Bai Dinh Pagoda complex includes an ancient pagoda and a new pagoda built in 2003. Located on the slopes, surrounded by vast valleys, lakes, and mountains, the pagoda does not only serve as a sacred place of worship but also a famous tourist attraction.
More than 1,000 years ago, there were three successive dynasties, namely the Dinh dynasty, Tien Le dynasty, and Ly dynasty in Ninh Binh. The point is that these three feudal dynasties worshipped Buddhism and considered Buddhism as the national religion, so Ninh Binh is the custodian and curator of many ancient temples, including Bai Dinh Pagoda lying on the Trang An mountain.
It’s worth mentioning that the new pagoda is prominently characterized by the massive architecture that is embedded with tradition and intertwined with the spiritual life of the Vietnamese. That might be the reason why it has long been a famous destination for both Buddhist followers and young travelers, especially pack backers. Moreover, Bai Dinh pagoda seizes the title of one of the largest pagodas in Southeast Asia honored by foreign media.