Although the time passes by, ancient characteristics still remain in each house and small road of Duong Lam ancient village, Hanoi.

 
 Duong Lam, one of the Vietnamese remaining ancient villages, has become a popular tourism site for many visitors.
 

 The village’s centre is Mong Phu communal house. The construction which is typical for northern rural area was built in 1684 on the highest region of the village with an area of 1,800 square metres. In 1984, the communal house was recognised as a national cultural and historical relic by the Ministry of Information and Culture then which is now the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

 

 The village has about 956 ancient houses built from firm laterite. The houses were designed with the yards lower than internal roads. Therefore, when it rains, the water flocks to the yards before draining.

 Small and clean alleys always attract tourists.

 

 Tourists can ride bicycles to visit the village. With bicycles, they can visit more places such as Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung Temples.

 

 After visiting the sites, tourists can rest and eat in a food shop open in an ancient house.

 Among many ups and downs of the life, it deserves to spend a day visiting the ancient village to discover each small corner...

 

 ... or mix with the smile of children in the village.

 

 A small corner meeting with the sun in the ancient village