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Phap Lam Pagode

"Phap Lam Pagoda is on a main road but the moment you set foot inside the gates the outside world fades away. The huge statues of the laughing buddha and Guanyin outside are a little crass but the inside of the temple is beautiful. Services are held there on the weekends and all are welcome. As you look at the front of the temple, on your right is a large Bodhi tree, apparently more than 100 years old - I was told that the temple itself is 150 years old. Certainly some of the bonzied tress outside seem that old. Walk around the back of the main Buddha image inside and you will find 2 shrines commemorating all those who died in the fighting in 1975, with photographs of the victims - quite a powerful and moving memorial"

Phap Lam Pagode

          The Phap Lam Pagode - is a two-storey temple in the center of Da Nang. The garden of the temple has tall trees, landscaped gardens and intricate Buddhist statues. Previously, this pagoda was known as the Hi Tinh Pagoda, which was later renamed to the Phap Lam Pagoda. It was built in 1934 in the Ong Ich Khiem Street, where the Con Market is just a five minute walk away. In 1970 the temple got its present name. The Phap Lam Pagoda was rededicated in 2009 after restoration of four years.


Despite its location in the bustling center of the city, there is a very serene and quiet atmosphere. In the morning, the local people to the temple to pray, meditate or listen soothsayers predict who are wishing them luck. Meanwhile, the monks continue their rites associated with everyday life. As in any Buddhist temple in Vietnam, Phap Lam Pagoda is very busy visited by believers during the annual festivities such as Tet and the New Lunar Year.

The Phap Lam Pagoda is the largest in Da Nang.
The building has roofs and they are tinted jade.
On the top floor of the pagoda is the parsonage That, which is characterized by intricate carved pillars and handwritten Buddhist Pali incantation, and a golden statue of Buddha.
On the ground floor is an amphitheater that can accommodate up to 1,000 people.
The pagoda courtyard houses three huge images: a large white Buddha and copper statues of the Goddess of Mercy (Avalokitecvara) and Dai The Chi Bodhisattva.
You can visit the Phap Lam pagoda free, but a donation is always welcome.


the Phap Lam Pagoda

The building was once used as the headquarters of An Nam Buddhist Association (Department of Da Nang). Today, it plays an important role in the Vietnamese Buddhist Association of Da Nang. The pagoda is the headquarters of the Buddhist Executive Board in Da Nang
This attractive pagoda is a lively meeting place for the local religious community. It's a rest point and is sheltered from the bustle of city life. You can take a break from the crowds. However, if you like vegetarian food, the area has several vegetarian restaurants and food stalls with delicious dishes. You should not be surprised when you see here monks or other employees of the temple.

Opening hours: daily 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 and from 13:00 to 21:30
Address: 574D Ong Ich Khiem Street, Da Nang

the Phap Lam Pagoda

"You can see this huge 100foot white Goddess from downtown Da Nang on a clear day. It's located on the hill overlooking the Bay to protect the fishermen. If you are into Chinese culture pagodas and Buddha's this is a must see! Completed quite recently and a tribute to Chinese craftsmanship. Additional wonderful sculptures of 12 year birth cycle and gardens Views are spectacular it's free to get in and a short 15 minutes taxi ride from downtown."





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