The capital of Vietnam, more than a thousand years ago

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We all know that Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and it has been a capital for literally  a thousand years under its former name Thang Long. But before Thang Long, the capital of Vietnam was Hoa Lu in the northern Binh Dinh Province. The Vietnam News Service has a special feature on this ancient capital, which was used by the Dinh and the Early Le Dynasty.

Ancient capital offers colourful history lessons of two dynasties [Link no longer active]
Vietnam News, 15 May 2009
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Ancient Vietnamese capital to be proposed for UNESCO listing

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The ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province, once the base of power for the Dinh dysnasty in the first millenium, is being discussed as a possible site for proposal as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Ancient capital Hoa Lu proposed for UNESCO recognition
Vietnam Net Bridge, 19 October 2008
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