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Tour itinerary: Hanoi - Duong Lam - Thay pagoda - Tay Phuong pagoda

07:30: Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from the waiting point to Duong Lam ancient village.

8:30: Having lunch and resting in ancient houses.

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Duong Lam ancient village


Then, you will travel around Duong Lam ancient village by bicycle. In May and June, it is the ripe rice season so tourists could see and feel the aroma of ripe and fragrant rice along the two sides of the road.

Through many centuries, Duong Lam, a typical village of the northern part of Vietnam, equally preserved several ancient features such as village gates, wells, and temple walls. Especially, Duong Lam’s road system is shaped like a fish bone so if you arrive from the communal house, you will never turn back to the Holy Gate.

Mong Phu, a communal house which was built in 1533, still retains the ancient architectural features as a symbol of a typical communal house in the North of Vietnam after many restorations.


Mong Phu communal house

Tourists can visit Mia pagoda which is also known as Sung Nghiem Tu. From this pagoda, tourists can visit Gac Chuong, an ancient banyan tree, and Cuu Pham Lien Hoa stupa 13 high which worships the Buddha's relics.

Phung Hung temple was established in many places in Vietnam, however here in Duong Lam is the largest scale with the most unique architecture, and contains the most historical and cultural values including Ta-Huu Mac, Dai Bai, and Hau Cung.

Đền thờ Ngô Quyền (Ảnh: Sưu tầm)

Ngo Quyen Temple and Tomb

About 500m from Phung Hung temple is Ngo Quyen temple and tomb. This complex was built on Cam Hill, in front are rice fields and Hum Pond following into Tich river. The temple contains Ngo’s shrine, "dai bai" (front chamber), "hau cung" (back chamber), and stele house. At the bottom, about 100m from the temple is the tomb of King Ngo built in the shape of 4 roofs on a high pedestal and surrounded by a high wall.

12:00 Tourists have lunch in Duong Lam ancient village

13:30 Tourists visit Tay Phuong pagoda which is famous for its wooden worshipping statues plated with gold, considered the largest museum of Buddhism among Vietnamese pagodas with valuable and excellent symbols of wooden statues that were recognized as a National Treasure in 2013.

15:30 Continue to visit Thay pagoda - an ancient pagoda one of the famous landscapes of Xu Doai. This pagoda worship Tu Dao Hanh a famous monk with mysterious legends as the Founder of the Vietnamese traditional water puppet art.

Chùa Thầy và truyền thuyết ly kỳ về Thiền sư Từ Đạo Hạnh

Water puppet theatre in Thay Pagoda

Thay pagoda still preserves an ancient bell cast from the Ly dynasty. In addition, this pagoda displays 18 Arhat statues on two rows of corridors. After visiting the pagoda, you join the exploration of the caves around the temple such as Phat Tich Cave, Coc Co Cave and so forth.

17:00 Get in car, back to Hanoi, end program

  • Tourist car 4 - 29  seats, shuttle according to the program

  • English and Vietnamese narration tour guide

  • Tickets to attractions in the program

  • 01 mineral water bottle in the car

  • Biking to visit Duong Lam ancient village

  • Lunch

  • Personal expenses

  • Hotel

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for drivers, guides,...