Long Son PagodaCurrently Open [Closes at 11:00 am]
- Address: Phật Học, Phương Sơn, tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa, Vietnam
- Timings: 06:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site
The Long Son Pagoda is a beautiful edifice decorated with mosaic dragons and adorned with traditional Buddhist motifs. The most striking feature is the enormous Buddha statue sitting on a lotus flower. The surroundings offer spell bindings views of the hills and nearby rural areas. The most moving part of the visit is sure to be the dedications to the monks who immolated themselves in protest of the Ngo Dinh Diem regime.
- Visitors should dress conservatively when visiting the pagoda.
- Do not fall for scamsters who will charge you crazy amounts of money to show you around the pagoda that you can very easily see by yourself or even sell you some ridiculously priced souvenirs.
- There are 152 steps towards the Buddha statue.
- The Pagoda is close to the inter-province coach terminal. It is best to take a cyclo or cab to this attraction.
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18.49% of people who visit Nha Trang include Long Son Pagoda in their plan
41.07% of people start their Long Son Pagoda visit around 08 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Long Son Pagoda
87.65% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Long Son Pagoda
Read the history of the place... Its interesting to see how family politics and nature have played a part in this place of worship. Great views from the big white Buddha. I have read about the "buy my incense hassle"...i did not have any trouble.. I kept a knowing don't bother, look on my face... Overall a great spot to rest your senses.
It is a well-maintained buddha without large crowds. Great to see if you're already in the area. The short trail heading up to the buddha is tricky to find since most assume the path is within the temple below - it's actually down a road to the right of the temple, followed by the first left-turn.
We are not allowed to go in the main temple as ceremony is carried out. Hence we walk up the hill to see the big white Buddha , it takes 15 minutes and people handing you incent , they will ask you for money afterwards. If you give them small amount, they are not happy and refuse to take it. However, it s worthy it to walk up, from the top, you can have a good view of the city too.
Not worth the visit, too much hostility. My bf and I went in the evening just a little after sunset, and there was a girl offering incense to pray for good luck. I initially refused, and she pressed me to take so I did as well as my friend, she was very pushy. Had a feeling she was going to ask for money, but the way she came off it just didn’t seem right, and I’m shocked it’s even something the temple would allow to continue. And it seems to be going on for a while from what the previous reviews seem to be saying. Big scam guys we ended up not even going up to the Buddha because of this girl.
The Buddha itself is nice. The grounds are fine but the atmosphere is sort of ruined by ladies trying to sell incense sticks and from reading other reviews are purely to rip you off. Wore a cover up that covered my knees and shoulders and was yelled at when I tried to enter the main temple so we just left to see the Buddha statue around the back. We walked up the hill to the left and reached the statue but on the way down a little old lady told us to go down a path that was to the left of the steps to back to the temple. We decided to follow her directions and while we did make our way back down we also passed a person injecting himself. This was at 10am so I wouldn't bring children down this route.