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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Mancunianabroad90
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s pretty small place which doesn’t seem so impressive in my eyes. May be I don’t understand about ancient things. i would have rather skipped this place.

Thank 663zins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank tlchin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a quick visit but was not as impressive as main pagoda ... recommended for a 1h stroll - visited in September with not that many visitors around

Thank Larry_J_Petas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A smaller group of temples, serene and simple. AND the stone work is lovely which shows its dated life.

Thank StiffleEverywhere
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t make a special trip here; but if drinking through it is worth a short visit. Underwhelming but historically significant place. And some photo opportunities here.

Thank george60898
Reviewed 8 September 2018

There are 2 very nice temples on the site from 2 dynasties, with a lovely bridge and gatehouse entrance. The entrance price is only 20000 VND for an adult and 10000 VND for kids. However, the temples are not huge, grand affairs, both look the...More

Thank RSD78
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I feel like I was tricked into going here since I saw amazing photos of this place on the Internet. When we arrived we walked around for only 30 minutes and saw a small cluster of temples. If you go to see temples in Hue...More

Thank cherry_streets
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

If you pass by in your way to Tam Coc check it our. By itself its not really worth it, unless you really like them early vietnamese kings.

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