Vietnam’s most beautiful ancient village
Seen from above, the ancient village of Duong Lam, in Hanoi’s suburban district of Son Tay, still maintains the unique beauty of rural Vietnam in the past, with green spaces, houses with red tile roofs and laterite walls.
Duong Lam ancient village is located on Highway 32, at the intersection with Ho Chi Minh Highway.
The roads to the village are narrow and bending as streams.
Duong Lam was rated a national monument in 2005. The village represents the characteristic beauty of the countryside in northern Vietnam in the past, with banyan trees, lotus ponds, rice fields ....
Duong Lam Commune consists of five villages of Mong Phu, Dong Sang, Cam Thinh, Doai Giap, and Cam Lam, with 99 valuable old houses, nearly 1,000 traditional houses (with tile roofs, laterite walls...) and many rated relic sites.
Mong Phu village still preserves the old beauty. The houses with iron roofs belong to the adjacent villages of Duong Lam.
Local people are all aware of the cultural values of their village. They know that the ancient beauty of old houses is attractive to tourists.
The details that make the soul of the village are laterite walls, laterite gates, tilt tiled walkways, high windowsill and family temples.
There are many old wells of various sizes in the village.
Even the restored or newly-built houses are in the traditional style to fit the culture of the village.
All roads and alleys in the village are blind to prevent thefts. Most of the houses have secret doors and a short-cut to the communal house.
Duong Lam is one of the attractive tourist destinations in the north
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