From Tam Coc boat pier, drive East nearly 3 km, tourist will reach Bich Dong pagoda – an ever ancient three tiered cave pagoda. It is only accessible by steep stone steps, but it is really worth climbing up for a charming pagoda and stupendous view from the top.
Bich Dong pagoda was built by the colective and missionary work 0f 2 Buddhist monks: Tri Kien and Tri The. All three pagoda of Bich Dong have wooden architecure due to architectural style of the time at the end of Le Dynasty and the beginning of Nguyen Dynasty. They were arranged according to ascending order on the position of Bich Dong mountain like a Chinese letter: ” Tam “. Ha Pagoda ( Lower Pagoda ) is located at the foot of the mountain, Trung Pagoda ( Middle Pagoda) is on the mountainside and Thuong Pagoda ( Upper Pagoda ) is situated on the top of the mountain. All of pagodas’ back lean againts the mountain.
Due to charming landscape and unique value of Buddhism, there are many pilgrisms coming to Bich Dong all year round.