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Why Bai Dinh Pagoda is special ?
Bai Dinh Pagoda is a famous temple for its Asian and the region record. The records of Bai Dinh Pagoda are established:
Gilt bronze statues of Asia's largest: 100 ton statue in the French electricity Owner
Largest bronze Buddha in Southeast Asian: 100 ton statue outside.
The largest bell Vietnam: Great bell weighs 36 tons in the Bell Tower.
Largest pagoda in Vietnam: total 539 ha (27 ha own ancient temples, pagodas new 80 hectares.
Pagoda is the longest corridor Asian Horn: Horn corridor approximately 3 kilometers.
Park has many statues Arhat Temple in Vietnam: 500 the blue stone about 2m high.
Area wells jade pagoda in Vietnam.
Area Bodhi temple of most Vietnam: 100 is extracted from the Bodhi Bodhi India
What to explore at Bai Dinh Pagoda?
Special feature in Bai Dinh pagoda is “Great Bell” with the weight of 36 tons was casted and located in Bell Tower. In addition, there is 70 - ton bronze drum on the floor of the Tower. What’s more, coming to Bai Dinh pagoda, visitors have a chance to see the biggest Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue in Bodhissattva Temple. This statue looks so marvellous with thousand hands and eyes to present the protection and universal salvation for common people.
Furthermore, visitors will be astonished at the collection of 500 Arahat statues on the hill on the right – hand side of Phap Chu Temple. The 500 Arhat statues with the height of 2.3m, carved by Ninh Binh stone have different positions and gestures that create magic space and lively atmosphere.
Ninh Binh, Viet Nam
Tips for you
Really nice pagoda - worth visiting. You should reserve at least 3 or 4 hours for the tour (we had only 2 and we did not have time to visit all pagodas). Going up to the tower is not included in the entrance ticket and costs extra 50.000 VND but it is worth it. The view is very nice.
We saw many temples and pagodas prior to our visit to Bai Dinah and thought it might be redundant. Not so! Though it is new, it is very interesting because it is largely a local scene. The temple complex is visited by Vietnamese families--we saw absolutely no foreign tourists. Plan on two hours to visit all the levels of temples. Of all the Buddahs we saw in temples in Southeast Asia, these were the most glorious. The scenery from the complex is extraordinary--you look out over the karst limestone mountains and a large lake. If you have the energy, you can climb to the top of the tallest pagoda in Vietnam. Combine this visit with the Trang An boat ride and you have experienced Vietnam at its dreamiest.