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Lady Buddha

She is know to all as Lady Buddha. But you won’t find her in Google Maps by that name. The large statue north of Da Nang visible from the beach is Lady Buddha. She lives inside the Linh Ung Pagoda courtyard and stands the full height of 67m, equivalent to a 30-story building. Her lotus flower is a full diameter of 35m. This is the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam, and located at Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang which is 9 km away from My Khe beach, or 14 km from Da Nang city center.

In a land of a thousand Buddhas, Lady Buddha is beautiful and serene. She protects the people and guides those fishing safely home. The hotel receptionist told us how his grandfather had been saved by doing the right incantation to lady Buddha.

Impossible to miss, Lady Buddha dominates the landscape of Da Nang. The marble statue, perched on the side of Monkey Mountain and visible from nearly anywhere in the city, stands 220 feet (67 meters) tall and measures 56 feet (17 meters) in diameter. Inside the statue, a flight of stairs leads up to 17 floors, each representing a different aspect of the Buddha.

The name Lady Buddha is a bit deceiving. The statue in fact depicts Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy can be found in coastal areas throughout Asia, as she is believed to bring calm to the sea. The giant statue stands in front of the beautiful Linh Ung Pagoda, with its gardens and small souvenir shop operated by monks.

You can reach Lady Buddha by bicycle from Da Nang by following the main road along the beach in the direction of Son Tra peninsula.

Address: 574D Ong Ich Khiem, Da Nang, Vietnam




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