The Linh Ung Pagoda is a popular spiritual tourism destination in Da Nang. This place is known for its solemn spiritual culture and beautiful scenery, which make people fall in love with it every time they visit.
Three beautiful Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang city
Linh Ung Pagoda is one of many great places to visit in Da Nang. When people go to this place, they can find peace in their hearts and quiet in the middle of the busy city.
There are three Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang, but they are all in different places. Visitors to Da Nang can check in at one of the three places listed above.
If you have a lot of time and want to see the unique beauty of “Tam Linh Ung Tu,” you can visit all three Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang.
Three Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang are:
– Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda, also called Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda.
– Linh Ung Ba Na Pagoda – Chua Mountain.
– Linh Ung Ngu Hanh Son Pagoda, also called Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda/Ngoai Pagoda.
Unique things about Linh Ung’s well-known pagodas
Surely many visitors are wondering that even though it has the same name as Linh Ung Pagoda, is there any unique difference between the three temples? Let us guide you to each temple.
Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda
Interestingly, Da Nang Tourism owns all three Linh Ung temples. But the Linh Ung Pagoda on the Son Tra peninsula is probably the most well-known and remembered. It is the largest temple in Da Nang, both in size and architecture.
The Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda is on the Son Tra peninsula, about 10 km northeast of Da Nang.
During the reign of King Minh Mang (in the 19th century, during the Nguyen Dynasty), an inexplicable Buddha statue is said to have washed up on the beach here.
The fishermen along the coast saw it and thought it was a good sign, so they built a shrine.
Lord Avalokitesvara appeared to save people from danger. Because of this, the waves and sea were calm, and fishermen could do their business without worrying. The Buddha statues gathered on a sandy beach called Bai But then.
Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda was built in a way that brings together the old and new styles of Vietnamese Buddhist architecture.
The pagoda comprises the ancestral house, the main hall, the garden of Arhat statues, the library, the canteen, etc.
The design in the main hall has a curved dome structure like a dragon, and the pillars also carved many dragons gliding from top to bottom.
The main hall covers a large area and can handle many people. This is also the temple’s most peaceful and holy spot.
The statue of Bodhisattva, which is 67m tall and has a 35m diameter lotus, is the unique thing of the Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda’s design. It is the highest statue of the Bodhisattva in Southeast Asia.
There are 12 floors inside the statue, and there will be a place to put a Buddha statue on each floor. The figure stands with its back against the mountain and its eyes looking out to the sea as if Bodhisattva wants to show compassion to all living things.
Many of the things above make each person who comes here excited.
Visitors will feel the coolness of the trees around the temple as they step inside. On the temple grounds, cool shade trees are everywhere where people can sit and talk while enjoying the wind.
Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda is not only a great place to see beautiful scenery, but it is also Da Nang’s most popular spiritual tourist spot.
At the same time, many monks, nuns, and Buddhists come here to talk, study, and worship.
Linh Ung Ba Na Pagoda
The Linh Ung Ba Na Pagoda is in the village of An Loi, Hoa Ninh Commune, Hoa Vang District, and Da Nang City. There are many ways to get to Linh Ung Ba Na Pagoda, such as renting a motorbike, a taxi, or a car.
The Ba Na Hill tourist area is where the Linh Ung Pagoda – is located nearly 1500m above sea level on a beautiful and poetic landscape.
On clear days, you can see the sea 30km away and the whole city from the top of the temple.
The Linh Ung Pagoda in Ba Na was built from 1999 to 2004. Its design is based on the style of the Northern sect.
The pagoda has a big courtyard with a marble floor, and on the left side is a pine tree with three different kinds of leaves. In the main hall, a drum is up to 2.4m high and is used for worship.
The pagoda has the tallest statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in Vietnam. It is 27m tall and sits on a lotus platform that is 6m high.
Under the statue of Buddha are 8 reliefs that show scenes from the life of Shakyamuni Buddha, the man who started Buddhism.
The most prominent feature of Linh Ung Ba Na temple is at the top of the high mountain. The entire temple is covered in a fanciful mountain and forest space. Early in the morning, the temple is engulfed in mist.
Overhead, the sun slowly comes up to burn off the fog and shine on the temple’s roof. At the same time, many layers of white clouds are floating through the air in this scene.
When you visit, you will feel like you can easily touch each layer of clouds.
People come to Linh Ung Pagoda on Ba Na to pray for a peaceful and happy life. You can take a break and find peace in a spiritually pure place when you come here.
Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda
Linh Ung Ngu Hanh Son Pagoda, also called Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda, is at 98 Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City. It is about 10km Southeast of the center of the city.
Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda is close to high-end resorts like Hyatt, Vinpearl, Casino Crown, etc., which makes it easy to see the sights and relax at the same time.
Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda in Da Nang has four parts:
– The outside: The Nhat-shaped outside area of the Non Nuoc Pagoda in Da Nang is similar to the architecture of the two Linh Ung pagodas in Bai But and Ba Na.
The white Buddha statue, which is 10m tall and sits with its back to the mountain and its front to the temple, is a highlight every visitor wants to see.
– The main hall: The main hall is where people worship Shakyamuni Buddha and Bodhisattva statues. On the left is a statue of Maitreya Buddha, and on the right is a statue of Amitabha Buddha. The main hall’s entrances are dedicated to Bodhisattva and Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.
In 1993, the main hall of the Non Nuoc Pagoda in Da Nang was fixed up, along with the ancestral house, lecture hall, meditation house, and guest house.
– Area of Xa Loi Tower: The Xa Loi Tower is 28m tall and has 7 floors. It was built in 1997. Inside, there are 200 statues of Buddha, Bodhisattva, and Arhat.
The 7th floor of the tower is used for worshiping Sarina and 7 Buddhas in the lineage. Xa Loi Tower is also where most stone Buddha statues have been honored in Vietnam up to the present day.
People from Da Nang and many tourists visit Linh Ung Non Nuoc Pagoda every weekend and on the first of every month when the moon is full.
They come to pray, and worship the Buddha. Other people come to get away from life’s troubles and find peace of mind.
Things you should know before you go to Linh Ung Pagoda
If you want to worship Buddha at the temple, you should bring fruit and cake.
It would help if you also tried to carry as little cash and ballots as possible. Moving to the temple is also a long process because you must walk a lot, so remember to bring water.
Aside from that, you need to follow some rules when you go to the temple, like wearing polite clothes.
Do not burn candles and votive papers at some places in the temple. Respect the holy place, don’t take pictures randomly in the worship area, and be solemn during the ceremony.