The famous and rich thousand-year-old ancient village is now a rare treasure in Hanoi

Khuc Thuy is an ancient village located along the Nhue River. The village has a history of nearly a thousand years and still retains the traditional beauty that is rarely found anywhere in Hanoi.

Khuc Thuy ancient village still retains its old traditions

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Less than 20 km from the center of the capital, Khuc Thuy village belongs to Cu Khe commune, Thanh Oai district, Ho Chi Minh City. Hanoi. Located along the banks of Nhue River, this is a poetic village space that has gone into the history of thousands of years.

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Ancient Thang Nghiem Pagoda (now Khuc Thuy Pagoda) was built by King Ly Cong Uan in 1010. Ancient Khuc Thuy was just a small village, nestled under luxuriant ancient arches, reflecting on the ancient Nhue River called the ancient Nhue River. is Trang Khuc Thuy with the lavish mansions of the gods, famous families.

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On the old shady village road, there are still many houses and alleys keeping the lovely, nostalgic look. Although life has changed, modern architecture is breaking the ancient space of the village for a long time, but there are still many ancient works preserved. In the photo is a church they have beautiful architecture preserved intact.

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The villagers of Khuc Thuy excitedly said that from the years before 1930, the village had brick roads and solid houses with ironwood and paved wood. However, many houses are left empty, having to hire people to look after them. There were only a few houses left in the whole village, but all of them spread out to trade and business places, mainly trading cloth and silk.

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The village often has expensive dishes such as bird’s nest, tortoiseshell and many delicious dishes because all year round, they are busy doing business and have the opportunity to meet new people in the village, so they all contribute greatly. At that time, there were no means of preservation, no one stayed to eat, so the table was often lavish and hearty. In the photo are the small alleys that are very popular in Khuc Thuy, with old building materials.

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Khuc Thuy communal house worships Saint Tran Thong, general of Tran Ngoi uprising against the Ming army (1407-1409). Tran Thong’s father is Tran Cong, a son of the lineage of famous generals of the Tran Dynasty.

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The village’s document is located right behind the communal house, which worships Confucius with the villagers’ desire for the importance of learning. 

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Khuc Thuy has a proud tradition of studiousness. Families in Khuc Thuy still keep their traditional lifestyle and activities. People in the village and in each family live in harmony and respect morality. The house has a family name, the village has a covenant and obeys the national law.

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Temple Temple Khuc Thuy village also worships the famous general Tran Thong.

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The old Khuc Thuy village gate is the pride of the people, the elderly said that the old gate was built to be large, with a watchtower, a bell tower, and a gate that closes and closes the gate. During the war the gate was destroyed, but the village was still determined to rebuild according to the old tradition.

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Khuc Thuy is still full of traditional construction works, typical architecture of ancient villages in the North such as: Village gate; Communal houses, pagodas; Temple; Temple.

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The peaceful small alleys bring the ancient look of Khuc Thuy village.

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In addition, a memorable feature about Khuc Thuy village is Khuc Thuy Tuong Bong. This is a traditional craft of the villagers. It is still made of soybeans, yellow glutinous rice grains, but the unique fermentation formula with the swelling when soaked in soy sauce, when the time comes to break the soy sauce, has a characteristic aroma. Follow Dân trí