The US cable network has ranked an image of the white Guanyin statue in the Linh Ung-Bai But Pagoda on the Son Tra Peninsula in its global photo collection for the year. Accordingly, the photo is in the top 30 of a list that contains 58 photographs in total.
Other top travel photos listed by CNN include India’s white marble mausoleum Taj Mahal; Sunrise Peak on Juju Island in South Korea; Sacré-Cœur Basilica, a Roman Catholic church in France; Brooklyn Bridge in the U.S. and the Zhongshuge bookstore in China.
With this list, CNN aims to spread the beauty of nature, culture and people all over the world, connecting people's passion for travel.
As reported, the Guanyin statue is considered as the highest in Vietnam to date, towering at 67 meters. Construction of the pagoda started in 2004 and finished six years later in 2010. Linh Ung Pagoda is considered as a symbol of the rise of Vietnam’s Buddhism in the 21th century.
Earlier this year, the image of a woman collecting incense sticks in a courtyard in Quang Phu Cau Village on the outskirts of Hanoi was highlighted on the CNN list.
In 2018, a picture of the 150-meter-long Golden Bridge in Da Nang City was named one of the top 100 travel photographs of the year by CNN.
By Linh Bui