On the Central Heritage Road, which runs from Quang Binh to Hue and Hoi An, is the vibrant city of Da Nang. Therefore, Da Nang contains several religious places blessed with unique elements of history, culture, and historic architecture. Visitors to Da Nang must definitely pay close attention to the tourist attraction “Tam Linh” because it is one of the well-known myths guarding the city and its residents.
“Tam Linh” – three principal pagoda
The three Linh Ung pagodas in Da Nang, also known as Tam Linh, have the motto “All wishes are accomplished.”
The Bai But – Son Tra Peninsula, Non Nuoc (Water Mountain – Ngu Hanh Son), and Ba Na Hills are the locations of this 3 Linh Ung pagoda. In terms of feng shui and spirituality for the entire city, these three pagodas create a three-legged stand.
The unique feature is that when these three pagodas are placed together, they create an almost symmetrical triangle surrounding Da Nang. There are rumors that these three temples’ geographical location has created a star that guards the populace and the city from yearly severe storms.
1. Linh Ứng Pagoda – Bãi Bụt, Son Tra Peninsula
This temple has been considered the newest, prettiest viewpoint, and tallest Buddha statue. Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda lays its back on the solid mountain of Son Tra, in front of the huge sea and Cu Lao Cham, on the right-hand side stands Hai Van pass. The Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda is a structure that symbolizes Vietnamese Buddhism in the twenty-first century as well as a meeting place for the spirits of heaven and earth and human hearts.
The temple housing the highest Buddha statue in Vietnam is located in Linh Ung Bai But Pagoda. Visitors may see it clearly even from My Khe beach due to its 67-meter height and seaward orientation. With one hand praying and the other one holding a pitcher of nectar as if she is blessing the fishermen who were reaching out to sea for a quiet, peaceful, and successful crop.
When they frequently witness the Buddha statue generating an aura, people in coastal areas frequently spread the word about the Quan The Am. In addition, Da Nang has hardly ever experienced direct storm damage since its establishment. And a lot of the time, people will tell one another that Quan The Am Buddha is protecting them.
Throughout time, Linh Ung Bai But the pagoda developed into a well-known spiritual destination where people go to pray.
2. Linh Ứng Pagoda – Non Nuoc, Marble mountain
Linh Ung Pagoda (Marble Mountain), the oldest of the three pagodas, was constructed in 1825 and is situated on Water Mountain, the most stunning and significant mountain in Ngu Hanh Son.
This temple is very important historically. One of the oldest and most revered temples is the Linh Ung pagoda, which is situated on Water mountain and has a mystical spiritual beauty. Even after numerous restoration attempts, it still manages to blend in beautifully with the surrounding natural environment. Visitors can get a complete overhead view of the city from the Linh Ung Pagoda or Water Mountain.
In the sixth year of King Minh Mang’s reign, the pagoda was recognized as a national pagoda, and in the third year of King Thanh Thai’s reign, the pagoda was given its current name, Linh Ung. The pagoda also includes two valuable golden boards.
Visitors can appreciate the unique rectangular design of Linh Ung Pagoda – Ngu Hanh Son. The Xa Loi Tower is another remarkable aspect of this location, had seven floors and a height of up to 28 meters, and revered over 200 statues of the Buddha, Bodhisattva, and Arhat. This is the creation of the most revered stone statues in Vietnam.
The area surrounding the temple is covered in trees and has a diverse array of flora; it also boasts clean, refreshing air all year long. In addition to Linh Ung Pagoda, you can also visit Tam Thai Pagoda, Huyen Khong Cave, Vong Giang Dai, and other locations.
3. Linh Ứng Pagoda – Bà Nà Hills
Linh Ung Pagoda, which is situated 1500 meters above sea level in the tourism area of the Ba Na Hills, is an equally attractive location. It is not only famous for the scenery but also you everywhere are known for the world’s longest cable car, a dreamy French village.
With architecture and structure resembling Tam Thai – Ngu Hanh Son Pagoda, Linh Ung Pagoda is part of the Bac Tong sect and is situated above Ba Na Hills.
A 27-meter tall open-air statue of the Buddha stands between the four sides of a cage that is surrounded by clouds and mountain winds. The entire front yard of this temple is covered in white stone, and every feature of it has been carefully orchestrated and constructed. This contributes to the temple’s increased esteem.
The Linh Ung Ba Na Pagoda, which is raised, is a revered site that draws visitors. The atmosphere is more clean and dignified due to the exquisite architectural details. Visitors may leave all their problems behind when they come here and take in the view from above, surrounded by the open sky and crisp air.
Opening hour and best time to visit “Tam Linh”
The front yard and temple grounds are the only parts of Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsula and Marble Mountain that are accessible at any time. Visitors should wait until the monk wakes up, which is best after 7 am if they want to enter the main hall. Early in the morning and late in the day are the finest times to visit these two temples.
Unlike Son Tra and Marble Mountain, visitors to Linh Ung Pagoda of the Ba Na Hills must pay an annual fee and use a cable car to the summit of the more than 1500-meter-high mountain. The likely visiting hours will be from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm. The cable car will still run in the evening but will end at 9 am. Be careful of time and return to the city!
Three Linh Ung pagodas are now three of Da Nang’s most popular spiritual tourist attractions for both domestic and international visitors. In the minds of the locals, spiritual tales are more sacred. Visitors can also rest, discover their own calm, and study interesting architectural creations here.