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CITIES & PLACES OF INTEREST

  

 

 

  Chua Bai Dinh

 

Vietnam

 

 

Chua Bai Dinh in Ninh Binh purportedly is Vietnam's largest Buddhist temple complex. The compound consists of both ancient and new structures, including a 34 meter tall hall with a facade of over 59 meters long; a tall, slender pagoda; and a huge outdoor statue of Maitreya, elevated centrally on a hill. It is part of the Trang An eco-tourism area and is since 2014 listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (fig.) under the name Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, which also includes Tam Coc (fig.) and Bich Dong (fig.), as well as Hoa Lu.

See also THAILAND'S NEIGHBOURS & BEYOND.

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