Duong Lam Ancient Village

Duong Lam Ancient VillageLocation: Son Tay Township, Hanoi.

Feature: This is the motherland of two national heros: Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen (who defeated the enemy in the 8th and 10th century.

With 21 hills and mounds, 18 small ditches and the green Tich river which surround the village, Duong Lam appears in the midland landscape. There are still temples honoring Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen here with the cooper bell, musical stones, ceramics and carved pictures.

Phung Hung Temple

Duong Lam Ancient VillageFacing the East, not well addressed time, restored since 1889. There is still a stele since 1390 writing the legends of Phung Hung and Ngo Quyen.

Phung Hung was the village’s head of Duong Lam. He could not bear the domination of the Chinese, then he raised the army against them and the revolt was prolonged 25 year (766 – 791). There are also other legends of Phung Hung and his brother Phung Hai which abolished the tiger and trap the enemy such as Vung Hum, Ho Gam hill, Sa Mau, Nguc well, Rang Duoi, etc.

Temple and mausoleum of Ngo Quyen

Duong Lam Ancient Village300m from Phung Hung temple, this temple was restored in 1858. The mausoleum is in front of the temple. It was built in the shape of four roof with tile-roofed. In the middle is the dragon throne with the four stone words “ Tien Ngo Vuong Lang” (mausoleum of King Ngo) which was carved in 1821. Ngo Quyen was a good general and he seized the power in 931.

In the traditional museum in Duong Lam commune, there are some precious items like: the stone axe, newly stone archaeological sites, wood stake in Bach Dang which was brought in the previous battle field in 938.

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