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The heart-stopping beauty of two famous ancient villages in Hanoi-Travel

Monday, March 28, 2022 10:00 AM (GMT+7)

If you want to fully admire the beauty of Hanoi capital, you must definitely “check-in” right at the 2 beautiful old villages below!

Duong Lam ancient village – the “quality” land of the Northern countryside

Located in Son Tay town (Hanoi), Duong Lam ancient village appears as a priceless treasure that has not been obscured by time. Nearly 50km from the capital, Duong Lam still retains the characteristics of the Northern countryside with images of banyan trees, water wells, communal courtyards. This place is also known as the “land of two kings” because Duong Lam village is the ancestral homeland of two kings Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen.

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The beauty of time is still here – Photo: IG:@vedugx

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The moss-covered wall gives you a vintage photo – Photo: Vu Mai Phuong

In Duong Lam, there are only slanted brick village roads with shady trees on both sides and moss-covered houses with idyllic beauty in the early morning sunlight. From the temple of Phung Hung, the mausoleum of Ngo Quyen to the church of Tham Hoa Giang Van Minh or the pagoda of Mia, all exude an ancient and contemplative look, forming a unique “living treasure” preserving historical values. , the long-standing culture of Duong Lam ancient town.

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An idyllic village street – Photo: Pham Minh

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Ancient beauty captivates visitors – Photo: Nina May

Duong Lam village also “scores” in the hearts of anyone who comes here with the image of Mong Phu village gate – the only remaining ancient village gate in the Northern region. The village gate is the crystallization of 4 precious woods: Dinh, iron, sen, tuu; One side of the gate is an ancient banyan tree that has existed for more than 300 years, the other side is a clear green canal.

With a dome-shaped architecture, the wall is surrounded by the honey yellow color of laterite, Mong Phu gate evokes a deep feature, imbued with the soul of the countryside of Doai. Right here, you can record old, nostalgic frames that are rarely found anywhere else.

Duong Lam village is home to 956 old houses with 5-room, 7-room architecture, bold in the old Northern countryside. The roof is tiled with terracotta tiles, the walls are usually coated in laterite and oval wood. In front of the house are bunches of glutinous rice paste lying close together that are carefully distilled by people to give birth to the culinary quintessence of Duong Lam ancient village. Then, the salty taste of the soy sauce mixed with the typical aroma of the traditional wine jars flew around the space.

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After the harvest, dry straw is spread all over the village – Photo: Nina May

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The new season of green rice has arrived – Photo: Nina May

Here, every May and June, people eagerly flock to admire the vast ripe rice fields. All alleys, village roads are dyed in the golden color of hay and dry straw. In the afternoon, the smoke of burning the fields rises up, the buffaloes leisurely graze, a scene of the village is extremely peaceful and quiet. Especially, when coming to Duong Lam, you should enjoy specialties such as che lam, roasted pork belly! You will surely fall in love with this “forgotten old town” in the heart of Hanoi!

The unique ancient beauty of Dong Ngac village

Only about 10km from the center of Hanoi city, but Dong Ngac village (nominal name Ve or Ke Ve village) can take you “through the air” to the years of the last century. Lying on the dyke of the Red River with heavy alluvium, Dong Ngac village (in Dong Ngac ward, Bac Tu Liem district) with nearly 100 ancient houses dating back hundreds of years, persists in the heart of the prosperous capital. crowded.

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Ancient mossy road – Photo: IG:@marc_bailly

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Time-stamping carvings – Photo: The Blues

“The land of the truss, the man of the Ke Ve” is the praise of many generations when talking about this village with this scholarly tradition. Therefore, the symbol of the spirit of studiousness is shown in the village gates and gateways with the shape of a towering pen tower. The old houses here are also built extremely skillfully.

Going through the slanted brick streets leading into the hunky alleys, you will have the opportunity to admire the marble-tiled stilt houses with hanging curtains, each wooden column printed with parallel lines that have not yet faded. yellow or red roof tiles tinged with time.

In particular, many houses in Dong Ngac village still have the architectural style of the French colonial period, typically Dong Ngac B Primary School. However, this school with small yellow-painted houses still has the “quality” of Vietnam. When on the walls are carved dragon images interspersed with images of lotus calyx.

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In the distance are villas with modern style – Photo: The Blues

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A beauty that is not overshadowed by time – Photo: The Blues

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Are you ready to “go through the air”? – Photo: Ngoc Bich Hoang

It is no exaggeration to call this place a “village in the city”, because next to the luxurious high-rise villas there are still short, rickety old houses, even some places have been abandoned and covered with moss. Yet that oldness also makes a very unique feature of Dong Ngac village. Anywhere can become the ideal virtual live background.

In particular, coming to Dong Ngac village, you must enjoy spring rolls with a unique flavor that cannot be confused anywhere. Is that enough to motivate you to come to Hanoi to make a trip “through the air” back to the past?

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