For a thousands years Ninh Bình was Việt Nam’s best kept secret.
Hidden away just a few hours from Hà Nội, the rural masterpiece may be small in size and population, but its rugged landscapes offer visitors a massive slice of heaven.
In the past 50 years, Ninh Bình has seen more economic development and world recognition more ever than before.
Hoa Lư of Ninh Bình became the capital of the Great Việt in the 10th century after Đinh Bộ Lĩnh conquered the stagnant warring situation between 12 factions, united them and declared himself Emperor of the Great Việt land.
Đinh Tiên Hoàng became the first Emperor after one thousand years under occupation by the Han Chinese.
“Hoa Lư is naturally surrounded by many mountain ranges,” according to historical records. “The mountains and rivers gracefully intertwine, making the region a convenient base camp for both land and river transportation. The forests rest behind Hoa Lư, it faces a large flatland in front, the sea is further out but within reach.”
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