Ancient capital of Hoa Lư, witnessed the crowd of King Dinh Tien Hoang (924-979), a hero who settled Twelve Warlords. Dinh Bo Linh was from Hoa Lu village. When he was a boy, he often used reed wool to hold field maneuver with other shepherds and practiced martial arts. Now King Dinh Tien Hoang Square is being built in the city in memorial of him, becoming a stunning tourist attraction.
- Visitng Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital
- Experiencing a boat trip in Tam Coc
- Discovering Ninh Binh – “Halong-bay-in land”
Summary of The Day
This day trip from Hanoi to Ninh Binh brings you back to an ancient time of Vietnam, before Hanoi took over this role 1,000 years before. With solemn temples, hard-working and hospitable people, tranquil paddy fields and especially incredible karst landscape, Ninh Binh is so-called “Halong-Bay-In-Land” by many tourists.
A 90km drive south of Hanoi will lead you to Ninh Binh, the site of the one capital city of ancient Vietnam before Hanoi took its leading role in 11th century. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le reigned in 10th century.
The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone karsts jut out from the green paddy fields reminding about Guilin (China) and Halong Bay of Vietnam, which gives this scenery the name “Halong-bay-on-land”. Further discovery in Ninh Binh will be continued in the site that used to be the kings‟ palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples.
Terms and conditions
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees as indicated
- Transport as indicated
- Meals: 1 local lunch.
What’s not included
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips or gratuities for drivers or guide.
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