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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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Hanoi Private Day Tour: Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Caves

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Even though this is a newly built pagoda, it was fascinating to visit. Unfortunately the weather was overcast and hazy so the views from the top weren't as spectacular as I'd... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even though this is a newly built pagoda, it was fascinating to visit. Unfortunately the weather was overcast and hazy so the views from the top weren't as spectacular as I'd hoped. Still, definitely recommend a visit here if you have a couple of spare hours whilst in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you have never been to a pagoda or Buddhist location then it is very nice, but some other places in Japan and China are more impressive. I went on a tour and we were rushed around, which did ruin the experience a bit.

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Thank Jake K
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have to visit one pagoda in Vietnam, this is the one. We loved building architecture so arrived early as it was not crowded yet. We also hired a private car (you can go with a tour group) to take us here so we can spend a bit more time admiring all the intricate statues and building designs. There... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was lovely, but it is newly built. Nothing historical about it, which is not what we were expecting. Wear your walking shoes because you will be doing lots of walking.

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Thank Sue B
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the biggest Buddhist monastery of South East Asia. You need around 2 hours to properly see everything.. We had bought tickets for electric cart but then realized that the cart does not cover as much distance. It just leaves visitors at the foot of the temple. We also bought tickets for the Main monastery and went by elevator.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

this place looks very nice. you pay 60.000 to get in with a golf car looking thing. They have to drop you at the entrance because it is far away from the parking sites. 2 bad they did not consider foreign tourist because you don't get an folder or some explanation in english/french/german/russian or an other language than Vietnamese at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When arriving at the parking of Bai Dinh you could see already that it is made for mass tourism. Plenty of parking spaces for big busses. You have to pay 15.000 for your scooter and if you wish you could take a bus up to the pagoda for 30.000. It looks indeed that the parking far away from the pagoda... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an incredible series of temples with a enormous Budda. Although we had a misty day the views were still stunning from the pagoda.

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Thank Maggie K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big extensive compound covering a few acres , consisting of modern build temples build with funds donated from domestic & overseas Vietnamese. The obvious structure visible from a distant is the 13 stories pagoda with carvings on the life of Gautama Buddha . A big temple with 3 Buddhas reportedly the largest in SEA . Currently no entrance fee... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My gf and me cycled from Tam Coc to Bai Dinh. The pagoda was visible from far away. On arrival, we were surprised to see that this site is relatively new. Construction was finished only in 2014! So don't expect any traces of history here. Bai Dinh is impressive due to its size, perhaps even bigger than the citadel in... More 

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