If you want to travel to learn about the history and culture of Vietnam, Ninh Binh is the land that you should visit. We invite you to explore historical land through Ninh Binh tour 2 days with us. Set your food to Hoa Lu to learn about the first dynasty in Vietnam’ history and to see the vestiges of the ancient citadel.

More than 1,000 years ago, in 968, after pacification of 12 warlords, Dinh Bo Linh ascended the throne, took the name of Emperor, named the country Dai Co Viet, and chose Hoa Lu as the capital. The reason why Dinh Tien Hoang chose Hoa Lu as the capital is that this location is extremely dangerous with the system of mountain boulders to the wall, the river to cover the military defense. Therefore, Hoa Lu is also called “stone capital”.
Although only known as the capital of Dai Co Viet in a short time (42 years), there are many events related to the destiny of the nation: the successive dynasties were the Dinh Dynasty, the Tien Le Dynasty and the Ly Dynasty with historical landmarks: unified the country, beat the Tong and Chiem and the process of capitalizing Hanoi. Going to Hoa Lu ancient capital, visitors will be immersed in the natural beauty of this sacred land, admire the remains of the ancient capital of Hoa Lu; learn more about the architecture, art, economics, social culture of the time. This is also an opportunity for people to appreciate their predecessors, to hear interesting stories about simple peasant monarchs – national heroes who have built and maintained the country.
With a history of more than 1000 years, many vestiges remain to mark a heroic period of the nation. Come to Hoa Lu, you will immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this historical land. You will find it extremely interesting to admire the remains that are kept. Besides, learning more about the ancient architecture, art and culture of our nation will make you more proud of this heroic land.
Ancient capital of Hoa Lu covers about 300 hectares, including the Interior an Exterior Citadel and Southern Citadel, surrounded by a series of stone arches, majestic landscape, the gap between the mountainside is built in brick, sincerely brick, embankment height of 8 – 10 meters. The outer citadel is about 140 hectares located in Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune. This is the main palace that King Dinh Temple area, King Le Temple is the center and also the place where King Dinh Tien Hoang set up the flag. In front of the palace there is Mount Ma Yen, which was said to have been taken by King Dinh.
The ruins of Hoa Lu are composed of two adjacent rings next to each other and an adjacent mountain. The 3 loops make up the shape of the 80’s towards the east. According to the layout of Dinh Le time, the researchers divided into three rounds: East, West and South. However, because the city is only a military base, the back side defense that it is commonly known as Trang An Citadel, the second round is the place where the palace is located, also known as Hoa Lu. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital to Thang Long, then Hoa Lu is only ancient capital regarded as a very important military base of the military and people of Dai Viet under the Ly dynasty – Tran – Le – Mac – Tay Son… It confirms bravery, brainpower, creativeness and independent and self-control awareness of Vietnamese people in Century X.

So far, the image of the historical land of Hoa Lu is no longer as intact as before, but King Dinh – King Le was also kept a very respectful way. Dinh King Temple was built in the style of “Foreign Affairs” on the ancient palace. Some ancient architecture is not intact but its value is still preserved until now and later. Stone carvings are still clear. On the wood are topics dragon, cloud, fairies, flowers … are decorated in and out of electricity in a sophisticated way and ancient bold.

King Le Temple is about 500 meters away from King Dinh Temple worshiping King Le Dai Hanh. Le Temple has a smaller scale but there are three courts: Bai Pho, Buried incense worship Pham Cu Luong, who has helped to Le Hoan throne; the palace – worship Le Dai Hanh (Le Hoan) in the middle, the right is Le Ngoi Trieu (son of King Le), the left is Duong Van Nga. The temple of King Le also retains many traces of ancient architecture with elaborate engravings. Here the old palace relics and some ancient ceramics were found. These precious objects are kept in the museum room on the left side of the temple. Hoa Lu relics also have some nice temples, such as Ngan Xuyen Pagoda (near the foot of Ma Yen Mountain), Nhat Tru Pagoda (about 200 meters away from the Le Emperor) attracts visitors to offer incense. .
Hoa Lu has the Hoang Long River that bends between fresh rice fields with many legends and anecdotes. Beside are Mount Cam Guom (Kiep Linh) and Cot Co Mountain – where Dai Co Viet national flag hangs; The Tower, where Dinh Tien Hoang navy.
Further to the Muoi Cave, Tien cave – where food and treasury is stored; Am Tien – where captive tiger and guilty. One Pillar Pagoda (Nhat Tru) was built in the reign of Le Dai Hanh, with an eight-sided stone pillar, 4 m16 high, engraved with the Lang Nghiem prayer by the king, the oldest in Vietnam.

Visiting Hoa Lu historical land is an opportunity for us to admire the ancient architecture, the beauty of the relic which marks the period of opening the country and the independence of the country from thousand years ago. Once you take part in the journey to explore historical land through Ninh binh tour 2 days, you will find how fascinating this land is; from the breathtaking natural landscape to important historical site, Ninh Binh never fails to satiate your sense of travel.

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