06:00 | 23/08/2020 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - Located about 30km east of Hanoi, the capital, 200-year-old Nom Village in Dai Dong Commune of the northern province of Hung Yen’s Van Lam District remains intact with the natural beauty of a traditional village.
In the center of the village is a beautiful architectural complex consisting of a communal house, and an ancient well and banyan tree - a typical feature of traditional villages in northern Vietnam.
The village gateway was built over 200 years ago on four finely carved square columns. Red brick streets, old house gates and mossy walls lead to small lanes. The simple architecture and layout echoes the villagers’ laid back way of life, a sharp contrast to the bustle of the capital just a short distance away.
In fact, a day trip to the ancient and picturesque countryside village may be a great choice for those seeking a short getaway from the urban hub. Tour providers bill it as “peaceful, photogenic and rustic”.
The Nom Bridge over the Cai River leads to a temple of the same name. It is the only remaining stone bridge in Hung Yen Province. The bridge is about two meter wide with nine spans.
The Nom Temple was rebuilt in 1680 and renovated several times since. It is home to more than 100 statues that are well preserved despite floods and other disasters over the years. The Nom Market, located in the northeast part of the village, is held 12 times per month. In the past, the market traded copper.