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Vietnam Da Nang Son Tra Lady Buddha2


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Buddhists the world over have built plenty of tall statues of Buddha. But “Buddha” does not just mean the man born Siddhartha Gautama. “Buddha” also means “Enlightened One,” and there’s no reason why a great sage can’t be a woman.
The Linh Ung Pagoda, just outside Da Nang, decided to build the world’s largest statue of an indisputably feminine Buddha. The resulting Lady Buddha towers 220 feet (67 meters) tall and is perched atop of a lotus-shaped temple. (Atlas obscura)

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Vietnam Da Nang Son Tra Lady Buddha2

  1. 1. The main hall of Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda
  2. 2. The main hall of Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda
  3. 3. The main hall of Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda
  4. 4. People in Son Tra Peninsula recalled that, at the time of Minh Mang King (Nguyen Dynasty, XIX century), there was a Buddha statue from nowhere to drift on the sandbank here. Believing that was an auspicious sign, people here established a shrine for worship, from that, the region was stable and fishermen could work in peace during a long time. The sandbank where the Buddha statue drifted was then named Bai But (i.e. Buddha land on earth) also was where Ling Ung pagoda erected today
  5. 5. Linh Ung Bai But pagoda was placed the first stone on 1994 and after 6 years of construction, on July 30th, 2010, the pagoda was official inaugurated. Linh Ung Bai But pagoda is considered as a work stamped development footprint of Buddhism in Vietnam in the XXI century
  6. 6. Linh Ung Bai But pagoda is considered as a meeting place of heaven and earth’s sacred air and people’s heart
  7. 7. The main hall of Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda
  8. 8. The Laughing Buddha, or the Fat Buddha, was a Zen monk called Budai who lived in China around the 10th century, meaning about 1.600 years after historical Buddha. Budai was a Zen master of laughter even in his death. He was believed to have achieved Buddahood and has become a Buddha. He is believed to be a reincarnation of Maitreya Buddha, the Buddha of a future age
  9. 9. Main shrine has a large capacity. In the middle, there is a Sakyamuni Buddha statue, the right side has an Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva statue and the left side has a Buddha Tripitaka statue Four Guardians and 18 Arhats are arranged by a rule to protect the main shrine
  10. 10. Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula Deer Park
  11. 11. Linh Ung Pagoda on Son Tra Peninsula Deer Park
  12. 12. Thousand Arms Avaloketishvara and 18 arhats
  13. 13. Thousand Arms Avaloketishvara. Amitabha Buddha gave him 11 heads so that he could hear the cries and needs of sentient beings of the world who are still suffering
  14. 14. Being the tallest Buddha statue in Vietnam, Lady Buddha Da Nang statue is inside Linh Ung pagoda courtyard with a height of 67m, the lotus diameter is 35m, equivalent to a 30-storey building. The statue facing the sea, the kind eyes looking down, a hand exorcizes while the other hand is holding a bottle of holy water like sprinkling the peace to the offshore fishermen
  15. 15. On the hat of Lady Buddha statue, there is a Buddha statue 2m high
  16. 16. The lotus diameter is 35m
  17. 17. There are 17 floors in the statue lap, each floor has an altar with 21 Buddha statues which have different shapes, facial expression and posture
  18. 18. Large pillars made of wooden imitation concrete
  19. 19. Cleaning the face of statue
  20. 20. Linh Ung Son Tra Pagoda. The giant white statue overlooking the Pacific ocean is considered as a symbol of Da Nang city
  21. 21. Happy Buddha (Budai) in Vietnam is known as Bo Dai. His prayer beads are called ‘pearls of wisdom’
  22. 22. Unlike in Christianity where is only one Christ, there are many Buddhas. According to Buddhism, every person has Buddha-nature and everyone who achieved enlightenment is a Buddha. Also, Bodhisattva is everyone who takes the path towards Awakening or Buddhahood. And what’s more, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas can have many different forms
  23. 23. Xa Loi tower
  24. 24. The area where Xa Loi tower is located is separate from the rest of the Linh Ung pagoda complex. In front of the stupa is a large courtyard, in the middle is a reclining Buddha statue
  25. 25. A statue of Laughing Buddha with children is said to bring blessings and good energy
  26. 26. Xa Loi tower and his gate with very beautiful carved pillars
  27. 27. Xa Loi tower gate
  28. 28. Spathodea Campanulata (So do cam)
  29. 29. Xa Loi Tower has 9 floors, but the door leading to the upper floors is always locked
  30. 30. The ground floor stands out with large pillars made of wooden imitation concrete
  31. 31. 2021 Sound Tran Thanh - Do Ta Khong Do Nang - Hen Kiep Tam Sinh Text and pictures: Internet All copyrights belong to their respective owners Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu
  32. 32. With an area of more than 4,400 hectares, Son Tra is able to regenerate enough oxygen for 4 million people every day, and is a storage of fresh water for the city and the entire underground water system in Da Nang and Hoi An. A prominent attraction in Da Nang is Linh Ung Pagoda set on Son Tra (Monkey) Mountain, now considered as the largest pagoda in Da Nang City in both scale and art of architecture.