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Nam Son Pagoda – “Fairy scene” bringing pure beauty to the middle of the prosperous place of Da Nang

The pagoda possesses majestic and pure beauty but it is no less peaceful and poetic. Nam Son Pagoda has not long been merely a cultural and religious destination of the people here,  in recent years this temple has become an attractive tourist destination for tourists when having the opportunity to visit Da Nang.

Overview of Nam Son Pagoda in Da Nang

Nam Son Pagoda is located in the south of the city, only about 15 minutes from the center. It is located in Cam Nam, Hoa Chau commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city. Nam Son pagoda was founded in 1962 by fellow cultist Nguyen Van Chau and many local disciples enthusiastically built it. Up to now, it has been more than 50 years since the date of construction, the temple has also undergone many restorations and the monk Thich Hue Phong is the abbot of the temple now.

The unique feature of the temple is the architecture designed by the great Duc Thich Hue Phong. Now, After many times of restoration and embellishment, the temple has a total area of up to 10,000m², planned with many areas such as Zen Monastery, Hall, Phong Sanh pond, Main Hall, parking lot, and guest house.

Bring the typical architectural features of the old temples in the Central region. Right at the entrance to the temple, the corridor, or the aisles are with many eye-catching red lanterns. With its majestic and poetic beauty, you will be surprised when you have the opportunity to visit this temple.

Nam Son Pagoda is open from 5:00AM to 9:00PM daily, so you should  arrange for yourself the most suitable time to come here.

Nam Son Pagoda – As a Palace right on a real life

Coming to Nam Son Pagoda, you seem to enter another world, the world of the spiritual realm is very sacred, of good things, where there is no market for ordinary life. Nam Son Pagoda does not carry an ancient and quiet beauty or mysterious and fanciful features like ancient temples. Right from the moment you enter the temple gate, you will have an extremely comfortable feeling, a  feeling of peace for your soul.

Nam Son Pagoda appears in front of your eyes with a beautiful and majestic scene but equally ancient with lanterns hanging in front of the gate. All will make you think that you are lost in a new land. There is a harmonious combination of modern and ancient beauty.

Most of the houses in Nam Son pagoda are painted golden, and elaborately carved with many motifs bearing bold characteristics of the East. The most prominent feature of this temple is the “main hall” of the pagoda, built in the familiar three-room architecture of the North, mixed with a layout quite similar to the Hue royal palace.

With young people, Nam Son Pagoda gradually becomes a “million-view” address where you can “live virtual” with your friends to save many beautiful moments.

What areas to explore at Nam Son Pagoda?

Located not far from the center of Da Nang city, after only a few dozen minutes of driving, you have reached this temple. Coming to Nam Son pagoda in Da Nang, you will not be surprised by the extremely majestic and magnificent scenery and peace. After many restorations, up to now, with its new and unique appearance, this temple has not only been a cultural and religious destination for Buddhists but has gradually become a tourist destination that attracts a lot of tourists to visit, and offers incense. Besides that, we send you the famous areas when coming to the temple you must visit below.

Phong Sanh Lake

Phong Sanh Lake is located right in the center with clear turquoise water. The walkway across the lake is created in the shape of a cross, creating a crossroads leading to every nook and cranny.

Tam Tang Bridge

Although the bridge is quite short in length, it occupies a prominent position and is an indispensable highlight of the temple garden of Nam Son, Hoa Chau, Da Nang. The design of the bridge resembles a bow with a soft undulating curve in yellow-orange brick, set against the backdrop of green nature.

Vong Nguyet Communal House

Vong Nguyet Communal House is a place to watch the moon, so it is located in a spacious location with an open view. Therefore everyone can direct their eyes to the sky, watch the clouds, and the moon shine, and at the same time can direct their eyes. Moreover, You can go to the lake to watch the fish swimming around.

Guest house area

Located in front of the temple grounds, the guest house area of Nam Son pagoda in Da Nang was built with an open design, allowing visitors to comfortably stop to rest, enjoy tea and have a snack while watching the panoramic view of the sky surrounding space.

Main hall

The majesty of the main hall in the temple forms the highlight of this space. Each design line of the main door shows the sophistication of the artisans

Some notes and experiences when coming to Nam Son pagoda in Da Nang

Nam Son Pagoda does not charge anyone when coming here to worship Buddha and visit. So, if you just come here to enjoy the scenery as well as visit the temple, you don’t need to bring too much money. The distance to travel from Da Nang center to here is quite easy. But to be safer, you should slow down and pay attention to the turns to avoid unfortunate situations.

Need to speak softly and do not swear when entering temples

Go gently, don’t make any noise

Do not wear shorts, or short skirts above the knee when visiting the temple. If necessary, you should actively ask to borrow a blue shirt to wear outside at the registration counter before entering the temple.

Filming and photography are only allowed in the outdoor premises and flower gardens. In the main halls and auxiliary halls, visitors are not allowed to make films and take pictures.

If you don’t have a motorbike, you can rent a scooter or a digital car for about 100,000 VND 120,000/day/car. You just need to leave your ID card or a small deposit.

More information required
Opening hours: 5:00am – 9:00pm
Address: Cam Chau, Cam Le, Hoa Vang, Da Nang

If you are looking for a destination with a quiet and peaceful space to temporarily forget the worries and troubles of daily life, then Nam Son Pagoda will be a great choice that you should not miss when visiting Danang.

Helen Nguyễn
Helen Nguyễn
I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning.


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