Ancient Capital Hoa Lu

Hoa lu Ninh Binh – The ancient capital of Vietnam in begining

Hoa lu Ninh Binh was chosen as the first capital of the feudal feudal state when Dinh Bo Linh was crowned emperor in 968. Today, the ruins of Hoa Lu Ancient Town belong to Truong Yen Commune, Hoa lu Ninh Binh District, Ninh Binh Province, about 100 km south of Hanoi. Although only selected as the capital of Dai Co Viet in a short time (42 years), but in this place has happened many events related to the destiny of the nation as: linked to the career of three The Dinh Dynasty, Tien Le Dynasty and the Ly Dynasty with historical landmarks: unified giang painting, the Tong – Clement Chiem and the process of capital Hanoi.

According to history books, Hoa lu Ninh Binh ancient capital and couple art sentences to King Dinh’s temple, we find that: Hoa Lu old is a magnificent palace, magnificent no less than Truong An “Co Viet Quoc Duong Song Khai Bao – Hoa Lu Do The Chang’an … “. If you look geographically, you will understand why when you go to King Dinh Tien Hoang to choose Hoa Lu as the capital because: the mountains spread the message around the capital ring as the screen; The Hoang Long River meandering and rice fields Nho Quan, Gia Vien vast natural trenches are very favorable military.

Hoa lu Ninh Binh ancient capital of about 300 hectares, including the Foreign, Thanh Noi and Thanh Nam, surrounded by a series of stone mountains, scenic majestic, the gap between the mountainside is built in brick, sincerely brick, embankment high from 8 to 10 meters. The outer citadel is about 140 hectares in Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune. This is the main palace that Dinh Temple, Le Temple is the center and also the place where King Dinh Tien Hoang flag raised the country. Before the Palace of Ma Yen Mountain, King Dinh has taken this place as a court.

The city of Hoa lu Ninh Binh consists of two circles next to each other and an adjacent mountain. The three rings make up the shape of the 80th east. According to the layout of Dinh Le period, the researchers divided into three rounds: East, West and South. However, due to the fact that Nam is only a military base, it is often called Trang An Citadel, which is the place where the palace is located. It is also called Hoa Lu Citadel. . In 1010 King Ly Thai To moved capital to Thang Long, then Hoa Lu is only Co Do is regarded as a very important military base of the military and people of Dai Viet under the Ly dynasty – Tran – Le – Mac – Tay Son …

Today the image of Hoa lu Ninh Binh ancient capital is not intact, but instead is the temple: King Dinh – King Le was built on the base of the ancient Hoa Lu. The two temples are about 500 meters apart, due to the proximity of each other, tourists often call “Hoa Lu Ancient Capital” as “Temple of King Dinh – King Le”.

King Dinh’s temple was built in the style of “foreign interior” on the ancient palace, majestic with majestic, lotus pond, mountain, garden, foreign subjects, Incense and harem. The “Long Sang” is made of monolithic stone with very lively stones. Next is the incense burner worshiping the gods. Finally, the statue of King Dinh Tien Hoang and his sons. The carved stone, on the wood with the subject dragon, clouds, fairies, flowers … decoration in the temple are quite sophisticated.

Hoa lu Ninh Binh

Le King’s temple is about 500 meters away from King Dinh Temple worshiping King Le Dai Hanh. Le temple has a smaller scale, but there are three courts: Bai Duong, Thieu Huong Pham Cu Luong, who has helped Le Hoan to throne; The palace – worship Le Dai Hanh (Le Hoan) in the middle, the right is Le Ngoi Trieu (son of Le King), the left is Duong Van Nga. King Le also preserved many ancient architectural traces with elaborate engravings. Here the old palace relics and some ancient ceramics were found. These precious objects are kept in the museum on the left side of the temple. Hoa Lu relic also has some nice temples, such as Ngan Xuyen Pagoda (near the foot of Ma Yen Mountain), Nhat Tru Pagoda (about 200 meters from the Le Emperor), attracting many tourists to offer incense.

Hoa lu Ninh Binh

Le King’s temple is about 500 meters away from King Dinh Temple worshiping King Le Dai Hanh. Le temple has a smaller scale, but there are three courts: Bai Duong, Thieu Huong Pham Cu Luong, who has helped Le Hoan to throne; The palace – worship Le Dai Hanh (Le Hoan) in the middle, the right is Le Ngoi Trieu (son of Le King), the left is Duong Van Nga. King Le also preserved many ancient architectural traces with elaborate engravings. Here the old palace relics and some ancient ceramics were found. These precious objects are kept in the museum on the left side of the temple. Hoa Lu relic also has some nice temples, such as Ngan Xuyen Pagoda (near the foot of Ma Yen Mountain), Nhat Tru Pagoda (about 200 meters from the Le Emperor), attracting many tourists to offer incense. ….

By Sandie Chen

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