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An experience we will never forget
March 24, 2012

Duong Lam ancient village


Step back in time and visit Duong Lam village where the culture and architecture has been preserved intact, representing the ancient civilization of the Red River Delta. That's why it was the first village to be recognized by the Government as "National Cultural Heritage."

 



It takes about two hours driving to the east of Hanoi, this town has 9 hamlets: Mong Phu, Cam Thinh, Dong Sang, Doai Giap, Cam Lam Phu Khang, Ha Tan, Hung Thinh Van Mieu and that each has its own wells. The well  of Mong Phu is the largest having clean water and bears the inscription "Nhất phiến băng tâm" which means "the heart of Mong Phu people is pure as ice." Mong Phu has about 400 families who live by agriculture, formerly by raising silkworms and weaving fabrics. Mong Phu have kept some 400 years old houses where a dozens of generations have lived in. The architecture of in Duong Lam village is very characteristic with its quaint houses built of laterite blocks and wood, surrounded by walls. The curved roofs look like pigeon wings and tiles arranged as fish scales.
 

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