Hoa Lu Ancient Capital, the stone-walled royal citadel, is located in Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lu District. Hoa Lu Ancient Capital was the economic, political and cultural center of Dai Co Viet (Great Viet) – the first centralized feudal state of Vietnam, which existed from 968 to 1010 C.E.). It is also the native land of 3 monarches of Vietnam: the Dinh, and the First Le and Ly. The ancient capital covered an area of 300 ha, including the Inner Citadel and the Outer Citadel. It was surrounded by rock mountain ranges. In the past, Hoa Lu Royal citadel was adorned with splendid palaces, magnificent temples and shrines. When King Ly Cong Uan transferred the capital to Thang Long (now known as Hanoi), it became the ancient capital. Due to the ravages of time, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel no longer exists. Now, there are only some vestiges related to the Dinh, Le and Ly dynasties. For example, there are Dinh temple for worshipping King Dinh Tien Hoang and his sons, Le Temple dedicated to King Le Dai Hanh, Queen Duong Van Nga and their sons. These relics together with the mountains ranges have stood the test of time.
Tam Coc was named as “Ha long Bay in land or on rice field ” Tam means as three and Coc means as Cave, The local people called the cave first, two and three or even hang a name known collectively as the Three water. Territory of Van Lam village, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh city of about 7 km southwest of … From the marina Dinh, tourists will be traveling natural beauty blended with the sky with the beautiful boats. Wu Dong annual flow regardless of season, month, day as the boats converged down boats bringing tourists sightseeing reverse Tam Coc.