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Duong Lam ancient village recalls the old days

Last update: 12:20 | 08/01/2018

Located in Son Tay Town, 40 km to the west of Hanoi, Duong Lam village is a great destination to find peace. Once entering, visitors will feel like they’ve found another world hackening back to the old days.

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Numerous foreign tourists find it interesting to cycle around the village.

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The Communal House of Mong Phu Hamlet is on the must-see list.

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Each ancient house in Duong Lam Village embracing the Red River Delta’s architecture is worth a look.

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Mr. Kieu Anh Ban’s house was built 260 years ago.

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Narrow alleys are enlightened by aterite’s color.

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The streets are kept clean.

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An old window fades with time.

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Short gates are everywhere.

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Visitors should not miss taking a photo of the gate, which is in the typical architectural style of an old Vietnamese village.

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Souvenir shops in the village

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Te cake, Che lam cake, and seasame candies are the village’s specialties.

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Che lam cake is sometimes mixed with other flavors including pineapple’s leaves and spiny bitter gourd.

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Che Lam cake

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The village is also famous for making soy sauce. 80-year-old Ha Thi Phi learned to make it at the age of 15.

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Duong Lam village’s soy sauce

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Situated at the end of the village, an ancient house owned by Mr. Nguyen Van Hung is one of the attractions.

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Built in 1649, its structure and furniture remains intact.

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The house has 5 chambers with 2 wings. The 3 middle chambers are the space intended for worshipping ancestors. The other chambers are bedrooms.

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Once in the village, tourists can feel the peaceful atmosphere.



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