Half-day Tour to Duong Lam Ancient Village

Book a tour to Duong Lam Ancient Village
Mong Phu Communal House at Duong Lam Ancient 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. 

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,  joining  cooking class with local Duong Lam people and cycling around the village to enjoy fresh air and admire the picturesque paddy fields, talk to hospitable local people.



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. A trip to Duong Lam village will help you trace back to the origin of Vietnam’s culture, to explore the unique architecture of ancient houses and to escape from the bustle of city life.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit more than 400 year-old ancient house to explore Vietnam’s architecture while wandering along its narrow alleyways
  • Visit Mia Pagoda was built during the Tran Dynasty in 1632 and still preserves many ancient artifacts
  • Joining interesting Duong Lam Specialty cooking class
  • Cycling around the village to enjoy fresh air and talking to hospitable local people.


8:00 am Set out for Duong Lam  Ancient Village Pick up at your hotel with an air-conditioned car and transfer to Duonglam village
9:30 am Explore Art & Architecture Visit some UNESCO Conservation Heritages: around 300 year-old Mong Phu Ancient Gate, almost 500 year-old Communal Houses and 400-year-old houses (national heritages)
10:00 am For Children and Children Lover (optional) Visit Duong Lam public kindergarden
10:15 am Learn More About Religion Visit Mia temple, one of the 10 oldest temples in Vietnam with 287 Buddha statues
10:45 am Taste Duong Lam Specialty Food Observe and learn how to make some Duong Lam specialty food (Peanut Candy, Sausage Candy, Crystal Rice Cake, etc)
11:15 am For History & Heritage Lover Visit some famous historical places:  Ngo Quyen Temple, Phung Hung Temple, Breastmilk Well
11:45 am For Nature Lover (optional) Go sightseeing: more than 1200 year-old trees and the highest hill in Duong Lam called Vien Son pagoda
12:15 pm For Foodie Lover Have lunch at a local family with authentic local food/specialties
1:15 pm Say goodbye to Duong Lam village Tour ends and come back to Hanoi



Group tours: 20$/ person ( including: Transport, Lunch, Entrance Tickets, Bike rent, A bottle of waters)

Private tour:

Number of person 1 person 2 – 3 persons 4 – 6 persons 7 – 9 persons 10 persons Up
Price/ person (USD) 85 50 40 30 22


  •  Pick up and drop off at your hotel with modern car with air-conditioner
  • A bottle of water/tour/person
  •  Bicycle Renting
  •  English speaking tour guide
  •  Plenty of photo opportunities
  •  Lunch at a local family
  • Entrance fees
  • Souvenir


  •  Drinks
  •  Tips and Gratuities
  •  Personal expenses


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