Discover the largest water well in Vietnam – Jade Well Bai Dinh Pagoda

Ninh Binh, which is an extremely attractive and interesting tourist destination, is quite close to the inner city of Hanoi, so it is easy for you to come here to travel and get the best experience for your journey. One of the ideal destinations for tourists when coming to Ninh Binh is Bai Dinh Pagoda, where there is also the largest water well in Vietnam – Ngoc well for you to admire.

Ninh Binh, which is a famous sightseeing destination for tourists near and far, is also close to the capital Hanoi, so many people often come here to visit, upstream of history. Among them, the most famous and often chosen place is probably Ngoc Ninh Binh well – the largest water well in Vietnam.

Address: The foothills of the ancient Bai Dinh pagoda (Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province)

The Jade Well at Bai Dinh Pagoda never runs out of water, so it is often called “God’s Well” or “Dragon’s Eye” by people. Currently, it is located at the foot of Bai Dinh pagoda mountain, according to ancient records, this well has a history of 1000 years ago and has extremely valuable historical value.

Local people told each other that before, no one seemed to know about Ngoc well. Suddenly, one night Zen master Nguyen Minh Khong (the founder of Bai Dinh pagoda) was told in a dream by the gods that there was a precious water source located at the foot of the mountain near the temple. Then this Zen master took the well water to use decoction and cure the people here.

Ngoc well’s water source is cool and fresh, and never runs out, so it is often used for medicine and daily life. Up to now, the people of Ninh Binh have always paid attention to preserving Ngoc well in the best conditions to keep this relic for a long time. Today, the well has been embellished and adjusted to have a moon face with a diameter of up to 30m, a depth of about 6m and surrounded by rocks of Dinh mountain. The well campus is also quite large with an area of ​​up to 6,000m2, the 4 corners around are 4 octagonal floors. The landscape around the well is also covered with green trees.

To get to the well we have to pass through a beautiful stone gate. Ngoc Ninh Binh well water is green all year round, comfortable to drink. Especially strange when the well has never run dry, even though it was just a small earthen well. Every year, well water is still used to make offerings in the temple.

It is known that in the process of building the new Bai Dinh pagoda – the largest temple in our country with a series of records in Asia, Southeast Asia and Vietnam, hundreds of workers, engineers and laborers used well water for living, cooking, bathing, cleaning, etc., but wherever it is used, the well water will be full, but never dry.

Because the well never runs dry, locals often call it “the well” or the dragon’s eye. At the beginning of the year, at the beginning of the year, thousands of people flock to the temple to worship and come to the well to ask for water to use to pray for luck and peace. In December 2007, the Vietnam Record Book Center officially granted a certificate confirming the record of “The temple with the largest well in Vietnam” for the Jade Well – Bai Dinh pagoda.


You can visit Trang An at any time of the year because each season and time gives you different feelings for you to experience. However, here are some specific suggestions for you to have a great trip.

When visiting Ngoc well, people tend to choose the first holidays of the year at Bai Dinh pagoda as a time to travel and ask for water from the jade well. Spring time lasts from January to March of the lunar calendar and is also a suitable time because the weather is extremely supportive.

This time is also not the peak time of the tourist season, so you can safely come here to admire the jade well and not worry about spending too much in terms of costs.

In addition, the period from May to June is also a suitable time for your trip because it coincides with the ripe rice season, so the scenery looks extremely romantic and is very suitable for you to check in or have some fun activities. great picture. You can also stand watching Ngoc well and look at the entire campus of Bai Dinh pagoda.

Hopefully the above detailed information will help your journey to discover the wonder of Ngoc Ninh Binh well more convenient. If you still have time, you can visit the area of ​​Bai Dinh Pagoda, Tam Coc Bich Dong , Hoa Lu Ancient Capital , Non Nuoc Mountain , Cuc Phuong National Park … 

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