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Linh An Pagoda

Linh An Pagoda is one of the famous pagodas in Da Lat. With traditional architecture and a typical peaceful, quiet space. This is a pagoda that many tourists loved when coming to this city of flowers. Let’s explore this famous temple with Origin Vietnam.

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1. Where is Linh An Pagoda?

Linh An Pagoda is located in Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, Lam Dong. The pagoda is the second Truc Lam Zen monastery of the city of thousands of flowers.

The pagoda was built right next to the majestic Elephant waterfall. Located in the suburbs, about 32 km southwest of the city center and about 306 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City.

2. How is Linh An Pagoda unique?

Linh An Pagoda was built in 1993 by Venerable Thich Tam Vi. At first, this was just a small Buddhist Temple with an area of ​​only about 4 hectares. Later, when more and more monks, nuns, Buddhists, people and tourists came to make pilgrimages, the pagoda was restored and repaired in 1999. After completion, the pagoda took the name Linh An Tu until today. Today.

This pagoda is a tourist destination voted by tourists as one of the top 20 most popular tourist attractions in Da Lat. This place is not just a religious place. It is also a place that attracts the most tourists in Da Lat both domestically and internationally.

The pagoda not only impresses with its majestic architecture but is also located right next to the majestic Elephant Falls. Coming to this tourist destination, you can both enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the sacred temple and admire the wild mountains and forests.

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3. When is the best time to visit Linh An Pagoda?

Because the climate in Lam Ha is characterized by a cool, sub-temperate climate. The average temperature here is from 11 to 25 degrees Celsius.

Just like Da Lat or some neighboring areas, Lam Ha has two distinct seasons: the rainy season and the dry season. Accordingly, the dry season is from November to May of the following year, the rainy season is from April to October every year. You can visit Linh An Pagoda any time of the year.

However, the best time to come here is during the dry season, when the weather is sunny and little rain, which is convenient for moving and visiting the temple.

4. How to get to Linh An Pagoda?

4.1 Moving to Lam Dong

To get to Lam Dong, you can choose many popular methods such as plane, bus or motorbike from Saigon depending on your personal expenses.

4.2 Moving to Linh An Pagoda

In order to get to Linh An Pagoda, you can follow the following directions:

From the center of Da Lat city, you go down to Ta Nung pass. Continue along DT725 road to Nam Ban church, then turn right to go towards Thang Long Lam Ha school. From here, go another 20 meters and you will reach the Linh An Tu attraction.

5. Exploring the beauty of Linh An Pagoda

5.1 The temple has the tallest Guan Yin statue in Vietnam

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The pagoda owns the tallest Guan Yin statue in Vietnam. The 71m high Quan Am statue of Linh An Pagoda was started in 2017 and officially inaugurated in 2019. At that time, this was considered the largest Quan Am statue in Vietnam, before there were two additional 72m high Quan Am statues. and 125m in Tay Ninh and Quang Ngai.

Tourists traveling from afar can see the great statue of Quan Am of Linh An Pagoda in Dalat, delicately carved, standing out in the peaceful space of the mountains and forests. The statue is designed on a large lotus flower facing the main gate. In the Quan Am statue, there are up to 250 steps to go up. Up to now, the statue has become a prayer point for tourists and Buddhists from all over.

5.2 The largest Maitreya Buddha statue in Lam Dong province

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One of the most impressive works at Linh An Pagoda is the Maitreya Buddha statue. With pure white color and a gentle smile. This is the largest Maitreya Buddha statue in Lam Dong with a height of 12.5m, a width of 6.5m and a width of up to 9m.

The statue is so big that the inside of Maitreya Buddha’s belly is divided into 3 floors to display Buddhist relics, while also having enough space for Buddhist monks and nuns to meet. Right behind the Buddha statue is a rustic but spacious house with 15 rooms, a place to stay for Buddhists participating in the retreat at Linh An Tu.

5.3 Admiring Elephant waterfall from above

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Elephant is one of the most famous waterfalls of Lam Dong province. The nature here still retains its majestic wildness, attracting many tourists to visit. .

Linh An Pagoda yard in Da Lat is the ideal place to admire the majestic beauty of Elephant waterfall from above. You just need to stand on the temple grounds, near the giant Quan m statue area, to be able to look far away and observe the Elephant waterfall pouring white foam in the middle of the forest.

5.4 The majestic Main Hall in the middle of Linh An Pagoda

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Entering the Linh An Tu campus, you can easily recognize the ancient main hall bearing bold Asian Buddhist architecture. The main hall was built in 1999 and has an area of ​​over 1400 square meters. With a curved two-story roof and red tiles, the main hall has the characteristics of traditional pagoda architecture, creating a unique impression.

