Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang
Linh Ung Pagoda is located in an area known locally as Bai But or Buddha’s Sanctuary on Son Tra Peninsula. It is considered the most magnificent work in the central city of Da Nang in terms of architectural and artistic value.
Linh Ung Pagoda is a spiritual site built on 20 hectares land during the 18th century with the harmonious combination of the modernity and the tradition of Vietnamese pagoda’s architecture. One of the main attraction to see here is the 67 meters Lady Buddha, Goddess of Mercy or Quan Yin Statue watching over the local fishermen at sea and 35 meters in diameter lotus, which is rated as a highest Buddha Statue in Vietaam.
On the way to visit Linh Ung Pagoda, visitors need to pass a giant 3-doors gate, then they will surprise how spectacular it is. Just behind the entrance gate, there is a lovely courtyard with different kinds of Bonsai trees and 18 statues of aghast showing their expression. It is needed your cameras to capture some nice photos. In addition to the main hall, Linh Ung Bai But also has a library. If you want to learn more about Buddhism, you can go into the main building of this pagoda and discover many statues of different Buddha, Bodhisattva, Arhats and a set of sculptural relief describing about the life of Shakyamuni. Next to the Lady Buddha Statue, there are steps down to a balcony where you can completely enjoy the stunning views and romantic sunset over Da Nang City. Going to this place at night, about 6-8pm you are able to watch the endless light stripe from Da Nang to Hoi An, illuminated statues and a number of fishing boats catching seafood.
Linh Ung Pagoda is blessed by nature with the location on a hill between mountain of Son Tra Peninsula, facing the sea and leaning on the primeval forest with wild species. If Linh Ung is the most beautiful and sacred pagoda in Vietnam, Buddha beach is the most beautiful beach in Son Tra Peninsula. Linh Ung Pagoda is not only the religious site but also a spiritual tourist attraction in Da Nang.
If you are coming to Linh Ung Da Nang in the summer, don’t forget to bring your umbrella, hat, water, shoes instead of high heels, cameras or tripods to capture breathtaking view and remember to take your shoes off at door of the main temple.