Introduction to Dong Son Ancient Village
Thanh Hoa is also a locality with many destinations of long historical significance. One of them is Dong Son ancient village in Ham Rong ward, Thanh Hoa city. Dong Son Ancient Village is one of the oldest villages in Vietnam. Perhaps there are a few villages located in the heart of a busy and bustling city that have a peaceful, rustic and simple scene like Dong Son ancient village.
Since the beginning of the 20th century, the name Dong Son has been well-known as an archaeological treasure. Due to its thousand years of history, the village has the structure of purely agricultural villages, featuring the most typical architecture of northern villages.
Visiting this beautiful ancient village, visitors seem to be going back in history to return hundreds and thousands of years ago of the nation. The village lies comfortably between a river and hills. The village has all the characteristic elements of the traditional villages in Vietnam.
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Dong Son ancient village in Thanh Hoa fully converges the typical elements of a traditional Vietnamese village. It is attractive to visitors for its peaceful beauty, historical architecture, and Dong Son archaeological relics. When visiting the thousand-year village, tourists will be firstly impressed by the archaeological vestiges of Dong Son Culture, which has been famous all around the world since the mid-1920s. They will be then impressed by characteristic elements of Vietnam’s traditional villages with small lanes, ancient pagodas, temples, communal houses, and wells.
Some of the village's most impressive features are the gates to its four hamlets, which are called Nhan (Humanity), Nghia (Righteousness), Tri (Wisdom), Dung (Bravery) respectively. Three of the gates to the lanes are solidly built from brick and beautifully decorated.
Transport to Dong Son Ancient Village
From the center of Thanh Hoa city, you move to the northern gate about 1 km -> go through Cua Trong slope -> go to Chong Mam slope located at the foot of Ma Yen mountain, then go about 2 more kilometers to reach the main road leading to Dong Son village.
Best Things to do in Dong Son Ancient Village
Visiting this thousand-year-old ancient village, do not forget to explore more surrounding historical monuments. It is the temple of the “Đệ Nhị Thần Hoàng Trịnh Thế Lợi” - who established Dong Son village. Or you can visit “Đông Sơn Cổ Tự”, this is a beautiful and quiet temple in the village. Going a little further, visitors can experience Tien Son Cave, explore Ham Rong Bridge, or admire the landscape of Kim Quy ecological lake. Each destination has its own beauty, contributing to the beauty of Thanh's beauty. A day is not enough time to visit all the scenic places in Dong Son Village, as it is surrounded by so many other historical and cultural sites, such as Pham Thong Pagoda or Trung Communal House. It is really an ideal place for anyone who is interested in finding out more about Viet Nam's history and culture.
What’s good to eat in Dong Son Ancient Village
As a mountainous area, some grazing areas of buffaloes, cows, and goats are ready to provide dishes for tourists. The dishes of some restaurants here made from goats have long impressed tourists from all over the world.
Information about accommodation in Dong Son Ancient Village
In the village, there are still dozens of preserved old houses, lying dormant among the old mossy-colored stone walls. Walking along the streets of Dong Son ancient village, visitors can easily come across an idyllic picture of a countryside with a drying rice field, a mound of shiny golden straw,… Besides the ancient beauty shown through the architecture of the village gate and alleys, walls, etc. The beauty of this ancient village also comes from the natural, peaceful atmosphere of the country's soul.
Ham Rong ward, Thanh Hoa city