Linh Phuoc pagoda with mysterious story of 18 floors of hell

Linh Phuoc pagoda with mysterious story of 18 floors of hell

Da Lat not only has beautiful natural scenery, cool climate, delicious food and quality homestays, but also a place of unique architectural works. One of them must be mentioned is Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat with 18 floors of hell. Just hearing the name can see its interesting signature. Today, let’s find out useful information about this famous temple!

Useful information about Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Ve Chai Pagoda is also known as Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat. It is not strange to the people of Da Lat anymore. But for visitors from far away. Visitors are still confused about the way to Linh Phuoc pagoda in Dalat.

Where is the location of the temple?

Located about 8km from the city center, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is located at 120 Tu Phuoc, Trai Mat Ward, Da Lat City. In particular, the pagoda is also known with the very interesting name Ve Chai Pagoda because in the temple yard is the image of a 49m-long dragon made entirely of 12,000 bottles, not only creating its own unique architecture. architecture but also attracts tourists from all over the world to admire.

History of Linh Phuoc Pagoda

The pagoda started construction in 1949 and was completed a year later. In 1990, the pagoda was reconstructed by Venerable Thich Tam Vi as well as many new works, so since then it has been known to more people. The decorative details and structure of the pagoda are mostly from colorful pieces of crockery or broken bottles. Looking in from the gate, you can see the grandeur of Linh Phuoc Pagoda – a unique ceramic mosaic architecture of Vietnam.

 The unique architecture of  Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Coming to this temple, visitors will be surprised by the unique architecture of this place. The most prominent is Long Hoa Vien with the image of a dragon winding around the Maitreya Buddha statue and up to 49m long. Dragon scales are made from hundreds of thousands of broken pieces of used beer bottles. The Buddhists as well as visitors to the temple can not only offer incense to Buddha and pray sincerely, but also admire the unique and unique beauty there.


ThUnique Architecture of Linh Phuoc Pagoda

The beauty of the Main Hall

The main hall is decorated with many unique patterns. Along the two sides of the main hall are two rows of dragons inlaid with thin crockery depicting the mosaic style at the tombs of the Nguyen kings. Behind the ancestral hall is the relief of the Ten Mugs and the Eight Arhats, this place has a sacred and majestic look, making anyone who comes here surprised.

The Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara Monument

At the temple yard stands out the image of the Bodhisattva Quan The Am Bodhisattva made up of 650,000 immortal flowers, extremely impressive. The statue has a height of 17m, weighs about 3 tons, posing very harmoniously. In particular, the lotus flower of the Buddha statue is also made entirely of flowers, bringing a lasting meaning with time. The statue is extremely worthy as one of the most unique works of art in the 2010 Flower Festival in Da Lat.

Impressive records only at Linh Phuoc Pagoda:

Up to now, Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Da Lat with 18 floors of hell is the only temple in Vietnam with 11 works that have been set records:
– The tallest bell tower in Vietnam
– The largest wooden statue of Bodhidharma in Vietnam
– The statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara is made from the largest Immortal flower in Vietnam
– The tallest concrete indoor statue of Buddha Guan Yin Bodhisattva in Vietnam
– The temple is made from the most clay bottles
– Peacock and star wood reflector
– A set of tables and chairs carved with 12 zodiac animals made from the only star tree in Vietnam
– The work of Muc Kien Lien finds his mother through the image of the 18 largest hells in Vietnam.
Legend of 18 floors of hell full of mystery
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is not only famous for its unique decoration and architecture, but also where people often tell each other about the legend of Muc Lien finding his mother under 18 floors of hell, which is equally mysterious and creepy. 
This story is reproduced by the temple itself by a special underground construction with a length of up to 300m. 
The main content of the work talks about the suffering of sinners in hell. The deeper you go, the more severe the punishments are with the corresponding crimes, recreating the trial process of criminals under Pluto. 
The 18 levels of hell present a full picture of karmic retribution. The different punishments in that hell are also the messages sent to people in our life to practice towards good, to always have a good mind, not to do evil, to pay filial piety to the one who gave birth to save us in the next life from being damned.

Linh Phuoc Pogada - The most sacred Buddhist temple in Da Lat

The sacredness here is expressed right from the name “Linh Phuoc”. “Spirit” means epiphany, “blessing” means blessing. The name is meant to advise and remind people to live with a heart, with virtue, to direct good deeds, to avoid evil, then certain blessings and good fortune will come. 

Linh Phuoc Pagoda Da Lat 18 floors of hell is the place of Buddhist followers of the Mahayana (Northern Tong) sect. In the main hall full of Buddhas such as Shakyamuni Buddha, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, Bodhidharma Patriarch, Ten Opinions, Ten Arhats and 108 statues of “Heavenly Hands, Heavenly Eyes” “In front of the first floor.

Strange aura – In addition, when visiting the temple, you can hear from the bonze or local people living nearby tell about true sacred stories from the time the temple was built up to now, in which the outstanding story is the story of “the strange aura” in 2009. 

At that time, at the top of the pagoda’s stupa appeared a colorful halo. This strange phenomenon occurred 3 times in a row under the witness of thousands of people. The people of Da Lat think that it is the halo emanating from the Buddha, foretelling good luck and good omens coming here. 

Therefore, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is always one of the ideal spiritual tourist destinations for people to come and offer incense to pray for peace, health and luck, as well as admire the unique beauty.

Linh Phuoc Pagoda Balcony View

Don’t miss this 18-story-hell Linh Phuoc pagoda in Dalat during your next trip to the land of thousands of flowers and dreams! This place certainly does not disappoint you with its unique architecture, pure natural scenery as well as the impressive works of skillful hands from talented artisans.

How much does it cost to visit linh phuoc pagoda?
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a free attraction, no ticketing, or any fee. When visiting Linh Phuoc pagoda in Da Lat, you should choose modest clothes, to match a sanctuary.

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