Vietnam’s biggest pagoda a popular draw for tourists

Vietnam's Bai Dinh Pagoda remains a popular draw for tourists, with more than 300,000 visitors over the Tet holiday to marvel at its Buddha and a millennium of Buddhist architecture.

The Vietnam Book of Records names the Bai Dinh Pagoda as one of the top 10 spiritual destinations in Vietnam.

The Pagoda is in the Trang An tourism Complex, which was admitted to Unesco's World Heritage List in June 2014 as a mixed natural and cultural site.

During the Tet Holiday of 2015 , Bai Dinh Pagoda attracted 369,000 domestic and foreign visitors.

The old Pagoda was built more than 1,000 years ago and was joined by a new Pagoda, built in 2008 on the 500ha compound at Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province.

The old Bai Dinh Pagoda features elements of the development of Buddhism in Vietnam over successive dynasties.

The new Pagoda features a three-door gate, the Tam The Palace, the Quan The Am (Sanskrit) Palace and the Bell Tower.

The Pagoda holds the record for Asia's longest corridor, at 3km, with 500 Arhat statues in Asia, Vietnam's biggest Pearl Well (Gieng ngoc), and the biggest bronze Buddha in Southeast Asia.


Electric cars taking visitors to Bai Dinh Pagoda


Three-door gate

Bridge running to the main area of the pagoda


Internal three-door gate to two bronze statues, each weighing 12 tonnes


Three-kilometre corridor with 500 Arhat statues, the longest in Asia

Each Arhat statue is 2m high and weighs four tonnes, made from rocks from Thanh Hoa Province

Bell Tower

Inside the tower, the 36-tonne bronze bell, the biggest of its kind in Vietnam

Quan The Am Statue weighs 80 tonnes and is 9.57m high

  Pearl Well (Gieng Ngoc)

Tower on a hill

Biggest in Asia - the 100-tonne Buddha

Tam The Palace

100 Bodhi trees brought from India. Bai Dinh Pagoda has the most Bodhi trees in Vietnam

Gilt bronze statues of Asia's largest: 100 ton statue

Largest bronze Buddha in Southeast Asian

The largest bell Vietnam: Great bell weighs 36 tons in the Bell Tower

Largest pagoda in Vietnam: total 539 ha (27 ha own ancient temples, pagodas new 80 hectares.)

Pagoda is the longest corridor Asian Horn: Horn corridor approximately 3 kilometers.

Park has many statues Arhat Temple in Vietnam: 500 the blue stone about 2m high.

Area wells jade pagoda in Vietnam

Area Bodhi temple of most Vietnam: 100 is extracted from the Bodhi Bodhi India


Vietnam’s biggest pagoda a popular draw for tourists