THE LINH QUY PHAP AN PAGODA DA LAT
The Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda is located on top of Dai Binh Mountain, some 25 kilometers north of Bao Loc City in Lam Dong Province, and looks to be out of this world. Under the first light of the day, the pagoda rises from a sea of clouds. The view from the summit of the mountain is nothing short of stunning after a 1000-meter trek.
The architectural style of the pagoda is a blend of traditional Vietnamese and Japanese, with Japanese-style wooden gates constructed to protect the holy location. It also has a Japanese-style rock garden where monks congregate at different times of the day to meditate and discuss Buddha's teachings. Linh Quy Phap An contemplation hall, a library, and a sanctuary are the three main buildings of a pagoda. Visitors are welcome to join the monks in their meditation sessions and even eat with them.
Cleaning up after oneself and respecting the monks' privacy are recommended. After a Vietnamese pop music video was recorded here last year, with spectacular vistas from the peak and a Shangri-La-like ambiance, the pagoda became a favorite destination among young people.
This Pagoda was mostly empty 12 years ago, with only a few residents and thousands of tea and coffee plants around it. A monk came to see this region at the time and was so taken with its natural beauty that he chose to erect Linh Quy Phap An pagoda on Hill 45 to pursue a holy life. It was renovated multiple times before reaching its current size.
The main hall, lecture hall, contemplation chamber, three doors of liberation, and several solitary rooms strewn over the slope are all part of the pagoda's design, which combines Japanese and Vietnamese traditional architecture to produce a magnificent aesthetic. The pagoda's interior is composed of wood and has a sturdy framework in the shape of a gong rack, a classic Vietnamese architectural style. A somber white stone statue of Buddha Shakyamuni stands at the temple's center.
The pagoda is around 40 hectares in size, and it stretches into the neighboring woods, tea, and coffee slopes. With beautiful mountains and pure air all year, this region is known as "the crossroads of heaven and earth." The Sky Gate, which is fashioned after Japan's Torii Gate and is thought to signify the crossing from the worldly to the holy, is the pagoda's showpiece. Because of its lofty elevation, overlooking the great area of the hill, the Linh Quy Phap An Sky Gate is unusual in that you cannot pass through it.
How To Visit Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda:
The distance between Bao Loc and Linh Quy Phap An pagoda is around 20 kilometers. Traveling down Tran Phu street, turn right at the Dai Binh crossroads, and you'll notice Highway 55 leading to Loc Thanh commune. After passing through the Loc Thanh market, look for the Niep Ban pagoda, then turn right at the crossroads. After that, proceed for about 2 kilometers in the direction of Loc Thanh commune's cultural hamlet, then turn left into a little lane with a signboard. You cannot go by automobile after arriving here; instead, you must ride a motorcycle or walk because the route is narrow and has some steep twists. Finally, you'll come upon a Shinto gate that leads to the pagoda.
Things Show To Know When Visit Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda:
Because Linh Quy Phap An is a holy and pure area, you should bear the following in mind when visiting: - When visiting the pagoda, observe order and avoid creating noise. Remember to dress neatly and respectfully when visiting the pagoda. You should stay in Bao Loc the night before to see the dawn at the temple and then visit the pagoda early the next morning.
Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda is a popular tourist site in Da Lat, as well as a place of prayer and pilgrimage for Buddhists and locals. The lyrical countryside, rendered as an ink-wash painting, will provide a powerful sense of relaxation.