The ancient Bai Dinh pagoda near Tam Coc Ninh Binh was discovered by Saint Nguyen Minh Khong, who turned caves into pagodas when he came here to find a medicinal plant to turn into a tiger for King Ly Than Tong. Legend has it that there are many precious medicinal plants here that Saint Nguyen Minh Khong often went down to collect and bring back to make “elixir”. Later, many physicians from all over the world also came to look for precious medicinal plants to treat people’s diseases. During the resistance war, Bai Dinh was also a revolutionary relic belonging to Quynh Luu war zone, where the leader of the Communist Party of Vietnam propagated the revolution to the people.
The ancient Bai Dinh pagoda
The ancient Bai Dinh pagoda is located on a 187m high mountain near Tam Coc Ninh Binh, about 800m southeast of Tam The temple of the new temple area. This temple area is located near the top of a fairly quiet mountainous area, including a front house in the middle, turning to the right is the morning cave to worship Buddha, then to the temple of Cao Son god at the end of the back door of the morning cave. ; Turn to the left is the temple of Saint Nguyen and then go to the dark cave to worship the mother and fairy. This place is located in the land that fully converges the elements of human genius according to the Vietnamese folk concept, that is, the land of the birth of the King, the birth of the Saint, the birth of the God.
In 1997, Bai Dinh ancient temple near Tam Coc Ninh Binh was recognized as a national historical – cultural – revolutionary relic. It is very interesting that although the pagoda has a history dating back to the Dinh Dynasty, there are many architectural details and antiques bearing the bold imprint of the Ly Dynasty.
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