Hoa Lu ancient capital is a unique architectural complex in Ninh Binh province, which has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the four core areas of Trang An World Heritage site. It is also classified by the state as an extremely important national architectural and historical complex, which needs to be very conserved. In the past, Hoa Lu has been a magnificent capital. The surrounding mountains and hills form the ring of the capital like a solid wall.
Hoa Lu historical and cultural relics area, including special protection areas, buffer zones, and relics such as Thien Ton cave, Bai Dinh pagoda, which are located in the limestone mountain system in the area of Ninh Binh province, under Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, bordering Gia Vien and Hoa Lu districts. This place is south of Hanoi capital about 100km. It is an architectural complex, and each architecture has its own characteristics, all making the ancient and majestic beauty of ancient historical sites. The historical vestiges still remain in the diverse and rich complex of relics, including the walls, the citadel, caves, temples, tombs and many other types of architectural works. These relics bring very high historical values and cultural significance to the Vietnamese people as well as tourists.
Most especially, there are still two monuments here: King Dinh Temple and King Le Temple that you cannot ignore. These are two monuments built around the 17th century with extremely impressive and unique sculptures on stone wood. The road to King Dinh temple leads visitors under the canopy of majestic phoenix trees along the road, creating a solemn and mysterious atmosphere.
You can come to Hoa Lu at any time of the year. However, spring is the most beautiful time, as well as many festivals, are held, so this is the right time for you to participate and experience the bustling atmosphere of these festivals. March 8 to March 10 every year is the time for the traditional festival of Hoa Lu ancient capital to honor the kings and national heroes who built and developed the capital of Hoa Lu and established the state " Dai Co Viet "in the 10th century. The festival of Hoa Lu ancient capital consists of 2 parts: the ceremony and the festival. Besides the ceremony, the festival with bold traditional games such as boat racing, wrestling, ... takes place in an extremely jubilant and bustling atmosphere.
And if you like quiet, want to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this place, you can choose to go in the remaining seasons and still enjoy the full beauty of Hoa Lu. In addition to historical sites, unique landscapes, restaurants with idyllic cuisine of the Northern region, is one of the attractions for tourists coming to Hoa Lu.
If you want to see firsthand the works of historical value, as well as architectural values, or the world-recognized landscapes, come to Hoa Lu ancient capital quickly. Let's come here to visit the ancient capital, relive with the heroic moments of the Vietnamese nation's history.