Introduction to Duong Lam Ancient Village
Duong Lam is a commune of Son Tay town, Hanoi, Vietnam. Amongst tens of thousands of Vietnamese villages, Duong Lam is the first to be recognized as a national-level artistic side of architecture.
Located in Son Tay town of the same name district just 44km away from Hanoi’s center, the village has the typical features of a rural village with a giant banyan tree, fresh water, and a communal house, along with 956 antique houses dating back 100 to 400 years. In 2006, Duong Lam became the first village that had been recognized as a national historical and cultural relic.
Duong Lam residents, similar to those in any rural areas in north Vietnam, attach great importance to the gate and the communal house of their village, which are long considered symbols of prosperity. Surrounding the village is a system of ponds creating charming scenery, which helps to reduce the heat of summer during extremely hot days in the North. A large number of ancient houses built with laterite and ironwood pillars give the village a very special ancient beauty. Most ancient houses maintained fences, gates, courtyards, gardens, the main house, outbuildings, kitchens, and ranches… which are familiar specifically to the image of Thang Long – Hanoi.
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