Nirvana, according to the Buddhism teaching is believed to be the highest level of a human life, where an individual attains the ability of not having a life-after death. To accomplish this stage in life it is believed that one must resist the temptations of the material world by way of meditation. And Lord Buddha is worshipped as the conqueror and teacher of this learning and Buddhism as a religion was taught and continues to be practiced with honor, gratitude and blessing by many followers throughout the world.
The statue on Mount Ta Cu is crafted in the pose of Lord Buddha laying down and is measured to be 49m long which symbolizes the 49 steps to the self-cognition. Climbing mount Ta Cu is of great effort and done with utmost respect and great will. It is around 470m above sea level and a cable car will take you up to a station where the rest of the distance will have to be travelled by foot. The uphill climb to the main Buddha statue is about 1000 stairs and on the way you will be able to see various sculptures of Lord Buddha and other Buddhist saints. On the way you would come across the Son Truong Tho pagoda which was built in 1831 and is believed to be a place with good fortune and miracles. Moving uphill you will be brought to the laying Buddha, the masterpiece. The statue is carved from a white stone and the craftsman has done a laudable job in achieving to bring out fine details to life. The serene impression on the face of Lord Buddha gives a sense of great tranquility to the minds the visitors.
A Vietnam hotel experience is a must-get. The Vietnamese culture and Southeast Asian cuisine choices may be somewhat alien to the visitor, but will love it when experienced. A resort in Mui Ne will let you indulge in the breathtaking atmosphere of the Mui Ne beaches. Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa, is situated in the coastline of Mui Ne.
Angela Fernando is an impassioned travel writer who composes pieces under the pen name Sumaira Narayan. She loves writing about new and exciting places around the world and hopes to visit them all someday.