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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  • Vietnamese history is very interesting and these temples were worth the visit. The surrounding area is beautiful as well.  more »
  • Learn the history and then come here, delve into the works created from several hundred years ago, if not your trip will be wasted!
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  • Historical capital of the Viet Nam, there's really little of this place. Fortunately the quality of temples with lacquer of great internal decorations are in an excellent state of conservation. C is a historic stop in North vietnam
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