Discover Duong Lam & Ky Son by bicycle with Vietnam Cycling Tours. Take a guided bike tour to discover the Ky Son, Tam Son, Van Minh, charming countryside, communities, Duong Lam ancient village. Just over an hour's drive from Hanoi, the old village of Duong Lam is a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. Duong Lam is a maze of alleyways and country roads; village gates and high walls conceal beautiful courtyards and historic homes. Some dwellings date back three centuries, and some have been restored. The ancient village consisted of 9 hamlets with about 956 ancient houses from 300 to 400 years old. These wooden houses are made of laterite stones, bamboo, sapele, Taipa, sawdust, terracotta brick, clay, and other local materials.
8:00 am, be ready to go to your hotel's lobby, meet your guide & driver, and transfer out of Ha Noi on a private vehicle. Arrive in the rural area of Duong Lam, pick up the bikes to discover the hidden charm of Duong Lam's countryside, bike through rice paddies, and visit the Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung temples that worship two national heroes against the Chinese during the Tang Dynasty. Visit and learn more about Vietnam's ancient history before cycling to Mia Pagoda, built in the 15th century. The pagoda has 287 statues of different sizes, famous Buddha sculptures in the Himalayas, and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities.
Then, continue riding around the village to discover locals' daily life and farming work along the fields with a stop at two ancient houses: the most significant old house was built 200 years ago, and the most ancient house back 400 years ago.
You will have an extraordinary chance to experience these older ways of life in Duong Lam and find yourself making friends with the warmly welcoming villagers whose childhood are pure agriculture. This is also a great chance to explore the ancient houses' architecture along its narrow alleyways on good quality mtb bicycles.
Enjoy your tasty lunch at the ancient house, walk along narrow alleys to visit Mong Phu communal house in Mong Phu hamlet, and immerse yourself in the beautiful countryside. Drive back to Hanoi around 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm—ends of Tour.