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Bich Dong Pagoda, Ninh Binh

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Bich Dong Pagoda stands out with its unusual formation--each of the three pagodas rest on three different levels of the mountain. Climb the steep stairs, wind through the caves, and see rice fields on the way up. The path abounds with vistas of pointed green mountains, mist, and rivers. The pagodas have different designs--the low pagoda boasts five departments, while half of the middle one is carved into the mountain. A green pond encloses the top pagoda, creating a serene and picturesque ambiance. Enter the gloomy interiors displaying altars, Buddhist statues, and smelling strongly of incense. Consider bringing a flashlight to better explore the caves. Make Bich Dong Pagoda a centerpiece of your Ninh Binh vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Ninh Binh itinerary maker.
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  • We went there by bicycle from Ninh Binh. It was a very nice and easy ride. The pagoda is beautiful and the surrounding very worth seeng. 
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  • Beautiful pagoda up in the hills. Totally worth the visit. Be ready to climb lots of stairs.
  • Be ready to climb. Beautiful views
  • It's a really cool area to explore. I wouldn't come out of my way to see it, but as our hotel was right around the corner it was pretty easy to get to. There's a cool cave you hike up through to get to the shrine at the top. Overall it has pretty views and is worth a stop if you're in the area.
  • Nice pagoda! Had to walk up a few stairs but my favourite part was at the top you have the option to climb a rock face I've 1000m tall and laterally see the whole of tam coc
  • Stunning view, medium-difficulty climb, make sure you cover up (long sleeve tops and bottoms). Also, ensure you have some spare dong to donate at the top.
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