Day 4: Trang An - Hoa Lu - Hanoi (B, L)
9:00am leave the hotel for 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 there are now 2 temples 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
An hour for lunch at local restaurant with local food.
After lunch, take the amazing boat
trip to visit Trang An grottoes which is a gathering of 31 valleys, 50
cross-water caves, and home to 600 kinds of flora and over 200 kinds of
fauna, many of them in the Red Book of Vietnam. While rowing through
Trang An grotto in the quiet, fresh air of the highlands, with only the
sound of birds and the oars stirring the clear water and surrounded by
magnificent forested mountains upon which graze white goats, visitors
enjoy a heaven on earth.
4:00pm leave Trang An for Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi at 6:30pm. Finish unforgettable full day trip at your hotel
in Hanoi! O/N at your hotel in Hanoi.