The main hall of Linh An Pagoda in Dalat worships 5 great Buddhas: Shakyamuni Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, Medicine Buddha in the middle, and Chuan De Buddha, Thousand Eyes and Thousand Hands Buddha on the left and right sides. The statues are all meticulously and elaborately crafted, exuding Buddhist charisma while still highlighting the vitality amidst the quiet space of the temple.

6. Specialties when visiting Linh An Pagoda

6.1 Avocado ice cream

Da Lat avocado ice cream has a sweet taste, the richness of avocado mixed with the scent of coconut and durian has long made many people so fascinated that they forget the way home. A cool glass of avocado ice cream in the weather of Dalat will definitely make your trip more wonderful.

6.2 Shumai bread

People served Shumai sandwiches in a bowl with lots of delicious soup. There are also some delicious pork skins and patties. The correct way to enjoy it is to tear off a piece of bread and dip it in the hot shumai sauce in the chilly weather.

6.3 Grilled spring rolls

Nem is grilled over charcoal, served with pickles and soy sauce for an attractive flavor.

6.4 Chicken intestine – wet cake

Chewy wet cake, eaten with chicken intestines and shredded chicken mixed with laksa leaves, served with sweet and sour fish sauce, will make you remember it forever.

6.5 Banh Can

Banh Can is a simple dish but irresistibly attractive. People made this cake from delicious rice flour and a little spice like salt for flavor. Poured into a terracotta mold, sold in a folded pair and traditionally filled with quail eggs, chicken eggs or minced meat, shrimp, squid, etc. Banh can will be eaten with fish sauce, onion shumai or fish sauce, Raw mango and tree rolls.

7. Accommodation when visiting Linh An Pagoda

Below are some hotel suggestions for your reference when exploring Lam Ha:

  • Tra My Hotel. Address: Hung Vuong Street, Dinh Van Town, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.
  • Vinh Gia Hotel. Address: Tan Ha, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.
  • Co Fuong Homestay. Address: 131 Le Loi, Dinh Van, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.
  • The Hapi. Address: Gia Lam, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.
  • Tam Nhin Lodge. Address: Dien Bien Phu, TT. Nam Ban, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.
  • Hoa Binh Guesthouse. Address: 942 Hung Vuong Street, Dinh Van, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.
  • Dai Phat Guest House. Address: 537 Hung Vuong Street, Dinh Van, Lam Ha, Lam Dong.

8. Some other tourist attractions near Linh An Pagoda

8.1 Van Thanh Flower Village

Van Thanh Flower Garden with a large area of ​​up to 200 hectares, this garden is like a vivid picture of nature with countless colors and scents of flowers.

Stepping into the garden, visitors will admire countless different flowers, from fresh roses, pristine chrysanthemums to fragrant lavender. Not only is it beautiful, but the feeling of peace and relaxation also pervades this space.

8.2 Elephant waterfall

If you are a nature lover, like adventurous experiences and want to enjoy the wild and majestic beauty, then Elephant waterfall is the ideal destination in Da Lat. By climbing to the top of the waterfall through 145 stone steps along the dangerous cliff, it is an experience that makes many visitors feel excited and want to conquer.

8.3 Ta Nung flower field

Ta Nung flower valley, with an area of ​​up to 30,000m², is an attractive destination for tourists. This place is a giant landscape painting, with colors changing with each season. Bright yellow mustard flowers in spring, purple Lavender flowers in autumn, brilliant sunflowers in summer and romantic wildflower fields in winter.

9. Some important notes when traveling to Linh An pagoda

  • Linh An Pagoda allows you to visit for free. You should pay attention to fraudulent information to sell tickets to visit the temple.
  • When visiting the pagoda, you need to pay attention to your speech so as not to affect the solemn atmosphere at the Buddha’s door. Inside the temple grounds, you should walk lightly and speak softly to avoid disturbing other Buddhists and visitors.
  • Ta Nung Pass has some winding, difficult descents. When going through this pass, you need to firmly grasp the steering wheel and slow down before going down the pass.
  • Absolutely do not destroy the landscape and miniatures at the temple, and keep the temple clean
  • Morning is the most suitable time to visit Linh An Pagoda. Because the space at the temple at this time is extremely cool and peaceful. You can also go in the afternoon because Linh An Pagoda is open all day.

If you have the opportunity to come to Da Lat, visit Linh An Pagoda to admire the beauty of this sacred place with your own eyes. Hopefully Origin Vietnam’s sharing will help you gain more knowledge about Linh An Pagoda. Wishing you and your family a great tour in Da Lat with memorable experiences.

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