Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties, Ninh Binh

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Two of the last remaining structures from the 10th-century capital, Hoa Lu Temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties invite you to uncover this ancient era of Vietnamese history. Home to the country’s first two imperial dynasties, the temples were built in honor of the Dinh and Early Le families. Built some 600 hundred years after the demise of the citadel, the restored grounds feature paths that wander in the shadow of looming limestone mountains, then lead up 200 steps to the temples’ entrances. Located 300 m (984.2 ft) apart, each temple hosts its own altar in memory of the Le and Dinh emperors, housed in typical 17th-century Vietnamese wooden architecture. Consider hiring a guide to take you around the site, as you won't find signage in English. To find out how to plan a trip to Ninh Binh, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We arrived around 10am at the Hoa Lu Temples. It was starting to get busy but everything is well spread out. There was even a local school getting a class photo out front. Super Cute! I included a...  more »
  • Unfortunately most of the area was closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak but what we were able to see and the information given to us by our guide gave us an insight into the history and what was...  more »

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