Duong Lam village Car Rental
Duong Lam village Car Rental - Far from Hanoi centre, about 50km, Duong Lam ancient village is located in Son Tay Town, Hanoi. The whole village is considered as a unique laterite museum with ancient houses dating back more than 400 years ago. Duong Lam was the home of 2 Vietnamese kings, Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Their mausoleum is still located here. The village was recognized as a National Historic & Cultural Monument on May 19th, 2006. It is the first ancient village of Vietnam to be recognized.
Different from Hoi An’s ancient town or Hanoi Old Quarter’s vibrant vibe of urban lifestyle in the earlier centuries, this ancient village is more like a rural area, heavily affected by agricultural lifestyle. Strongly inspired by Vietnamese traditional culture, It has a main wooden gate with porticoes curvy roof (which is typical in Northern area). Surrounding the village is the system of ponds creating charming scenery, which helps to reduce the heat of summer during extremely hot days of the North. A large number of ancient houses built with laterite and ironwood pillars gives the village a very special ancient beauty. Most ancient houses maintained fences, gates, courtyard, gardens, the main house, outbuildings, kitchens, ranches, …, which are familiar specifically to the image of Thang Long – Hanoi.
Types of vehicles supply to Duong Lam village :
4 seater TAXI rental to Duong Lam village : Toyota Vios , Honda Civic, Hyundai Accent, Kia K3 , Hyundai Elantra, Kia Soluto…
7 seaters TAXI rental to Duong Lam village : Toyota Innova , Toyota Fortuner , Isuzu Mux, Mitsubishi Xpander , Kia Sorento,…
9 seater car rental to Duong Lam village : Ford Transit Dcar Limousine , Hyundai Solati Dcar Limousine..
16 seater Van rental to Duong Lam village : Ford Transit , Hyundai Solati, Toyota Hiace…
29 seater coach rental Duong Lam village : Hyundai County , Samco, Thaco
35 seater bus rental Duong Lam village : Universe , Samco, Thaco garden…
45 seater bus rental Duong Lam village : Universe , Thaco, Samco…
Car rental price Duong Lam village to Noi Bai airport
Distance : 50 km - Time to travel : 1 hour
Travel routes : Noi Bai airport -> Vinh Phuc -> Vinh Thinh bridge -> Duong Lam village
Taxi 4 seater price : 500.000 vnd / Taxi 7 seater price : 700.000 vn
Car rental 9 seater -> 45 seater : please contact
Car rental price Duong Lam village to Ha Noi :
Distance : 50 km - Time to travel : 1,5 hours
Travel routes : Hanoi -> Thang Long highway -> National road 32 -> Duong Lam village
Taxi 4 seater price : 500.000 vnd / Taxi 7 seater price : 700.000 vnd
Car rental 9 seater -> 45 seater : please contact
Things to do in Duong Lam ancient village
Enjoy hands-on experiences such as walking tour, cycling, chatting with locals living in the ancient houses, great local foods supply in an local ancient house, visiting pagoda and seeing rural market , biking around the village, heading to Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung temple for 5 kilometers round trip bike ride. You will see their daily routines surrounded by breathtaking scenery in a peaceful area. It’s great to go with a tour guide. They are able to help you understand what you’re seeing because the locals aren’t able to speak English.
Things to see in Duong Lam ancient village
Mong Phu Communal house - The communal house is a worshipping place of the god – founder of the village. . The god Tan Vien Son was dedicated in Mong Phu communal house. So far, Mong Phu communal house is a gathering place of the villagers for cultural activities. The communal house was made carefully with sophisticated decoration details. It is considered as a flower of unique sculptural architecture.
Mia Pagoda - The pagoda is built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities.
Highlights of the pagoda is Mia Tong Quan Âm Tu (0.76 m high), often called the Ba ocular. This subject described a woman modest, with grace, of boring but at very lenient. Road features engraved soft, machine sliding.
Mong Phu Church - There is a church inside Mong Phu hamlet, like many those seen in many regions of Vietnam. A Vietnamese parish priest designed and hired carpenters of other villages to build this church in 1953. Most of the Christians in the village contributed time and effort to build this church. During the French colonial period, there were about 100 households of believers. Today, many followers still go to the church every Wednesday to attend the service. The soaring bell tower serves as a landmark of the village.
King Ngo Quyen temple and tomb - Ngo Quyen tomb is 500 meters away from Phung Hung temple on the left. It’s a large tomb and there is an endless rice paddy in the front of it. Built in 1874 under reign of King Tu Duc and mantained in 1871 under reign of King Minh Mang.
The Ngo Quyen temple’s honour in Duong Lam was erected long gao and has been upgraded many times. The great repair was done in 1858. Nowadays, at the remarkable archeological artifacts excavated in this locality along with a wooden stake brought from Bach Dang river are displayed
Phung Hung – Great father King’s temple - The shrine worships Phung Hung is situated on a low hill . The front yard ot he shrine is flanked by two side buildings. At the heart of front worship hall is flanked by two rear worship hall. The front worship hall worships high ranking madarins of Phung Hung. and the rear worship hall was built is 1882. According to locals, the temples was built right on the house where King Phung Hung used to live when he was a child.
Chapel Giang Van Minh temple - Located in the heart of Duong lam ancient village complex, the temple becomes a well-known destination for both domestic and foreign travellers . Built in reign of King Tu Duc to worship Giang Van Minh . The tempel consists of 5 small compartments , with the platform used for the annual celebration of Giang Van Minh’s death anniversary. The yard is narrow and paved with bricks. The bonsai tree was set around the edge.
