Vung Tau is not only known as a coastal city with many interesting and interesting activities, but it also has spiritual places with extremely unique and attractive architecture. In which, it must be mentioned Linh Son Co Tu - the temple chosen by many tourists when visiting Vung Tau.
The pagoda was built in 1919 on Nho mountain, occupied by the French as a place to build a pilot, another temple was built here and exists to this day. This temple is considered the oldest temple in Vung Tau.
Linh Son Co Tu is not too massive and large but has its own unique features.
Linh Son Co Tu is located on Small mountain at 104 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ward 2, Ba Ria - Vung Tau.
Linh Son Co Tu is located on a fairly open and peaceful street. Linh Son Co Tu is also known as Golden Buddha Temple or Golden Buddha Statue.
Linh Son Co Tu is a place to keep the vestiges of Buddhism in the past. This is one of the 100 typical spiritual destinations in Vietnam recognized as a National Historical and Cultural Relic.
The architecture of the temple contains many unique features. Linh Son Co Tu owns many spaces, the common point of these spaces is ancient architecture, meticulous and delicate dragon and phoenix sculptures, paths covered with green trees, very large old trees.
The curved roof design, the layers of ancient red tiles create an ancient and dignified look for the temple. The rear grounds of the temple and the interior of the temple are unique with many paintings and Buddha statues.
The gate of the ancient Linh Son pagoda has a pair of two dragon paintings, this design is similar to many temples in Vietnam. Follow the steps to the temple, visitors will admire hundreds of golden Buddha statues.
The main hall here is full of incense smoke. Visitors will be able to see paintings, paintings and statues on various themes from the Buddhist scriptures. The main hall of Linh Son Co Tu has a statue of Buddha with a height of 1.2 meters made of stone, the sculpture art is very sophisticated and skillful, the statue has a gentle and lively face.
The origin of the Buddha statue: The Buddha image is associated with a legend that has been passed on by many people, that is, a while ago, a group of fishing boats from the Central region came to fish at Bai Truoc. In the process of collecting firewood at Big Mountain, I accidentally discovered two stone statues buried on the mountainside near Bai Dau. They dug up the statue and performed a ceremony to ask for the statue to return. Local people have come to see it and consider it a historical relic, so they decided to keep it. The large statue brought back by the villagers is worshiped today, while the small statue is taken away by the fishing group.
Linh Son ancient pagoda is an old temple, an indispensable attraction when tourists travel to Ba Ria - Vung Tau - a beautiful coastal city.
When traveling to Vung Tau, visitors will have the opportunity to find a very peaceful space at Linh Son ancient temple. Together in the fresh air, listening to birds singing, listening to the wind blowing interspersed with the sound of temple bells, sightseeing and visiting the pagoda will give visitors a very peaceful feeling, removing worries and sorrows.
Visiting the back garden of Linh Son ancient temple, visitors will be able to see the lotus lake and enjoy the pleasant faint scent of lotus.
Linh Son ancient temple is visited by many tourists on Tet holidays, tours to welcome guests are organizations and unions.
To visit Linh Son ancient temple, visitors can also visit nearby landmarks such as Quan The Am Bodhisattva Pagoda, Truc Lam Chan Nguyen Zen Monastery, Chon Khong Monastery, etc. to understand more about the temple system in Ba. Ria - Vung Tau.
When visiting the temple, visitors should dress politely and speak softly. Do not bring food into the temple. When going to the temple, you should bring flowers to worship Buddha and worship.
Linh Son ancient self owns a quiet, peaceful space, ancient architecture helps visitors can temporarily stay away from the noisy, busy, crowded life to calm their mind and slow down. This is really a sacred place and brings peace to people when they come here. This is also one of the famous places of Ba Ria - Vung Tau tourism.
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