Duong Lam ancient village is located in Son Tay town (Hanoi) more than 40km from the center of Hanoi. As the birthplace of Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen, Duong Lam is also known as the land of two kings.” Although it is only more than 1 hour drive from the center, to many people, this place is also known as the ancient town forgotten by the history of the city. ancient village.
It can be said that Duong Lam village is a place to preserve all the characteristics of a Northern village with full village gates, banyan trees, water wharfs, communal yards, slanted brick lanes and especially up to 956 traditional houses, in which there are old houses that are hundreds of years old. The typical thing of Duong Lam ancient houses is that they are all built from laterite and oval wood with 5- or 7-room architecture.
In these old houses it seems time has stopped. Walking on the small alleyways, looking at the laterite walls with moss stains, the tiled roofs turning the color of frost, everyone feels the oldness as well as the splendor of the village.
However, it is also thanks to the old features that are preserved that Duong Lam is a great place to take pictures. Many images of Northern characteristics or old village scenes set in Duong Lam must partly prove the beauty of this place.
The context of Duong Lam is also very suitable for taking pictures or checking-in virtual life. Famous attractions here can be mentioned such as Duong Lam ancient well, Mong Phu village gate, Mong Phu village communal house, Tham Hoa Giang Van Minh church. In addition, you can also visit the old houses such as the house of Mr. Ha Nguyen Huyen, Mr. Nguyen Van Hung.
After visiting the village, order rice to recharge and learn more about Duong Lam cuisine. Some dishes that are worth trying here are cane chicken, roasted pork, and cork sauce. Currently, Duong Lam has a number of addresses specializing in serving rice for tourists. You can ask the villagers the date of arrival to order lunch.
In addition to the main dish, the dish here is also very famous. After walking around with tired legs, sitting at a restaurant, sipping a cup of tea, eating a piece of homemade tea, there is nothing better. In general, with the factors of easy travel, full catering services, the total cost of travel and food is only from 200 to 500 thousand, Duong Lam is completely worth it for you to explore, at least 1 hour. times.
How to get around:
– Follow Thang Long Boulevard to Hoa Lac intersection, turn right along road 21. Pass Son Loc to the intersection with road 32, there will be a signpost to turn to Duong Lam Ancient Village.
– Alternatively, you can take the bus route 70, 71, 77.
– In the village, there is a bicycle rental service, priced from 30,000 to 50,000 VND, if you are afraid to walk a lot, you can ask to rent a bicycle.