Bai Dinh Pagoda
Bai Dinh Pagoda

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Bai Dinh Pagoda, a remarkable spiritual complex in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam, is a fusion of both historical and newly constructed Buddhist temples.

Renowned for its majestic scale and impressive architecture, Bai Dinh is not just a religious site but also a symbol of Vietnamese culture and spirituality. It's an essential destination for travelers interested in exploring Vietnam's rich religious heritage and architectural grandeur.

Location and General Overview

Located approximately 90 kilometers south of Hanoi, Bai Dinh Pagoda is part of the larger Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex covers around 700 hectares, making it the largest Buddhist temple complex in Vietnam.

It includes both a new pagoda area, known for its monumental scale, and an ancient pagoda area, which preserves the tranquility and spiritual essence of traditional Vietnamese Buddhism.

Highlights of Bai Dinh Pagoda

The New Pagoda Complex

The new Bai Dinh Pagoda is awe-inspiring, featuring record-setting structures: the largest bronze Buddha statue in Southeast Asia, the longest corridor of Arhat statues, and the largest well in Vietnam. The pagoda's architecture is a grand display of intricately carved details, magnificent halls, and towering stupas.

The Ancient Pagoda

Nestled in the heart of the complex is the ancient Bai Dinh Pagoda, a serene place that offers a glimpse into Vietnam's past. The ancient pagoda is smaller and more modest, yet it exudes an air of timelessness and spiritual depth.

Cultural and Religious Significance

Bai Dinh Pagoda is more than just an architectural marvel. It's a center of Buddhist worship and spirituality. The temple complex hosts several festivals and religious ceremonies throughout the year, particularly during the Lunar New Year, attracting pilgrims and visitors from all over the country.

The Bell Tower and Panoramic Views

The bell tower of Bai Dinh Pagoda is another highlight, housing a giant bronze bell. Climbing to the top of the tower rewards visitors with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, characterized by lush hills and tranquil lakes.

Sustainable Tourism in Bai Dinh Pagoda

The management of Bai Dinh Pagoda emphasizes sustainability and preservation of cultural heritage. Visitors are encouraged to respect the religious practices, maintain decorum, and minimize their environmental impact while exploring the complex.


Bai Dinh Pagoda stands as a magnificent testament to Vietnam's cultural and spiritual richness. Its blend of historical reverence and contemporary grandeur offers a unique experience that transcends mere sightseeing.

Traveler Reviews

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Quần thể chùa Bái Đính xây dựng rất đẹp, chạm khắc tỉ mỉ và ấn tượng. Có xe điện đi quanh quần thể tiện cho khách du lịch. Nhân viên lịch sự.
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Me ha encantado!!! No te lo puedes perder. Además de la ruta del barco, tienes que venir a ver este lugar. Es increíble.
Da visitare
Huge. The Disney World of Pagodas
Chùa yên tĩnh, linh thiêng
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굉장히 큰 사원이고 웅장합니다
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Khu du lịch tâm linh.
Cảnh đẹp như tranh vẽ. Dịch vụ thoả thuận giá cả trước khi sử dụng.
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Super super super polecam to były super wydane pieniadze
It is very very worthy place to visit in Ninh Binh. Bai Dinh pagoda is not just a pagoda, it includes many pagodas inside. We can use electric bus or walking. Believe me, you can surprise with many records there. 1 more tip: if you choose to visit Trang An and Bai Dinh, you should buy combo tickets for two these places, it will be cheaper
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Sehr schöner Ort, jeder sollte hier mindesten einmal sein. Es ist gibt hier E-Bus, wenn man nicht zu Fuß gehen möchten, weil zurzeit hat Areal 50 Hektar. Wir waren hier vor Lunar Neues Jahr, es war ziemlich ruhig.
思ってたより広大な敷地で立派な寺院でした。ベトナムでは今まであまり仏陀を祀った寺院を見てなかったので新鮮でもありました。まだまだ投資をして大きな観光地にする感じでした。外人もベトナム人も多く訪れる観光地です。
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한전쯤른 방문해도 좋을 것 같아요. 전기자동차 포함 입장권 꼭 사야합니다.
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Allthough there are less “pricey” options, we took the combopack at 250k a head. Was honestly well worth the money. Free shuttle service in and around the massive complex, free footbath at the top as well as an elevator ride to the top of the Stupa (Big pagoda). The domaine is ready for the masses, but there are few people inside. Which is a big plus, since you get amazing views and photos and 0 waitinglines. Do not skip this one, you’ll be well rewarded ! Prove me wrong !
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This is a very beautiful place! A 10/10 must visit!
Da non perdere se venite in Vietnam
Attention le site est Géant! L’entrée avec ses immenses parking payants ne donnent pas envie mais ensuite le site est génial On se déplace de sites en sites en voiture. Une visite complète à pied peut bien prendre une journée complète
Ho letto molte recensioni che parlano dei 500 scalini da salire, ma in realtà sono 3 livelli che si visitano con molta calma e senza nessuna difficoltà. Molto molto interessante
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We rode a scooter from Mua cave to here. It was past 5.30 pm. By the time we reached there it was dark. We had difficulty finding the entrance. Gmaps navigated us to the staff entrance. The actual entrance and parking was around 2 km from there. We were not sure if the place was open. On many websites it was mentioned it closes by 6 pm, but it's open till 10 pm. From the parking lot they take you by electric shuttle service to the pagoda. We reached the pagoda by around 7 pm and only we were there. Plan for at least two hours there. We rushed through the place, as we were concerned if it was safe at night. We checked with our hotel and they assured us it's safe to ride at night. The night lit pagoda was very very beautiful. Worth the visit at night.
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