SON DONG TRADITIONAL SCULPTURE VILLAGE– DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE- TAY PHUONG PAGODA- VAN PHUC SILK VILLAGE
Duong Lam village is Son Tay town and about 50km west of Hanoi. Duong Lam ancient village was recognized the UNESCO Conservation Heritage in 2013. This village has been known as a museum of laterite with ancient houses aged up to 400 years old. Situated on the bank of Nhue river, about 10km southwest of Hanoi old quarter, Van Phuc silk village is renowned for its traditional weaving and premium quality silk products.
08.00: Our Tour Guide and car pick up guests at hotel then transfer to Duong Lam ancient village.
09.00: Stopover on the way to visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and communal houses in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in the village; see mastered the technique of making wooden statues and see the local market.
09.30: Continue to Duong Lam ancient village.
Old House and the main entrance gate
10.15: Arrive Duong Lam, a purely agricultural area of the North Vietnam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, and some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake.
Statue in Tay phuong pagoda Mong Phu communal House
11.30: Have Lunch at the Ancient house.
12.30: Take bicycle around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as: Princess Mia palace and temple, Mia pagoda is from 15th-century, which preserves some 287 statues of all sizes, finally, visit the Ngô Quyền and Phùng Hưng temples, both dedicated to great national heroes.
15.00: Stopover on the way to visit Tay Phuong pagoda – the best example of old typical pagoda in the Northern of Vietnam, special with Arhan statues.
The Main Entrance of Tay Phuong
Architecture and statues in Tay Phuong Pagoda
16.00: Visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk. Touch Van Phuc silk which is famous for making traditional textiles throughout Vietnam and overseas. See how to make silk from silk thread, walk and shopping on the silk street.
17.30: Drop guests at hotel. End the services.
Meal as mentioned in the itinerary: Vietnamese food and Asian food basic
Private transfer with air-con
English speaking guide (other languages on request)
All entrance and sightseeing fees;
All taxes and service charges
Tipping / personal expense
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