Linh Ung Pagoda
Located at the end of the Son Tra peninsula, one can see a tall white statue of the Goddess of Mercy, looking to the port and protecting the fishermen against the dangers of the sea.
The Linh Ung Pagoda is considered the largest pagoda in Da Nang — both in terms of scale and architecture. It features contemporary style combined with the traditional Vietnamese style of pagodas, with its curved dragon-shaped roof, and the solid pillars surrounded with sinuous yet sophisticated dragons. The pagoda has a main shrine wherein the Sakyamuni Buddha statue can be found in the centre, flanked by an Avalokitesvara Boddhiattva statue on the right and a Buddha Tripitaka statue on the left. It is also protected by 4 Guardians and 18 Arhats, with each statue embodying different emotions.
Another notable sight is the Lady Buddha statue that is considered as the tallest in the country, standing at 67m in height and 35m in lotus diameter, which is almost the equivalent of a 30-story building.
The Linh Ung Pagoda is located in Bai But, Son Tra, Da Nang.
Opening Days and Hours
You can visit the Pagoda every day, from 06:00 to 19:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
There are no entrance fees but there are a number of donation boxes around the complex.
How to Get There
- Fly directly to Da Nang via JetStar, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Express, and Vietnam Airlines.
- From the airport, grab a taxi or Uber going to the Linh Ung Pagoda.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can explore the complex for around 3 to 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit is during the early part of the day when the sun and temperatures are a bit cooler.
There are a number of food options located near the Linh Ung Pagoda, including Suoi Rang and Madame Hanh.
- Lady Buddha
- Son Tra Mountain (Monkey Mountain)
- Art in Paradise
- Da Nang Home Cooking Class
- My Khe Beach
Accommodations found around 2 kilometres away from Linh Ung Pagoda include Forever Hotel, Grant Hotel, Pavilion Hotel, and Rich Hotel. Prices range from USD 19 to USD 45 per night.
Good to Know
Be sure to dress respectfully when you plan to visit the Pagoda. And take your shoes off before you enter the halls.