Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang

Talking about the beautiful scenery in Nha Trang, people should not miss out Long Son Pagoda which is also known as the former White Buddha TempleDang Long Tu. It is located at 22, 23rd October, Phuong Son Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, at the foot of Trai Thuy Hill, Nha Trang. This temple was built over a hundred years ago. After many times of restoration, the temple has become the most famous in Khanh Hoa province.

Long Son Pagoda

Overlooking the panorama, Long Son Pagoda has a very beautiful terrain which is convenient for visitors. The pagoda was built on a high land, airy, green trees. Despite being located next to the traffic road and crowded streets, it still retains a dark and quiet look. The rows of houses for academies, offices, and huts fit the massive temple, forming a complete structure. The pagoda is hidden under rows of tall Bodhi trees, lush branches and leaves. There are also ornamental trees around.

Long Son Pagoda

Initially, the pagoda was a thatched roof house located on the top of Trai Thuy hill (right at the current White Buddha position) called Dang Son Tu. In 1900, the pagoda collapsed completely after a strong storm. Therefore, the pagoda’s team decided to move the pagoda down to the foot of Trai Thuy hill like today. When moving down the hill, the Venerable Master Ngo Chi built a small temple with one and two wings. Then renamed the pagoda from Dang Son Tu to Long Son Tu.

Long Son Pagoda

In 1936, following the aspirations of the Venerable Master Ngo Chi, the Nguyen family donated all properties of Long Son pagoda to Hoi An Nam Phat Hoc as a headquarters for revival of Khanh Hoa Buddhism. The pagoda has become the headquarters of the Buddhist Khanh Hoa Church since then. There is also a wide range of influence in the spiritual life of the people and Buddhists of Khanh Hoa.

Long Son Pagoda

From the main pagoda, if you want to get to the statue of Kim Than Buddha, you must go up 193 steps. When you arrive at the 44th level, you can visit the 17 m long, 5 m high Buddha statues. Behind the statue is a relief depicting the scene of 49 disciples standing up to recite the Buddha’s name. The statue was built in 2003…. Then continue the journey by visiting the Golden Body Buddha which is also known as the white Buddha standing on the top of the hill.

Long Son Pagoda

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