Antique houses in Duong Lam village to be repaired
Update: Dec 10, 2015
Nearly two-dozen antique houses dating back 100 to 400 years in Duong Lam village on the outskirts of Ha Noi will be repaired next year.

According to the Ha Noi People's Committee, 10 village houses in Son Tay town will be repaired in three years, while also making efforts to restore their original value.

The city will spend 800 million VND (nearly 35,500 USD) into each house.

Duong Lam is an ancient village that has a history dating back about 1,200 years, with many houses as old as 400 years.

The antique homes were constructed from laterite bricks. Each house features a row of rooms and a tiled roof in the shape of a dragon or kylin.

The entrances are made of ironwood and employ typical northern Vietnamese aesthetics.

A giant banyan tree, fresh water well and communal house are also common characteristics within the village.