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Bai Dinh Pagoda

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Address: Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
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A pagoda again

Yes its a pagoda again, this one is a commercial one, and its the biggest in Vietnam. its very luxurious and beautiful, you get a great view of the area from the tall pagoda, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eldad A
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

OK, so in Vietnam you get easily pagoda'd out. I would say no matter how many you have seen, you have to visit this place, it is unbelievably beautiful and tranquil. The only downfall was finding the entrance.... not well sign posted and quite uninviting at first. Also, if you are the token white folk, be prepared for staring and... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Huge, beautiful and imposing buddhist complex. It is an opportunity to see and enjoy the vietnamese religiousness. A tall pagoda, many temples, statues, caves...Many local people visite this complex. It is a must to visite if you are near these temples. Also very nice rice paddles landscapes, beautiful towns with catholic churches and karstic mountains. Go and enjoy!!

Thank ENRIC-23
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here 3 years ago when it was building up but now it is totally different by entering this pagoda. Arrived in the main gate but it is closed and we were told to go to the back door which is away more than 2,5 km and from this gate you can take either an electric cart or walk with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here in 2011, it was big then but still being expanded. Now it is massive and certainly caters to the tourist with a hotel and electric carts to deliver you from the entrance gate to begin the long upward walk to the big buddha on the hilltop. We chose to take a guide, english speaking Ms Chung, who explained... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes its a pagoda again, this one is a commercial one, and its the biggest in Vietnam. its very luxurious and beautiful, you get a great view of the area from the tall pagoda, and its a nice place for the girls to learn about Buddhism.

Thank Eldad A
Hanoi, Vietnam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After 1 hour walking from the bottom to the top we got there for meditating with happy budda. Amazing view! But it was full of tourists LOL

Thank GuideViet21
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are not Buddhist it's just another pagoda complex. It has nothing peculiar, not even the history since has been completed in 2010..

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 3 hours there and barely see 50% of the place. It is vast. You need to allocate a whole day to wander through the whole place. We spent the whole day sight seeing in Ninh Binh and this is our last stop so we were pretty tired and had enough of temple and shrines. There are lots... More 

Thank Trinh G
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We had a long drive from Nam Dinh to Ninh Binh to see Trang An- Bai Dinh. Bai Dinh absolutely wonderful but it's too big. so many step that make people tired. Get a ticket to the tower and you can see the gorgeous view of Trang An- Bai Dinh. Worth it.

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Yes the largest pagoda complex in SE asia. But no historical significance and didn't impress me much after months of travelling.

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