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Lady Buddha, Da Nang Overview

Lady Buddha is a phenomenal, 67 meters tall white statue that stands high in the Linh Ung Pagoda courtyard in the Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang. The feet of the Lady Buddha rest on a white Lotus. The left-hand of the Lady Buddha holds the bottle of holy water and the eyes overlook the sea

About 14 km away from the city centre, the Lady Buddha statue is an imposing albeit a benevolent structure. The lotus structure on which it rests has a diameter of 35 metres that is equivalent to that of a 30-storey building. It is believed that the structure is visible from almost 35 kms away.

The statue rises up for 17 floors and each floor houses a different Buddha - which essentially means 'The Enlightened One'. The statue can be reached by an arguably difficult trek but is made worth it by the views around. The statue rises among some structured topiaries which are delightful in themselves.

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History of the Statue

The Statue was completed in the year 2010 and is the tallest statue in Vietnam, it towers even higher than the Statue of Liberty and rises to a height of 220 metres. The fishermen community holds the lore that during the 19th Century in the reign of Minh Mang King, a Buddha statue washed ashore at the Son Tra Peninsula. The community decided to establish the Linh Ung Pagoda there and erected the statue, believing that it will bless the land and protect it from storms and evil.

How To Reach Lady Buddha

  • You can take a taxi to reach Lady Buddha from Da Nang Airport, which is only 14 km away and should take you no more than 35 minutes.
  • The fare for this ride usually ranges between 200.000-250.000 VND.
  • You can also rent a scooter and drive there yourself in which case the normal rental charges for the same would apply.

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