The ancient village of Duong Lam is known as a museum of laterite, home to around 300 houses built 3 or 4 centuries ago with lateritic bricks. The village has also been described as the last stronghold of wet rice farming culture in northern Vietnam.
What to Expect
08.00 departure from Hanoi for nearly 2 hours drive to Son Tay.
Visit Mia pagoda which is 45km from Hanoi. Old and nice pagoda but nobody knows the year of the pagoda’s construction, only know that It was built longtime ago but in 1632, Mrs. Ngoc Dong - lord Trinh Trang’s wife had renovated the pagoda with help from local people of Duong Lam. And until now, there were many renovations but still keep the old architecture of the past-time.
From Mia pagoda, we walk for few minute to join Mong Phu village: A famous village with his Communal house dated 18thcentury and Old houses dated 17th, 18thcentury. Visit an ancient house and the famous Communal house.
Have a picnic lunch.
Continue our journey by taking a bicycle or walking from Mong Phu village to join other village called Cam Lam. Magnificent landscape with rice-fields and hills. The two Kings Phung Hung & Ngo Quyen were born there and the village people are very proud of this. That’s why it has the second name as “The village of 2 Kings”. At Cam Lam, we can visit the temple of Phung Hung – very beautiful temple and also the Mausoleum of Ngo Quyen in the countryside facing rice fields and nice landscape.
Back to Hanoi in late afternoon.
- Local tour guide
- Tour and transfer as the program by private vehicle
- Local bike rental
- Picnic lunch
- All entrance fee as mentioned in the program
What's Not Included
- International and domestic flight
- Visas, travel insurance, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned
Know Before You Go
Group is requested to a maximum of 10 travelers.