Thanks to the amazing natural landscape and location, Long Son Pagoda has been attracting tourist from all over the world, becoming one of the most appealing tourist attractions in the beautiful beach city – Nha Trang.
The restful atmosphere in Long Son Pagoda
Long Son Pagoda was built in 1963 with some other names like White Buddhist Pagoda or Dang Long Tu. The name is due to Long Son Pagoda’s long-lasting history with Buddha statue sitting atop of the mountain. Fortunately, the pagoda has been recorded as one owning Vietnam’s largest outdoor Buddha statue. As solemn and stillness as it is, Long Son Pagoda is situated on an elevated area with crowded streets covered in greenery. There are blocks of buildings including institutes, offices, and the massive temple.
Big Budha Status situated on the top mount of Long Son Pagoda
The pagoda is surrounded by lush gardens, which completes the cool and fresh atmosphere on the upper area. After enjoying the lively harmonious scenery, travelers are amazed by the large campus located inside with delicate details, especially its roof. Traditionally designed by Vietnamese, the pagoda’s main hall is 1,670 square meters, enough for hundreds of Buddhists and pilgrims to worship. One of the highlights of Long Son Pagoda is the 1,6m high, bronze statue of Buddha sitting in lecture, which is told to be 700kg.
After visiting inside, travelers can climb up about 200 stairs which leads to Trai Thuy Mountain. This is where pilgrims go sightseeing and worship. At the 44th stair, you will find the admired marble statues of Buddha into nirvana, which attracts many people to come worship daily. The sacred pagoda midst bustling Nha Trang city has such unique architecture works, which promotes Long Son Pagoda to become such a fascinating attraction to tourists from all over the world.
Statues of Buddha into nirvana
The gorgeous pagoda welcomes visitors from 8AM to 5PM daily. Come to Thai Nguyen street, Long Son Pagoda is only 500m west of Nha Trang city’s train station. You should dress conservatively visiting such holy place.