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Reviewed today via mobile

If you are going to the Bird Valley, do drop by this Bich Dong Pagoda.

Pretty small place. Most iconic would be the little bridge to the main gate that you will see if everyone’s posts.

Other than that, there is a small temple at the top, pretty amazing though, without modern cranes, I would imagine people had physically carried up the Buddha statues manually.

Great work.

Thank Koinsg
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A temple in the mountains on three levels. Requires some steep climbing but the serene atmosphere is refreshing. However the sights pale in comparison to what you have at Mua cave. If you see lot of buses, avoid the place.

This temple has some steep climbing to do and also walk through a cave (it's lit up). We visited in August on a rainy day, wet with no crowds, just after the rains.

Thank nyusual
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This monastery built on the side of Bich Dong mountain, has some interesting cave temples in three levels built against the mountain. The views from the top are good - but not as impressive as the views from higher Mua caves.

Included in most Ninh Binh itineraries, this peaceful place can get swamped by bus loads of tourists - this could make your visit suffocating. There are souvenir shops, restaurants, cold drinks vendors and parking attendants (apparently to scam you more than taking care of your parked vehicle) outside the monastery complex.

Thank UNNIMAYA
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was interesting and worth a visit for sure but not worth coming to if your on a tight schedule. Tour buses full of people come in the afternoon which disturbs the peace. Nice drive from tam coc. Parking is most definitely 10k, the man at parking will try and over charge you but tell him “no, 10 thousand” and he wont argue. Be wary of locals trying to charge entrance fee illegally. It is free to enter!

There is also a nice lake, with the owner of the shack offering paid tour of a small cave (we didnt go in so cannot comment) if you walk through the bike parking and round the lily pads you will see some stairs.

1  Thank leashyjelly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temples are not overly exciting but it’s an interesting place and it’s free so worth going if it’s near you. Don’t pay for parking, locals try to get you into their huts just park in big car park on street. Dont forgot to go around the back too there’s a lovely viewpoint and little area that gorgeous. It’s not where you go in the main entrance but around the side, you could easily miss it! We also ate in Aroma Indian before we left which was amazing so we had a lovely evening there

Thank Amy L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we first arrived, the local wanting us to pay for parking quoted 50,000VND. This is ridiculous. Start walking away when he quotes this price and he'll lower it. Or park next to the shop in the bigger lot and don't pay at all, especially if you have a bicycle. Don't be afraid to haggle, the prices aren't set by any means. It's just a guy wanting to extort the tourists. The pagoda itself is very nice and scenic. If you have a bit of climbing ability and good shoes, climb past the last pagoda (ignore the sign that says don't climb but be very careful on the rocks. There's no helicopter evacuation out here). If you're a really good person, bring a plastic bag and pick up the garbage that you find. It's disgusting up there and extremely disappointing that tourists would ruin the landscape like that. Do your part, enjoy the scenery and the history, and help maintain its beauty.

Thank jessDoodie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This charming cluster of cave temples is a couple of kilometres north of Tam Coc. The Lower Pagoda is located at the base, from which 100 steps lead to the Middle Pagoda, where there's a shorter but steep ascent to the Upper Pagoda. Inside each cave temple, looming statues peer from the haze of burning incense. Outside offers incredible countryside views.

Thank cash2274
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Pagoda is not a real must see of the city but i recommend you to see if you are in Ninh Binh. the hill, temples and the place are making a nice complex.

Thank shiraziwine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were hanging around the crossroads a short distance away and noticed people walking across the lotus lake. We walked down the road and discovered this old Buddhist temple complex of three pagodas set into the mountainside. The entrance was reached by a long walkway across a large lake of lotus blooms. The walk up the hillside was not difficult. Once at the top, lovely views of the surrounding countryside could be seen. We were glad we visited this temple as it made up for the disappointment of Tam Coc. Entrance to this temple is free.

Thank nellielim
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Bich Dong Pagoda is a complex of three pagodas, built into a hillside, with sets of stone steps connecting the pagodas. As one ascents, one is treated to great views of the surrounding countryside.

Thank FactotumDellaCitta
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