Duong Lam & Son Dong Villages Experience Day - 01 Day

Duong Lam & Son Dong Villages Experience Day
Overview
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  • Start/End: Hanoi/Hanoi
  • Visit: Hanoi
  • Duration: 01 Day
  • Travel style: Authentic, Culture and Heritage
Highlight

This tour takes you to Hanoi's suburbs to visit Duong Lam ancient village. It has been well-known as a living countryside museum in the Red River Delta. Despite the peaceful life of Duong Lam, Son Dong village is also bustling with wood carving artisans on every street corner.

  • Traditional villages experience: Duong Lam, Son Dong
  • Visit: Mia pagoda, Mong Phu communal house, King's temple and typical ancient houses, wood carving work-yard.
Itinerary
  • Hanoi60km - 1.5hThu, May 28, 2020
    Strolling & discovering Duong Lam ancient village, Son Dong wood carving village

    8:00 AM: Enjoy 1.5 hour drive from your hotel to the Duong Lam village which has been well-known as a living countryside museum which a typical village in the Red River Delta. This is a great passing from the Old Quarter, French style buildings, cross the new city to countryside. On arrival, first visit the Mia pagoda that contains 287 statues in total, half of them made from wood. The pagoda is also enriched by an interesting village market in front of the main gates.

    Walking on the “wedding brick road” to visit one of the oldest houses. Have an interesting talk to the host about their unique house. Then take a bike (optional) to discover the village and the Mong Phu communal house. Built in the 17th century, the Mong Phu communal house is dedicated to the Mountain God whom they believed could protect the village from bad things. Towards the original main gate, you pass some ancient wells and laterite houses. Keep cycling on small paths through fields to the temple of King Ngo Quyen who lived in the 10th century and defeated the Chinese in 938AD.

    Back to village to have lunch before travelling to Son Dong wood carving village. According to the Vietnamese Guinness book, Son Dong village is the biggest work-shop of wooden statues and worshipping items in the country. The skillful hands and creative minds of craftsmen transform the lumpy pieces of wood into spiritual statues which will be all over Vietnam and even abroad. On arrival, we first visit the communal house where local people worship their village founder. Then stroll around to visit village and stop at any work yard as you wish.

    Transfer back to hotel in the late afternoon.

    Note: Biking distance is flexible, dressing cover knees and shadows inside worshiping places
Inclusions
  • English speaking tour guide following itinerary
  • All entrance fees and tickets mention on itinerary
  • Private transportation following itinerary
  • Meal: Lunch: 01
  • Bike: Duong Lam village
  • 01 bottle of water per pax per day
  • Service charges and Taxes
Exclusions
  • International flight from/to your country
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and Gratuities
  • Other not mentioned in the program


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