Phong Nam ancient village is one of the attractive tourist destinations in Da Nang that should not be missed. The village has the appearance of a peaceful, rustic village with green bamboo ramparts, ancient village gates, definitely gives visitors unusually familiar experiences. Therefore, this place has become a famous tourist destination, attracting many tourists from all over.

General information about Phong Nam ancient village in Da Nang

Phong Nam ancient village is made up of Nam Thanh, Dong Hoa, Tay An, Bau Cau hamlets, in Hoa Chau commune, Hoa Vang district, about 10km southwest of Da Nang city. The village is located on National Highway 1A and is a destination chosen by many people on their Da Nang travel itinerary.

Phong Nam Ancient village

Previously, Phong Nam ancient village was a southern part of Phong Le village. Phong Le village has a large area established during the Champa period. The village has gone through many historical periods with many name changes. Some of the secondary names that still remain are Phong Le and Da Ly.

According to the village chief of Phong Nam, in the past Phong Nam was only a southern part of the large Phong Le village covering Phong Bac (Hoa Tho Dong ward, Cam Le district) and Phong Nam village (Hoa Chau commune, Hoa Vang district) now. Although the surrounding villages have changed rapidly due to urbanization, Phong Nam still retains the characteristics of a traditional Vietnamese village.

What the best time to visit the village?

You can visit Phong Nam ancient village at any time of the year. Many tourist prefer to visit the village in the summer, when the weather is dry and has little rain, making it more convenient to visit and explore the peaceful scenery of the ancient village.

Phong Nam Ancient village

However, in the rainy season, the ancient village has a unique beauty. The landscape becomes more vague and romantic, creating a quiet and poetic space.

When you set foot in Phong Nam ancient village, it feels like you are entering a completely different world. Walk along historic stone roads and see Champa walls with distinctive motifs.

What is outstanding about Phong Nam ancient village?

Preserving its ancient features, Phong Nam village captivates those who love nostalgia. Coming to Phong Nam ancient village, visitors will enjoy the feeling of peace and lightness with the faint scent of rice, hear the whispering wind from the bamboo groves and areca rows, to find a place of distant memories.

Phong Nam Ancient village
The attraction of Phong Nam ancient village also lies in ancient architectural works such as communal houses, pagodas, temples, and clan association. Currently, the ancestral temple has 17 clans, including clans such as Tu Le, Ngu Ngo, Phung, Ong, Nguyen, Vo, Tran Nhi, Phan, Bui…

Phong Nam Ancient village

Currently, Phong Nam ancient village still retains many ancient houses which has been existing from 100 to nearly 200 years old. Over hundreds of years, many ancient houses are still preserved, but due to time and harsh climate, some have degraded and collapsed. Prominent ancient houses include the family homes of Ms. Ong Thi Mang, Mr. Tran Ngoc Duat, Ngo Viem and Le Duc Duc, Ngo Thi Trinh.

Phong Nam Ancient Village

In particular, Phong Nam village also preserves the ancient temple – named Thai Giam, built in the stilt house architecture that is said to have been more than 500 years ago. The temple was built with 4 rosewood pillars, covered with thatch, then built with lime mortar, yin-yang tiles, and ancient moss over time. According to the elders, the Thai Giam temple is the only one of the “four temples” of the ancient Phong Nam village that still exists.

Phong Nam Ancient Village

Phong Nam also preserves and maintains the Muc Dong Festival – honoring buffalo herding children at Than Nong communal house. Than Nong communal house, also known as Muc Dong communal house, was formed at the end of the reign of Emperor Tu Duc (1848 – 1883). The communal house has a structure with 3 parts connected together from the outside to the inside. There is a front hall and a back hall formed of 5 rooms.

Phong Nam Ancient Village

On the 6 rows of pillars in the pavilion, there are hanging parallel sentences engraved with Chinese words, painted in red and gilded with gold. Those are the compliments of famous people Phan Boi Chau and Cao Ba Quat during their visits to the communal house. The middle space worships Shennong, the founder of agriculture, who helps villagers pray for good weather. The left side worships the ancestors of the right who openly cultivated, and settled, and the right side worships the predecessors of the Muc Dong.

Phong Nam Ancient Village

Muc Dong festival

Specialties in the ancient village

The typical local dish is Quang noodles. The noodles here often include pieces of beef, shrimp, squid, fresh vegetables and thinly sliced rice paper, creating a rich and seductive flavor. This is a must-try dish when you come here. If you like to eat light foods, try dishes like pork rice paper rolls or salads such as fish salad, papaya salad, dried beef salad. They are both delicious and a good choice for meals.

Quang noodle in Da nang

You want to buy souvenirs to bring back for your trip. Come to the countryside market in ancient village, a wonderful destination.
Here, you can find handicrafts and specialty products. Such as rice paper, sesame, chili sauce, shrimp paste, dried fruit, and many other products. Bring the typical flavors of Phong Nam Ancient Village as gifts for friends and relatives.

Source: collected by An

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