TACU MOUNTAIN RECLINING BUDDHA
Tacu Mountain Reclining Buddha located 30 km west of Phan Thiet city. To the top of can be climb by foot (up to 2 hours) or use an aerial tram which is a more comfortable option. However, the mountain is most famous as the statue of the reclining Gautama Buddha, which at 49 meters in length is the largest reclining Buddha in Southeast Asia. The statue of the Buddha is an additional 300 steps from the top of the tram. Moreover, at the height of 563 meters are two pagodas: the Upper Pagoda and the Lower Pagoda. Wonderfully interesting and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Spiritual place include most beautiful views and journey up is simply breathtaking.
In the 1870, a Buddhist month named Tran Huu Duc led a group of Buddhist faithful in the construction of the Linh Son Truong Tho Pagoda. After his death a group of his followers built the lower Long Doan Pagoda. In 1958, a man named Truong Dinh Tri began construction of the 49 meter-long, seven meter-high reclining Buddha, as well as three additional smaller Buddha statues. There is a cave near the statues, known as the Forefathers Cave, inside this cave meditated Tran Huu Duc