Top 5 Temples for Da Nang Culture Trip in 2023
Da Nang - the most worth-living city in Vietnam has so much to offer like delightful endless beaches, splendid city night view, gorgeous islands, fun outdoor activities, delicious cuisines, and so on. On a different aspect, today BestPrice will introduce you, especially for people who are not only eager to learn about a new culture but also for religious visitors who want to find out about the top 5 temples that we believe are worth visiting in Da Nang. The list consists of My Son Sanctuary, Cao Dai Temple, Quan Cong Temple, Temple of the Spirit in Ba Na Hills, and Linh Ung Pagoda. They are all beautifully decorated and are believed to be holy and respectable.
1. My Son Sanctuary
- Location: Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen, Quang Nam
My Son Sanctuary is considered as “Angkor Wat” of Vietnam. It’s proudly announced as a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. It’s a sanctuary complex where you can discover the terrible ruins of the Champa Kingdom. My Son Sanctuaries were completely devoted to the Hindu deity Shiva. It has been shown that there were some unpredictable carvings that portray different Hindu Gods. Due to the horrible consequences of the Vietnam War, the majority of the sanctuaries were demolished.
Hence, you will not see any current worshipping activities as you imagine. Also, it’s not that difficult to spot the bomb and bullet marks. This signature unique architecture has lasted for over 8 centuries already. We highly recommend you go with a tour guide that understands deeply the history of My Son Sanctuary, so you can be explained in a clear and informative way to discover the best you can about this ancient historical attraction.
My Son Sanctuary
2. Cao Dai Temple
- Location: 63D Hai Phong Street, Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau District
Caodaism was officially accepted as a religion in Vietnam in 1926. At that time, they started to build Cao Dai Temple in Da Nang, but it was not completed until 1956. As a result, since then, Cao Dai Temple has been considered an official attraction of Caodaism to gather and their beliefs. In fact, it’s the second biggest Cao Dai Temple of Vietnam. As can be known, Cao Dai is a mixture of Christianity, Islamism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, which means Caodaism is affected by both Western and Eastern religions.
This destination proved to be pretty spacious and could cover more than 50,000 followers. Caodaism encourages people to believe in themselves and in other people, intolerance, to spread kindness and positivity all around the world. Going here, you can find peace in your soul.
Cao Dai Temple Da nang
3. Quan Cong Temple
- Location: 24 Tran Phu, Cam Chau, Hoi An, Quang Nam
Being built in 1653 and restored 6 times in 1753, 1783, 1827, 1864, 1904, and 1906, Quan Cong Temple has a rich and deeply ancient history. It obviously follows the Chinese architecture style. And to be specific, this structure represents the culture of the Han Dynasty, to honor one Han Dynasty’s respectable General. Quan Cong Temple has an impressive design that was divided into 3 main sections that are: front hall, open yard, and back hall.
Everything was designed exquisitely and impressively that can catch visitor’s attention at the first glance. If you have a chance to be in Hoi An Ancient Town, don’t skip this spiritual destination and its cultural precious values.
Quan Cong Temple
4. Temple of the Spirit in Ba Na Hills
- Location: Ba Na Hills, Hoa Phu, Hoa Vang, Da Nang
Temple of the Spirit in Ba Na Hills is a destination to worship, honor The Lord God who protects all over Ba Na Hills. Coming here, tourists want to enjoy the peaceful and pure atmosphere that you can’t get from a busy life. The architecture of the Temple of Spirit is indeed classic and elegant with the highlight is the giant Buddha Statue sculpted beautifully and delicately which is 27m high and can be seen from most spots on Ba Na Hills.
Most people believe that this temple was built along with the construction of the Ba Na Hills complex; however, the temple was there for almost 30 years and its existence is much longer than the Sun World complex here. Compared to other religious sites in Da Nang, the Temple of the Spirit is not really a place that people come to worship. Its attractive points are the magnificent view and impressive structure which are totally the best for amazing photo shoots and Insta check-in.
Ba Na Hills
5. Linh Ung Pagoda
- Location: Son Tra Peninsula
Among the Da Nang temples, Linh Ung Pagoda is an extremely well-known attraction that is suggested to definitely visit at least once when you go to Da Nang. Linh Ung Pagoda has a delicate and skillful decor mostly by beautiful-in-details marble statues that were carved excellently surrounding. The architecture style of Linh Ung Pagoda is believed to be influenced by both traditional and contemporary details.
There is one undeniable special highlight of Linh Ung Pagoda’s architecture that everyone can recognize which is the massive Lady Buddha statue that has already been announced the tallest statue all over Vietnam. For a long time, Linh Ung Pagoda has been a home for visitors who not only want to pray for family’s peace, health, and success but also for tourists who want to find a pure attraction to come to both enjoy the incredible view and purify the soul at the same time.
Linh Ung Temple
Best Price would love for you to have the best experience ever, so between a large number of Da Nang temples, we suggest those 5 temples mentioned above stand out from the crowd thanks to their uniqueness, beautiful meaning, and poetic scenery. Not just swimming and entertainment activities, visiting religious sites are an integral part of a trip to Da Nang. If you visit any of the suggested temples and pagodas above, we would love to hear your review and opinion.