As one of the most famous temples in Nha Trang, Long Son Pagoda is a super HOT check-in point that is visited by traveling devotees whenever traveling in this beautiful coastal country.
Nha Trang is always beautiful and poetic with countless islands and beautiful virtual beaches. In addition to famous tourist areas and entertainment spots, traveling believers also look to the unique architectural works and spiritual destinations of the coastal city to explore and Long Son Pagoda is one of the destinations such as: so. This temple not only attracts young people because of its beautiful architecture, impressive view of the city but also because it has a beautiful 18.5m tall giant Buddha image associated with a historical period of the nation.
Long Son Pagoda is a major spiritual tourist attraction in Nha Trang. Photo:@Regina7young
Explore Long Son Pagoda with the famous giant Buddha statue
Long Son Pagoda is located at the foot of Trai Thuy Mountain at 22 October 23 Street, Phuong Son Ward, Nha Trang City. In addition to the name Long Son, locals also call this place with a more familiar name, White Buddha Temple. This temple in Nha Trang is one of the famous spiritual destinations that attract the most visitors, especially international tourists.
International visitors especially love this temple. Photo:@lelechka_borisovna
Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang was built in 1886 by Venerable Thich Ngo Chi from Thanh Hoa, the abbot who participated in the anti-French movement, then left home to become a monk. The pagoda was originally named Dang Long Tu, located on the mountain until the year of the Rat (1900), where there was a big storm when the pagoda had to move to the foot of Trai Thuy mountain as it is today.
This famous temple is located at the foot of Trai Thuy mountain. Photo:@a_____ton
In 1936, Long Son Pagoda was selected to donate to Hoi An Nam Buddhist Studies, in 1940 the temple was restored and spacious. In 1968 due to the fierce war, the pagoda was destroyed, the roof tile was destroyed, and it was not until 1975 that it was restored 60% of the time, then built and restored to perfection and kept its appearance to this day. Since its establishment, Long Son Pagoda has undergone 133 years of construction and restoration with 3 generations of abbots and has become one of the famous temples in Nha Tranh that is loved by many people.
Long Son Pagoda has a history of 133 years. Photo:@belyakov25
The impressive architecture of Long Son Pagoda is both unique and sacred
Long Son Pagoda is designed in an open space style with unique architectural lines, but the arrangement of Buddha statues is very dignified. The main hall with an area of 1670m2 worships Shakyamuni Buddha with large bronze Buddha statues, on both sides are reliefs of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and Bodhisattva Dai The Chi. The main hall is the place where the great activities and ceremonies take place every month. The area in front of the main hall is an altar to many Buddhas such as Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Thien Thu Thien Nhan, statues of Shakyamuni, Bodhisattva Maitreya. The most unique is the pair of large candles weighing 900kg, 3.4 meters high, which is very impressive.
The main hall of Long Son pagoda. Photo:@nghiemgiang250596
Magnificent bronze Buddha statue. Photo: FB/ Long Son Pagoda
In addition to the main hall, going to the right of the temple, visitors can check-in at the road to the top of the hill with 193 steps symbolizing faith, loyalty to the Buddha Dharma and courage to rise up. Only through suffering will you become enlightened. At the 44 steps, visitors will admire the 7-meter-long, 5-meter-high statue of Buddha entering nirvana with a sincere appearance, behind the back is a relief carved with hundreds of thousands of monks and nuns. Buddhist concept.
Statue of Buddha entering nirvana with a holy face. Photo: @siriusloki
Next, going 10 more steps, visitors will see Dai Hong Chung which is a beautiful bell tower 2.2m high, weighing 1.5 tons with a majestic bell sound but bringing a sense of peace.
Dai Hong Chung Bell. Photo:@tina_brotchen
The most prominent attraction and check-in at Long Son Pagoda is the largest outdoor Buddha statue in Vietnam named Kim Than Phat To. The statue was started in 1964 and was completed 1 year later, the statue is 24 meters high, the statue itself is 14 meters high, the lotus is 7 meters, the diameter of the lotus is 10 meters, surrounded by pictures of 7 The outstanding martyr is the Most Venerable Thich Quang Duc with his undying heart and the famous self-immolation event in history.
The largest statue of Kim Than Buddha in Vietnam at Long Son pagoda. Photo:zing
In front of the Buddha statue is a pair of large dragons 7.2 meters long. Because of its huge size, the statue of Kim Than Phat To is very prominent, even from the North-South road, visitors can also see this large statue. Kim Than Phat To is also the hottest check-in point at Long Son Pagoda and is considered a symbol in the hearts of tourists when it comes to this temple.
The statue is very popular with tourists. Photo:@poteryashaa
This is also the symbolic image of Long Son Pagoda. Photo:@a_____ton
Experience of checking-in to Long Son pagoda in Nha Trang only standard
Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang is located near the center, so it is quite convenient to move and visit. However, when visiting this famous temple, visitors also pay attention to some specific regulations here to have a complete journey.
First, when going through the Tam Quan gate area of the pagoda, go to the right and when going back or going to the left, do not go in the middle door. Because it is a famous spiritual destination, when visiting Long Son Pagoda, you should pay attention to how to dress, prioritizing discreet and polite clothes to keep the temple’s sanctity.
When passing Tam Quan, do not go to the middle. Photo:@fatal_appetence
For the convenience of visiting, you should wear shoes and sandals that are easy to remove and comfortable because you will need to move and climb the stairs quite a lot, when entering the main hall, you need to go barefoot. Absolutely do not climb, dance, pose offensively when checking in at the temple, do not arbitrarily knock the temple bell. If you want to offer a ceremony, you can buy incense, fruit, tea, vegetarian food, do not offer salty food and follow the instructions of the temple when arranging and ordering the ceremony. Visitors should only burn incense at the large incense peak outside, do not burn incense in the temple because it is easy to cause smoke, affecting health as well as the status of Buddha.
You should dress politely to keep the temple’s dignity. Photo:@kristinam_nsk
As an extremely famous spiritual destination of Nha Trang, Long Son Pagoda is really an ideal place for you to discover the beauty of temple architecture, visit the famous white Buddha statue, learn about culture and Buddhism. Vietnam or simply sightseeing, check-in. Visiting this famous temple, you will find peace of mind as well as a moment of complete relaxation amidst the peaceful and beautiful scenery.