Being the largest pagoda in Nha Trang, Long Son Pagoda attracts many tourists who visit for worshipping and sightseeing purposes. The pagoda is also famous for its massive Buddha statue which was recorded in the Vietnam Record Book for the largest outdoor Buddha statue category.

Situated on Trai Thuy hill, Long Son pagoda is also known as White Buddha Pagoda and has the former name of Dang Long Monastery.

Long Son Pagoda was built in the 19th century, after which it went through many renovation and reconstruction efforts. By 1940, the pagoda has transformed in appearance, carrying many modern elements in its architectural and sculptural designs.

On the way to the top of Trai Thuy hill, at the first stop at the 44th step, you will come across the marble statue depicting Buddha entering Nirvana. Right behind the immense 17-meter high statue is the intricate relief of 49 disciples gathering on the day of Gautama Buddha’s death.

After climbing 193 steps to reach the top of the hill, you can finally see the majestic and solemn white Buddha statue, as if the Enlightened One is offering you the sermon underneath the everlasting blue sky.

The ever so serene figure sits languidly on a giant lotus throne, stark against the background of Long Son pagoda. It has become one of the most iconic images of Nha Trang.

Over hundreds of years of its presence, Long Son Pagoda has become the largest of the remaining pagodas in Khanh Hoa province to date, creating a remarkable and marvelous sightseeing spot in the beautiful city of Nha Trang./.