Belonging to Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, Bai Dinh Pagoda is located at the western gateway of Hoa Lu Ancient Capital. The pagoda is located peacefully on the slopes of Bai Dinh mountain surrounded by immense valleys and lakes, rippling lagoons and limestone mountains. Bai Dinh Pagoda has existed for more than 1000 years in the middle of this ancient capital, associated with the three great feudal dynasties of our country in the previous period, including the Dinh, Tien Le and Ly dynasties. The pagoda was built in 1136 by Zen master Nguyen Minh Khong. Around the pagoda, there are also countless beautiful and spiritually significant architectural works such as Ngoc Well, Patriarch worshiping cave, Buddha worshiping cave, Mother worshiping cave, Cao Son Saint Altar, etc.
The pagoda Complex near Tam Coc Ninh Binh…
The pagoda Complex near Tam Coc Ninh Binh is a place associated with ancient anecdotes and stories about Zen Master Nguyen Minh Khong who was famous throughout the South sky in the past. It was he who laid the foundation for Buddhism, at the same time, built the Buddha statue and opened the Buddha land in this place. Legend has it that in the Ly dynasty, Saint Nguyen Minh Khong went to Bai Dinh mountain to find medicine for the king’s illness. He realized that this is the land of fairyland, maybe the mountain faces to the west as if worshiping the land of Buddha. In addition, the mountains here also have a lot of precious medicinal plants, so he decided to stop and build a temple here.
The reason the pagoda is named Bai Dinh is because, according to the ancient concept, Bai means worshiping, worshiping the land of the time, the Buddha. Meanwhile, Dinh is the top, which is located on a high place. Therefore, Bai Dinh dog means worshiping heaven and earth, and the Buddha is on high. In addition, the pagoda’s name also means towards Dinh mountain near Tam Coc Ninh Binh – a mountain associated with heroic events of our country’s history in the previous period. Although time has passed, although this land has witnessed many ups and downs of the country’s history, Bai Dinh Pagoda still stands majestically despite the wind and dust.
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