This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World’s Largest

The Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda / Temple in Da Nang is the world’s largest (and perhaps, tallest, too!) Female Buddha. If you are sunbathing or just strolling along the beaches of this coastal city, you won’t miss it from afar.

This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World's Largest Vietnam
This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World’s Largest (Vietnam)

Dan Nang’s Lady Buddha is standing on a hill in Son Tra Peninsula.

This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World's Largest Vietnam
This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World’s Largest (Vietnam)

It stands at 67 meters and standing atop a lotus flower with 35m diameter.

This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World's Largest Vietnam
This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World’s Largest (Vietnam)

Inside the statue, there are 17 floors. Each of these floors is in honor of different Buddhas. It’s going to be a long climb to the crown, but the views from there must be awesome!

Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam)
Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam)

Unfortunately, it was closed when I was there before the pandemic. Many of the visitors were disappointed that we couldn’t go to the top.

Things to do in Danang Vietnam
Things to do in Danang (Vietnam)

You might be asking, “Was Buddha a Lady?”

Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam)
Tourist attractions in Da Nang (Vietnam)

Well, that is a valid question since what we all see are statues of men Buddhas – after Siddharta Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World's Largest Vietnam
This Lady Buddha at Chua Linh Ung Pagoda in Da Nang is the World’s Largest (Vietnam)

However, “Buddha” means the “Enlightened One.” So, it’s not a debate that women can also attain Nirvana and be the “Enlightened One” right?

Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam
Tourist attractions in Da Nang (Vietnam)

This is actually the first female Buddha I’ve ever seen in my life. Or maybe, I’ve seen a few before in my previous travels in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar but I never look at them closely or just didn’t notice their feminine form.

Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam)
Tourist attractions in Da Nang (Vietnam)

The temple/pagoda is pretty huge. The gardens are well-manicured and conducive for a well-needed rest.

Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam
Tourist attractions in Da Nang (Vietnam)

Statues are everywhere, too, and a few of them are scary to look at. 🙂

Da nang Things to do
Things to do in Da Nang

And while strolling around, be aware of the cheeky monkeys. They will jump on you and insist hard to give them your food or water. Keep your things in your bag and don’t dare bring food. They will definitely smell it and before you know it, you will be protesting at their cheekiness. 😀

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Beware of the monkeys at the temple. Keep your valuables in your bag.

Most of all, the views of the coastal city of Da Nang are magnificent from here. I spend more time sitting on a bench here admiring the views below.

Da Nang Views from Chua Linh Ung Pagoda temple
Da Nang Views from Chua Linh Ung Pagoda Temple in Danang (Vietnam)

How to Get There

Rent a scooter if you know how to drive it. I took Grab scooter because I refuse to learn driving. 😀 If you choose to go on your own, just go the beach (My Khe) and from there, you will see the standing lady Buddha on far right. Follow the concrete road along the beach and it will bring you up there.

Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam)
Tourist attractions in Da Nang Vietnam)

On my way back to the city, I decided to walk down following the long and winding road. It was a bad decision, really. 😀 It took me two hours on foot before arriving on the beach. It was a very long and exhausting walk. The only good thing was that – the sun never showed up – most of the time. 😀

Things to do in Danang Vietnam
Things to do in Danang (Vietnam)

Other Places to See in Danang

Da Nang is a pretty modern eastern seaside city in Vietnam. It is known for its beaches, of course. Most visitors stop by here on their way to Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage ancient town, 40 minutes by public transport. Other places to check out while you are in Da Nang are the interesting Marble Mountain and its unique Dragon Bridge that spits fire at night.

Parachute in Da Nang
Tandem parachuting is one of the things you can do in Da Nang.

Hotel in Danang Near My The Beach

Hang Mansion Hotel and Apartments is on the main road that goes to My Khe Beach. From the hotel, it only takes 3-5 minutes to walk to the beach. The hotel’s top floor has a small swimming pool and you can see the sweeping views of the surrounding areas and the beach from up there. The room is clean and two bottles of water are provided every day. There are a lot of restaurants, grocery shops, cafes, and other hotels around. The staff members are nice and helpful. The reception also offers tours and private cars – but you need to ask them. They don’t really seem to advertise such a service. You can book it via BookingExpedia, and TripAdvisor. For hostels in Danang, check this out.

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