A Day Duong Lam Village

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  • Days1
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A Day Duong Lam Village

Become immersed in Vietnamese culture and heritage with an excursion to the ancient village of Duong Lam. Wander through its narrow alleyways to discover 400-year-old houses and unusual local temples. Hear tales of the past from locals and see their way of life which remains mostly untouched by the modern world.

Start Hanoi, Vietnam
Finish Hanoi, Vietnam
Destination Vietnam
Style Basic

Physical rating ***
Ages Not required
Group size Min 2 paxs

Small groups

Average group size of 10 paxs

Local leaders

Local food, accommodation and transport

Responsible travel

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Today’s tour begins at 08:30. Set off from Hanoi after breakfast and travels west, passing through the scenic Red River Delta during a 1.5-hour drive. Upon arrival at Duong Lam Ancient Village, explore the local architecture of the area, combining laterite and mud. This material creates a unique look, with several buildings going back almost four centuries. Witness these construction methods on walls, wells, and temples while wandering through Duong Lam’s narrow alleyways and experiencing its unique rural vibes.

Mia Pagoda, the first temple to be explored, was built in the 15th century. Among its 287 statues are a variety of Buddha statues and the ‘Eight Vajra Deities’. Follow up with a visit to the Mong Phu community and take note of the village entrance, which has been maintained and kept in its original state over the centuries. While exploring the narrow alleys, discover some of the older houses and see their traditional laterite brickwork.

Take a break from the village tour to enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties while soaking up the ambiance of a centuries-old traditional home. Then, continue the tour with a trip to a Catholic church to see how local beliefs have fused with those of colonists who once occupied the area.  Before returning to Hanoi, make a final stop at a local family to participate in the making of rice straw puppets and che lam (rice cake) – a specialty of this region.

Expect to arrive in Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Meal Included: Lunch


Our services include

  • Meals as mentioned
  • English or French speaking guide (for other languages supplements apply)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits

Our services do not include

  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • International and domestic Flights
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance

Important notes

  • As an optional extra once in Duong Lam this tour can be done by bicycle instead of walking & transfer (no extra cost).
  • Time tour: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Departure: Daily
  • Always up to date with the latest prices and you can book directly online 24/7!
Supplement guides other languages
Language Supplement per group per day
German 15 USD/ group
Spanish 21 USD/ group
Other languages Available upon request

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