pick you up at your hotel or airport. Please note1. If you request hotel pickup, then give us information about hotel name, hotel address.2. If you request airport pickup then go straight to Duong Lam for the tour, then give us information about flight number, arrival time.Airports
    • Noibai Airport, Hanoi Vietnam
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Paradise indochina Travel

Activity ID: V-117035P22

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