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Quan Am Pagoda: The pure place in Ngu Hanh Son

Quan Am Pagoda, also known as Quan The Am Pagoda or Lady Buddha Da Nang is located at the foot of Kim Son Mountain – one of the five mountains of the Marble Mountains, Da Nang. With charming scenery and unique architecture, this place will bring unforgettable experiences to visitors.

Location

Quan Am Pagoda was built in 1957, is one of the most sacred pagodas in Da Nang. When traveling to Da Nang, you do not forget to visit this place to have the opportunity to admire the scenery, immerse yourself in the pure space and learn about the profound Buddhist and spiritual cultural values.

Quan Am Pagoda is located at 48 Su Van Hanh, Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang. The pagoda is located at the foot of Kim Son mountain – one of the five mountains of the Marble Mountains.

To move from Da Nang city center to Quan Am pagoda, you can choose one of the means of transport such as motorbikes, private cars, taxis, etc.

Visitors can follow the route: Duy Tan – Tran Thi Ly – Ngu Hanh Son – Le Van Hien – Su Van.

The spiritual history of Quan Am Pagoda in Da Nang

The quiet sence of Quan Am Pagoda
The quiet sence of Quan Am Pagoda – Source: Internet

Da Nang Quan The Am Pagoda was built from the dream of the late Venerable Thich Phap Nhan. In that dream, the late Venerable saw Avalokitesvara appearing in the sacred cave that was also his dharma altar.

Thanks to that, Most Venerable Thich Phap Nhan found a completely natural stone cave where there was respect for Quan Am. This monk felt that it was Buddhism’s miracle and was extremely reverent. Since then, Quan Am pagoda was formed.

The temple campus includes many unique architectural works, which can be mentioned as: the very special bronze statue of Thien Thu Thien Nhan Quan Am, the hall, monks, … Besides, Quan Am Pagoda in Da Nang also has a property. The charming and pure landscape brings a sense of peace to visitors.

Quan Am Pagoda Festival in Ngu Hanh Son

Every year, in the 2nd lunar month, Quan The Am festival – one of the biggest traditional folk festivals of the local people will be held at Ngu Hanh Son tourist area. This festival has been recognized as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2021.

The Quan Am Pagoda Festival in Da Nang is an opportunity for people to pray for the nation’s peace, good weather, and show off the culture and religious beliefs of the local people. The festival includes two parts: the ceremony and the festival. 

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Ceremony section

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The ceremony will bring bold Buddhist rituals, solemnly held with the following main contents  – Source: Internet

The ceremony will bring bold Buddhist rituals, solemnly held with the following main contents:

Ceremony Time  Activities, meaning
Light procession  Evening on the 18th day of the second lunar month Activities: torch relay, palanquin procession, lion dance, dragon dance.

Meaning: The procession symbolizes the wish to be enlightened by the light of wisdom and guide the way for each person.

Opening ceremony In the morning of February 19 in lunar calendar  Is an activity to pray for a peaceful and prosperous country; People have a prosperous and happy life.
The ceremony of the harp and sacrifice In the morning of February 19 in lunar calendar  This is a ceremony to pray for the good fortune for Buddhists.
Lecture ceremony ( Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara) In the morning of February 19 in lunar calendar  Includes lectures to praise the compassion of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
Procession of Quan The Am statue t 10 am on February 19 of the lunar calendar Activities: procession of a palanquin with Buddha statue from the temple to the boat, then go around the Co Co river.

Meaning: pray for the peace of fishermen at sea.

Festival section

Following the ceremony will be the festival. The festival section of the Quan Am pagoda festival includes many attractive cultural and sports activities, imbued with national cultural colors such as: costume, Tuong singing, music, painting, chess competition, boat racing, lanterns in the sky, Co Co river, vegetarian cooking contest,…

Participating visitors will have the opportunity to explore and better understand the cultural beauty of this place, as well as have more memorable experiences during their trip.

Explore Quan The Am Pagoda Ngu Hanh Son

As one of the famous spiritual tourist destinations in Da Nang, Quan Am Pagoda has many interesting things waiting for you to discover. The outstanding features that you cannot miss when visiting this place are:

The beautiful and pure landscape 

The temple is located in the middle of the Marble Mountains, surrounded by excellent nature with an immense blue sea, vast forests and peaceful countryside fields. All create a charming and peaceful scene, helping visitors to find peace in their souls.

Standing from Quan Am Pagoda, you can also zoom in to embrace the soft and poetic Co Co river. In particular, do not forget to visit the very special bronze statue of Thien Thu Thien Nhan Quan Am on the temple grounds.

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The majestic and sacred statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara

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The statue of Quan The Am Bodhisattva at the temple is an open-air statue, 12-25m high, made of crystal material. This statue was built based on the dream of the monk Thich Phap Nhan. This is also the place where monks, nuns, Buddhists, and many tourists from all over the world come to pray and pay their respects to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara – Source: Internet

The statue of Quan The Am Bodhisattva at the temple is an open-air statue, 12-25m high, made of crystal material. This statue was built based on the dream of the monk Thich Phap Nhan. This is also the place where monks, nuns, Buddhists, and many tourists from all over the world come to pray and pay their respects to Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

Dharma Assembly Hall – a place to keep ancient Buddhist artifacts

The Dharma Assembly Hall is home to the Vietnamese Buddhist Museum. Inside the museum, many ancient artifacts about Buddhism are kept and displayed.

In addition, inside the Dharma Assembly Hall, there is also an area for worship and ceremony to serve the spiritual needs of Buddhists.

Mysterious and magnificent Quan Am Cave

The last place visitors cannot miss when coming to Quan Am Ngu Hanh Son Pagoda is Quan Am Cave. Quan Am cave has many typical features of the Ngu Hanh Son cave system. This place possesses a magnificent and mysterious beauty with colorful, fancy stalactites.

In particular, going inside the cave, visitors will have the opportunity to admire the sacred statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara 1.75m high, and the unique ancient Thach Chung.

And if you are a spiritual travel lover, you should combine a visit to Hoi An in your Da Nang trip. Coming to Hoi An, you will have the opportunity to explore many famous temples such as: Ong Pagoda, Ba Mu Pagoda, Bridge Pagoda, and Hai Tang Pagoda, …

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