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DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE, VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE

Duration: 1day
Price: 0 $
Destination: HA NOI- DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE- VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE
Duong Lam ancient village is the first ancient village in Vietnam to be regarded as a national relic. It also won the UNESCO Conservation Heritage in 2013 after the recognition of Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoi An. While Old quarter and Hoi An are relics of an ancient urban lifestyle, Duong Lam village is a valuable heritage of rural life. Up to now, Duong Lam ancient village has a history of more than 1,200 years and is famous for its more than 400-year-old ancient houses made of lateritic bricks. It is also well-known as the birthplace of two national kings who are Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Besides, it has maintained a treasure of intangible cultural relics such as cuisine culture and traditional festivals as well as tangible cultural relics, namely communal houses, wells, ancient houses, temples and pagodas, ponds, etc. Let's come to Duong Lam Ancient Village to figure out more about Vietnamese culture and history through heritage sites, 400-year-old laterite ancient houses, communal houses, wells, lotus pond, join some farming activities and cooking class with local Duong Lam people and partake in our project “Green Trees For the Future”

08.00:   Guide and car pick up guests at hotel then transfer to Duong Lam ancient village about 50km away from Hanoi. Stop over on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in village, see mastered the technique of making wooden statues. Walk along village road to visit Son Dong communal house and survey Viet traditional culture with the cult of fecundity.Continue to drive to Duong Lam.

11.00:   Arrive Duong Lam, visit village gate, MongPhu communal house, some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake. Go around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Princess Mia Palace and Temple, Mia pagoda.

12.30:   Lunch at the HoaSua restaurant by Son Tay ancient citadel. Free time for visiting ancient citadel.

13.30:  Transfer back to Hanoi.

14.15:  Stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda - the best example of old typical pagoda in the northern of Vietnam, special with Arhan statue.

16.00:  Visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk from beginning to end, and the making of conical hats. Touch Van Phuc silk which is famous for making traditional textiles throughout Vietnam and overseas. See the silk from cocoons made into fine silk threads. Wander local market in Van Phuc village.

17.30:  Drop guests at hotel. End the services.

Inclusion:

  • Transfers within the tour with air-conditioned vehicle including pick-up and drop-off at Golden Lotus Hotel;
  • All meals as mentioned
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • English speaking guide

Exclusion:

  • Pre-post accommodation in Hanoi
  • Water Puppet ticket(s)
  • Beverages, other meal and Tobacco
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips/Gratuities are welcome
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above

What to bring:

  • Proper clothes for temple visits
  • Cameras
  • Sun glasses; sun cream; wide brim hats; good hiking shoes and etc.
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