Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties

Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties

Hoa Lu temples of the Dinh & Le Dynasties
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  • Loud1Canberra
    Canberra, Australia315 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice temple complex
    a nice temple complex dedicated to two kings/emperors - Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh. The temples are quite small but beautifully decorated and the grounds nicely set out and lush. We had a guide which really added to the experience giving us background to the story behind the temples. Probably not a must-see but worth it
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 September 2023
  • egwanderlust
    Hampton, New Hampshire1,331 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rich History
    Hoa Lu is a small complex filled with a rich history. Our tour guide taught us the history of this beautiful place. We loved learning about the Nghe - the Vietnamese Unicorn and seeing the dragon beds. Besides the history, the ancient capital is full of natural beauty - butterflies and lush gardens surround the temples. It is a tranquil atmosphere. Be sure to cover up your legs as you will not be allowed to enter. Vendors are outside of the temple with long skirts if needed.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Shannon
    Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Revitalised Area
    Keep in mind this area was long forgotten and was revitalised for tourism. The majority of the area is just an open square, but the main two temples are in great condition and certainly worth visiting. One of the temples though are often left out by the locals nevertheless is in the same architectural quality as the other. Recommend cycling to this area as it's very scenic.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 January 2024
  • DotsGirl2
    Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vietnam’s First capital ruins and temples
    Most of the former palaces are not there. There is an archeological display that shows some of the remains. There are three temples. One for the first king that has a dragon on its roof spine and one for the next king who became king by marrying the first kings widow. No dragons here. Finally there is a small Confucius temple. The most impressive part of the sir is the gate that remains.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 February 2024
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Ilovemyjollies
323 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There were a few interesting places to see.

Our visit was however overshadowed by someone on the site with 4 giant speakers blaring thumping music suited to a nightclub, and using a tannoy to shout to a group of people for most of the time we were there. Bearing in mind that 50m away we weren't allowed to speak to enter the buildings that to many seemed to have religious significance, it was entirely unsuitable and spoilt the ambiance of the place.

We spotted some steps on the way out, and once climbed (not for the unfit) gave great views. Unfortunately the weather was a bit drizzly and misty on the day we visited but I would recommend this if you feel up to the walk as I think it would be stunning in nicer weather.
Written 25 February 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Most of the former palaces are not there. There is an archeological display that shows some of the remains. There are three temples. One for the first king that has a dragon on its roof spine and one for the next king who became king by marrying the first kings widow. No dragons here. Finally there is a small Confucius temple. The most impressive part of the sir is the gate that remains.
Written 21 February 2024
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Shannon
Suva, Fiji1,048 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Keep in mind this area was long forgotten and was revitalised for tourism. The majority of the area is just an open square, but the main two temples are in great condition and certainly worth visiting. One of the temples though are often left out by the locals nevertheless is in the same architectural quality as the other. Recommend cycling to this area as it's very scenic.
Written 24 January 2024
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egwanderlust
Hampton, NH1,331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Hoa Lu is a small complex filled with a rich history. Our tour guide taught us the history of this beautiful place. We loved learning about the Nghe - the Vietnamese Unicorn and seeing the dragon beds. Besides the history, the ancient capital is full of natural beauty - butterflies and lush gardens surround the temples. It is a tranquil atmosphere.

Be sure to cover up your legs as you will not be allowed to enter. Vendors are outside of the temple with long skirts if needed.
Written 5 December 2023
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Loud1Canberra
Canberra, Australia315 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
a nice temple complex dedicated to two kings/emperors - Dinh Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh. The temples are quite small but beautifully decorated and the grounds nicely set out and lush. We had a guide which really added to the experience giving us background to the story behind the temples.

Probably not a must-see but worth it
Written 27 September 2023
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André K
Hefei, China285 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was the disappointment of our visit to Nin Bhin. There is nothing impressive about this complex accept for the natural beauty of the area. Not worth the visit unless you are into the history of Vietnam. After seeing temples in other parts of Asia these temples are not worth the visit. There was a also beggar who don't stop bugging you and just want to put something in your hand for money. Really did not enjoy this place.
Written 30 June 2023
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Cees Goettsch
Ermelo, The Netherlands27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Beautiful but not spectacular.
It was the guide, from Local Vietnam, with his knowledge and humour that made it very nice.
Written 9 June 2023
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Shayantini B
17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Beauty with rich heritage. The place is surrounded by green mountains connected via huge wide roads. The place makes you feel so tiny amongst the hugeness of the surroundings. Must visit
Written 21 May 2023
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Felix T
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The beautiful scenery & wonderful environment make one to appreciate what was built during the ancient capital.

If you have time, can get a bicycle to cycle around.
Written 4 May 2023
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Scott W
Sydney, Australia181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
These temples are beautiful, with the buildings carefully restored after the war. Lots of koi if you are into fish, and you can buy food to feed them at a low cost.
Written 20 April 2023
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