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Hoa Lu - Tam Coc



Hoa Lu is the site of a 10th-century capital of an ancient Vietnamese Kingdom called Dai Co Viet. This small Kingdom covered an area of only 300 hectares, and reigned from the 10th century, during the Dinh and Le dynasties, to the 11th century, during the Ly Dynasty. The Kingdom was enclosed by a citadel. The citadel and the Yen Ngua limestone hills provided good defense for this kingdom against the invaders.

Not much of this ancient kingdom is left standing. There are two 17th century temples, modelled after their 11th-century originals that are on most itineraries to Hoa Lu. They are the Dinh Tien Hoang Temple (King Dinh temple) and Le Hoan Temple (King Le Temple).


In the morning:

07:45 - 08:30 Tour guide and bus will pickup you at the hotel in Ha Noi then depart to Ninh Binh province. On the half way stop for short break about 20 minutes.

11:00 Arrive at Hoa Lu, which is once depicted the ancient capital of Viet Nam, settled up in the 10th century. Visit temples of two dynasties of Dinh and Le with a very unique architectures in the old time. After that visiting the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple. You experience the vestiges of Royal Palaces ground dated back 10th century. Then back to the bus and transfer to Tam Coc.

12:30 Have lunch buffet with Vietnamese traditional dishes, in case you are vegetarian, we have other food options for you

In the afternoon

13:30 Board the sampan boats (2 people share a boat) in Tam Coc dock to drift down the river among the villages, mountains and lush rice fields. Passing through 3 caves "Hang Ca - First cave, Hang Hai - Second cave, Hang Ba - Third cave" to get a strange feeling.

15h:30 Boat returns to Tam Coc pier. And then we have 30 minutes for cycling ride along country lane.

16:00 Get on the bus back to Hanoi, on the half way stop for short break 20 minutes.

18:00 - 18:30 Arrive at the hotel in Ha Noi old quarter.

Tour ends !

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Email: info@smarttravelvietnam.com

Trip Included: 

-    Pick-up and transfer by A/C modern bus.

-    Tour guide speaking English

-    All entrance fees to sites indicated in itinerary

-    A bottle of water/person on the bus

-    Have lunch buffet Vietnamese traditional dishes

Trip Excluded:

-    Beverages, tax and personal expenses

-    Others not mentioned above


-    Tip for ferryman tour guide and driver

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