7:00 -7.30.am: Company’s driver and guide will pick up from your hotel to go to Hoa Lu – the former capital of Vietnam about a two-hour drive from Hanoi
On arrival, you will reach Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. In 968, Dinh Bo Linh declared himself as the King. Since then Hoa Lu existed as the capital for the next 41 years (968 – 1009), of which 12 years was under the Dinh dynasty – King Dinh Tien Hoang, the country named Dai Co Viet, and 29 years later was under the Le dynasty – King Le Dai Hanh. In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital from Hoa Lu to Thang Long – present day Hanoi. Hoa Lu became the old citadel.
In Hoa Lu, You visit two temples, which have been built on the ground of the old royal palace, one is dedicated to King Dinh Tien Hoang, the other is to King Le Dai Hanh. The visit offers a chance to know more about part of feudal dynasties and historical periods in Vietnamese history.
12.00.am: You enjoy your lunch at local restaurant
13:00.am: After lunch, you will visit Tam Coc (three caves), a peaceful valley among limestone “karst” hills, There, you will be rowed along a gentle river between paddy fields and through the caves.
You will be taking the rowing boat at Tam Coc Harbour. Arranged by local people here, the boat is rowed by both hand and legs. The boat will take you to 3 specular caves with hundreds of limestones on the way. If you travel during harvest season, you will see many terrace rice fields in golden colors.
The boat rowing will be in around 2 hours. Not only you could see the peaceful scenery of mountain, rice paddy fields, temples, you also have chances to learn about local people cultures on their daily life.
15.00.pm: Feel ready to star our cycling for one more hour to Bich Dong pagoda
17.00.pm: Leave Tam Coc
19.00.pm: Arrive Ha Noi. The tour ends
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