Linh Ung Pagoda – Danang
Da Nang is a beautiful city on the Han river. The city’s charming beauty is blessed by nature and is home to numerous beautiful landscapes and historical relics. Today, Discovery Vietnam takes you on a tour of Da Nang’s Linh Ung pagoda.
Located on the Son Tra peninsula, 10 km northeast of Da Nang city, Linh Ung pagoda, with its famous architecture is worth visiting. Linh Ung literally means “wishes answered miraculously”. At nearly 200m above sea level, this 20 hectare pagoda offers a magnificent view of the sea and the city of Da Nang. Venerable Thich Thien Nguyen, the pagoda’s manager says that in the reign of King Minh Mang, local fishermen discovered a statue of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy on the beach. After that, a temple dedicated to the goddess was built on the site. Since then, local residents have enjoyed peaceful and prosperous lives. During the anti-American war, the Buddha statue and pagoda were almost totally destroyed. It was not until 2004 that the Venerable Thich Thien Nguyen mobilized donations from Buddhist followers from near and far to rebuild the pagoda. 6 years later, the construction of the pagoda was completed. Linh Ung pagoda is now a symbol of the rise of Buddhism in VN in the 21st century. Venerable Thich Thien Nguyen talked to us about the name of the beach- Bai But- on which the pagoda was built: “Bai means beach, and But means Buddha. Anyone who has an accident or is shipwrecked in the waters nearby will be saved if they drift to this beach”.
Situated on a hill, bearing both the sea turtle, back titles primeval forests with many birds, Linh Ung pagoda-Bai But the Son Tra Peninsula newly inaugurated not only seen as a works in bold mark the development of Buddhism in Vietnam in the twenty-first century, but also a spiritual meeting place of heaven and earth gas and heart.
Linh Ung pagoda-Bai But back to the top of Son Tra titles robust, face overlooking the vast South China Sea, far to the left is the Cham Islands royal court, the property is obscured by the tops with the Hai Van Giang gentle poetry Korea dreams. Son Tra is a place to reconciliation between the mountains and rivers in the sea air with quiet space, with the clap of the Sea buzz words and a story about those days: In the reign of King Minh Mang, coastal fishermen here have discovered a statue in the sand, with up am worship. And then, his suffering Avalokitesvara rescue rescue rescue people over the past appear deep rotation, sinceocean waves calm quiet, peaceful fishermen business, then this place is called Bai But, otherwise known as the Buddha realm between earth.
Experienced many years of ups and downs of time and history, with the household responsibility and encouragement of the elder monks meditate faith, and permission to create all the conditions of city leaders, the support of fellow Buddhists , Linh Ung pagoda-Bai But through six years of construction, up to now has horns on the Son Tra mountain as testament to the combination of legal and Nationality Act, as being a bold mark on the development of Buddhism Vietnam in the XXI century, offered to the National Memorial of Hung Vuong, lists the ancestors of 1,000 years anniversary celebration of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Linh Ung Pagoda – Bai But now listed as the largest temple in Da Nang city both in scale and architectural art. The temple brings a contemporary style combined with the tradition of Buddhist temples in Vietnam, with a curved roof with a dragon, the sturdy pillar surrounded by dragons winding very fine.
The large electrical capacity, is the most dignified and calm. In the middle are the four Buddha Shakyamuni Ni Mo, the right is The Bodhisattva, and the left is Buddhist Tripitaka, the four deities and Dharma protectors Long Arhat 18 are arranged in a law, protection for the electricity.
Seventeen from the tower can see the entire city skyline, mountains and a sea-Son Tra island perfectly. Games Reportereyes further, Marble Mountains and beaches surrounded by fine white sand long wall appeared to show. Early morning or evening when the sun up, the blue sky in the cool wind will bring people a great impression that few places can offer. Night, stood looking down from the entrance, visitors also saw a long streak of bright city lights like a meteor streaks across the night sky shimmering.