Phap Lam Pagoda is one of the famous pagodas in Vietnam, especially in Danang. When you travel to Danang, there are many places that you should go including Phap Lam Pagoda.
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Phap Lam Pagoda DaNang - based on Asian style was formerly known as Tinh Hoi Pagoda was built in 1934. Phap Lam Pagoda is a two-storey temple in the center of Danang city where is near to Con Market and located on the busiest street – Ong Ich Khiem. When going to Phap Lam Pagoda, you will feel calm and peace and you can enjoy beautiful gardens with many huge trees. Phap Lam Pagoda which is surrounded by the colorful and fantastic decoration has three giant Buddha statues in the courtyard. A seated Buddha statue is 1.1 meters high as well as two brass statues of the Dai The Chi Bodhisattva and the Goddess of Mercy (also called Avalokitecvara). The top floor of Phap Lam Pagoda is a presbytery featuring carved pillars. Phap Lam Pagoda was completed in March 2009 after a 4- year restoration.
In every morning, you will see locals who pray or get fortunes told. Especially, during the festival such as Lunar New Year (Tet holiday), a large number of people through Vietnam come here to pray for health, luck and success for everyone in their family.
Admiring the beauty and silence of Phap Lam Pagoda is so great that is suitable for those who want to find the peace. A visitor who comes to Phap Lam Pagoda and she says that: “It’s a heaven of peace in the middle of a busy and crowded city. All of the scriptures in a Buddhist temple are preserved well. It’s worth to visit. The temple is located in the center of Da Nang city and it is easy to find the way to come here.” A lot of tourists also say that and they will come back Phap Lam Pagoda when they have a chance to return Vietnam.
After visiting Phap Lam Pagoda, you can visit some places such as Cham Museum, Dragon Bridge or Han River Bridge, etc. Not far from Phap Lam Pagoda, it is Cham Museum. Cham Museum is a place that will help you know a lot about the Cham people in Vietnam. This is the only Cham museum in the world and first opened in 1915. Every year, many tourists visited here and discovered the new things. It can be said that Cham Museum is an ideal place to learn more about Cham’s culture. The second place that you must go is Han River Bridge. Han River Bridge is highly recommended place for visitors to Danang city. At night, Han River Bridge is very beautiful with a lot of colorful LED lights. If you come across here at night, spend a few minutes stopping and take some of photos. Don’t miss it because it is so fabulous. Another bridge you must write in your list is Dragon Bridge. This is a 666- meter bridge and the longest bridge in Danang city. The bridge was built in the shape of a dragon which is a symbol for luck in Vietnam. Every weekend at 9:00 pm, you can watch a performance that the dragon spits out the fire and water from its mouth.
By the way, there is a place that you must go when having a chance to visit Phap Lam Pagoda is Con Market. Con Market is known for the most crowded market in Danang. It takes you 5 minutes from Phap Lam Pagoda to Con Market. There are a number of food carts that sell a lot of delicious dishes and healthy drinks. It is a great way that you can know a lot about street foods in Danang. Otherwise, around the pagoda, there are lots of vegetarian restaurants for those who are vegetarians or who want to know more about the vegetarian cuisine. It is an ideal experience for you when you visit Danang.
Phap Lam Pagoda is located at 574 Ong Ich Khiem, Nam Duong Ward, Hai Chau District, Danang. The opening hours are from 5:00 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm daily. Visit Phap Lam Pagoda, Danang is at no cost, but you can donate for the pagoda to help the pagoda maintain well.