Bai Dinh Pagoda is a spiritual tourist area with a large population of pagodas with many Asian and Vietnamese records established as a pagoda with the largest golden bronze Buddha statue in Asia. It has the longest corridor of Arhat in Asia, the largest bronze statue of Maitreya in Southeast Asia and so on.
This is the largest temple and possesses the most records in Vietnam. The items of construction and expansion of the new temple area were attended by the delegates attending the 2008 Buddha's Birthday celebration in the first phase. In 2010, Bai Dinh Pagoda was the place where the first Buddha's relic ceremony was held from India to Vietnam.
Bai Dinh Pagoda
Over 1000 years ago, in Ninh Binh, there were three King dynasties to be born: Dinh, Tien Le, and Ly. These three feudal dynasties were all very interested in Buddhism and considered Buddhism as the National religion; So in Ninh Binh, there are many ancient temples, including Bai Dinh Pagoda, in the Trang An mountain range.
Bai Dinh Pagoda complex consists of an ancient pagoda and a new pagoda built in 2003. The pagoda is located on a mountain slope, between the vast valleys of lakes and rocky mountains, at the western gateway to Hoa Lu ancient capital. The new pagoda architecture is monumental but it brings the traditional Vietnamese identity.
Bai Dinh pagoda is recently honored as the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia.
Bai Dinh Pagoda
The well of the ancient Bai Dinh pagoda situates near the foot of Bai Dinh mountain. It was the place where Zen master Nguyen Minh Khong took water to sharpen medicine for the people and cure Ly Than Tong King. The well is very wide, with a diameter of 30 m.