Duong Lam is a commune of Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Duong Lam is the first ancient village in Vietnam. Two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. Both kings led resistance wars against northern invasion and after winning national independence, were crowned kings. After their deaths, the local people built temples in their honor. The ancient village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years.
In the light of an autumn day, a circuitous path, the smell from ripe rice fields, more than 1000 houses made from laterit still contain many old and charming beauties. The land of two Kings – ancient village Duong Lam (Son Tay, Hanoi) is an attraction to visitors so far. Nice picitures from Tien Thanh, Nguyen Khanh and Viet Hung.
Today, Duong lam village still retains most of the basic characteristics of a village of Vietnam with port village, trees, courtyard, temples, well, water fields… The roads of Duong lam were special because they have the shape as the bones of fish. Some features are still kept in Duong Lam ancient village is the old village gate in Mong Phu village.
The Traditional entrance with banian-tree and public well.
A corner of the village
Ancient houses among modern architectures
Shadow of tile roof and moss-grown wall on water surface
Children in the village
Grandfather and nephew
Entrane to Ba Chua Mia temple
Mong Phu Commual house
Wooden-fish hung on Mong Phu communal
A family coming home after harverting peanuts