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67m-high Guanyin statue in Da Nang attracts throngs of visitors

67m-high Guanyin statue in Da Nang attracts throngs of visitors

Monday, February 19, 2024, 16:50 GMT+7
67m-high Guanyin statue in Da Nang attracts throngs of visitors
The 67m-high statue of Guanyin at Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Local and international tourists flocked to Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang City, central Vietnam on Sunday to pray and admire the 67-meter-high statue of Guanyin, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy.

The route leading to the peninsula was crowded with visitors from near and far.

Many of them took a close look at the giant statue at the pagoda for the first time. 

“My family often visits a pagoda in a different locality across Vietnam on the occasion of the Lunar New Year [Tet] festival,” said Nguyen Ngoc Duc from Hanoi.

“This year, we are touring Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula."

He also stated that he saw no beggars and street vendors along the road approaching the pagoda, making a serene and tranquil atmosphere.

After offering incense, Duc and his family members took wefies and photographs with the statue of Guanyin, and other venues.

“This is my first time to admire the statue of Guanyin, which overlooks the stunning blue sea,” Duc expressed his excitement.

Tourists visit Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula, Da Nang City. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Tourists visit Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula in Da Nang City, central Vietnam. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Situated on Son Tra Peninsula in Son Tra District, Linh Ung Pagoda was constructed in 2004, and was inaugurated in 2010.

The 20-hectare pagoda houses the statue of Guanyin, considered the highest in Vietnam.

In 2017, the municipal People’s Committee recognized Linh Ung Pagoda as a tourist site.

The pagoda has enticed throngs of local and foreign travelers to Da Nang.

Local and international visitors flocked to Linh Ung Pagoda to admire the statue of Guanyin on February 18, 2024. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre

Local and international visitors flocked to Linh Ung Pagoda to admire the statue of Guanyin on February 18, 2024. Photo: Doan Cuong / Tuoi Tre

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