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There’s really nothing to see here. There are two small temples with barely any signage. I’m sure a guide could help with to explain the history but visually there’s nothing of interest to see even with a guide. Definitely would skip this.
So, a lot of the recent reviews are pretty negative. I can totally see the validity of the complaints that this is a relatively small attraction and that it costs. But, 40,000 dong or 50,000 dong is a little more than USD 2. So, this...More
If you are a history buff maybe this is for you. But I was underwhelmed. Hard to tell whats original ruins and whats real. 50k entrance fee into a certain part, not really worth it as it looks EXACTLY the same as the other temples....More
...Unless you’re really into Vietnamese history or pass by anyways, have some time to kill and mind spending a few Dong. Nothing special at all and surely you will see similar or nicer temples elsewhere during your Vietnam trip.
Also here, be aware of the...More
We visited Hoa Lu after visiting Bai Dinh temple complex and I preferred Hoa Lu. It’s small, has a more authentic feel (because it’s actually an old temple and not been constructed for tourists) and there is some interesting history about the Dinh and Le...More
it was just a normal nice place as some of the other places of this area, i think some attractions of Ninh Binh re not really fascinating but need to visit to understand what does Ninh Binh mean. so if you are in a tour...More
We visited this place as part of our Ninh Binh day tour from Hanoi and it was the first stop of the itinerary. Our guide, Gary explained the significance of the Hoa Lu temples from the perspectives of Vietnamese and in the context of Vietnam...More