Ninh Binh is a very famous tourist destination for tourists from near and far and is also close to the capital Hanoi, so many people often come here to visit and go back in history. Among them, the most famous and often chosen location is probably Ngoc Ninh Binh well – the largest water well in Vietnam.
The Jade Well at Bai Dinh Pagoda never runs out of water, so people often call it “God’s Well” or “Dragon’s Eye”. Currently it is located right 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.
The most beautiful time to visit Ngoc well
Visitors can visit Bai Dinh – Trang An at any time of the year because each season brings a unique experience for visitors to feel. However, according to the experience of previous tourists, there are some suggestions to make your trip more perfect.
Often visitors to Ngoc Ninh Binh well will choose the first holidays of the year at Bai Dinh pagoda to visit and ask for sacred well water to bring back. Spring lasts from January to March of the lunar calendar and is also the most appropriate time to visit because of the favorable weather. Not to mention this is not the peak tourist season, so you can save a lot on airfare and hotel booking costs.
In addition, May to June is also a suitable time to travel because it coincides with the ripe rice season, so the scenery of Ninh Binh is also extremely beautiful and romantic, suitable for sightseeing and checking in great photos.
Currently, the well has a moon shape, a diameter of nearly 30m wide, and a depth of about 6m. The well mouth is built around Dinh mountain stone. The campus around the well is built in a square shape with an area of up to 6,000 square meters, with four octagonal floors at the four corners. The surrounding landscape is planted with shade trees. To get to the well, you have to go through a very beautiful stone gate.
Ngoc well water is clear all year round, cool and pleasant to drink. Strangely, the well has never run out of water since ancient times (even though it used to be just a small earthen well). The well water is still used every year to make water for ceremonies at the temple.
It is known that during the construction of the new Bai Dinh Pagoda – the largest pagoda in Vietnam with many records in Asia, Southeast Asia and Vietnam; Hundreds of workers, engineers, and laborers all use well water for living, cooking, bathing, washing, mixing concrete… but wherever they use it, the well water fills up and never runs out.
Because Ngoc well never dries up, local people often call this “magic well” or “dragon’s eye”. During the festival season of Bai Dinh Pagoda at the beginning of the lunar year, thousands of people flock here to worship and visit the pagoda and come to Ngoc Well to ask for water to use to pray for peace and luck.
Hopefully the above detailed information will help your journey to discover the wonders of Ngoc Ninh Binh well more smoothly. If you have time, you can visit Bai Dinh pagoda area, Tam Coc Bich Dong, Hoa Lu ancient capital, Non Nuoc mountain, Cuc Phuong national park…