How To Visit Son Tra Peninsula and Da Nang's Lady Buddha
What is the Lady Buddha?
The Lady Buddha statue, a 67-meter tall marble statue of Guanyin, the Chinese goddess of mercy. The statue looks out from high up on Monkey Mountain on the Son Tra Peninsula, just north of Da Nang. On a clear day, it can be seen from Da Nang, or even as far away as An Bang Beach in Hoi An.
Son Tra Peninsula
Just 10 kilometers north of Da Nang City, the Son Tra Peninsula, commonly known by its nickname "Monkey Mountain", is one of the most popular spots to spend a day outside of Da Nang. It's close to the city, undeveloped, and offers unparalleled views over the city and the bay far below. It's easily accessible by motorbike, although a ride on the city's Coco Tour Bus is a fun way to take a relaxing and scenic ride along the coast and up into the hills of the peninsula.
Linh Ung Pagoda
The most famous and remarkable site on the peninsula is the Linh Ung Pagoda, home of the iconic and elegant Lady Buddha statue. This Buddhist temple, the largest in Da Nang, is built in a traditional Chinese-Vietnamese architectural style, and is completely free to visit.
The temple is home to a number of peaceful shrines and temple halls, and offers amazing views of the bay far below. The Lady Guanyin statue is said to offer peace and protection from storms to local fishermen.
How to get to Son Tra Peninsula (Monkey Mountain)
The easiest way to get to the Linh Ung Pagoda (Lady Buddha) on Son Tra Peninsula is by taking the bright pink Coco Tour Bus, which runs in a route directly to the temple.
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