Overview of Co Vien Lau
Located in the center of Tam Coc-Bich Dong tourist resort, Cau Vien Lau immediately fascinates you by the peaceful scene with green palm trees straight along the road. 20 ancient houses in the Co Vien Lau were built according to the different architectural styles of each region, the interior is the antique valuable. In the evening, in the quiet space, you hear the Ninh Binh artists singing the ancient songs, Ca Tru of 200 years ago … Following the Ninh Binh 2 days 1 night tour, try to spend one day living in the old house, to feel the lifestyle of our ancestor hundreds of years ago, in a peaceful space, the pure village of Vietnam.
If anyone has ever compared Ninh Binh Vietnam as the miniature image of country Vietnam, the ancient Vietnamese Village – Co Vien Lau is typical village of North Vietnam, of the traditional folk values. And certainly, every visitor to the land of Ninh Binh, back to the land of Ancient Capital will not be miss coming to the ancient Vietnamese Village – Co Vien Lau.
Memories of the past
Vietnamese Ancient Village – Co Vien Lau is located next to the tourist wharf Tam Co Bich Dong, Ninh Binh Province with an area of 22,000m2. The village is contiguous to the Thai Vi Temple in the east, which is the Tran Dynasty worship, to the Ngo Dong river in the west, to the Tam Coc wharf in the south and to the Cua Quen mountain in the north.
This is a village that retains the ancient features of ancient Vietnamese houses between the majestic mountains and charming rivers, a typical northern village. This place preserves more than 20 ancient stilt houses dating from the 18th-20th centuries and thousands of antiquities have cultural values associated with the development history of our nation over several thousand years of building and retention country. The old houses are gathered from many villages in the North Delta, each house here brings in its own stories.
Tho Xuan ancient house of a shaman in Thanh Hoa nearly 200 years old. When it was brought here, the workers cannot build it. It was only when the shaman himself offered to remove the spell from the ceiling and then reassembled it. Or Van Hai ancient house in Hau Loc district, Thanh Hoa. This house was built in the year 1853, with the length of 12.6m, the width of 6m, the area of 75.6m2 in the style of “goose neck porch” with 3 compartments 2 rooms, oak tree that can both avoid termites and adapt to the humidity. The whole of the porch consists of goose-necked rafters, door frames with carved flowers… Luu Phuong ancient house have origin in Luu Phuong commune, Kim Son district, Ninh Binh province in 1807 with the main material is jackfruit wood and oak wood and the area of more than 90 square meters, including 5 compartments, 2chambers, 2 rooms. The house is roofed with fish fins tiles.
There is also a very special house, originally restored from the idea of Dau’s house with three main rooms and two chambers, leaves roof , clay floor, the main material of the house is soil and combined with bamboo, straw. The house has one main door and two bamboo windows, three main compartments have a bamboo bed, in the yard, is a high straw, water jars, a millstone and a garden.
Especially, in this village, there are communal houses. This is the Thanh Liem ancient house was collected in Thanh Liem district, Ha Nam province with the area of more than 100m2 with the curved roof covered with fish fin shape tiles over the surface of the tile shape “Tho”. In the family there are 28 ironwood columns of 75-85cm in diameter covered with green rocks against low humidity and termites.
Not only the temple, ancient houses, visitors here also see the familiar items such as tea cabinets, corridor, pedestal …of hundreds of years old, with carved lively motifs and sophisticated art. Somewhere in old houses, there are still many antiques dating from BC, and dating from Dinh, Ly, Tran Dynasty … all are displayed on each topic and each historical period.
If you would like to enjoy the atmosphere of the mountains and explore the typical architecture of the village of Vietnam, you go to the ancient Vietnamese Village of the historical land of Hoa Lu Tam Coc tour, here you will feel more clear about the ancient and understand more about Vietnamese life. A sense of peace, pristiness is something that anyone can easily see when coming to this place.