Duong Lam Village in Ha Tay Province has been known as a museum of laterite with ancient houses.
I pointed this out in an earlier article here.
In Duong Lam Commune, visitors can see famous relics such as Mia Pagoda, Phung Hung Temple, Ngo Quyen Temple and Mong Phu communal house. A map which you get at the entrance is showing you the exact locations.
Mia Pagoda was built during the Tran Dynasty before 1632 and still preserves many ancient artifacts.
Mong Phu is the biggest and the most famous village of Duong Lam Commune. Here, visitors also can see ancient houses and small lanes as well as everyday life of residents.
A visit to Duong Lam village is a trip to trace back the origin of Vietnam's culture and Vietnam's traditions and a great chance to explore the special architecture through its surviving laterite brick ancient houses.
For every tourist who comes to explore the Northern Vietnamese culture, Duong Lam ancient village is a good suggested destination. In addition to the hallmarks of a traditional northern village, Duong Lam also offers visitors the heartfelt welcome of its country people and the experience of rural village life.
At this time of year there are the green paddy fields and the villagers getting out to shift to the crop and attending their animals.
more picture from Duong Lam can be found here.