Bai Dinh Pagoda - the biggest temple  in ASEAN

Bai Dinh Pagoda - the biggest temple in ASEAN

Are you a religious pilgrim of Buddhism? Travel to Ninh Binh, it will be great to pay a visit to Bai Dinh Pagoda - the biggest one in Southeast Asia for pilgrimages as well as great sightseeing ideas.

Bai Dinh pagoda- the Spirtual & Cultural Complex in Ninh Binh

Located in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province, Bai Dinh pagoda - one of famous attractions in Ninh Binh, has increasingly attracted a big number of local Buddhist pilgrims as well as foreign tourists coming to pray in & visit this holly complex and recently become a popular site for Buddhist pilgrimages across Vietnam & Southeast Asia.Travelling to Ninh Binh, besides visiting Trang An Scenic Landscapes, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Tam Coc- Bich Dong grottoes, Cuc Phuong national park, it is a must that you call on Bai Dinh Temple Spiritural & Cultural Complex.

Bai Dinh Pagoda-View meeting room

The part of Bai Dinh complex

Bai Dinh Temple Spiritural & Cultural Complex was developed in a large area of 700 hectas including Old Bai Dinh Pagoda and recently built New Bai Dinh one in Dinh mountains. Your trip to Bai Dinh will be complete to pay a visit to both of these pagodas.

The history of Old Bai Dinh Pagoda.

More than 1000 years ago, Ninh Binh was chosen as the capital of Vietnam during Dinh, Le & Ly dynasties.At that time, Buddhism became the national religion and many pagodas were constructed in that period.Bai Dinh temple was one of them built by a famous monk Nguyen Minh Khong. Bai translated as “praying” the gods or the jade emperors, “Dinh” considerd as Dinh mountain, so “Bai Dinh” means “ praying rituals in Dinh mountain” for the country’s peace taking place annually.

Bai Dinh Pagoda- the ancient area gate

The gate to ancient pagoda in Dinh mountain

At the moment,it is great to trek up to forested Dinh mountain and pay a visit to ancient pagodas nicely set up inside the caves to worship Buddha, the goddess of Mercy, Mountain saint & Nguyen Minh Khong monk.It  was recognized as historical-cultural site of the nation with many architectural details and antiques dated back to 11th century in Ly dynasty

New Bai Dinh Pagoda -the great construction of many new records

800 metters away from the ancient pagoda,a local businessman has recently done a big investment to construct a New Bai Dinh Pagoda strikkingly massive in scales & nicely architectural designs which have broken down many normal records: its great size, the biggest Buddha statutes in gold-plated copper material,  the longest corridors of 500 Arhat statutes…..  Then Bai Dinh Temple Spiritural & Cultural Complex has become the largest pagoda in ASEAN and drawn a large public attention locally & internationally. To avoid the crowd, you should call on this complex in other months except for February, March & April ( the spring time after Chinese Lunar New Year when local Vietnamese tourists are heading here to pray for happiness, prosperity & good luck)

Bai Dinh Pagoda- the Bodhi tree

The records of new Bai Dinh Pagoda are established:

·         The most important point of these great religion works are Tam The Temple and Dharma Temple – the main sanctuary which accounts for an area up to 1.000m2. The height of Dharma Temple is up to 22m, you can view four beautiful breaking record statues of golden-plated copper inside.

·         Four beautiful golden-plated statues - three bronze Tam The statues and one Great Buddha Sakyamuni statue - are the pride of “Owners” of Bai Dinh pagoda. Each statue of Tam The weighs 50 tons, 12m high, Great Buddha Sakyamuni statue with 16m high and weighs 100 tons, which are casted of the pure bronze bought from Russian, casted and installed by the famous artisans from casting bronze craft village in Y Yen, Nam Dinh.

Bai Dinh Pagoda - the Buddha Statute

·         A “great bell” with the weight of 60 tons was casted and located on the top of hill on the way come to the main sanctuary. The Great Bell is so big that it is estimated if wanting to sound the bell, it will need a big log of wood and four puller the log of wood to prod into the bell.

·         The amazing record is the “collection” of 500 Arhat statues on both corridors leading to Dharma Temple. The 500 Arhat statues made of blue stones with the height of 2.3m, carved by local Ninh Van stone craft village. According to the supervisor executing at this site, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Truong - investor and his collaborator came to China to learn and take the sample drawings of 500 Arhat’s legend and brought to home country for the painters, carvers to make the sample statue of gypsum, after that the craftsmen carved the statues again by monolithic green stone.

Bai Dinh Pagoda- the corridor of Arhat statutes

The corridor of Arhat statutes

Bai Dinh pagoda exploration wiith Golden Holiday Travel

Bai Dinh pagoda is 110km far from Hanoi and in 2 hour drive you can get there.In order to visit this holly pagoda,you can join us our daily SIC Ninh Binh  Day Tour to Trang An & Bai Dinh temple from Hanoi.In this tour, you will have chances to meet new people, share the cost of shuttle buses, guide & meals with other tourists.However, many of you would like to have your own comfort, flexibility between your family, you can order us with private Ninh Binh Tours in 1 day, 2 day or 3 day basis, detail us with your travel interest, your places to visit, we will customize your enquiry and soon come back with customized trip & its qoutation to meet your demands.

Bai Dinh Pagoda- the buddha statutes1

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