The Ancient Village of Dong Ngac: half-day tour

10.0 from 1 review
Hanoi, Vietnam
Half Day Tour
English, Thai

About the trip
History & Culture Children Friendly
Urbanization hasn't touched the ancient town of Dong Ngac located about 10 km from Hanoi. This quaint, beautiful village retains old architectural designs and brings history to life. Stepping into the village will feel like stepping into a different time. You will walk on brick roads and see old buildings, among which the oldest is the village’s communal house bearing typical and unique architectural traits from Le Dynasty. In Dong Ngac village, each banyan tree, each boat port, each tile on the road has their own story. The charm of this village is not only on its architecture but the warmth and friendliness of the locals as well. If you’re a nostalgic soul who seeks for long lost stories to reminiscence, then this is the place for you.
  • Visit to a local market
  • Interactive cooking demo
  • Lunch with local host
  • Relaxing in a courtyard
Day One
8:00 am Pick-up at your hotel and leave Hanoi. 8:30 am Arrive at the village. Get your bicycle, then cycle your way to the local market where your guide will help you explore the market and the local products sold. 9:30 am Cycle your way deeper into the village. Explore the village and visit the Communal House whose architectural design is shaped like a dragon, then visit the oldest school in the village built in 1921. 10:30 am Go to the hosting family for an interactive cooking demo, you will get a chance to experience cooking a local dish yourself and have it for lunch! After your delicious lunch, you can then enjoy the host family’s garden and lounge on a reclining chair.
12:30 pm Travel back to Hanoi. 13:00 pm Arrive Hanoi. End of tour.
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  • Tickets of entrance
  • Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • A bottle of water
  • VAT
Guest Reviews
Mr Matt Wynia
( 10.0 )

July 2018 · Vietnam

Making lunch together with the family was wonderful, as was the visit to the temple, bike riding through the city, and the visit to the local market.

Friendly hosts, felt like visiting relatives or old friends for lunch

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In this tour, you will get a chance to see a preserved ancient village, interact with locals and supplement their income through your visit.

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