About 10 km from My Khe beach in Danang. The Linh Ung Pagoda is located on a hill of Son Tra Peninsula, located halfway up the mountain, shaped like a turtle, facing the sea, leaning against the immense primeval forest with many birds and animals of the Son Tra Peninsula
Linh Ung Pagoda Bai But Son Tra is the largest temple in Da Nang city in both scale (about 20ha wide) and artistic architecture. This is a temple in Son Tra peninsula tourist complex built with a harmonious combination between modernity and tradition of Vietnamese pagoda, which is now a new tourist destination of this beautiful coastal city.
The Buddha Statue of Quan The Am on Linh Ung Pagoda’s yard with a height of 67m, a lotus diameter of 35m, equivalent to a 30-storey building is considered to be the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam today.
Especially, in Linh Ung pagoda, there’s a Lady Buddha statue which is considered as the tallest one in Vietnam. Linh Ung pagoda was built in a contemporary style combined with the inherent tradition of pagodas in Vietnam, with a curved roof in dragon shape, the solid pillars surrounded by sophisticated sinuous dragons. The pagoda has become a place of worship, living, studying of monks and nuns, Buddhists as well as a sightseeing place of visitors, an attractive spiritual tourist destination of Danang city where meeting the heaven and earth’s sacred air and people’s heart.
Travel Tips: Linh Ung Pagoda
The drive: If you have your own transport then getting to the pagoda is very easy. The road is straight, with occasional curves just before the entrance of the pagoda. It is not too busy either and it is a pretty safe road, considering you’re in Vietnam. The parking is free of charge, but there’s a donation box, so spare a thought and some Dong for the poor Vietnamese men that work there.
Entrance fees: The entrance is free. There are donation boxes scattered around the complex.
Opening hours: From 6am to 7 pm every day.
Facilities: There is a small shop, located at the back of the main pagoda. It sells drinks, ice cream and souvenirs.
Remember: Dress respectfully. Vietnamese are not as strict when it comes to dress code as Thais, but you still shouldn’t wear a bikini when visiting a temple. Take your shoes off when you enter a pagoda.