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 Village,vietnam travel
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.
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
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.
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years.
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
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.
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
A visitor at the village. Laterite is used on house walls, gates, wells, temple walls, and so forth. The mud is taken from ponds.
 
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
Apart from its historical and tourism values, Duong Lam ancient village is an important place for scientists to study wet paddy cultivation.
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
Well is among gate, banyan and communal house making the village special.
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
The common well was built in every hamlet in Duong Lam Village. The well bears the name of the hamlet it is located. 
Duong Lam Village,vietnam travel
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.

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Anh Kiet/ Photographer: Pham Hung

Duong Lam ancient village protects its tourism environment

Duong Lam ancient village protects its tourism environment

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.

Peaceful life at Duong Lam ancient village

Peaceful life at Duong Lam ancient village

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.