Linh Phuoc Pagoda, also known as Ve Chai pagoda, is one of the most famous scenic spots of Dalat in particular and Vietnam in general. The 49-meter-long dragon temple is made of over 12.000 bottles; only the dragon’s head is 7 meters high. This is the pagoda that set the most records ever. If you want to find out more about this special architectural mosaic of Dalat city, let’s follow Hoa Dalat Travel to the next part!
- 1 Introducing Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat
- 2 What does Linh Phuoc Pagoda have?
- 3 Visiting Linh Phuoc Pagoda
- 4 Ve Chai pagoda holds what guinness records?
- 5 How to get to Linh Phuoc pagoda?
- 6 Photos of Linh Phuoc Pagoda
- 7 Linh Phuoc Pagoda Tour
Introducing Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is also called by local people as “Ve Chai pagoda”. This temple has the unique design because it was built by crockery: from cups, plates, dishes, etc. This pagoda is not just a religious place but a famous tourist attraction as well.
Construction of the temple was started in 1949, and completed in 1952. In 1990, the venerable abbot Thich Tam Vi restored the place and built more new buldings.
Linh Phuoc pagoda has five abbots over the course of its history:
- The Most Venerable Thich Minh The (1951–1954)
- The Most Venerable Thich An Hoa (1954–1956)
- Most Venerable Thich Quang Phat (1956–1959)
- Most Venerable Thich Minh Duc (1959–1985)
- Venerable Thich Tam Vi (from 1985 to present)
Where is Linh Phuoc Pagoda?
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is the tourist destination located on the outskirts of the city. This pagoda is located at 120 Tu Phuoc, Ward 11 of Trai Mat, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
What does Linh Phuoc Pagoda have?
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is the temple holds the most records in Vietnam – 11 records. When you come here you will have a chance to admire the masterpieces created by the most talented artisans.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat has a number of realistic wax figures imitate the monks doing meditation. I promise when you see them you won’t be able to tell apart. For me, the best one is the figure of the abbot Minh Ha Duc, it’s looked 100% identical to the abbot. These statues created by Thai artisans and worth over 300 milion VND.
This is the tallest bell tower in Vietnam. This seven-storey tower has a height of 36 meters. Above the tower is hung a great bell. This bell has a height of 4.3 meters, the mouth of the bell is 2.33 meters wide and the weight of the bell is up to 8,500 kg. This great bell was cast in 1999 and later it was recognized as the greatest bell in Vietnam.
The highest concrete Buddha statue in Vietnam
This is the tallest reinforced concrete Buddha statue in Vietnam. This statue is located in the main hall of the temple. Apart from this Buddha statue, there are also other auxiliary works in the main hall such as 324 statues of Avalokitesvara. Each statue is 3,7 meters high.
A special thing here is a statue in the center of the main hall with 12 meters high. This is a statue that has just set a record as the highest indoor statue of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva made of reinforced concrete in Vietnam.
18 layers of hell
18 levels of hell in Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a work to recreate the karmic retribution and filial piety in life. The main character depicted here is the famous Maudgalyayana. The story is about the Bodhisattva Maudgalyāyana very filial – crossed 18 levels of hell to rescue his mother from all miserable lives and sufferings. This story have been handed down to this day.
The largest wooden Bodhidharma statue in Vietnam
This wooden statue is placed in the front of the temple. When visitors set foot in the temple will immediately see this statue.
The world largest Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara statue made of immortal flower
In the past, this immortal flower statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara was placed in front of the temple yard. But now this statue has been placed on the side of the main hall. When you go upstairs to the area of the main hall you will see it.
This statue has a height of up to 18 meters – this is a record of Asia that confirmed in 2010. To complete this statue, artisans have to use 650 million immortal flowers. That number of flowers is equivalent to 1.630 kg of immortal flowers. Such a gigantic number right?
Authorized by the World Records Union, Vietnam records organization awarded the certificate confirming the world record to Linh Phuoc pagoda on December 17th, 2017.
Visiting Linh Phuoc Pagoda
This is a tranquil and sacred place so when you travel here, you can release your soul, refresh your mind and “escape” from the negative thoughts. In addition, you can avoid the busy city center by explore one of the best pagodas in the world with your family or your best pals. So next time travel here, you should put this destination on your travel itinerary.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda opening hours
This place is always open to welcome visitors. Therefore, you do not have to worry about the time.
Information about Ve Chai Pagoda
Here is some information about the address and phone number of Ve Chai pagoda:
Linh Phuoc Pagoda located at 120 Tu Phuoc, Ward 11, Da Lat City.
If you have any questions, you can contact the Hotline: 0263 3700 297
Ticket price of Ve Chai pagoda
Because this is a spiritual tourist destination so you are cost-free! Feel free to visit the temple and pray the best for yourself and your family.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda Review
Here are some reviews about Linh Phuoc Pagoda of visitors who have visited the temple:
Architecture of Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is one of the most typical architectural works in Dalat city. This is one of the greatest religious buildings in the country because it is made entirely of porcelain pieces put together. If you are an architecture lover, you can refer to the design of this place – one of the most bizarre constructions in the world.
