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VN025- Hoa Lu Ancient Capital – Kenh Ga Day Trip

    1 day

Ha Noi - Hoa Lu

We visit the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Bo Linh, an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.

08 00 am, set out for Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam. In choosing the location for his new capital, King Dinh Tien Hoang decided to base himself amongst the rugged mountains, fed by a system of water currents, which would surround the capital, forming natural barriers.

We visit the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Bo Linh, an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.

After lunch we drive to Kenh Ga, a wonderfully tranquil place where we have 2 hour boat cruise to explore the area. Kenh Ga can only be reached by boat and not yet much visited by tourists. For much of the year the local population live in floating villages similar to the people of the Mekong Delta, leaning back massive limestone outcrops.

To many these magnificent limestone cliffs surpass even Ha Long Bay in beauty. The villagers seem to spend most of their lives floating on the water and the children often commute to school by boat.

Quick stop for visiting Kenh Ga Geyser

Drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 18 00 pm. Tour ends.

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PRETRIP INFORMATION

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Hanoi

Hanoi

Walking, boat trip

Hoa Lu ancient capital, Kenh Ga floating village

What to take
We suggest a small, lightweight daypack for cameras, spare film, drinking water and comfortable walking shoes.

 Inclusions
Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
English speaking guide
Boat trip in Kenh Ga
Entrance fees
Lunch at local restaurant

Exclusions
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities

Additional Info

You will be collected from your hotel. Pick up time will be advised upon confirmation of booking.