Linh Ung Pagoda – Bai But, Son Tra – Da Nang is one of three temples and named Linh Ung in Da Nang. It is unclear whether accidental or due to arrange that all three temples are located in the privileged position of Da Nang city, forming a triangle in the holy city. It is a Linh Ung Pagoda, Non Nuoc located on the Thuy (water) mountain of 1 in 5 Marble mountain. Linh Ung Pagoda,Ba Na located on a high mountain towering, landmarks of the resort “Da Lat of central” and Linh Ung Pagoda, Bai But, Son Tra, located halfway up the mountain – Son Tra Peninsula. Linh Ung Pagoda, Bai But the biggest, newest and most beautiful in three temples.
Location of Linh Ung Pagoda
Located downtown Da Nang 10 km to the northeast, Hoang Sa street, Tho Quang ward, Son Tra district, Da Nang city. Altitude 693m compared to sea level, Son Tra peninsula is a privilege that nature has generously bestowed Da Nang.
Linh Ung Pagoda – Bai But backrest on top of Son Tra firmly, face overlooking the vast East Sea, the far left is the Cu Lao Cham island, the right is Hai Van pass obscured with Han River gentle poetic.
Located on a hill, take the turtle towards to the sea , back support primeval forests with many birds. Linh Ung Pagoda-Bai But on Son Tra Peninsula recently inaugurated not only seen as a stamp of the development of Buddhism in Viet Nam in the century XXI, but also the convergence of earth and heart of humanity.
In particular, the Linh Ung Pagoda is situated in a location that is very far away from the road Son Tra Dien Ngoc, visitors were able to see the temple with blue roofs lie firmly east side of the peninsula. This is considered the largest temple of the city in both the size and terms of art.
Besides being known as a beautiful temple, and the youngest of the 3 big Linh Ung in Da Nang, Linh Ung Pagoda, Bai But also known by being where a Quan Yin statue highest in Viet Nam.
Legend of pagoda
Son Tra Peninsula is a place of mountains, rivers and the sea with quiet space, with the sound of the sea and the narration of a story Oldtimer. At the time Emperor Minh Mang (Nguyen dynasty, the nineteenth century), there was a statue of Buddha nowhere drifts here. Coastal fishermen have discovered, for it is auspicious, they establish a temple to worship. And then, Avalokitesvara appeared rescue aid suffering, people pass a misfortune, since it still calm sea, low waves, fishermen peace deal. From there, the sand where Buddha drift ashore called Bai But, otherwise known as the Buddha Realm between on earth, where also the Linh Ung pagoda erected today.
History of Linh Ung Pagoda
Linh Ung Pagoda placed first stones in 06/19/2004 the lunar day. After six years of construction on 07.30.2010 is officially inaugurated. Until now, the temple continues to build more a new items.
Undergo the years vicissitudes of time and history, the holder, encouragement of religious meditation merit, permission and create all the conditions of city leaders, the support of fellow Buddhists, Linh Ung Pagoda-Bai But over 6 years of development, now has majestically on the Son Tra Mountain as testament to the combination of Dharma, and Ethnicity.
Linh Ung Pagoda – Bai But majestically on an area of 20 hectares of Son Tra mountain with items presbytery, ancestral house, amphitheater, library, canteen, toilets, gardens and statues of arhats complete. The temple brings a contemporary style combined with traditional temples inherent Viet Nam. Step than twenty stone steps to enter the hall gate.
The main hall is tiled curved roof with dragons, huge pillars, solid surrounded by dragon winding very sophisticated. This is an eternal symbol of this tradition of our nation. Main hall high capacity, where the most solemn and quiet. In the middle of Buddha Shakyamuni, on the right worship Quan Yin, and on the left Stratum Bodhisattvas, all three statues are made of bronze.
Four Gods Protector with 18 Arhat are arranged in two rows along roads under a rule, protection for the main hall. Each is an embodiment of the various emotions “joy, anger, love, abominable” human caused scenery here becomes incredibly vivid. This is an anonymous order orderliness and spiritual significance. Travelers had ever set foot in the Linh Ung Pagoda are not chisel out while enjoying the Arhat statues subtly portrayed, sharp but not least soft.
The statue Quan Yin Bodhisattva
Highlight the importance of the Linh Ung Pagoda Bai But Buddha Avalokitesvara is considered the highest in Viet Nam (67m). The statue leaning against the mountain overlooking the sea, a hand caught eighty publications in one hand, expose as sprinkling water bottle peace to the far offshore fisherman, carrying prey on a proposal forward calm sea and prosperous country.
This monumental work by the Thuy Lam sculptor and Chau Viet Thanh construction. On the crown of Avalokitesvara statue with Buddha statues 2m. Diameter of lotus wide 35m . Diameter inside audience wide 17m , height 17 floors and each floor has a total of 21 altar statue of Buddha with posture shape different face. From on the tower of the statue, visitors can the entire look of the city, mountains and sea of Son Tra a most perfectly.
Linh Ung Pagoda – Bai But as a place of mountains, rivers, sea, sky, and were converging earth spirit and heart of humanity. With its unique architecture, mountain landscape, the temple has become a place of worship, activities, practice of monks, Buddhists, as well as a place of visit of travelers.