Buildings in Ve Chai Pagoda
Visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda, tourists not only offered incense, but you also admire the typical architecture works as well as the most famous constructions of Vietnam.
When you come here, the thing that impresses you the most would be the largest 7-storey tower in Vietnam. With a unique and eye-catching design, this tower attracts thousands of tourists every year.
Behind the 7-storey tower is Long Hoa Vien, a construction with a 49 meters long dragon wrapping around Maitreya buddha statue. The dragon’s scales are made from 12,000 bottles and below is Hon Gia Son.
A most impressive building in the eyes of tourists is a statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, this figure made from millions of immortal flowers joined together to celebrate the 2011 Festival.
Main hall area
Enter the main hall you will see a very elaborate and monumental structure: 33 meters long and 22 meters wide and above is a stupa up to 27 meters high.
Inside the main hall area is a Buddha statue of Shakyamuni 4.9 meters high, made of reinforced concrete and painted with gold, on the back is a bas-relief of Ananda Bodhi tree root.
Ve Chai pagoda holds what guinness records?
- The biggest golden-oak wooden statue of Khong Tuoc Vuong in Vietnam.
- The tallest indoor Buddha statue in Vietnam.
- The root of basswood contains the largest sutra set in Vietnam.
- Statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara made from 600,000 immortal flowers – Asia Record.
- The highest wooden statue of Bodhidharma in Vietnam.
- The tallest bell tower in Vietnam.
- The temple built with the most porcelain pieces.
- The longest 18 levels of hell in Vietnam.
- “Song Tung Bach Hac” an artwork has been confirmed record in Vietnam.
- The largest golden-oak wooden couch in Vietnam.
- The biggest set of golden-oak wooden tables and chairs with the shape of 12 zodiacs in Vietnam.
Google maps Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat
Here are google maps from Dalat market to Linh Phuoc Pagoda:
Directions to Linh Phuoc Pagoda Dalat
Depart from Dalat Market -> Ong Dao Bridge -> Tran Quoc Toan Street -> Ho Tung Mau street -> Tran Hung Dao street -> Hung Vuong street. Then follow Highway 20 to Trai Mat, keep driving for 800 meters more. Looking to your right, you will see a picture of Amitabha Buddha -> go straight another 70 meters you will reach the temple.
How to get to Linh Phuoc pagoda?
There are 2 options to get to Ve Chai pagoda:
By motorbike, car or bus
You can rent a motorcycle or a car on internet, the costs are not too high so I think all of you can afford it. In case you wanna save your money, you can catch a bus but it will take a bit longer.
This is the second option. Tourists can visit the chicken house and then buy a train ticket to Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Currently, Dalat Railway Station only has a single route from the station to Trai Mat and vice versa. If you travel by train, you can admire the paronama on the way and take some photos as well.
Photos of Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Here are some pictures of Ve Chai pagoda captured by visitors:
Linh Phuoc Pagoda Tour
If visitors love Linh Phuoc Pagoda and want to visit the temple. You can refer to the following tours designed by Hoa Dalat Travel.
Dalat cultural Tour
Here is a tour that attracts a lot of tourists , it costs 250,000 VND/ person including entrance fee, professional tour guide along with shuttle bus to take you to the hotel. In addition to visiting the pagoda, visitors can also visit some of the following locations:
|Dalat Cultural Tour – Price 250.000 VND|
|Van Thanh Flower Village||Linh Phuoc Pagoda|
|Langbiang Mountain||Dalat Railway Station|
|Golden Valley – Golden Stream Lake||Old villa area|
Starting time: from 8:30 am daily.
Suburban new tourist attractions Tour
This is a newly designed tour by Hoa Dalat Travel for visitors in 2020:
|Suburban new tourist attractions Tour – Price 350.000 VND|
|Forest Ghost Inn||Truc Lam Zen Monastery – Tuyen Lam Lake|
|Cu Lan Village||Linh Phuoc Pagoda (Ve Chai Pagoda)|
|Clay Tunnel||Golden Stream – Silver Stream Lake|
Starting time: 8:30 am daily.
Ticket price: 350.000 VND including tour guide, entrance fee along with a high quality shuttle bus.
Famous tourist attractions Tour
|This is a tour that many young people enjoy:|
|Famous tourist attractions tour – Price 350.000 VND|
|Forest Ghost Inn||Hydrangea flower field|
|Cu Lan Village||Linh Phuoc Pagoda|
|Lavender Flower Garden||Clean vegetable garden, Pumpkin garden, Strawberry garden|
Depart at 8:30 am daily.
Tour price including: shuttle bus, tour guide and entrance tickets.
Hotline booking: 02633 981 968
Finally, our company would like to wish all tourists have a fun and joyful trip to Dalat city. Thank you for your interest in our article about Linh Phuoc Pagoda. If you have any questions about the article you can comment right below.