Experience traveling to Bai Dinh pagoda

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What are the best experience traveling to Bai Dinh pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda has two areas which are newly built and ancient Bai Dinh pagoda. In this article, we want to give some specific information that can help visitors have a more specific view of this temple.
Bai Dinh pagoda was newly built on an area of ​​1700 hectares, including 27 hectares of ancient pagodas, 80 hectares for new pagodas, the rest are other items.

From more than 10 centuries ago, in Ninh Binh, there were 3 successive kings of kings, namely the Dinh, Tien Le and Ly dynasties. It is this that has created Ninh Binh with many ancient temples, including Bai Dinh Pagoda, which is more prominent on Trang An mountain range.

In 1136, when Zen monk Nguyen Minh Khong searched for a medicinal plant to cure “the tiger” for King Ly Than Tong, he discovered a cave on Mount Dinh and chose this place to build a Buddha image, as a place of practice. .

In 968, Dinh Tien Hoang suppressed the 12 warlords and ascended to the throne of the Emperor. He went to Mount Dinh – this sacred mountain set up a sacrifice to heaven to pray for favorable rain, wind, nationalism, security and minister. doctor. After that, King Quang Trung also came here to set up an altar to encourage soldiers before going to Thang Long to destroy the Thanh army.

The best time visit

At any time of the year, visitors can come here, but there are times when you should arrive at the right time to be better, which must be:
Bai Dinh pagoda festival takes place on the afternoon of the Lunar New Year, opening on the 6th and lasts the end of the third lunar month.

How to transport 

By bus

There are 9 national highways running through Ninh Binh so getting here is extremely easy and convenient. The bus routes depart from Hanoi with different hours lasting from 5am to 7pm. Bus stations such as Giap Bat, My Dinh or tourist cars pick up from the hotel at 8am in the old town area.

By Train

Located on the North-South railway. through Cau Yen, Ga Ghenh and Dong Giao Stations. The main thing that will help visitors have more options for moving here extremely convenient.
From Hanoi, there will be a SE1 train at 19:30, SE3, SE5, and SE7, every 2 hours, visitors will arrive in this beautiful land.

Where we go?

Bai Dinh Pagoda has 3 Tam Quan, also known as 3 doors to inside. Each door has 3 doors to continue to be made of concrete with external ben tiles, with four small roofs, curved above rock layer

Three Guan Yu, With 3 floors of Bat Trang glazed tile, dark brown, inside is placed a large statue of a bronze guardian, each statue is 5.5m high and weighs 12 tons.

The La Han corridor

Is designed entirely of wood, the rafters are structured like a gong frame with double beds, consisting of 2 rows, 3,400 m long with 250 spaces, each 4.5m x 4.5m in size.  Along the two left-hand corridors, there are 500 La Han statues made of monolithic stone, crafted by Ninh Van stone craftsmen (Hoa Lu – Ninh Binh).

Each object is from 2-2.5m high, weighs about 2-2.5 tons. Each image shows a different shape, charisma, showing the Taoist philosophy with joy, rage, love, and stains in the daily life of people. The Arhat corridor was confirmed by the Asian Record Organization: “The longest 500 Arhat corridor”.

Bell Tower is located near the center of Bai Dinh pagoda, 22m high, 17m diameter, designed like the appearance of a lotus.
Inside the bell tower hung a 36-ton bronze bell cast by Hue artisans. The bell included in the Vietnam record book is: The biggest bell bell in Vietnam.
On the duwois side is a bronze drum modeled after the Dong Son bronze drum version. The total weight of the copper drum is up to 13 tons, 6 meters in diameter and nearly 7 meters high.

The Quan The Am Bodhisattva Palace was built entirely of wooden quadrangle, including 7 compartments, 14.8m high, 40.4m long, 16.8m wide. The nave of the palace a thousand eyes and eyes of thousands of hands cast in gold-plated bronze, weighs 80 tons and is 9.57 meters high. The statue was certified by the Vietnam Record Book Center as “The largest bronze statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in Vietnam”.

Ancient Bai Dinh Pagoda

Is located 800m south of the new area. Located on a quiet mountain peak, including a front house, snags cave to worship Buddha and a dark cave to worship mother, Saint Nguyen.
This place is considered a sacred land, a holy place, a god, and a King.
The pagoda area is considered to have been built from the Dinh dynasty, built with Cao Temple, the western town of Hoa Lu but the architectural features imprinted with the Ly dynasty.

Is located near the foot of Bai Dinh mountain. Gieng Ngoc known that this is where the Zen Master took water to decoction medicine for people. And specifically to cure King Ly Than Tong.
The structure of the well is moon shaped, 30m in diameter, 6m deep and never runs out of water.
The mouth of the well is surrounded by stone railing, the area around the well is square, an area of ​​up to 6,000m2, 4 corners of 4 octagonal floors.