6 Famous Sacred Temples in Da Nang City

Besides attractive beach tourist destinations, Da Nang is also known for many famous sacred temples in the spiritual life of the local people and tourists.

1. Linh Ung Temple

Topping the list of famous temples in Da Nang City belongs to the name Linh Ung Pagoda.

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Linh Ung Son Tra is the top temple in Da Nang City. ©Vietnamdrive

Linh Ung carries the meaning of sacredness and wishes coming true. Currently, Da Nang has three pagodas named Linh Ung, including:

  • Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula, also known as Bai But Temple, is the largest area, with the tallest Avalokiteśvara Buddha statue (Guan Yin) in Danang City.
  • The second Linh Ung in the Marble Mountains is the oldest of the three pagodas.
  • Third is Linh Ung on the top of Ba Na Hills. This temple has the highest position among these three.

These three well-known Linh Ung pagodas are situated on three sacred mountains of the city, forming a special spiritual triangle, meaning to pray for peace and prosperity for the land and people of Da Nang.

Thanks to its convenient location for transportation, Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra Peninsual attracts the most people to visit and pray.

2. Tam Thai Pagoda

Tam Thai can be considered the oldest pagoda in Da Nang. Located at the top of the Marble Mountains, this temple was constructed in 1630. Through the upheavals of time, this ancient temple was almost completely damaged. By 1825, Tam Thai Pagoda was rebuilt more solidly.

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Tam Thai Temple in the Marble Mountain

After many restorations and repairs, the Tam Thai Pagoda nowadays has a more modern appearance, becoming a sacred place that attracts many tourists to visit and worship.

From the writer’s perspective, the impressive point in the temple’s design lies in the ancient Three-Doors Gate and the Maitreya Buddha statue with a big belly in the front yard. Please try to experience this place!

With its location at the top of Thuy Son Mount, most tourists often combine offering incense and praying at Tam Thai Pagoda with visiting the landscape of the Marble Mountains.

In addition, to the right side of this temple, a cave is called Huyen Khong Cave, which is very beautiful and mysterious. Therefore, you can visit and burn incense and pray for good wishes here.

3. Quan Am Temple

Quan Am Pagoda (Quan Yin Temple) was built in 1957 at the foot of Kim Son Mount, a part of the Marble Mountains’ scenic complex – where most temples converge in Da Nang.

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A corner in Quan Am Temple in Danang.

This temple is one of the prominent spiritual destinations of the indigenous people. Every year, on the occasion of the Guanyin Festival, which takes place from the 19th day of the second lunar month, this destination gathers thousands of pilgrims, participating in worship and prayers.

Quan Am Temple is also the headquarters of the Da Nang Museum of Buddhist Culture, located at 48 Su Van Hanh Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City. Therefore, when visiting this destination, do not miss the opportunity to learn about this first and currently only one unique Buddhist museum in Vietnam.

After visiting the Pagoda and Museum, you can also visit Quan Am Cave at the foot of Kim Son Mountain. This cave is also worth exploring, which is a plus point to increase the holy feature of this temple.

4. Nam Hai Pagoda

Located in Hoa Hiep Bac ward, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city, Nam Hai pagoda possesses a pure and solemn setting. With its location right at the foot of Hai Van Pass, its back leaning against the mountain, facing the city center, this pagoda has become an important spiritual address.

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©Nam Hai Pagoda

Construction began in 1968, and through time and constant efforts to develop and renovate, the temple region now has a quite airy and beautiful garden campus. Many Buddha statues and shrines are solemn in the temple buildings and gardens.

In addition, there are also outstanding architectural details from the ancient Vietnamese pagodas used to decorate Nam Hai Pagoda. This thing not only increases the spiritual color of this place but also helps Buddhists feel the beauty of the country’s cultural architecture.

The inherent peace here is also a crucial factor that helps this religious address become even more sacred and mysterious, affirming its vital position in the spiritual life of the locals.

From the author’s perspective, this temple has an impressive detail that cannot be overlooked: it is the Buddha statue sitting under the ancient Bodhi tree. Stopping in this area is a way to remind ourselves of perseverance in practice as well as in daily life. Only perseverance can bring us to the destination of a peaceful and happy life.

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Buddha under the ancient Bodhi tree. ©Nam Hai Pagoda

5. Nam Son Pagoda

With 10,000 square meters in area, Nam Son Pagoda is among the largest temples in Da Nang, along with Linh Ung Pagoda in Son Tra and Nam Hai Pagoda in the South of Hai Van Pass.

Nam Son Pagoda was built in 1962, located on Nguyen Kha Trac Street, Hoa Chau Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City. This place has both the beauty of modern design and the breath of ancient Vietnamese pagoda style through decorative details and motifs.

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Nam Son Pagoda. ©Sanh Hien

The most prominent in the architecture of Nam Son Pagoda are the buildings and walkways built on a peaceful lake, creating a cool and tranquil space and becoming a good place for feng shui features. Stepping into the temple grounds, you will feel to be lost in a majestic and escapist fairyland.

This temple is a beautiful site in Da Nang City for taking photos or creating movies that can attract many viewers.

6. Huong Son Temple

Nestled next to Nghenh Mountain, a small mountain in the scenic cluster of the Marble Mountains, Huong Son is a famous female temple in Danang City, Vietnam.

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The main temple of Huong Son Pagoda. ©Vietnamdrive

This temple was established quite late and does not have many outstanding architectural or historical features. However, we selected this religious site to introduce to the list of famous temples in Da Nang because this is where Buddhist practice courses for students often take place.

Thanks to this outstanding activity, Huong Son Pagoda has become a holy gathering place for many Buddhists. This respectable spiritual address is meaningful for people who love and respect Buddha to find purity and peace in their souls and pray for happiness for themselves and their families.

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