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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  • Wouldn't waste my money or petrol if I'm honest, not all that much to see or do the pagodas are small and compared to Thai temples leave you a bit deflated, Am Thien Caves opposite are fantastic and w...  more »
  • Good place to consider if you have a half day to spend in Ninh Binh. Place is full of history with two temples nearby.  more »
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