Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong
Travel Highlight Ninh Binh Tours
Duration: Half day
Hoa Lu, situated 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh & Le Dynasties between 968 and 1009 AD. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. From time to time, archaeologists have excavated buried parts of this citadel with rusty weapons and ceramics. The temples are said to be built on the old foundation of their original palaces in 11-12th centuries and restored in 17th century.
Apart from the historical interest, the river trip in Tam coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin – China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes. Thus Tam Coc is also called Halong-Bay-On-Land.
Price & Inclusion
- Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
- English speaking guide
- Boat trip in Tam coc
- Entrance fees
- Lunch at local restaurant
- Personal expenses
- Best price guarantee
- Money back guarantee
- Customizable by local experts
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