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Linh Ung Pagoda

Remote Bai But, Son Tra district, Da Nang city Published on: 25-05-2016

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06:00 AM - 08:00 PM

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Linh Ung-Bai But pagoda was built and standing on Son Tra Mountain like the evidence for the combination between belief and nation.

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Why Linh Ung Pagoda is special ?

Situated in the Son Tra peninsula, Linh Ung – Bai But Pagoda is an attractive tourist destination and the biggest pagoda in the charming coastal city of Da Nang.


The construction of this pagoda has marked the significant development of Vietnamese Buddhism in the 21st century. The pagoda is a special place linking Heaven and Earth.


Unveiled in July 2010 after six years of construction, Linh Ung – Bai But pagoda features perfect harmony between the modern and traditional architectures of Vietnamese pagodas, especially in the three-entrance gate, the main chamber and the ancestors’ house. Tourists are also advised to spend their time admiring lively Buddha statues in the surrounding gardens as they illustrate fascinating myths and stories in Buddhism.


Source: http://architectureofbuddhism.com/


What to explore at Linh Ung Pagoda?

The construction of this pagoda has marked the significant development of Vietnamese Buddhism in the 21st century. The pagoda is a special place linking Heaven and Earth.

Situated in the Son Tra peninsula, Linh Ung – Bai But Pagoda is an attractive tourist destination and the biggest pagoda in the charming coastal city of Da Nang.

Walking through the Linh Ung pagoda’s main gate, you’re greeted by 18 large white stone statues representing the 18 Arhats, which are a popular subject in Buddhist art, with all of the human emotions of joy, anger, love and sadness.

The most prominent part of the pagoda complex is the highest statue of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (or the Goddess of Mercy) in the Southeast Asia at 67 metre high. Inside the statue, 21 small Buddha sculptures are arranged across 17 floors, from which tourists can look over to the boundless sea and primitive forest surrounding the pagoda. This exemplifies the “Phat Trung Huu Phat” architecture in Buddhism.

They will also be deeply impressed by the Goddess of Mercy statue itself. At 67m, it is the tallest in Viet Nam and its height is equal to that of a 30-storey building. Inside this statue, there are 17 floors, each housing 21 tiny Buddha statues with different shapes and facial expressions. Local people say that the Goddess of Mercy statue, which faces the sea, takes care of local fishermen and gives them the strength to deal with storms and high waves.

If you are lucky enough to meet and have a chat with the monks, they will tell you the many stories about the history of the pagoda. In the 19th century, the local living on the peninsula saw a Buddhist statue drifting downstream to the local beach. Considered this a good omen, they named the embankment where the statue ran aground “Bai But”, which means “Buddha’s sanctuary on earth”, and built a small pagoda there. This is also the location of Linh Ung Pagoda nowadays.

Source: http://architectureofbuddhism.com/

How to get to Linh Ung Pagoda?

About 15 minutes or so on the back of a motorcycle cab from the train station on Haiphong St. to the east of the city on Son Tra Peninsula, it's located at pretty much the northeast tip of the city (past the north end of the long Da Nang Beach).

Selling points

  • “Stunning and Amazing”
  • “Calming atmosphere with stunning views”
  • “Really impressive!!!”
  • “Buddha between earthly place”
  • “Great view of the Da Nang Bay! :)”
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Duration
5.0 days
Estimated
168.20 USD
Total travel distance
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Number of places
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Bai But, Son Tra district, Da Nang city

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Tips for you

  • It offers very good photo opportunity sight for views of Da Nang beach
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  • If you take the taxi here, you could ask them to wait. The taxi driver here are willing to wait, with very small extra fee.
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  • There are also some other temple buildings aside from the main one (facing the front courtyard with white statues on each side) that you could briefly go into and check out although there aren't really much to see in them (but one has an impressive setting of like a living room with highly ornate huge wooden chairs!)
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  • Gift shop is very reasonable & has very nice gifts & souvenir's.
    Service

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Brilliant day out, this sight is a must to see, fascinating ! 10 klms north east of Da Nang, very good photo opportunity sight for views of Da Nang beach.Gift shop is very reasonable & has very nice gifts & souvenir's.

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The pagoda is built on the cliffs of Son Thuy Mountain, and has the Marble Mountain behind it and breathtaking views of Danang beach in front of it. For the best sea views, go to the Vong Hai Dai (sea-viewing pavilion) to the right of the pagoda.Scattered around the grounds of the pagoda are numerous white marble statues but the most impressive one is a very large one called Guinyin, goddess of mercy or compassion. We were told that local people say that the Goddess of Mercy statue, which faces the sea, takes care of local fishermen and gives them the strength to deal with storms and high waves. It is well worth a visit.

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This is by far my favorite temple in Vietnam. Many temples use the facade of being into Buddhism or altruistic/compassionate behavior, when much of it is used for personal benefit and bottom line, it's a business. This is the only temple I feel differently about. The love that the people put into this, constructing Quan The Am Bo Tat... the compassionate mother.... overlooking the sea. Nothing like it!The first time I ever went here, I bowed before her and repented. I just felt like a child in her arms and started crying. This experience still touches my heart when I think about it.They have beautiful bonsai trees (more than likely, you have never seen anything like it)LOVE IT!

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The pagoda is built on the cliffs of Son Thuy Mountain, and has the Marble Mountain behind it and breathtaking views of Danang beach in front of it. For the best sea views, go to the Vong Hai Dai (sea-viewing pavilion) to the right of the pagoda. Scattered around the grounds of the pagoda are numerous white marble statues but the most impressive one is a very large one called Guinyin, goddess of mercy or compassion. We were told that local people say that the Goddess of Mercy statue, which faces the sea, takes care of local fishermen and gives them the strength to deal with storms and high waves. It is well worth a visit.

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