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Ninh Binh

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Ninh Binh is a small town about 100km south of Hanoi, surrounded by a number of lesser known sites. Hoa Lu was the first capital of the independent Vietnam, under the Dinh dynasty and the early Le Dynasty (968-1009). There are two sanctuaries, each of them devoted to the emperors of one of these two dynasties, set into a landscape of limestone mountains reminiscent of some the better known sites of South China. In Tam Coc and Trang An you can take a boat tour on a river which tunnels several times into the same type of mountains. The nearby Ken Ga canal provides the opportunity to observe river life in the North, and contrast it with what you can see in the Mekong Delta. The whole area was an important center of catholicism, and you will be surprised to see churches among the rice fields. Phat Diem is known for a vast cathedral with unique Sino-Vietnamese architecture.

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Catholic tombs set in rice field. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Phat Diem cathedral, built in chinese architectural style. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Interior of  Phat Diem cathedral, built in chinese architectural style. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) New gate, Hoa Luu. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Hoa Lu, medieval site of the early kingdom of Vietnam. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Statue of a medieval king of Vietnam, Hoa Lu. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) The Karstic landscape of Hoa Lu. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Bicyclist on a dry levee. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Villagers working in rice fields among karstic mountains of Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Woman tending to the rice fields, with a background of karstic cliffs in the mist. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Rice fields, river, and misty mountains of Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Villagers going by boat to their fields, amongst misty cliffs, Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Villagers go to work floating a shallow river in Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) One of the three river underground passages of Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Troglodyte sanctuary near Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Cave sanctuary near Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Underground sanctuary near Tam Coc. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) The canal of Ken Ga. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Open-sky quary near the Ken Ga canal. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Villagers transport stones from the quary on Ken Ga canal. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) The local technique of paddling with feet, Ken Ga canal. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color) Elderly couple fishing, Ken Ga canal. Ninh Binh,  Vietnam ( color)
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