Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang, a new Buddhist complex and a charismatic place for tourists to visit. I can totally confirm that driving to Da Nang's Chua Linh Ung Temple by scooter was one of the few trips to Vietnam that I could 100% enjoy most!
The scenic coastal path leading to the mountains of the Son Tra Peninsula is an absolutely worthwhile experience, especially between 8:00 and 9:00 when no one in the area drives. Already at the entrance you see a huge gate with 5 arches on two floors. In the middle of each arch is a statue of a deity.
If you look closely at the faces of the statues you will see that they express different emotions. If you want to enter the main pagoda and perform some of your rituals, you need to take off your shoes.
If you look around you will see dragons everywhere, which we explained in our previous Ha Long Bay article. It will be a real crime not to climb the inner steps of the goddess Buddha. From above you can see the whole city of Da Nang.
Chua Linh Ung was built in 2010 and is still the largest pagoda in the coastal city of Da Nang. It is very close to the Marble Mountains, which are on the other side of the city. This beautiful pagoda is a unique example of modern and traditional Vietnamese architecture.
The main attraction of Chua Linh Ung is the 67-meter statue of the Goddess of Mercy Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.
We arrived at the temple at 9:00 in the morning and could enjoy everything here because there were no tourists yet and it was empty everywhere. Just an hour later, many buses from Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An started filling up the parking lots and it got absolutely crowded!
So if you decide to come here one day - do it early in the morning! It can be said that this complex on the Son Tra Peninsula was built for the purpose of worship and tourism. The rapprochement between mountains, water and man. The architecture is unique and the temples are open to worship for the locals and tourists come in here to take a walk and take nice pictures, like the ones we put in the gallery to this article.
After a walk through the temple we had a very local lunch at a small fishing restaurant and the food was more than delicious! Right next to the restaurant was Son Tra's south beach, where we spent a few hours flying on a drone and enjoying the sun.
In the late afternoon, we decided to visit Asia Park - Sun World Da Nang Wonders, but found out it was closed due to an upgrade until April.
Our unforgettable family trip continues with other Vietnam landmarks, with our next stop being Ha Long Bay and a boat trip. Be sure to read our other interesting articles about our Asia tour.