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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bich Dong Pagoda dates back to 1428 and It’s a really beautiful place to visit. I would recommend going with a tour guide as the locals who hang around the entrance are well known for scams & thefts on unaware travellers – this is probably...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaseinthewild
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As already mentioned by other reviews, there is a parking scam here, but also worse. We too had whistles blown and raised voices directed at us as we decided to turn our bicycles around and park down the road. One man wearing an official looking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kbrc78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is absolutely beautiful and in good condition. Not only the front entrance with plenty people taking photos for their Instagram but also if you go inside or up the stairs right next to it, just very adventurous. Great place to visit!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank infinityonhigh
Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

Myself and my partner decided to venture out here and it was worth the hype. Pretty cool entrance and once you’ve climbed the steps to the temple, go behind and you’ll find a giant cave which leads to another temple. Really cool place overall and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Interesting temple with a cave behind it. Beware of toilet at the parking area. It has no running water or cubicles between each squatting toilet. The old lady will yell at you to pay 10k Dong when you exit. We ended up only giving 5k....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kallyq2017
Reviewed 22 December 2018 via mobile

Nice when in the area and when you have some time left to spend, not worth much more. Disliked the very obnoxious people at the entrance gate. Trying to sell things in a way we have (luckily) not experienced at other places in Vietnam. Also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank williamoL91RO
Reviewed 9 December 2018

This is a great place to go and see, lovely surroundings and views a bit of a climb up but not hard. worth going to see it. The only negative point to add is we arrived with bikes and were promptly told we had to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Katiej27
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

I went past this on the way to the bird park and it’s definitely worth calling in on. The ancient pagoda is nestled in some stunning scenery. 50,000vnd to park your bike

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thedud31
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Interesting place to check out if you’re cruising around Ninh Binh. I especially enjoyed the pagoda that is dug into the side of the cave. It was cool to walk behind it through the cave and around to the top. I read that you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EddieDean99
Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

The signs say don’t climb on the rocks after the path stops. I can neither confirm nor deny that we climbed on the karst limestone, but let me say that if one were to do this, be careful if it starts raining. It may be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kristine W
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Jean M
6 September 2017|
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Response from lynn n | Reviewed this property |
You can get a scooter taxi just go to any shop or you'll see them ask if you need one on the roadside once you get off the boat) but of course bargain, hard as it's not that far.
24 April 2017|
Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
There may be a closing time for visitors like 6pm, I am not sure. There is, what looked like a 4 star hotel on site so access at night may be limited to hotel guests. Sorry cannot be more helpful.