What is special about Bich Dong Pagoda Ninh Binh?

Located peacefully in the Truong Yen range, Bich Dong Pagoda is one of the famous landscapes that Ninh Binh is lucky to own. Famous for its pristine and somewhat tranquil scenery, the pagoda is the perfect destination for those who want to take a break from the bustle of everyday urban life. Dear friend, if you have had tiring days due to the burden of worries, today please leave everything behind and join us to visit Bich Dong Pagoda.

Go back in time and learn about the history of Bich Dong Pagoda

The pagoda was originally founded in 1428 and is just a small temple on the top of the mountain. In 1705, two monks Tri Kien and Tri The met and became brothers. The two monks both wanted to travel to many places to spread Buddhism and build temples.

Coming here, seeing the beautiful terrain of Bich Dong cave and already having a pagoda, the two monks decided to stop and repair the old pagoda, collect donations to rebuild it into 3 pagodas: Ha, Trung and Thuong to practice. . In 1707, two monks Tri Kien and Tri The cast a large bell, which is still hanging in Dark Cave.

In the year Giap Ngo 1774, Lord Trinh Sam visited the pagoda and saw the green landscape around the pagoda, so he named the pagoda Bich Dong. Bich Dong Pagoda is built of ironwood, the roof is made of tiles with no knots, the tip is rounded, the corners of the roof all have curved knife tips or the shape of a phoenix’s tail, making the roof curving and flexible like tidal waves.

Unique architecture at Bich Dong Pagoda

It is not wrong to say that Bich Dong Pagoda is one of the pagodas that possesses the architectural style of ancient Vietnamese pagodas. The pagoda is a complex of three pagodas built with their backs against the limestone mountainside, along with a system of 3 caves with 2 dry caves, including Bich Dong and Dark Cave halfway up the mountain and 1 water cave, Xuyen Thuy Cave.

The special highlight of the pagoda is the structure of the letter Tam in the style of Chinese characters. In contrast to Cong-shaped pagodas with connected incense burning rooms, the three buildings of the pagoda are built completely separately. All three pagodas, the Lower Pagoda, the Middle Pagoda and the Upper Pagoda, are arranged along the mountainside from high to low, creating an impressive and special scene that makes everyone who has the opportunity to come here truly impressed.

As an ancient temple located in a special position, it is not surprising that Bich Dong Pagoda is always one of the spiritual destinations favored by many people. If you have the opportunity to return to Trang An, Ninh Binh, do not miss the opportunity to visit the scenery and visit the Buddha where the temple is located peacefully among the mountains.

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