You know, there are a great number of pagodas all around Vietnam, some of which are very impressive for foreigners to visit. If you have the chance to Vietnam, would you visit? And what pagodas are worth a visit and why? Where are they?
Yeah, the answer is right now. Here I will bring you some famous pagodas with the largest statues of Buddha in Vietnam. Take note these spots including in your itinerary when travelling to Vietnam.
1. Linh Ung Pagoda – Da Nang
Linh Ung Pagoda is considered as the largest one in Da Nang in scale and art of architecture. It has become an attractive spiritual tourist destination of Da Nang city – Son Tra Peninsula tourist area.
The pagoda brings a contemporary style combined with inherent tradition of pagodas in Vietnam where the Lady Buddha statue is the tallest one with the height of 67 meters and lotus diameter of 35 meters. The architecture is quite impressive with curved roof in dragon shape, the solid pillars surrounded by sophisticated dragons.
2. Bai Dinh Pagoda – Ninh Binh
Bai Dinh Pagoda boasts Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist complex consisting of several temples and intricately carved statues of Buddha. Therefore, this place attracts a huge crowd of locals and foreign travelers looking to pay their respects and fortunes.
You can see, the most notable point of these great religion works is three Tam The statues (50 tons and 12 m high for each) and one Great Buddha statue (100 tons and 16m high). Without a doubt, Bai Dinh Pagoda is a masterpiece of architecture and it is the pride of Vietnamese people in terms of cuture and historical value.
3. The Pagoda of Great Buddha – An Giang
Yeah, the third one I’d like to mention in this list is the Monastery of the Great Buddha located on Cam Mountain (Forbidden Mountain). Notably, the 34-meter-high great statue of Buddha has a calm smile with compassion and amnesty.
In addition, the majestic mountain lies on Mekong Delta on the altitude of 710m. The panoramic view of Great Buddha Pagoda presents a great valley surrounded by lush mountains as endowed with such spectacular mountainous terrain. This place lures increasing numbers of tourisits with natural spots and cool climate.
4. The Upper Pagoda (Linh Son Truong Tho) – Phan Thiet
At the height of 563 meters, there are two pagodas on Ta Cu Mountain, Phan Thiet: the Upper Pagoda (Linh Son Truong Tho) and the Lower Pagoda (Long Doan). Especially, the most prominent feature on the mountain is the statue of the reclining Gautama Buddha with the length of 49 meters, which is also the largest reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia.
From the top of the mountain, you will see a river meandering through paddy fields, red-roofed houses and trees. The city fades away and in the far distance mountain ranges emerges hazily from the sea.
5. Phat Quang Pagoda (Ba Ria Vung Tau)
Located on Dinh Mountain, Vung Tau, Phat Quang Pagoda is famous for the great Buddha statue arranged majestically and solemnly. Interestingly, you can explore Suoi Tien area of 30 hectare valley with beautiful natural scenery. Despite harsh terrain, the pagoda always attracts the largest number of Buddhists in Vietnam, even international ones to practice the good deeds in living and meditation.