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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. Add Bai Dinh Pagoda and other attractions to your Ninh Binh trip itinerary using our Ninh Binh vacation planner.
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A hub for travel throughout the province, Ninh Binh features a decent number of accommodations for a town of its size. Take a look close to the main train station for the town's most-frequented hotels. Standing in a cluster in this central area, they represent convenient options, given their proximity to the main restaurants, shops, and services. Over to the west of town, a selection of homestays provide interesting options among the karst landscape of Ninh Binh, with some refined, and others a little more budget-friendly.
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  • A visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda should be on your list of things to see in Binh Dinh province (also known as the land version of Ha Long Bay). Tam Coc waterway, Trang An caves and Hoa Lu ancestral site tog...  more »
  • This was cool. Able to interact with water buffalos which was cool. Interesting history here, it was a royal residence. There was a farmer who led the village into battle and defeated the enemy and he...  more »
  • We visited here after our trip to Tam Coc. It's a huge temple complex, fairly new but magnificent in size and architecture. It has a row of 500+ life size monk statues; each one with a unique look. In...  more »
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  • It's an amusement park for Buddhists. It's owned by a corporation and designed like a business would be to make money including all the people selling trinkets at the gate. But having said that, it's a beautiful place and impressive in its scale. It probably would not have existed if not built for business by business people to make money to maintain it. If you're in Hanoi Vietnam, it's worth the trip.
  • Extraordinary Buddhist Temple. Largest in Indochina. Reserve a whole day for it. Carry a snack so that hunger doesn't become an excuse to cut-short your walk through the massive Temple.
  • Amazing place. If you visit here the first time, I suggest you should hire a tourist guide with 3 reasons: First, this location is very very huge and still on progress of completed, it's very easy to lost here if you explore by yourself. The tourist guide will take you to the right way, you can save a lot of time. Second, the tourist guide will help you understand more about Buddhism and its value because there are a lot of interested story behind you may don't know. Thirst, there are 2 locations: the new Bai Dinh and the old ones. It's very pity that you don't visit the old Bai Dinh which is over 1000 years old. Normally, visitors often visit new Bai Dinh and don't know about the old Bai Dinh except local people. Just ask the receptionist at desk information, you have pay a few amount for tourist guide. Around 10$ for group 2 people, around 15-20& for group 3-6 people. One more thing, I realized that, visit here from 15h-18h is a good choice. Because at this time, the number of visitors decrease, you can enjoy the quite atmosphere and relaxing.
  • Reconstructed and expanded from the ancient temple, this place is now huge. A religious complex of massive wood-based architectures will make anyone impressed.
  • Very beautiful spot! No signs are in English, so if you want to know the history a guide might be nice, but it's still incredibly beautiful on its own. Also only by the electric Car one way, as it drops you off at the far end, and once you walk to the final tall pagoda and Buddha on the hill you are only a 5 min walk from the parking lot