The village attracts visitors because of its ancient houses and the architectural features.
Duong Lam, a typical ancient village in northern Vietnam, is located in Son Tay Town, some 40 kilometers to the west of Hanoi.
Being a very popular tourist destination at the weekends, the village attracts visitors because of its ancient houses and the architectural features of a typical old Vietnamese village with banyan trees and a wharf on the river.
The followings are photos introducing the ancient beauty of Duong Lam Village:
|Duong Lam tour is made for travelers to find out some traits of Vietnam's culture and Vietnamese traditions. It is a great chance to explore the special architecture through its surviving laterite brick ancient houses.|
|Local villagers are pround of being descendants of the two Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944), who were born in Duong Lam. Both men led resistance wars against northern invaders. After winning national independence, they becane kings.|
|The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years.|
|Most of the local houses, are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area, a local outstanding feature and an attraction.|
|A visitor at the village. Laterite is used on house walls, gates, wells, temple walls, and so forth. The mud is taken from ponds.|
|Apart from its historical and tourism values, Duong Lam ancient village is an important place for scientists to study wet paddy cultivation.|
|Well is among gate, banyan and communal house making the village special.|
|The common well was built in every hamlet in Duong Lam Village. The well bears the name of the hamlet it is located. |
|The communal house is a worshiping place of the tutelary god - founder of the village. God Tan Vien Son was venerated in Mong Phu communal house that was built carefully with sophisticated decoration details. It is considered as a star of unique sculptural architecture and becomes a gathering place of the villagers for cultural activities.|
Anh Kiet/ Photographer: Pham Hung
Located 40 km to the west of Hanoi, Duong Lam ancient village in Son Tay town is one of must-visit tourist destinations of the capital city because of its unique historical, architectural, cultural values.
Those visitors who want an escape from Hanoi City’s noisy atmosphere, a visit to Duong Lam ancient village might be highly rewarding as they can find a peaceful place and explore the rural lifestyle of local people.