6 Old Ruins in Vietnam that you should visit - With photos & details

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6 Old Ruins to explore in Vietnam

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Binh Son pagodaTháp Bình Sơn, ĐT307B, Tam Sơn, Sông Lô, Vĩnh Phúc, Vietnam

It was built under the Tran Dynasty and said to consist of 15 stories in its original form. It is the highest Tran Dynasty terra cotta pagoda surviving until today.

Gia Long TombHương Thọ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

Gia Long Tomb (also called Thien Tho Tomb) is the tomb of Emperor Gia Long (1762 – 1820) – the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty which was recognized as one of UNESCO World Heritages. The tomb is considered as a complex including many other tombs of the King’s relatives.

Hiền Lương BridgeCầu Hiền Lương, Gio Linh, Quảng Trị, Vietnam

Hiền Lương Bridge also known as the Peace Bridge is a bridge over Bến Hải River Quảng Trị Province, Việt Nam. Today it is maintained as a major national monument for the reunification of Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam War, and there's also a museum preserving the war remnants.

Hoa Lu Ancient CapitalTrường 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.

Imperial CityThành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Imperial City at Hue is the best-preserved remnant of a vast citadel and royal palace complex that once existed on the site before the Vietnam war. Nowadays the city has been declared a UNESCO site and the remaining buildings haveac been restored.

Quang Tri CitadelNguyễn Tri Phương, Phường 2, Quảng Trị, 523700, Vietnam

Quang Tri citadel was built in 1809 by the order of King Gia Long. This relic site was severely damaged during the anti-American resistance war in 1972. In the 1990s, the Quang Tri provincial authorities restored the citadel. Nowadays, the citadel becomes a place to educate youths about the nation's revolutionary tradition and its patriotism.