Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Historical Hoa Lu Vietnam Ancient Kingdom Capital


There are many historical and beautiful nature to visit outside of Hanoi, Vietnam. However, it is not accessible by public transportation thus, you need to join a local tour group. As I had limited travel days in Hanoi, Vietnam, I decided to join one day local tour to Hoa Lu Tam Coc which takes between two to three hours drive from Hanoi city. 

In this one day tour package, we explored Hoa Lu (a historical capital in Vietnam between 10th and 11th centuries) and Tam Coc (an untouched beauty of the famous "Halong Bay in the ricefields" which is surrounded by caves and mountains). Both of these famous attraction sites are located in Ninh Binh Province.

In this first part of my post, I will share some beautiful and interesting pictures which are taken at Hoa Lu capital It is the first attraction site to visit at Ninh Binh Province before heading to lunch. If you are a fan of the Korean variety show called Running Man, you should remember that the Running Man team participated in one of the activities at this marvelous Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam.

Hoa Lu is situated in Ninh Binh province in the Red River Delta region of Vietnam. Hoa Lu was a popular capital during the Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties between the 10th and 11th centuries. The kingdom capital was enclosed by a citadel which provided a good defense for this kingdom against the Chinese.  

To know more about Vietnam tours, this is a recommended and reliable local tour agency that I registered for my trips: http://goasiatravel.com/

** In my upcoming post, I will share some photos and information about Tam Coc in Ninh Binh.**



The front (top) and rear (bottom) views of the main Gateway to King Ðinh Tiên Hoàng Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
The front (top) and rear (bottom) views of the main Gateway to King Ðinh Tiên Hoàng Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam


Ly Cong Uan memorial at Hoa Lu Capital in Vietnam
Ly Cong Uan memorial at Hoa Lu Capital in Vietnam


A panorama of Ly Cong Uan memorial at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
A panorama of Ly Cong Uan memorial at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam


The unique characteristics architecture design at Hoa Lu (the old capital in the 10th & 11th centuries) in Vietnam
The unique characteristics architecture design at Hoa Lu (the old capital in the 10th & 11th centuries) in Vietnam


The main entrance of Đinh Tiên Hoàng at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
The main entrance of Đinh Tiên Hoàng at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam


The surrounding view of King Le Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
The surrounding view of King Le Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam


Chinese Gods statues at the temple of Ðinh Tiên Hoàng at Hoa Lu in Vietnam
Chinese Gods statues at the temple of Ðinh Tiên Hoàng at Hoa Lu in Vietnam


Half-moon Lake in King Đinh Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
Half-moon Lake in King Đinh Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam


A well maintained of the unique structure nearby the lake at King Dinh Lake Temple at Hoa Lu Capital in Vietnam
A well maintained of the unique structure nearby the lake at King Dinh Lake Temple at Hoa Lu Capital in Vietnam


Unique design structure around King Dinh Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
Unique design structure around King Dinh Temple at Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam


Greenary paddy field can be seen around Hou Lu capital in Vietnam
Greenary paddy field can be seen around Hou Lu capital in Vietnam


The unique historical Chinese building structure around Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam
The unique historical Chinese building structure around Hoa Lu capital in Vietnam

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