If you have discovered a bustling Hanoi and wish to discover another side of its charm – its ancient beauty, then Cu Da in Thanh Oai district of Hanoi is a good choice. Containing many typical features of a village of Vietnam, the ancient Cu Da Village has long become a favorite destination for an ideal Hanoi discovery.
Not only well-known for a place with many ancient houses and ancestral temples dating back to over one hundred years, the Cu Da Village is also noted for its traditional handicraft of vermicelli making.
About 20 km from the city center, the Cu Da village offers visitors an idyllic and archaic beauty in a poetic space, promising an interesting discovery. Upon arrival in the village, you will be impressed by ancient communal house, gates, villas and ancestral houses which have been well preserved in this village. Of which almost have a special architecture with elegant carvings.
However, besides the archaic beauty of its ancient houses, Cu Da also attracts tourists for its local lifestyle. Cu Da villagers still keep traditional and neighborly lifestyle which has been maintained from generation to generation. So, once visitors coming Cu Da, they will find it easy to inquire the way to some families in the village. This is really a respectfully cultural feature of Cu Da people.
Visiting the village, you also have chance to witness the bustling space of the village, see and experience how the locals make vermicelli – the traditional handicraft product of this land.
Such unique relics on a flourishing development period of Cu Da riverside ancient village have made the village a “must-see” tourist destination in Hanoi, attracting an increasing number of visitors and researchers in and outside the country.