Not only famous for scenic spots such as Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong … Ninh Binh is also known by many historical sites and spiritual destinations.
Ninh Binh Vietnam has hundreds of historical and cultural relics associated with the Dinh, Tien Le, Ly dynasties. Some famous relics have been included in spiritual tours such as Hoa Lu ancient capital, Bich Dong Pagoda, etc.
Bich Dong Pagoda
Dubbed “The most second beautiful cave in Vietnam “, Bich Dong Pagoda is located 3km south-west of Dinh Cau Boat Station and is located on Bich Dong Mountain. This ancient structure was built in the style of Hanji “three” (三), included three non-contiguous buildings, three levels along the mountainside, based on the mountain from the bottom to the top to form three separate pagodas which are Lower, Middle and Upper. Therefore, the pagodas, mountains, and caves harmonize with each other, hiding in the middle of the large green trees.
Temple of the Holy Nguyen
Temple of the Holy Nguyen (Nguyen Minh Khong of Ly Dynasty) is located in Gia Vien district. The temple was built on the foundation of Vien Quang Pagoda, built by Nguyen Minh Khong in 1121. After his death, people worshiped him in this pagoda which was built by himself. The temple was awarded the title of National Artistic Monument in February 1989.
Spiritual area of Bai Dinh Pagoda
Spiritual area of Bai Dinh Pagoda with an area of about 700 hectares was built in Gia Sinh commune, Gia Vien district. Not only the majestic beauty, Bai Dinh Pagoda is extremely magnificent, majestic. This is a spiritual tourist destination that has set many records, not only in Vietnam but also in the country: Vietnam’s largest Tam Tam, the longest Arhat corridor, the temple has Buddha statue the highest and heaviest bronze, the largest bronze bell … In addition, here are preserving many precious Śarīra, precious jewels of the Buddha.
Hoa Lu ancient capital
Up to now, Hoa Lu ancient capital still preserves much valuable cultural beauty and historical constructions such as Dinh Tien Hoang Temple, Le Dai Hanh Temple, Dinh King Tomb, Le King Tomb … Besides, there are many ancient remains of the ancient citadel, mountains, caves that people on Hoa Lu Tam Coc 1 day tour can admire.
Hoa Lu has a unique historical role, though it lasts for only half a century; the first emperor of Vietnam unified built the capital of Hoa Lu based on the craggy terrain, taking advantage of natural conditions with the limestone cliffs and river systems, creating a “Strong military defense”, consistent with the historical context of the early days of country. Hoa Lu ancient capital has an important historical value not only of Ninh Binh but also of the whole country.
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Phat Diem stone church
Phat Diem stone church located in Phat Diem town, Kim Son district has an area of about 22 hectares. This is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Vietnam. Especially the architecture of Phat Diem cathedral church is a Catholic work, but the characteristics of the architecture have many features of the traditional pagoda of Vietnam. The church was built entirely of stone so visitors on Ninh Binh amazing tour used to call it Stone Church. This is not only the best stone works in Vietnam but also rare in the world.