Duong lam is the ancient village on the outskirts of Hanoi also known as a museum of laterite, home to around 300 houses built three or four centuries ago with lateritic bricks. The village has also been described as the last stronghold of wet rice farming culture in northern Vietnam. A journey to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam’s culture and Vietnam’s traditions. This is also the great chance explore architecture of ancient houses while wander along its narrow alleyways, visit temples dedicated to the two kings born there, and most interesting of all, chat with locals living in the ancient houses.
08.00 : Guide and car pick up guests at hotel then transfer to Duong lam ancient village about 50km away from Hanoi
09.00 : Stopover on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in the village, see mastered the technique of making wooden statues. Walk along village road to visit Son Dong communal house and survey Viet traditional cultural with the cult of fecundity
09.30 : Continue to drive to Duong Lam
Arrive Duong Lam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake. Go around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Princess Mia palace and Temple, Mia pagoda
12.30 : Lunch at the Hoa sua restaurant by Son Tay ancient citadel. Free time for visiting ancient citadel.
14.00 : Transfer back to Hanoi
15.00 : Stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda- the best example of old typical pagoda in the Northern of Viet nam, special with Arhan statue
16.30 : Visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk from beginning to end, and the making of conical hats. Touch Van Phuc silk which is famous for making traditional textiles throughout Vietnam and overseas. See the silk from cocoons made into fine silk threads. Wander local market in Van Phuc village
18.30 : Drop guests at hotel. Tour finish.
• Air conditioned car, Van or Bus
• Lunch, tour guide, entrance fee
• All sightseeing fee and transfer services as detailed in our itinerary
• English speaking guide
• Other meals not mentioned in the itinerary and Tip & Personal expense