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Ancient city

On our second last day in Hanoi we decided to go on a day trip to Halong Bay on land or Tam Coc in Vietnamese, it takes meaning three caves that were formed by the Ngo Dong River.  

However before I show you those beautiful landscapes, let me first show you an ancient city that we visited on the way there. It's called Hoa Lu and it was the capital of Vietnam in the 10th & 11th centuries under the Dinh and Le dynasties. It has a few temples and pagodas on the site including the Thien Ton temple which you can see below.