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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The trip to Hoa Lu was nice. Our tour guide narrated the story of the King and his three sons. The story helped us to relate a bit more with the temples, their layout and importance. Not a 'must see' place but you can spend...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Wonderfull landscape, beautiful historical citadel and palace with deeply rich history as well as so so interesting legend about the first independent capital of Vietnam under the three first Dynasties. A great trip!

Thank Harold_Phan_NB
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

On the way from Hanoi to ha long bay we had an overnight stay in legend hotel prior to going to ha long bay. During the afternoon we attended the lu temples. We found them very enlightening & intriguing with the history explained by our...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the trip to Hoa Lu but that was because in researching the trip I learned all about the background of this place. I would recommend taking a guide so you can get the most out of it.

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We heard it was like Ayutthaya in Thailand, it is not. A few temples and a gate if you have time its a nice stop on your scooter day trip but not a necessarily a highlight. We didnt have a guide and it was 45000...More

Thank chuhn8
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Very well preserved area but best to go with a tour guide to know the details and history of the temple

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

It is a real good tour if you are interested in Vietnam history. You can take many photos with architectural backgrounds. If you are not interested in history this will get boring

Thank Nishley D
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Hoa Lu with their history is a lesson for a long lasting history. Through this temple, you can understand more about the people here. It is quite near Trang An grottoes and Tam Coc so it is worth to take a look

Thank Nemo N
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Hoa Lu was the ancient capital, this beautifully maintained temple pays tribute to past kings. It is located a short distance from Tam Coc. Beautifully laid out gardens on flat grounds.

Thank JoeB848
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We love vietnamese history and its great culture and architecture. Wecwere not disappointed. We had avgood guide whonreally showed uscall wecwanted to see and was to see. Lucky vietnam has so much tonoffer us, we will be back for more all thevtime, therevis so much...More

Thank Peter V
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