Temples in Ninh Binh: The most ancient, sacred and beautiful temples in Ninh Binh

Ninh Binh has long been famous for its beautiful landscapes that move people’s hearts. Not only that, there are also ancient temples built thousands of years ago.Ninh Binh – a land of talented people with many historical and cultural relics. In it, there are many ancient and sacred temples as well as newly rebuilt and more spacious temples.

1. Temples in Ninh Binh – Bai Dinh Pagoda

Bai Dinh Pagoda is a complex of pagodas located in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district, Ninh Binh province. This is one of the largest pagodas in Vietnam with many records such as the temple with the longest Arhat corridor in Asia, the temple with the largest gilded bronze Buddha in Asia and the largest bronze Maitreya statue in the Southeast. ASIAN…

In the temple, there are two main areas: the new Bai Dinh pagoda and the old Bai Dinh pagoda. If the new Bai Dinh pagoda will make you overwhelmed by giant Buddha statues, spacious and massive architectural works such as Tam Quan gate, Arhat corridor, Bell tower and large main halls…

The ancient Bai Dinh pagoda is known to everyone as a very sacred place, you must definitely come here when going to the temple. This ancient pagoda area is located right behind the new pagoda, about 800 meters south of Tam The temple of the new temple area. This is a complex of pagodas in the cave including a front house in the middle, turning to the right is the morning cave to worship Buddha, then to the temple of Cao Son god at the end of the back door of the morning cave; Turn to the left is the temple of Saint Nguyen and then go to the dark cave to worship the mother and fairy. You have to climb about 145 steps to reach the main cave. In addition, there is a very beautiful Ngoc well located near the foot of Bai Dinh mountain.

To visit all areas in Bai Dinh pagoda complex, it will take you at least 3 hours. This is one of the attractions not to be missed when traveling to Ninh Binh

2. Bich Dong Pagoda

  • Address: Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Bich Dong Pagoda is certainly no longer a strange name for Vietnamese people. This is an extremely famous and sacred temple in Ninh Binh. Bich Dong Pagoda consists of 3 separate pagodas: Lower, Middle and Upper located from low to high.

Bich Dong Pagoda is located with its back against Ngu Nhac Son rock mountain, hidden among green giant trees. This makes the scenery of the temple more ancient than ten thousand times. Three pagodas have mossy tile roofs with ancient colors. Not only that, Bich Dong pagoda is located on the mountain base, below is Xuyen Thuy cave. It can be said that the beauty of this temple is a masterpiece that cannot be found anywhere else. This beautiful scene is also a good virtual living place!

3. Duyen Ninh Pagoda

  • Address: Trang An, Truong Yen, Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh

Duyen Ninh Pagoda is a famous pagoda that is chosen and loved by many young people. This place is one of the oldest pagodas with unique architecture, imbued with ancient Vietnamese, built under the Dinh – Tien Le dynasties. The pagoda is located in the campus of Hoa Lu citadel, a quite famous tourist area in Ninh Binh. According to legend, Duyen Ninh Pagoda is where Princess Le Thi Phat Ngan and the general Ly Cong Uan made a vow to marry and then gave birth to the fourth prince Ly Phat Ma (King Ly Thai Tong) in the year 1000.

Later, when he suppressed the Khai Quoc Vuong rebellion, King Ly Thai Tong changed the name of this place to Duyen Ninh pagoda. Today, people come to Duyen Ninh pagoda not only to pray for love, but also to pray for luck, health, and pray for children if they are infertile.

4. Pagoda in Ninh Binh – Non Nuoc Pagoda

Non Nuoc Pagoda is an ancient temple located at the foot of Non Nuoc mountain, on the banks of Day river and Van river mouth, Ninh Binh province. The pagoda was built during the Ly Dynasty, under King Ly Nhan Tong, by the national monk Nguyen Minh Khong. The pagoda has a very beautiful position, one side leaning against the cliff, one side overlooking the river. The atmosphere is very airy and peaceful.

5. Temples in Ninh Binh – Am Tien Cave Temple

Am Tien cave is a scenic spot belonging to a special national relic complex of Hoa Lu ancient capital, in the land of Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province, Vietnam. The location of Am Tien cave in the past was adjacent to the East citadel of Hoa Lu capital.

Am Tien cave under the Dinh dynasty was originally a place to keep tigers to execute criminals. and right at the foot of Dia mountain is Ao Giai, where the king raised crocodiles to punish the wicked. This is also the Queen Mother Duong Van Nga who ordained as a monk in the last years of her life. In the Ly Dynasty, Zen master Nguyen Minh Khong was in the cave chanting and preaching the Dharma, built more Buddhist altars in the cave, later people continued to expand the scene of temples for pilgrims from all over the world.

Today, the main cave of Am Tien cave is both a stone pagoda worshiping Buddha and Zen master Nguyen Minh Khong, as well as a temple for famous people of the Dinh dynasty such as father and son Truong Mani, and empress Duong Van Nga. along with Princess Phu Dung and his wife Truong Quan Son.

Previously, Am Tien cave was halfway up the mountain, to enter the cave, you had to climb 205 stone steps over the cliff, but now there is a tunnel through the mountain to the cave. Am Tien cave pagoda is currently a very popular destination in Ninh Binh because of its charming scenery with clear blue lake, quiet and pure on the temple.

6. Nhat Tru Pagoda

  • Address: Truong Yen commune, Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province

Nhat Tru Pagoda is a very famous temple in Ninh Binh. Nhat Tru Pagoda is also known as the One Pillar Pagoda of Ninh Binh. The name Nhat Tru pagoda comes from the fact that in front of the pagoda there is a stone pillar over 3m high with an octagonal cross section.

The pagoda is located in a central position and is the place to practice and discuss the country of 10th century monks such as Phap Thuan, Van Hanh or Khuong Viet. The temple has a unique and artistic architecture. Especially wooden architecture and wood carving art. This is one of the important historical sites. The pagoda is also a place for cultural activities, spiritual sightseeing of tourists from all over the world when they have the opportunity to visit Ninh Binh.

In addition to the temples summarized above, there are many other temples in Ninh Binh such as Ve Khanh Phu Pagoda, Hoa Mai Pagoda, Quang Son Pagoda, Dong Dac Pagoda, Yen Binh Pagoda, Fo Son Pagoda, and Ky Pagoda. Lan…

We hope that this article has brought you useful information.

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