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Hanoi - Duong Lam - Tay Phuong pagoda - Van Phuc Silk

Hanoi - Duong Lam - Tay Phuong pagoda - Van Phuc Silk

Hanoi - Duong Lam - Tay Phuong pagoda - Van Phuc Silk

Duong Lam is a commune in Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Duong Lam is the first ancient village  in Vietnam became national cultural historical relic to be recognized  by  State on May 19, 2006.

Duong Lam has 956 traditional houses. There are many houses were built a long time ago (1649, 1703, 1850 ...). Characteristic of the traditional ancient houses here are all built from laterite masonry.

Vạn Phúc is a village traditionally associated with silk weaving in Hà Đông, 8 km south-west of Hanoi.
It is the best known silk village in Vietnam, and one of the best developed and most visited craft village near Hanoi which has over 90 officially designated handicraft villages.

 08:00   Get picked up at your hotel then depart for Duong Lam ancient village (60km from Hanoi cente 09:30 Stop-over at Son Dong traditional sculpture village producing and supplying wooden statues to most of pagodas and temples in Northern Vietnam. Photograph skillful people mastering the technique of making marvelous wooden statues in numerous states.
10:30   Arrive at Duong Lam ancient village. Visit Mong Phu temple, some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cakes.
11:00   Enjoy bicycle ride along peaceful countryside road to some historical vestiges such as: Giang Van Minh worship-house, Temples of King Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung.
11:30   Cycling uphill to see a natural holy “milking- well” storing clear water all the year round. It is believed to help childless couple produce a baby if drinking this water.
12:30   Become a member of the 400-year-ancient house while having lunch in here.
13:30   Get ready to return Hanoi.
14:15   On the way back, visit Tay Phuong pagoda built in the 8th century. It is the best example of old typical pagodas in the North of Vietnam, being special with 18 ancient Arhan statues.
16:00   Visit Van Phuc silk village, the cradle of best silk in Vietnam once. The house owner gives an introduction of the silk making process. Then experience the local silk market in Van Phuc village.
17:30   Get dropped off at hotels. Tour ends.


Price: USD 85/person (from 2 people up)

-  Modern air-conditioned bus
-  Lunch
-  All sightseeing fees
-  Biking service
-  English speaking guide
-  Travel insurance & Tax
-  Beverages
-  Tip or Gratitude
-  Personal expense

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