After having faced up with a large indefinite number of bustling things existed in urban life, you tend to look for peaceful villages with the aim of relieving stress, don’t you?
Perhaps, you cannot imagine that there is a real village located on Hanoi’s suburban in which still contains red tile houses, spiritual pagodas along with old wells dating back up to 400 years. It is Duong Lam ancient village.
If you are considering Vietnam day tours, do not forget visiting this ancient village where your exhausting feelings cannot last anymore even only one day.
In the Morning
After leaving your hotel in Hanoi at 8:00am, you can flexibly find the way to get to Duong Lam ancient village by going along the highway 32 in the direction of Nhon – Son Tay with several familiar kinds of public transportation like bus, or taxi. Besides, if you are into the sense of adventure, then you can rent a motorbike to reach there in a quite near distance of about 50 kilometers.
Upon arrival, you can take a rest by just freely strolling along tiny ancient alleys. Additionally, chatting with locals when visiting their ancient houses is a great chance for you to learn more about their local lifestyle as well as gain an insight into Vietnamese countryside.
Renting a bike is another way to save your energy on the trip of visiting Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet whose original village entrance gate still remains intact.
Then, going on riding around the village to explore the daily life and farming working of Vietnamese peasants is an ideal plan.
It will be your unique experience as you enjoy traditional Vietnamese lunch including plain dishes like boiled vegetables or stew meat prepared by the host.
With a warm welcome to any visitors, the masters of house are also enthusiastic to introduce about local specialties such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with brown onion.
In the Afternoon
After having lunch and resting, you will continue your trip by visiting Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple which dedicated to two famous national heroes born there respectively Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.
Off all ancient architectures, Mia Pagoda deserves being admired because of possessing 287 stunning Buddhist statues in all sizes will be your last spot before coming back your hotel in Hanoi to finish your Duong Lam village one day trip at 5:00 pm.