Anyone who thinks of the peaceful, ancient villages on the S-shaped land cannot avoid the feeling of reparation and emotion. And indeed, the most famous ancient villages in Vietnam that mentioned in this post are the suggestion for your next destinations, giving you countless memorable experiences.
01. Duong Lam Ancient Village, Hanoi
When it comes to the most famous old villages in Vietnam, the first name that we have to mention is Duong Lam. This place is located in Son Tay town, only 50 km from the center of Hanoi capital, and has long been an excellent destination for those who want to feel the peace of the Northern village around the 1980s.
Duong Lam is one of the very few villages in Vietnam that can preserve banyan trees, water wharves, and communal yards. The feature that makes this place different from many others is the houses, walls built entirely of unique laterite. Visiting the ancient village of Duong Lam, you will have the opportunity to see the classical architecture of hundreds of years of history as well as a chance to learn about unique cultural features.
02. Bat Trang Pottery Village
Bat Trang, located about 10km southeast of Hanoi capital, is also considered one of the most famous ancient villages in Vietnam. Previously, Bat Trang used to be a busy place for producing and trading ceramics. Today, when you come to this village, you will have the opportunity to witness the process of making pottery as well as making yourself a unique ceramic product. Not only that, but you can also visit the Bat Trang communal house, or visit the ancient Van Van house – which displays more than 400 ceramic antiques from the 15th to 19th centuries.
03. Nom Village – Hung Yen
It is quite an omission if we don’t mention of Nom Village in this post about the most famous ancient village of Vietnam. This village is located in Dai Dong commune, Van Lam district, Hung Yen province, also known as “the place to preserve the ancient Vietnamese souls.” Coming to Nom village, you will visit the old houses with more than 200 years old but still preserved intact. The peaceful and airy atmosphere of this village helps you dispel all stress and fatigue in life.
04. Phuoc Tich Ancient Village – Thua Thien Hue
Phuoc Tich is a peaceful old village located downstream of the O Lau River, on the border of Thua Thien Hue and Quang Tri provinces. It can be said that Phuoc Tich is like a cultural museum of lively architecture about Vietnamese villages. The village is not very large, only about 100 houses but 37 of them are over 100 years old. In particular, there are about 12 houses listed as rare due to their age and sophisticated architecture. Coming to Phuoc Tich, visitors will also have the opportunity to see rare ceramic antiques and experience the feeling of being a “potter” right inside the village.
05. Dong Ho Village
Dong Ho is also one of the most famous ancient villages in Vietnam, attracting a large number of tourists every year. It locates in Song Ho commune, Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province, less than 30 km from the center of Hanoi capital. Dong Ho is famous for manufacturing folk paintings with a history of hundreds of years of establishment and development. Today, when visiting this village, you will be immersed in the peaceful scenery as well as learn the valuable cultural values of Vietnamese people.
06. Sa Dec flower village – Đồng Tháp
Sa Dec is a great destination for those who love traveling to the Mekong River Delta, especially for those who love flowers. Thanks to the fertile alluvium, the people here grow a lot of beautiful ornamental flowers. Coming to Sa Dec, you will get yourself super sparkling check-in photos that make your friends jealous.