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Bai But

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Bai But is a famous tourist attraction in Da Nang, Vietnam. It is a complex of religious and cultural buildings located on a mountain overlooking the sea. Bai But means «Buddha’s land» in Vietnamese, and it is home to the largest statue of Lady Buddha in Southeast Asia. The statue is 67 meters tall and can be seen from far away.

Bai But is open every day from 7 am to 5:30 pm.

Bai But’s ticket costs 40,000 VND (about 1.7 USD) per person.

You can get to Bai But by car, motorbike, taxi, or bus. The bus number 1 runs from Da Nang city center to Bai But every 20 minutes and costs 5,000 VND (about 0.2 USD) per ride.

Some tips for visiting Bai But are:

  • Wear modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees, as this is a sacred place.
  • Bring a hat, sunscreen, and water, as it can get very hot and sunny.
  • Respect the local customs and beliefs, and do not make loud noises or take photos inside the temples.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the sea and the city from the top of the mountain.

Bai But offers various tours for visitors who want to learn more about its history and culture. You can join a guided tour that lasts about an hour and costs 100,000 VND (about 4.3 USD) per person. You can also book a private tour that includes transportation, lunch, and entrance fees for 600,000 VND (about 26 USD) per person.

Some of the main attractions that you can see at Bai But are:

  • The Lady Buddha statue: This is the highlight of Bai But and a symbol of peace and protection for the city. The statue has 17 floors inside, each with a different Buddha image.
  • The Linh Ung Pagoda: This is the largest pagoda in Da Nang and one of the three Linh Ung pagodas in Vietnam. It has a beautiful architecture and a serene atmosphere.
  • The Quan Am Cave: This is a natural cave that houses a statue of Quan Am, the Goddess of Mercy. It is a place for meditation and prayer.
  • The Xa Loi Tower: This is a seven-story tower that contains relics of Buddha. It has a unique design and a golden dome.

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