It is just 100 km far from Ha Noi. A day trip to Hoa Lu is nice. Hoa Lu used to be the capital of Viet Nam in 1020 when Dinh Bo Linh took his crown affter he defeated 12 regional armies and pacified the country. The mountain, rivers and old citadel make the scenery wonderful. The two temples dedicated to Kings Dinh
Tien Hoang and Le Dai Hanh offer tourists a glimpse of Viet Nams image in the 10th century.