Travel | One day to Hoa Lu - Trang An, Hanoi, Vietnam

by - Friday, January 05, 2018

If you haven't read my first post on my trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, you may click HERE to read now!

This post is mainly on a day trip to Hoa Lu and Trang An, which are located outside the big city of Hanoi.

 The journey to Hoa Lu took us approximately three (3) hours, inclusive of  short break at rest stop for 20-25 minutes.

Did I already mention the first stop is Hoa Lu?
Oh yes, I did. Oops!

 Along the way to visit the main attraction of Hoa Lu, met this water buffalo.

Did you already realise I love to take random shots that bring out the emotions?

 Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam back in 10th and 11th centuries. 
The area is one of rice fields broken by picturesque limestone mountains, and is approximately 90 km south of Hanoi.

This temple is built in honor of the emperors Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Lê Đại Hành, their sons, and Queen Dương Vân Nga, who was married first to Đinh Tiên Hoàng and then to Lê Đại Hành. The tomb of Đinh Tiên Hoàng is located on nearby Mã Yên mountain, while the tomb of Lê Đại Hành lies at the foot of the mountain.

 The capital at Hoa Lư covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. 

(Source: Wikipedia)

 Tracking back the history of Vietnam.

The architecture carries a hint of Chinese culture. Hence, you can see some chinese words here and there.

 Tràng An is a scenic area near Ninh Bình, Vietnam renowned for its boat cave tours. On 23 June 2014, at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

(Source: Wikipedia)


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