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. Put Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties and other Ninh Binh attractions into our Ninh Binh trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The only thing that is original is some footings. There are some temples built in dedication of some kings sons and a queen which isn't at all impressive. Wouldn't recommend but very cheap.  more »
  • It's a beautiful temple enclave. take a tour guide so that you get to know the interesting story. We went during winters and it was a dry day with people flocking and it was good. We visited this temp...  more »
  • A small temple which allows to trace the history of the region with his dynasty. See a guide to have explanations. Some very beautiful decorations.
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