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  • Address: Gia Sinh, Gia Viễn, Ninh Binh, Vietnam
  • Hours: The temples are open from 7 a.m. til 5:45 p.m. daily.

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Bai Dinh Temple Tours

Not your average Vietnamese pagoda, the Bai Dinh Temple (Chua Bai Dinh) is actually an almost-three-square-mile complex of temple buildings and gardens dominating the slopes of a rounded hill in Ninh Binh province. The impressive site—whose three-tiered-roof hall leads to attractions such as 30 foot, 200,000 lb. bronze Buddha statue statue; intricate laquerwork and stone carving; a 72,000 lb. bronze bell housed in the 13-story Phap Chu pagoda; and 500 arhat (wisened Buddhist) statues—is a relatively new attraction. Though a much older temple exists up 300 stone steps and tucked into caves at the back of the complex, some of the larger and showier additions, including the bell and its tower, were built only in the last 15 years.

Thousands of Vietnamese pilgrims flood the site regularly, particularly during an annual Bai Dinh Temple Festival combining new and old rituals around the sixth day of the first lunar month. Some sources duby this the largest pagoda complex in Vietnam, but regardless of ranking, there’s no question this superlative site is worth a visit. Just don’t expect to have the place to yourself.

Practical Info

The temple complex is located 13 miles west of Ninh Binh town and admission is free. Tours to the Ninh Binh countryside almost all include a stop at the Bai Dinh Temple leave and regularly from Hanoi; boat trips to the Trang An Grottoes or Tam Coc cave systems are also often included. The temples are open from 7 a.m. til 5:45 p.m. daily.

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Full-Day Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An from Hanoi, Hanoi, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An from Hanoi

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Visit Vietnam's largest Buddhist temple complex, Bai Dinh, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Trang An on this 10-hour tour from Hanoi. Travel through the ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Hanoi Private Day Tour: Bai Dinh Pagoda and Trang An Caves, Hanoi, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

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

The Trang An Tourism Complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh which has officially been included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The eco-tourist ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Trang An Grottoes and Bai Dinh Day Trip from Hanoi, Hanoi, Cultural Tours
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Trang An Grottoes and Bai Dinh Day Trip from Hanoi

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Bearing magnificent massive architecture and a deep traditional identity, Bai Dinh Pagoda has recently emerged as a must-see destination of Ninh Binh province ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Round-Trip Hanoi to Ninh Binh Private Vehicle Charter, Hanoi, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Round-Trip Hanoi to Ninh Binh Private Vehicle Charter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Ninh Binh is a hot destination to visit, for some customers, it is considered as a must see place. Everyday, customers come to Ninh Binh where they can visit ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $100.00
Full day Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An grottoes in Ninh Binh, Hanoi, Private Transfers
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Full day Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An grottoes in Ninh Binh

This amazing full-day tour gives you a great opportunity to pay a visit the two most- visited  destinations in Ninh Binh Province including: Bai Dinh Pagoda, ...  Read more

Location: Ninh Bình, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $50.00
2-day Ninh Binh highlights tour from Hanoi, Hanoi, Cultural Tours
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2-day Ninh Binh highlights tour from Hanoi

Joining this 2-day tour exploring the Ninh Binh’s highlight spots such as : Tam Coc Grottoes which is known as Ha Long among the rice paddies, Hoa Lu ...  Read more

Location: Ninh Bình, Vietnam
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $115.79
Bai Dinh Pagoda - Trang An Cave Full day, Hanoi, Overnight Tours
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Bai Dinh Pagoda - Trang An Cave Full day

Visit the largest Pagoda in Vietnam Explore cave complex of Trang An Enjoy scenery of mountains and rivers Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 9 to 12 hrs

From USD $50.00
Group Full day Tam Coc Tours Visiting Bai Dinh Trang An Boating Trip, Hanoi, Cultural Tours
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Group Full day Tam Coc Tours Visiting Bai Dinh Trang An Boating Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Covering an area of 10,000 hectares in the northeast of Ninh Binh province, Trang An includes three individual components within a single buffer zone that ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $55.00

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