Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day Trip from Hanoi

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Full-Day Trip from Hanoi

From $94.50 per person

Today we leave Hanoi behind and head to the old capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu. In addition to learning about the rich history of the region, we will head to Tam Coc - also known as Halong-Bay-On-Land.

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Duration 1 day
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Experience

Highlights
  • Hoa Lu ancient capital
  • Tamcoc-Halong bay on land
  • Walking, boat trip
Full description
Hoa Lu, situated 100 km south of Hanoi, was the capital city of Vietnam under the Dinh Dynasty between 968 and 1009 AD. Some of the sanctuaries and tombs have survived the years and can still be seen today. From time to time, archaeologists have excavated buried parts of this citadel with rusty weapons and ceramics. The temples are said to be built on the old foundation of their original palaces in 11-12th centuries and restored in 17th century. Apart from the historical interest, the river trip in Tam Coc is wonderful for photo hunters, especially when local people come to harvest the water rice planted along the river, or when they transplant some seedling for the next crops. The tourists often compare the place with Guilin - China, or more closely, to the limestone islets of Halong Bay in the Tonkin Gulf for their similar geological structures and shapes. Thus Tam Coc is also called Halong-Bay-On-Land. We leave Hanoi at 8:00 and head south for a 2-hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries and then move on to Tam Coc for a 2 hours and a half boat trip along the Boi River. Along the way we will visit caves and ancient temples. After lunch we can make a visit Bich Dong Pagodas before making our way back to Hanoi.
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