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Experience for a Hoa Lu ancient capital discovery from A to Z

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Hoa Lu used to be the capital of Vietnam in 968 when King Dinh Bo Linh came to the throne and constructed the city's citadel which is now the seat of the pagoda and temple dedicated to the Kings of Tran Dynasty, making this place one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Vietnam.

1. Hoa Lu ancient capital - Ninh Binh province

Located 100 kilometers from Hanoi, Hoa Lu ancient capital, a part of Ninh Binh province, has recently become a tourist magnet thanks to its magnificently scenic view of mountains, rivers as well as historical relics.
Hoa Lu ancient capital is also known as "Ha Long on Land" for its scenery which is exactly the same as that of Ha Long Bay, one in the seven wonders of the world chosen by UNESCO. However, the only difference is that the towering limestone cliffs and mountains spring up from the green & lush paddy fields instead of the emerald water in Ha Long Bay.
Hoa Lu ancient capital Vietnam is a perfect combination of mountains and rivers
Hoa Lu ancient capital Vietnam is a perfect combination of mountains and rivers

A one-day-trip from Hanoi to Hoa Lu can be done with a popular boat ride to Tam Coc, the three mountains with beautiful caves.

2. Tam Coc

Some millions of years ago, Ha Long Bay used to connect with limestone mountains in Hoa Lu ancient capital. Oceanic vestiges still remain through the erosion of the caves, offering an adventurous tour in such caves. Together with Trang An landscape complex, a trip to Tam Coc is so interesting that visitors should not miss a chance to experience it.
A cruise trip along Ngo Dong river to explore Tam Coc
A cruise trip along Ngo Dong river to explore Tam Coc

You can reach Tam Coc by a boat ride along the stream flowing through green and lush rice fields dotted with towering mountains. At Tam Coc, there is the temple built to commemorate Kings of the Tran Dynasty who defeated Kublikhan's army. The bell tower predominantly stands in the front yard, and the heroes are worshipped inside the temple.

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3. Bich Dong Pagoda

Bich Dong Pagoda is regarded as the second most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam after the Huong Pagoda (Perfume Pagoda), also one of the most popular Ninh Binh Vietnam attractions among experienced tourists from all over the world. Many statues of Buddha are enshrined there. The bell tower is finely decorated. Visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of mountains and rivers in Hoa Lu ancient capital from the top of the pagoda. In summer, you can admire an area of lotus blossoms as if you are in Van Long wetland nature reserve.
Bich Dong Pagoda is regarded as the second most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam after the Huong Pagoda
Bich Dong Pagoda is regarded as the second most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam


4. Cuc Phuong National Park

Situated 140 kilometers from Hanoi, Cuc Phuong National Park covers an area of 222 square kilometers primarily of tropical forests. These forests contain a variety of enormous ancient trees, offering a great habitat to approximately 250 bird species, more than sixty mammal species and different kinds of plants. There are also pleasantly natural paths opened for tourists to walk around the park's area.
A trekking trip around Cuc Phuong National Park
A trekking trip around Cuc Phuong National Park 

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The peaceful and tranquility in Hoa Lu ancient capital will certainly give you relaxing moments with your family and friends. Do not heritage to contact us for more information for the tour upcoming. 
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