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Ancient village by the river

Text & photos by Hai Duong

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About 15 kilometers from Hoan Kiem Lake in downtown Hanoi City lies the ancient village of Khuc Thuy, nestled by the Nhue River for centuries. Located in Thanh Oai District, Khuc Thuy Village is a haven for those who love nostalgia.

The ancient village gate, streets lined with old shade trees, and peaceful small alleys filled with moss inspire every visitor. Many houses over 100 years old are still preserved, and local residents continue to live slowly and leisurely.

A row of ancient trees lines the village path
Early morning tranquility at Khuc Thuy pagoda
An alley in the village glows with the red hue of ancient bricks
Ancient temples adorn the village paths
An old house with a gate’s tiled roof weathered by time
Green trellises add a cool touch to the walls surrounding the house
The scene evokes cherished old memories
Intricate patterns and ancient characters on historic buildings
A temple gate shaded by an ancient tree
The serene Thang Nghiem Pagoda
A window frame eroded by time
A house from the early 20th century, blending Asian and European architecture
Alleyways were numbered at the end of the 20th century
Many ancient houses were also numbered during that time

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