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    Duong Lam: Traditon - History – Architecture – Culture - Nature
                Not so many places in Vietnam were recognized as a national relic by the Ministry of Culture Sport and Tourism like Duong Lam village. This place is one of deserving village to experience yourselve. The village has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years. Two of Vietnam's kings, Phung Hung(?-800) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in Duong Lam, giving the village its prestige. The village has been well-known for its surviving laterite brick houses, built three to four centuries ago. Laterite is red clay formed from weathered basalt found in northern Vietnam. Along with its historic value, Duong Lam, is an important place for scientists to study resident communities and ancient agriculture
    08:00   Tour guide and Car pick you  up at your hotel and  then transfer to Son Dong village -  about 25km westward from Hanoi center.
    09:00   Visit Son Dong traditional sculpture village. The Son Dong wooden statues are present in many pagodas and temples in the Northern provinces. Visit some households in the village, look at mastered the technique of making wooden statues. Walk along village road to visit Son Dong communal house.
    09:30   Continue to drive to Duong Lam.
    10:15 Arrive Duong Lam, visit village gate, Mong Phu communal house, some ancient houses and enjoy local products: rice wine, rice cake. Go around the village to visit some cultural and historical vestiges in Duong Lam such as:Princess Mia Palace and Temple, Mia pagoda.
    12:30 Have lunch at Duong Lam restaurant village.
    14:00 Transfer to Son Tay ancient  citadel. Visting ancient citadel with tour guide.
    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 Arhat statues. Explorers will  have the opportunity to learn & explore the  unique human values ​​of Buddhism - the most influential religion in Vietnam  nowadays.
    16:30   Visit Van Phuc silk village. Experience the process of making silk in a family factory.You have chance to by some silk for souvenir.
    17:30  Drop guests at hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. End of the services.
                                                                      Quoted in US$
    PAX N0 02 pax 3 - 5 pax 6 - 9 Pax > 10 pax
    PROMOTION COST 80 / pax 62/ pax 42 / pax 35 / pax
    -  Transfer air conditioned car, van or bus
    - Traditional Vietnamese Lunch
    - All sightseeing fees
    -  Mineral water
    - English speaking guide
    - Tip and personal expenses
    Note: Should bring: umbrellar, Sunscreen, Hat and some money

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