Explore the ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province, well-known for its enchanting scenery and profound history. Discover the beauty of "Halong Bay on land" and visit historic temples of past dynasties.
Start your journey by heading south, passing by Vietnamese villages that line the countryside. Upon arriving at Hoa Lu, enjoy a scenic cruise along the Ngo Dong River in a traditional boat and discover Tam Coc—a network of three beautiful caves naturally carved by the river.
The boat trip cruises through a serene, peaceful landscape of remarkable limestone karsts surrounded by paddy fields, which resembles Guilin, China and Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Continue by visiting the Dinh and Le temples, built in honor of the first and second emperor of ancient Vietnam. The temples incorporate the principle of “phong thuy,” harmonizing the human existence with the surrounding environment.
Admire the temples' astounding architecture, art, devotional statues, and sculptures, and marvel at its spectacular natural surroundings before heading back to Hanoi late in the afternoon.