Exploring the former ancient capital of Vietnam trip
Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is the tourist destination which will bring you to a few imperial capitals of the country in the ancient and medieval eras. Visiting Hoa Lu, you will not only have a fun and exciting time, but can learn more about culture and history as well. The mountains and sea combined to make Hoa Lu's picturesque landscape.
AM07. 00: Car and local guide will pick you up from Halong habour depart for Ninh Binh, enjoying the beautifull landscapes with stunning limestone moutains, green paddy fields.
10. 30: Arrive Ninh Binh province, take a sampan trip to visit Thung Nang (Sunshine) valley, a non- touristic and untouch tourist site. The sampan trip is about 2 hours, you can enjoy the beautifull sightseeing with paddy fields, picturesque mountains or see the fishing life of local people.
12. 30: We will process to visit Bich dong pagoda, a unique and ancient pagoda built in a cave with three diffirent levels. Understanding about Budhism religion in Vietnam and local workship custom.
Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Processing to visit Hoa lu ancient citadel, the former capital of Vietnam before it was moved to Hanoi. Visit 2 ancient temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang and Emperor Le Dai Hanh, The founder of Dinh and Le dynasty in 10th century.
PM03. 00: Drive back to Halong habour for Cruise
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 10 hours
Transfer by private AC car
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100000 VND - Drink
* Habour procedure: 25 USD/person
I am not a driver but have a good accquantance with transportation suppliers. I can accompany you on your own vehicle or arrange a private car upon your requests.
I can customize all requierments to make your holilday more interesting and memorable.
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A fantastic day in the Ninh Binh Province; temples, sampan cruise through Karst landscape, wonderful lunch and then the ancient Vietnamese capital. Alex was an excellent guide and is highly recommended.