Built since 2004 and just completed and opened in July 2010, the pagoda is set upon 12 hectares of landscaped grounds where guests can enjoy spectacular views of mountain ranges including Marble Mountains, awe-inspiring ocean views including the Cham Islands and even the magical sparkle of Danang city lights by night.
The centrepiece of this pagoda site is the extremely impressive 67-metre high Bodhisattva Kwan Yin statue (Phat Ba Quan Am), which also lays claim to being the highest statue in Vietnam. This pagoda is also home to the largest Buddhist training centre in Central Vietnam.
The name, “Linh” meaning sacred and “Ung” meaning effectual, was first proposed by King Thanh Thai in 1891. The name has since been used to name three pagodas in the local area: one on Ba Na Hill, one at Marble Mountains and this one at Son Tra Peninsula.
At the entrance, guests can see a photograph of a Halo which appeared around the statue’s head during construction. Many people are of the belief that the appearance of this Halo has confirmed the sacredness of the site.