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Bich Dong Pagoda, Ninh Binh

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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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  • I'm pretty sure this place is free to visit since we didn't see an official booth nor signs. But because we came by motorbike and had to park it in the assigned area they made us pay a 100k for entran...  more »
  • We walked here from Tam Coc (around 6 Km return) - very much enjoying the countryside and life along the way... so much more interesting than racing by in a car. The pagoda itself is relatively standa...  more »
  • The area is beautiful and exceptional site. Originality characterizes this place indeed the mountain includes 3 pagodas, one foot in the middle (in a cave) and last point right at the top you can enjoy a beautiful view on the surrounding mountains and the river. You need to climb 300 steps to reach the last pagoda (Pagoda of the sky). All uphill and across different caves left right linger to discover small altars in the rock
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  • Only saw the entrance and that looked nice. The surroundings are beautiful there. Bich Dong Pagoda built on the mountainside village of Dam Bich Dong Khe, Ninh Hai Commune, Hoa Lu district. Bich Dong is one of the most famous sights in Ninh Binh province was dubbed "dynamic Nam Thien II", which means sun Beautiful South's second, after the Huong Tich in Ha Tay.
  • Amazing place. The stairs through the cave with bats, interesting flowstone (bring a torch) and Buddhist shrine are a highlight. The whole place is so peaceful. Top spot!
  • Such an impressive landscape. Would recommend it to anyone!
  • Beautiful pagoda up in the hills. Totally worth the visit. Be ready to climb lots of stairs.
  • 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.