Lady Buddha, Phap Lam Pagoda – Da Nang, Vietnam

Lady Buddha, Phap Lam Pagoda  – Da Nang, Vietnam

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Lady Buddha, Phap Lam Pagoda – Da Nang, Vietnam – Located in central Vietnam, Da Nang is known for their beaches and is one of the 3 largest cities. Lady Buddha aka the Goddess of Mercy is one of the three landmarks you must visit. Nearly all the hotels offer tours and what’s great, it’s FREE!

#1 site to visit by TripAdvisor.com

The beautiful Phap Lam Pagoda is rated as #1 site to visit by TripAdvisor.com. The garden was beautiful, and it’s hard not to I fall in love with their bonsai trees. Now a little story what this landmark is known for:

Before the Lady Buddha was first built. Ever year, many hurricanes have devasted the city of Da Nang with heavy rainfalls and winds. So much of it that it created mini tsunamis and would wash up and caused heavy water damaged to the majority of the city front. After Lady Buddha was built, it was like she created a barricade along the coast, and since then when hurricane season is around the corner, no water damage was done to the city ever again. No wonder the locals give so much praise to this beautiful Lady Buddha, Phap Lam Pagoda.

 

 

 

Vietnamese Language.

I heard a mixture of Southern and Northen accents and was shocked I couldn’t understand certain people. Shocked and found it very amusing! A bit of background on me, I’m Vietnamese-born Canadain, my family are from the South (Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh) and speak Vietnamese, pretty well (I hope).  For those who doesn’t know much about the Vietnamese language; The southern accent is different from Northen. If I speak Vietnamese with someone who’s originally from the North, their accents are hard to understand.

A bit of background on me, I’m Vietnamese-born Canadain, my family are from the South (Saigon aka Ho Chi Minh) and would like to think I speak Vietnamese pretty well (I hope).  For those who doesn’t know much about the Vietnamese language; The southern accent is different from Northen. If I speak Vietnamese with someone who’s originally from the North, their accents are hard to understand. Hmmm. For example, the difference between Canadian versus British accents. Sound the same- same, but some vocabulary and slags are different. I hope that make sense.

Facing out to Da Nang