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Full Day Biking Tour to ancient Coloa Citadel

Full Day Biking Tour to ancient Coloa Citadel
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  • Tour Code: HBT 02
  • Price from: 0 $
  • Duration: 1days
  • Departure: Daily
Book this tour Full Day Biking Tour to ancient Coloa Citadel

Co Loa is a famous historical site, belonging to Dong Anh district, Hanoi center about 17km northwest. This is the second capital city of  Vietnam after Phong Chau (Phu Tho now) is the capital of King Hung. The archaeologist estimated it as "the oldest buildings, the most large-scale structure and the most unique of its kind in the history of the building citadel of the ancient Vietnamese." 

 

Co Loa is a famous historical site, belonging to Dong Anh district, Hanoi center about 17km northwest. This is the second capital city of  Vietnam after Phong Chau (Phu Tho now) is the capital of King Hung. The archaeologist estimated it as "the oldest buildings, the most large-scale structure and the most unique of its kind in the history of the building citadel of the ancient Vietnamese."

According to folklore, Thục Phán (An Dương Vương) defeated the last of the Hung kings in 257 BCE and founded the kingdom of Âu Lạc, choosing the site of Co Loa as his capital. Co Loa is a very large site and is the dominant presence in the northern floodplain of the Red River Delta, which would have required a large amount of labour and resources to have built in its time.

The site consists of two outer sets of ramparts and a citadel on the inside, of rectangular shape.

The outer rampart comprises a perimeter of 8 km and is lined with guard towers. The ramparts still stand up to 12 m high and are 25 m in width at their base. Archaeologists have estimated that over two million cubic meters of material were moved in order to construct the entire fortress, including moats that were fed by the Hoang River.

Excavations made by archaeologists have revealed Dong Son style pottery that had stratified over time under the walls, while a drum was found by chance by Nguyen Giang Hai and Nguyen Van Hung. The drum included a hoard of bronze objects. The rarity of such objects in Southeast Asia and the range found at Co Loa is believed to possibly be unique.

7:00 am: Meet up at your hotel. After a short briefing about the bike, gears, and the biking trail, you will begin your adventure by pedaling from your hotel to the other side of the Red River. You cycle across the Long Bien Bridge,  the first steel bridge spanning the Red River in Hanoi, built by the French (1899-1902) and named for Doumer, read as though-love (the name of Governor Paul Doumer Indochina).

Then take a local boat crossing the Duong river. You will arrive in the area where people live of agriculture. You cycle from villages to villages, through rice fields and friendly people. You will arrive Co Loa citadel around noon. This old fortress attracts many foreign tourists for its historical and cultural value. It would be interesting for tourist to find that this Citadel is not only built in a large scale, but also took a very long time to construct. Especially, it has also been the source of various relics of the Dong Son culture of the Bronze Age. This would be a precious chance for tourists to explore such large site and its potential beauty. This spiral-shaped complex will take you to the mysterious ancient Vietnam thousands of years ago.

Lunch will be provided in a local restaurant or picnic lunch can be arranged.

In the afternoon, it is possible for you to cycle for some more kilometers before being picked up by our vehicle and transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi.

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This tour is designed for private group, so the price very much depends on the number of people, vehicles, food…., please contact our sales staff by fulfilling the booking form or customizing for your tour. However, we will try our best to lower price by working with reliable suppliers, paying our staff and guides a fair wage, so that you, the traveler, can sit back and enjoy your holiday. Our price for this kind of tour is around US 25$-US 105$ per person. Please do not hesitate to send us your requests; we will reply you as soon as possible.

Tour cost includes:

  • Bike hire
  • Cycle support by a/c vehicles
  • All entrances to museums and sites mentioned
  •  Vietnamese English speaking guide
  • 01 bottle of water each 2 hours cycling
  • Fresh local fruits at break time.
  •  Meals mentioned

Tour Cost excludes:

  •  Visa Fees
  •  Alcoholic and other beverages in the evenings
  •  Personal travel insurance
  •  Any services not mentioned in itinerary  
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