Long Son Pagoda - Looking for peace

Visit the most famous Buddhist temple in Nha Trang, challenge yourself to climb a steep slope to worship Buddha and pray for good things to come to you

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang is the 5th destination in the city tour - Nha Trang City Tour. In previous articles, Khanh Hoa Travel took you to:

First point: Aquarium Institute

Second point: Hon Chong 

Third point: Ponagar tower

Fourth point: Nha Trang Mountain Church

Fifth point: Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

Long Son Tu Pagoda (also known as White Buddha Pagoda) is the largest pagoda in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province and famous for the largest outdoor Buddha statue in Vietnam. This is one of the temples with unique ancient architecture as well as many historical values that attract tourists to visit.

Things you need to know about Long Son Pagoda.

Introducing Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

Long Son Pagoda is a place to find peace and tranquility. Located in the center of Nha Trang city, the pagoda is an ideal place to participate in spiritual activities and perform magic tricks. The pagoda has a long history and is a place to find peace and tranquility.

Location of the temple

Long Son Pagoda, also known as White Buddha Pagoda, is located at 22 October 23 Street, Phuong Son Ward, at the foot of Trai Thuy Mountain, Nha Trang city.

Located right at the foot of Trai Thuy hill, Long Son Pagoda is the largest pagoda in Nha Trang city. Every year, the pagoda attracts tens of thousands of tourists to worship and praise the 79-meter tall Golden Buddha statue. A visit to Long Son Nha Trang Pagoda not only gives you the opportunity to explore countless architecture but also understand more about the historical and cultural values that the pagoda has shown over the centuries.

History of the temple

This Long Son Nha Trang pagoda was originally named Dang Long Tu (Dang Long Pagoda). It was built in 1886 at another location under the supervision of Thich Ngo Chi (1856-1935) - An abbot from Vinh Xuong, Khanh Hoa. After a major storm in 1900, the temple was seriously damaged and had to be relocated to its current location. 

Long Son Pagoda was renamed and became the headquarters of the Buddhist Association of Khanh Hoa Province since 1936. It was restored and expanded again in 1940 before being destroyed in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Up to now, Long Son Pagoda has been recognized as the oldest pagoda in Vietnam after experiencing hundreds of years of ups and downs with many repairs and restorations.

Interesting things about Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda today is a complete and spectacular complex including halls, architectural works and gardens. The pagoda is located adjacent to another pagoda called Hai Duc pagoda, where there is a large concrete statue of Gautama Buddha 24 meters high. This statue can certainly be seen from afar when one enters the city by traveling on the highway or by train. When you come to Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang, you will be overwhelmed by: 

Ancient Pagoda with Bold Asian Architecture

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang has an area of more than 3000 square meters with unique, impressive and meticulous architecture. The shade of tall ancient trees is in harmony with this architectural work, creating a fresh and peaceful atmosphere. 

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

All features of this pagoda are designed according to traditional Vietnamese architecture, Taoist architecture and artistic sculptures of mythical creatures. This large temple can welcome hundreds of Buddhists and pilgrims to pray, so the main hall also functions as a monastery. 

Many tourists and locals come Long Son Pagoda on the 1st and 15th days of the first lunar month to worship, admire the scenery or enjoy the silence at this spiritual place

Magnificent Marble Buddha Statue

On the journey to the top of Trai Thuy hill, on the 44th step, you will see a marble Buddha statue and a tableau depicting the 49 pupils of the Buddha assembled on the day the Buddha passed away.

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

Extremely Large Dai Hong Chung Bell

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

The second stop has a bell tower with a 1,500kg Dai Hong Chung fruit donated by Hue Buddhists in 2002. The sound of the bell resounds in the sky, resonating deep into each soul, making people captivated by the majestic scene. solemn and pure in the Buddha's place.

Majestic White Gautama Buddha Statue

After climbing 193 steps to the top of the mountain, you will admire the giant white Buddha statue standing amidst the blue sky and white clouds, quiet and impressive as a typical symbol of Nha Trang. The statue stands out in the grounds of Long Son Pagoda because it is located on a giant lotus pedestal.

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

Besides the giant white Buddha statue, Long Son Pagoda also has unique architecture with elaborate and delicate carvings on the temple roof. The harmony between unique architecture and the surrounding natural landscape, high mountains in the distance, gives visitors an extremely fresh and cool feeling.

Activities at Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda is an ancient pagoda more than 100 years old. From the top of the hill, visitors can see the entire city of Nha Trang and feel peace of mind.

The pagoda is also a place to organize festivals of Buddha's birthday, Buddhists, and Buddhists. In addition, the pagoda also has many folk activities to explore.

Feel the beauty of Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda is a beautiful and ideal place to find peace and tranquility, explore the mysteries of the pagoda, feel its beauty, and enjoy its wonderful moments.

The unique architectural works of the pagoda were built over hundreds of years and are an important historical site. When you come here, you will feel the beauty of the temple and its tranquility.

How can I find Long Son Pagoda?

Routes to travel to Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang

If you depart from Nha Trang city center, first you need to look up the way to Tram Huong tower, then from Tram Huong tower you turn to Le Thanh Ton street, turn to Thai Nguyen street, go straight and turn to the street. October 23rd.

If you are in the Northern area, you run along April 2 Street towards the city center, then turn to Tran Quy Cap Street and October 23 Street, run straight to reach Long Son Nha Trang Pagoda. Please.

With means of transportation in Nha Trang, you can choose to rent a motorbike in Nha Trang for around 150,000 VND - 200,000 VND/day to be able to visit and move to the places you want to go. Or you can move by taxi The price is also quite reasonable depending on the type of vehicle and number of passengers.

Standing at the top of the hill from the throne Long Son Pagoda, with this ideal height, you can easily see the panoramic view of the beautiful city of Nha Trang, from the sea and islands to the vast mountain and forest scenery - all within sight.

Coming to Nha Trang, it is ideal if you take the time to visit Long Son Pagoda to admire a Vietnamese record in a famous scenic space. At the same time, find the purity of the soul at the peaceful Buddha's door amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life.

Long Son Pagoda is a spiritual tourist destination with a long history and associated with the development of Buddhism in Khanh Hoa in particular, as well as the South Central region in general. Hopefully the detailed introduction information above has given you more reasons to visit Long Son Tu on your upcoming trip to Nha Trang. 

How much is the entrance ticket to Long Son Pagoda?

Long Son Pagoda Nha Trang serves everyone for free, regardless of Buddhists or tourists

Does Long Son Pagoda have parking?

Long Son Pagoda has a motorbike parking lot inside the pagoda, while cars and large passenger cars can park outside.

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