Hoa Lu ancient capital
According to the history books, the ancient capital of Hoa Lu and a couple of sentences for King Dinh temple, we find that: Hoa Lu was once a magnificent, magnificent palace as much as the Truong An Citadel "Co Viet Quoc Tong Khai Bao - Lu Lu Flower Chang'an of Chang'an ".... If we look geographically, we will understand why the King Dinh Tien Hoang chose Hoa Lu as the capital because: The same mountains and hills surround the belt of capital like a screen; The Hoang Long river meandering and the vast fields of Nho Quan and Gia Vien are natural deep trenches that are very convenient for the military.
The ancient capital of Hoa Lu is about 300 ha, consisting of Thanh Ngoai, Thanh Noi and Thanh Nam, surrounded by a series of arcane rock, majestic landscape, gaps between the slopes of the mountains built with earth, Sincere bundles of bricks, high up from 8-10 meters. The Citadel is about 140 hectares in the territory of Yen Thanh village, Truong Yen commune. This is the main palace where the Dinh temple, Le temple is the center and is also the place where King Dinh Tien Hoang flags the country. In front of the palace, there was Ma Yen mountain, similar to the legend of King Dinh, who took this place as a project.
The capital of Hoa Lu consists of 2 circles lying next to each other and an adjacent mountain area. 3 rounds forming the shape of the number 80 toward the east. According to the arrangement of Dinh Le period, the researchers divided into 3 walls, namely the East, the West and the South. However, because the Nam citadel is only a dangerous military base, the rear defense is often called as Trang An citadel, the other two rounds are the place where the palace is located, so it is also called Hoa Lu ... . In 1010, King Ly Thai To moved the capital to Thang Long, Hoa Lu was only Co Do, considered a very important military base of Dai Viet army and people under the dynasties: Ly - Tran - Le - Mac - Tay Son ....
Today the image of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital is not intact but instead is the temple: King Dinh - King Le is erected right on the background of the ancient capital Hoa Lu. Two temples are about 500m apart, due to proximity to each other, tourists often call "Hoa Lu Ancient Capital" as "King Dinh Temple - King Le".
The Dinh King Temple was built in the style of "foreign internal affairs" on the background of the old main palace, majestically with the subject of the monk, lotus lake, fake mountain, flower garden, foreign subject matter, the inner discipline and the three pagodas, Incense and harem. At the street, there is a "Long Sang" made of monolith with very lively rock. Next is the burning house worshiping the nationals. The innermost is the harem that places the statue of King Dinh Tien Hoang and his sons. The stone carvings, on wood with themes of dragon, clouds, fairies, leaf flowers ... the decorations in the temple are quite sophisticated.
King Le temple is about 500 meters from King Dinh temple, worshiping King Le Dai Hanh. King Le Temple has a smaller scale but there are three buildings: Bai Duong, Incense worship Pham Cu Luong, who helped Le Hoan to the throne; The palace - worship King Le Dai Hanh (ie Le Hoan) in the middle, on the right is Le Ngo Trieu (son of Le's king), on the left is Queen Duong Van Nga. King Le Temple also holds many ancient architectural vestiges with elaborate sculptures. Here people found the ruins of the old palace and some ancient ceramics. These precious objects are kept at the museum to the left of the temple. Hoa Lu relic area also has some pretty pagodas such as: Ngan Xuyen pagoda (near the foot of Ma Yen mountain), Nhat Tru pagoda (about 200 meters from King Le temple), attracting many tourists to offer incense and sightings. .
With a distance of 100km from Hanoi and the convenience of the transportation system, it only takes you over two hours to go to Car ... Come here and hear the stories of kings being told in a simple way. The glass and proud of the speakers at the venue will definitely make you feel proud of your country's history. Besides, you can combine visiting Hoa Luu with some other famous sights in Ninh Binh such as: Bai Dinh - Trang An, Tam Coc - Bich Dong, Phat Diem Stone Church or Thung Nham, Van Long ... .
According to trangandanhthang.vn
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