Duong Lam Ancient Village
Duong Lam is one of the oldest villages in Vietnam with lots of ancient constructions and architectures. This destination attracts tourists for its rustic and slow pace life. Admiring beautiful houses, pagodas, temples or well with ancient carvings and sculptures; enjoying some traditional Vietnamese foods or cycling around the village would be interesting experiences of this tour.
The village with the history of around 1200 years possesses lots of houses dating back up to 400 years. This is also the home of 2 Vietnamese kings called Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (808-944). These kings used to lead our troops to fight again our evaders, gain victories and become kings. After their death, temples were built to worship them which still exist until now.
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.
For tangible culture relic, Duong Lam has 21 relic sites, consisting of temples, pagodas and tombs and ten of which have been classified as national and provincial relics. For intangible cultural relic, Duong Lam has preserved various festivals, customs and literature on the people and land of Duong Lam through different period of time. For ecological environment, Duong Lam has many beautiful scenes linked with legendary stories such as Guom Hill, Ho Gam Hill and tales on the two kings Phuong Hung and Ngo Quyen.
The experiences in Duong Lam Ancient Village include visiting village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some ancient houses and enjoying local products: rice wine, rice cake; walking 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 and so on.