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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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Too big....Too tired

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW 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..

Thank Simone M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank _Hana_Yeu_
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Alex F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing experience. The complex on a whole is incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing. If you are wondering whether or not to pay for the electric car, just bear in mind that the electric car brings you to the front gate of the complex, so it would be nice if you want to experience the whole complex. The Pagoda complex itself is... More 

Thank Wafiy H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Though we had to walk for nearly an hour to reach the peak, it was quite comfortable because the corridors have shed and there are different monk statues along the way. There is a tower near the top where we can see the overview of Ninh Binh with the entrance fee of 50.000vnd.

Thank Minh D
Kuala Lumpur
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pagoda first visited about 6 years ago just after it opened. So much has changed for the better. Not an ancient pile but impressive nonetheless. The river boat rides nearby are good and if you have a taste for it the goat at many nearby restaurants can be yummy!

1 Thank MichaelW49
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend at least a couple of hours walking around here. As one previous poster pointed out it is not a working pagoda complex. The pagoda itself was built on money donated by a wealthy businessman in recent times. There is even a hotel and international convention centre on site. I came here by hiring a Moto taxi guy... More 

1 Thank Steven S
Hanoi, Vietnam
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pagoda was built long time before but was maintained and reconstructed as big as it is now. The pagoda is huge and typical style of worship Buddhism in Vietnam. Located in mountainous area that take you step by step to go up to take all view and enjoy the biggest pagoda of Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Thank Nguyen K
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Something like the temples you would see in china. Huge bold and grand!! The pagoda itself is also AMAZING!! Don't listen to any person in Hanoi who tries to tell you one day in ninh binh is enough. They just want you to go to Halong bay because that's where they make their money!! Spend 2-3 days in ninh binh!!... More 

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