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  -- Danang L. Ung Pagoda
  -- Danang Marble Mnt
  -- Danang Market
  -- Danang P. Lam Pagoda
  -- Danang Son Tra
  -- Danang Railway Station
  -- Danang War Museum


 -- Climate

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  North Vietnam


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  Vinh City

  Central Vietnam

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  Da Nang

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  Dong Hoi

  Hien Luong Bridge

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  Phong Nha - Ke Bang


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  South Vietnam

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  Ben Tre

  Can Tho

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  Con Dao Islands

  Cu Chi (tunnels)


  Floating Markets

  Ha Tien - Phu Quoc

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  Mekong (by bike)

  My Tho

  Nam Du Archipelago

  Phan Thiet/ Mui Ne

  Phu Quoc Island

  Rach Gia - Phu Quoc

  Vung Tau

  The Rest







Linh Ung Pagoda

"Can't miss Linh Ung Pagoda when in Da Nang. Seen from miles away it caught our eye instantly and left us captivated with curiosity. We were kind of surprised that it was free to the public because it was absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful design and architecture. Great for photos and video. Highly recommend! "

Avalokitesvara or the Goddess of Mercy

          The Linh Ung Pagoda - is on the Son Tra peninsula, near the beautiful city of Da Nang. The pagoda was unveiled in July 2010 after a construction period of six years. The Linh Ung - Bai But features perfect harmony between modern and traditional architecture of the Vietnamese pagodas, especially in the three-entrance gate, the main room and the "house of the ancestors".
Tourists are also asked to look at the surrounding gardens and admire the lively Buddha statues. These statues illustrate the fascinating myths and stories of the Buddhism.


If you come in through the main entrance, you are greeted by 18 large white images, which represent 18 Arhats (Arhats are the followers of Buddha). Arhats are a popular subject in Buddhist art, with all the human emotions of joy, anger, love and sorrow.

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


From a travelblogue:

"This is a beautiful complex of many pagodas. Hardly any Westerners there when we went which added to the attraction. There are many fascinating sculptures and the different representations of the Buddhas in the various pagodas are lovely. One pagoda has a collection of dogs which hang round the monks and seem very well cared for- the pups were extremely cute. It's a great place to visit."


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