The relics of Nom village including the village entrance, Nom bridge, temples and pagodas, Nom market.. are joined together like a living museum of Vietnam rural in the center of the northern delta region.
Passing the red brick path, appearing behind the bamboo rows and green longan is the ancient village gate look like a citadel entrance. Go through the village entrance to the bridge crossing the Nguyet Duc river. The bridge is with about 2 meters wide joined by the whole blocks of stone and 9 arches carved dragon heads. This is a unique and rare bridge surviving intact after 200 years.
Next to Nom bridge is the Nom temple. The pagodah with the literature name "Conversance of Acient Writing" was built very early that the largest restoration was written on the epitaph in 1680 under the later Le Dynasty. Nom Temple has a strongly traditional architecture. The most special thing that not everyone knows is more than 100 ancient terra-cotta statues preserved in Nom temple. Over the periods of the history, the whirligig of time as well as large floods, the statues are still enduring and keeping the original beauties like with a miracle.
In front of the temple is the Nom market, a rural, very simple and ancient market. Previously, Nom market opened up in the market-day. The market was often very busy trading, particularly for copper products because here had come the traditional bronze casting and manipulation profession. Today, although in modern life, Nom market still remains active and is the "business center" of the village.
Enter the Nom village center, we will see a monuments system include Nom village temple (also known as Tam Giang temple), the temple of Nguyen forefathers, the temple of Tran forefathers, the temple of Le forefathers.. anciently gathered around the village pond. But what impressed and respectable the most in the village is the rural life, rustic and honest, remained virtually intact by the rapid urbanization.
Come to Nom village to watch the banian tree, the communal house roofs, the wells; to walk on the brick path; to get in the shade of green bamboo rows, under the ancient longan and to view the dreaming Nguyet Duc river.. it will be a very interesting trip to find the roots of Vietnam culture.