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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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Must see - try arrive earlier or later..

By that I mean try beat the other tourists. Go there really early or later around sunset. The middle of the day will have your photos ruined by thousands of people trying to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We expected more history in this complex but unfortunately this wasn't the case. Most of the pagoda was quite new and they were still building some new building or temples. It's an interesting place to see, but it's not a must see if you're in the Ninh Binh area.

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Thank Arlette v
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bai Dinh complex is monumental and impressive but it's bussiness center, not religious center. You have to pay for any entrances even WC. The arrangement is need to improve, especially during the peak season (after Tet holiday)

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Thank Tuan Chau P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By that I mean try beat the other tourists. Go there really early or later around sunset. The middle of the day will have your photos ruined by thousands of people trying to take selfies. The entire complex was magnificent, it is huge so be prepared for some uphills and long stretches of walking!

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Thank Andrew V
Irvine, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to visit Bai Dinh Pagoda on a quiet and peaceful day. I understand it can get pretty crowded. I was amazed that this place is so new! However, me and my family were glad we went. The architecture and artwork is simply lovely. If you go, be prepared for a good work out--there are plenty of steps... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bai Dinh Pagoda was actually built in 2002, but the other statues and temples are very exciting. Spend some time here as you will be rewarded with some excellent examples from bygone days.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This complex is brand new so I wasn't expecting to enjoy it sans all the history and culture, but it ended up being one of my favourite experiences in Vietnam. It's a huuuuuuge (seriously, huge) complex like in the middle of nowhere which firstly is weird. Then you have to park your motorbike in a parking lot (and pay) and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great Pagoda. New but the real Wow factor if you are into tempels. Unfortunately difficult to find on bicycle or scooter and no information availabke such as brochures or booklets. Still a must see!!

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Thank Robert H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This huge temple complex is a must see when you're in Ninh Binh. Quite impressive and well maintained. At some points, you get a nice view of the surroundings. It's a shame that only little information is given about the history, etc. make sure you look good, cause there are probably a lot of locals that would like to make... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is popular mainly due to the fact that it is the largest Pagoda in Vietnam but currently there is nothing particularly spiritual about the place as the complex is still under construction and the monks will move in during 2020. Vast crowds of locals and foreigners are drawn in so it's extremely busy and noisy. The complex itself is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is huge and the biggest pagoda of SE. It's free to visit and you only pay 50.000 vnd (about 2 $) if you want to visit the stupa that also the highest stupa in SE where store sariputta of Buddha on the top level 13th where you can have view all around beautiful landscapes of Ninh Bình and breath... More 

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