Duong Lam ancient village
Mong Phu Temple is located on one of the central and tallest places of the village and is about 1,800 sq.m in size. The temple was built in 1533 under the reign of King Mac Dang Doanh. It was renovated in early 19th century but still keeps basic and original architecture. (Photo: Xuan Mai/Vietnam+)
Duong Lam ancient village
The main gate consists of four square brick pillars, two large pillars and two smaller ones. The four pillars’ tops are decorated with four sacred figures, on the top of the two large pillars there are two lions sitting at the center and on the top of two small pillars there are two vases. The pillars are decorated with 'Han' (old Chinese) characters. (Photo: Xuan Mai/Vietnam+)
Duong Lam ancient village
Dai Dinh consists of five rooms with two doors, four curved roofs and the facade looking southwest. The back chamber is a building that connects three rooms in the middle of the main building and opening up to the back. (Photo: Xuan Mai/Vietnam+)
Duong Lam ancient village
The roof curves upwards into a dragon shape. (Photo: Xuan Mai/Vietnam+)
 
Duong Lam ancient village
Decorative trusses such as dragons, tigers, fish, birds, flowers and clouds, are engraved (Photo: Xuan Mai/Vietnam+)

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Exploring Duong Lam, a typical ancient village in northern Vietnam

Exploring Duong Lam, a typical ancient village in northern Vietnam

The village attracts visitors because of its ancient houses and the architectural features.

An excursion to Duong Lam ancient village

An excursion to Duong Lam ancient village

Around 50 kilometres from the centre of Hanoi, Duong Lam ancient village in the outskirt town of Son Tay is a popular tourist attraction for visitors to the capital city.