One of characteristics of Da Nang is that it is surrounded by hills and mountains with the presence of unique temples. Da Nang has three Linh Ung temples: Linh Ung Non Nuoc – located on Thuy islet which is one of five mountains of Ngu Hanh Son; Linh Ung Ba Na is located on a high mountain of a resort “Da Lat of Central region” and Linh Ung Bai But, Son Tra, is located halfway up the mountain – Son Tra Peninsula. Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula is considered one of the largest temples in Da Nang and has been visited by many tourists praying for peace as well as towards the Buddha land.
Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung Pagoda is located in Son Tra Peninsula which contributes to make attraction to the pagoda, with winding paths, wild flowers, and endless rows of old trees.
The temple actually overwhelms visitors right from the first glance, the statue of Avalokitesvara bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with pure white, mixed with green color of mountains and bright sky. The statue is considered Southeast Asia’s largest statue with 67 meters high, placed above a lotus of 35 meters diameter. Avalokiteshvara is standing on a lotus, leaning back on the Son Tra Mountain, overlooking human being’s world and sea. Tourists standing in front of Buddha Avalokiteshvara can pray peace for themselves and their families, especially can climb up on floors inside the Buddha statue to sightsee mountain after mountain, blue clouds and water.
The statue of Avalokitesvara bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Stepping on the temple’s courtyard, you will feel like being lost in other world, the Arhat on two sides representing different emotions of human being.
The overall architecture of the pagoda bears a fairy, tranquil and traditional style with patterns, carvings lines, etc. All show subtle beauties. Moreover, the temple is located in the space surrounded with sea and island to help visitors find a place to put all daily worries away.
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