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HOA LU – THE FORMER CAPITAL OF VIETNAM

River and mountain in Hoa Lu

Ninh Binh is just far from Hanoi center about 90 kilometers, hence visitors just spend more than two hours coming there.  Located quite near the center town of Ninh Binh Province, Hoa Lu was the first ancient capital of Vietnam’s feudal dynasty named Dai Co Viet in the tenth century. In this place, there had a lot of historical events concerning with the rise and fall of a nation and associating with the destiny of three successful dynasties called Dinh, Tien Le and Ly Dynasty.  Tours of Indochina

Hoa Lu ancient capital

Hoa Lu ancient capital-source: internet

More than 1,000 years ago, in 968, after pacificating of 12 warlords, Dinh Bo Linh ascended the Emperor, took the name of Emperor Tien, named the country Dai Co Viet, chose Hoa Lu to the capital. The reason why Dinh Tien Hoang choose Hoa Lu as the capital, because geographically this place is extremely dangerous with the rocky mountain system such as a screen to shield the capital, the immense Hoang Long River and vast fields in Nho Quan district and Gia Vien surround to cover the military defense. mekong river cruise luxury

Hoa Lu

Hoa Lu -source: internet

Going to Hoa Lu ancient capital, visitors will be immersed in the natural beauty of this sacred land, admire the vestiges of an ancient civilization, learn more about architecture, art, economic, cultural and social of the Vietnamese at that time. This is also an opportunity for people to appreciate their predecessors, to be heard interesting stories about simple peasant kings – national heroes who have built and maintained the country.

River and mountain in Hoa Lu

River and mountain in Hoa Lu- source: interner

According to historical records, in the past, Hoa Lu old was a magnificent palace, no less than Truong An. It is about 300ha, including the outer citadel, inner citadel and south citadel, surround by a mass of a bow-shaped range of mountains, imposing landscape. The outer citadel is about 140 hectares located in Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune. This was the main palace that now are Dinh and Le temple area and also was the place where King Dinh Tien Hoang set up the founding country flag.

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