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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  • Beautiful site, the history of a people. Well restored but a little less authentic than a few years ago...
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  • away a little lost in the middle of nowhere, very beautiful temple with these many steps and its beautiful wooden doors carved
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  • Impressive credentials, promising entrance but it was all down hill after that. Ninh Binh has much more to offer haples tourists and unless you really know the true significance of this place and real...  more »