The one who look after the temple which is 13rd generation of Giang clan – Giang Van Ke
Ancient houses in Duong Lam village
Mr Hung’s ancient house - His house has been recogized as level 1 ancient house. It is an ancient house of a rice farmer. you will be amazed by an entrace gate modeled after ancient architecture style by well mixed soil, stone, rice husk and mud and full shade of Cuscuta tree at the entrance.
Built in 1649 mainly by jack fruit wood and Ironwood but the quintessence of wooden carving has been preserved since Post Le Dynasty. It composes 3 main compartments for worshipping ancestors and welcoming guests and 2 small auxiliary compartments for bed rooms.
Mr Huyen’s ancient house - The house makes a great impression on visitors because of green color. Due to a wide of experience of making sauce bean paste for a long time, he spent almost his yard for processing sauce bean paste. A number of brown sauce bean jars arranged equally on the brick playground.
Mr Huyen has a great passion on Old Chinese scripts so that parallel sentences have been engraved beautifully on the columns. Small households such as ceramic bowl shape tobacco pipe, ceramic cups and tea pots, oil lamp…. enhances nostalgia character of the owner.
Mrs Ha Thi Dien ancient house - Located in Dinh hamlet, Mong Phu village, Duong Lam, known as the first class ancient house for livehood of the people.
The main material is jackfruit wood and China berry wood, which is available in the village. The house are five spans wide and three spans deep . There is a living room at the heart of the house for worshiping their ancestors and welcoming the guests. The sleep room is on two sides. The front yard is made of bricks. Its wall is a mix of mud, ashes from rice plant and dry rice straw.
Mr Ha Huu The ancient house - Mr Ha’s ancient house located in Mong Phu village, Duong Lam commune, is ranked as an ancient house type I in Duong lam and stay as its origins amongst ancient houses in Mong Phu village.
There are 13 human life living in this house. In terms of architecture, the house today is the art of the middle of the nineteenth century. There are seven spans in the main room and 02 spans, each of them on both side.
Its tile roof is made of “yin-gang brick roof” , its foor is made of laterite brick . Its veranda with 8 wooden colums (about 1.7 meter high) horizontal run from beginning to end of the house. At the bottom of the wooden pillars are supported by square shaped stone which represent the harmony between heaven (circle shape) and earth (square shape) or ying-yang. .
Inside the house is divided into separate area, 3 spans in the main room for worshiping their ancestors, Jesus because his family are Catholic followers and welcoming the guests. Two side span for sleeping.
This is a great ancient house worth a visit in Duong Lam village
Mrs Duong Thi Lan ancient house - Was built in 1780, almost 300 years old. Her family is the 8th generation living here. She will be a volunteer guide when visiting her house. Despite lots of difficulties in life but she always want to preserve the ancient houses which was built by her husband family’s ancestor. The great great grand father of her husband used to get “PHD” title and was engraved in doctoral stele stone garden in the temple of Literature in Hanoi , which is a great honor of the family. There is a few valuable things such as “eight Taoist fairies flying over the ocean”, a statue of Bodhisattva dated back 1th century
If you are looking for home-cooked lunch in Duong Lam village, you can order by making a phone call to her in advance for better preparation
Most of homestay owner have a basic spoken English but are able to understand you. For local villager, they couldn’t speak English at all so that it’s a bit difficult to communicate with thems.
What to bring when visiting Duong Lam village
Passport, sun-glasses & hat, suncream, sun-block, insect repellent, good shoes, personal first aid kit & medicines, VND for personal expenses
Best time to travel Duong Lam village
September, October, November and early December. Other time, it’s also good but summer time is a bit hot. Travel in the best time to get the best rural life experience
Important things to know when travelling to Duong Lam ancient village
Parking at the right place
Say hello to ederly
Buy tickets before visisting the village
Don’t throw wastes at a wrong place
Don’t sit or lie in the middle section of the homestay
Don’t wear shorts or sleeves when visiting sarced place such as temples, pagodas…
Ask permission before taking photos inside the ancient house.
Is Duong Lam village is a right place for you?
This is a great place for those who like to learn more about history, culture, local living of a typical rural village as well as see unique ancient house made of mud and laterite, only 1.5 hour drive from Hanoi. A great escape to bustle and hustle of Hanoi Old Quarter.
If you want to learn a deeper understanding, you do recommend to book a guided private tour to Duong Lam village. Because the local guide are able to show you secret alley way, take you to someone’s home, eat local specialties that you can do it yourself
Things to do near Duong Lam ancient village
When you have done Duong Lam village , there’s lots of places closeby and worth a visit
+ Ba Vi national park : A famous place for great natural beauty by taking some hiking to reach its peak 1227 meter above sea level and see Uncle’s Ho temple
+ Vietnam Ethnic village of Culture and Tourism : A greater version of the museum of Ethnology in Hanoi but lots of real houses of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam
Note : Suggest not to go there from January to March which is the high season for Vietnamese tourists.
+ Tay Phuong Pagoda : A picturesque Buddist temple, sit on a mountain overlooking the rice paddy field. One of the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, built in 8th century
+ Son Tay Old Fortress is about 4 kilometres from Duong Lam village. Built in 1832 under the reign of King Ming Mang, it is the only ancient capital which is made of laterite bricks it features a preserved banyan tree gate and flag tower. From the road, the fortress looks like a green utopia surrounded by a wide moat.
+ Stay overnight in Moon Garden Homestay : It is something like highend accommodation in the region with lots of services such as steam bath with herbs, foot bath in warm water and a lot more. It is a great place for those who want to stay in a comfortable condition.
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