Attraction 120 Tự Phước Thành Phố Đà Lạt Lâm Đồng Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
|1 hours 30 mins|
|08:00 AM - 05:00 PM|
Temple & Monument
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Linh Phuoc Pagoda is special ?
The pagoda was built in 1949 and finished in 1952. It had being managed by 4 Buddhist monks, including Mr. Thich Minh The (1951-1954), Mr. Thich An Hoa (1954- 1956), Mr. Thich Quang Phat (1956-1959) and Mr. Thich Minh Duc (1959-1985).
Since 1985, Mr. Thich Tam Vi has managed this pagoda and it had a big restoration in 1990.
The remarkable feature of the pagoda is the Dragon- shaped design made from the broken pieces of glasses in accordance to the design of Khai Dinh's Tomb in Hue. In the main temple, there is a statue of Thich Ca Buddhist with the height of 4.9m, sitting under the root of Bodhi tree. Beside the pagoda, we can see a 49m Dragon flying around the garden.
In front of the sanctum, there is Da Bao tower with 27m height. On two sides of the tower, bell and drum are put. In the tower, there are some statues of Quan The Am Bodhisattva.
On the right of the tower, they arrange a place for worshipping, houses for monks staying and flower garden. It has Van Thu gate and Long Hoa garden on the left, also a pool, bonsai and 49m dragon. The scabs of dragons are made from 12,000 empty bottles. The head of the dragon is 7m high.
Especially, the pagoda has a 36- meter tower in the yard which contains a 8,500 - kilo bell in it. The bell is 4.38m high and its diameter is 2.34m. It is carved with 4 words "Linh Phuoc Tu Chung" and many statues, pagodas and patterns such as Mot Cot pagoda (in Ha Noi city), Thien Mu pagoda (in Hue city), Linh Phuoc pagoda (in Dalat city), Bo De Dao Trang tower (in India), etc.
What to explore at Linh Phuoc Pagoda?
Set out on the campus of the pagoda, you will be surprised at the astounding site in front of your face. The artists together create the 49-metre long winding mosaic dragon standing near the Mitreya Buddha. The whole fins of the dragon are coupled with the debris of the beer’s glasses estimated up to 12.000 bottle beers. This is one of the most impressive work that attracted a lot of tourists and pilgrims who want to visit and worship at Linh Phuoc Pagoda.
Besides, when you enter to the main hall of the pagoda, not only do you thurify but also contemplate the sophisticated sculptures’ patterns which are made by the skillful hands of the artists. The main hall is 33 meters long, 22 meters wide. The front yard of the tower is 27 meters in high inlaid by the dragon-shaped. The first floor of the altar room is 108 feet (unit of ten in Vietnamese), called “ Thien thu thien nhan” ( the heaven hand, the heaven eye).
Inside of the pagoda, the Sakyamuni Buddha is 4,9 meters in height including the Buddha’s throne, was designed by the concrete. Outside is the golden cast, aside is very lively relief of the infinite tree of enlightenment
The front of the pogoda, parallel with the main hall is lined with the ornate glass pillars in the shape of flying dragons similar to the architecture of building the tomb of King Nguyen’s Dynasty. Above is the glass reliefs to narrate the lifeo Gautama Buddha (Sakyamuni) from which he was born until he was Nirvana.
In front of the main hall, the visitors can witness by their eyes a 7- tiered Tower, 37 meters in height. At present, the bell tower is considered as the highest tower in Vietnam. Inside the tower has a Huge Jar with 4, 3 meter in height, 2,3 meters in diametre, and 8,5 tons in weight which casted by the skilled, high qualified and experienced Hue artisans in 1999. They spent over a year making the mould, cast and carve the images into the bell.
Next to the tower is the Lady Buddha statue made by immortal flowers in harmony with nature and attracted the tourists.
- Big Buddha made from fresh flower
- A must visit if you are in Dalat
- Excellent Temple complex
- Great time -With kids 5,7 years
- Take the train trip
120 Tự Phước Thành Phố Đà Lạt Lâm Đồng Vietnam
Tips for you
I don't use the "must-see" label very often but do consider this pagoda and surrounds to be the best attraction we saw in or around Dalat. And that's coming from someone who got "templed out" during our Vietnam tour. We were going to skip what had described to us as a train trip to Trai Mat Village but changed our mind. The Dalat railway station was an appealing start. I found the train trip itself to be pretty average as the views are limited largely to the rear of buildings (a typical railway line) and later some of the thousands of hot houses that are such a feature of the area close to Dalat. As we walked to Trai Mat Street I was still wondering if we should have come. But when I turned the corner and saw the archway with the pagoda further on I thought: Wow! and everything fell into place. We really enjoyed our visit to the temple and went everywhere we could, including down into the weird Buddhist hell and up the bell tower to get some great views of the surrounding area. I found the temple to be stunning, very different and overall a fascinating experience.
Linh Phuoc pagoda is in the Vietnam Record Book as the pagoda with the highest bell tower in Vietnam. The bell tower is nearly 38 metres high and houses a 4.3 metre, 8.5 tonne bell.