Hoa Lư was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam. The area is one of ricefields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi. Together with Phát Diệm Cathedral, Tam Cốc-Bích Động, Bái Đính Temple, Tràng An, and Cúc Phương, Hoa Lư is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ninh Bình Province.Using our online itinerary creator, Ninh Binh attractions like Hoa Lu Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
In the late 10th century, Hoa Lư was the capital as well as the economic, political and cultural center of Đại Cồ Việt, an independent Vietnamese polity founded in 968 A.D. by the local warlord Đinh Bộ Lĩnh (posthumously known as Đinh Tiên Hoàng, or "First Dinh Emperor"), following years of civil war and a violent secessionist movement against China's Southern Han Dynasty. Hoa Lư was the native land of the first two imperial dynasties of Vietnam: the Đinh founded by Đinh Tiên Hoàng, and the Early Lê founded by Lê Đại Hành. Following the demise of the Lê Dynasty, in 1010 Lý Công Uẩn, the founder of the Lý Dynasty, transferred the capital to Thăng Long (now Hanoi), and Hoa Lư became known as the "ancient capital."
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Pas trop de touristes alors je peux profiter bien la nature. Des anciennes temples sont pas trop spectaculaires, au contraire des histoires intéressantes. more »Not too many tourists so I can enjoy nature well. Ancient temples are not too spectacular, unlike interesting stories.
Si effettua questa visita in quanto è stata la vecchia capitale fondata da re Dinh Tien più di 1000 anni fa però ora non resta molto da vedere anche se quello che c'è è effettivamente molto ben tenuto... more »You make this visit as it was the old capital founded by King Dinh Tien more than 1000 years ago however now there is not much to see even if what is there is actually very well maintained, but the main temple is actually beautiful!
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