Hoa Lu Ancient Capital
Trường Yên, Hoa Lư, Ninh Bình, Vietnam
Capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. The capital at its time covered an area of 300 ha (3.0 km2), including both the Inner and Outer Citadels. It included defensive earthen walls, palaces, temples, and shrines, and was surrounded and protected by mountains of limestone. Today, the ancient citadel no longer exists, and few vestiges of the 10th century remain. Visitors can see temples built in honor of the emperors Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Lê Đại Hành, their sons, and Queen Dương Vân Nga.
Location of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital