The most prominent part of the pagoda complex is the tallest statue in Southeast Asia of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (or the Goddess of Mercy). This statue is 67 meters high and has a diameter of 35 meters.
You can have a look inside of the statue. There are 21 small Buddha statues arranged and spread over 17 floors. On each floor tourists can have a look at the Chinese boundless sea with its islands. You can also see the primitive forest of the peninsula Son Tra around the pagoda. This statue of Buddha is an example of the "Trung Huu Phat Phat" architecture in Buddhism.
A visit to this impressive statue is a "must" for every visitor to Da Nang.
If you are lucky, you can chat with the monks. They will tell you the story about the history of the pagoda. This is as follows:
"In the 19th century the locals on the peninsula saw a Buddhist statue float downstream. The image floated to the local beach. They regarded this as a good sign. They called the beach, where the statue ran aground "Bai But" what "Buddha's temple on earth" means, and they built on that spot a small pagoda. This is also the place of the Linh Ung Pagoda."
Unlike other pagodas in Vietnam, tourists can visit the Linh Ung Pagoda in the evening and enjoy a spectacular panorama of the city of Da Nang.
The entrance of the Pagoda