Bai Dinh Pagoda, Ninh Binh

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Explore Bai Dinh Pagoda, the largest temple complex in Vietnam, completed in 2010. Everything is built on a grand scale in the spacious, 700 hectare (1,729 acre) compound. View the temple's massive collection of over 500 statues, take in the spiritual atmosphere, and ascend over 300 steps to the top of the imposing tower to enjoy expansive views of the area. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Ninh Binh holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Bai Dinh Pagoda and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is a very large spread out place, there are a lot of amazing things to see her. There is no entry fee but be prepared to do a lot of walking. You can choose to pay $30,000 for a one-way Electric ...  more »
  • I was amazed by the views and the large area that this pagoda occupies. Walking and seeing the whole pagoda can be tiring but still remember to check out everything as each spot offers something diffe...  more »
  • It's the biggest pagoda complex in Southeast Asia. Not very much visited in November. We went back and forth with the electric taxi, because the complex is very elongated. There is a 1.7 km course with 500 statues, that are each 2-2, 5T-heavy. This is all pretty impressive.
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  • Honestly these temples are amazing. The only thing you gave to pay is for a golf car shuttle, if you choose to take one. The distance from parking to attraction is totally walkable and since you going to walk around in the temples as well, you might want to choose to just walk there. Also, stay till it gets dark. The whole thing looks beautiful at night.
  • Came at 3pm, didn't have enough time to really see everything here. Spend at least half day here to enjoy this temple. Electric cab takes you to the very end of the temple compound, and you walk to the another end, which is near the entrance and parking lot, which means you only pay once for the electric cab, for 30k dong one way. Free entrance. It's a bit difficult to find the entrance but totally worth it.
  • This was the most terrible experience. The whole temple is so greedy. They advertise that its free to walk around but you have to pay 30,000 to take the car ride in. That part was fine. However they have special exits to the streets only for paying hotel guests. Yes they have a hotel within the Pagoda. When trying to exit you are not allowed to exit. You must pay an additonal 30,000 per person for a car ride out. So be prepared for that. I do not consider this a Pagoda in which I respect but rather a an amusement area with high prices.
  • Great; quite well organized and you could get close to everything. Not as security orientated as other Pagoda & Temples! 2$ Entry!
  • 02/02/18. MUST GO if you visit Ninh Binh. Huge temple with lot of walking (you spend 2 hours easily). Electric car (60k vnd/person roundtrip) take you from parking lot to the temple gate (very far - don't try to walk) and back. 15k to park motorbike. You can book a tour guide (available at the parking lot where you buy tickets for electric car) if you want to learn about the place and Buddhism itself.

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