When talking about Duong Lam village, we always see an old and traditional picture. Through many thousand years, Duong Lam still maintains the features of pure Vietnamese ancient village with a variety of values.
Situated about 20km far from Ha Noi center, when talking about Duong Lam village, we always see an old and traditional picture. It takes about one and half hour from Ha Noi to Duong Lam. This is a famous place where two Kings of Viet Nam: Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung were born and giving it the prestige. Up to now, through many thousand years, Duong Lam still maintains the features of pure Vietnamese ancient village with a variety of values. The village is not only famous for many ancient houses but also is well-known by many cultural and historical relics including temples, pagodas, stone steles. Seven of them were recognized as national relics. The village is the hometown of many specialties: Sugar, Mia Chicken, soybean sauce, etc. If you have a chance coming here, you should buy them as a souvenir for your friends and your family.
Duong Lam has more than nine hundred traditional houses with special construction. Being built from the laterite blocks is one of the characteristics of the houses here. Almost main ones were built with wooden pillars, red tile roofs, and a lot of big jars of soybean sauce are placed right on the bijou brick-paved yard. Lanes structure in Duong Lam is very unique because they are shaped fish bone frame. The architectural design is so deliberate when going from the temple of the village, you will not turn back to the door, showing respect to those who are worshiped there.
Mia pagoda is one of the relics where are keeping many Buddha statues and worship items. With 287 Buddha statues, Mia pagoda became one of the pagodas had the largest number of Buddha statues in Viet Nam. Besides, Mong Phu gate also is one of the important relics with a great traditional architecture value. Annually, Duong Lam organizes the local festivals to honor the national heroes. You can visit here in the end or the beginning of the new year to join the festive atmosphere surrounding.