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  • Linh An Pagoda

    Linh An Pagoda is located in Nam Ban hamlet around 30km southwest of Dalat. At first glance this pagoda seems quite plain, apart from the two side Buddhas with many arms in the main hall. The true treasure though is the enormous white Buddha statue around the right side of the pagoda, which sports a massive cheeky grin.

  • Truc Lam Monastery

    Located on Phung Hoang Mountain, Truc Lam Monastery sits 5km out of Dalat, near Tuyen Lam Lake. It is best accessed by cable car. As a functioning Zen centre, the inner part of the monastery is closed to the public, so that the monastic practitioners can practice without distraction. The monastery is quite simple, but sits amidst beautiful scenery, with ...

  • Van Hanh Pagoda

    Most famous for their 79 foot-high golden Buddha statue, Van Hanh's property is a great place to walk around during the day with its surrounding green gardens and lush palm trees.

  • Bao Dai Summer Pal...

    Otherwise known as Palace Number 3, Bao Dai’s Summer Palace was used as a retreat by the family of King Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam. Built from 1933 to 1938, the cube-like art deco exterior angled away from the entrance point, disguises the true size of the palace, which contains 25 rooms built within the colonial architectural framework. ...

  • The Railway Statio...

    Built in 1943, the recently renovated Dalat Railway Station has a quaint art deco style, with Vietnamese architectural elements. The interior features the original ticket windows. There is an original wood-burning steamer train on the tracks at the rear of the station. Originally the track ran 84 kilometres, linking Dalat with Thap Cham in Ninh Thuan Province and due to ...

  • The Dalat Palace

    The Dalat Palace was built between 1916 and 1922, although the architecture, concept and design were determined before the start of WW1. Originally called Langbiang Palace, the hotel faces the mountain of the same name and looks down on Xuan Huong Lake. Restoration work has retained the French-colonial style, with 1920’s desk lamps, authentic claw foot tubs and period furnishings. ...

  • It is also known as the Cherry Church as it was formerly surrounded by cherry trees and home to 50 Roman Catholic nuns of the Mission of Charity. The complex consists of the main church and two convents. Built from 1930 to 1943, the facade is designed as an isosceles triangle with small arched windows and a central rose-shaped window, typical of the 17th century French style. The Vietnamese arrangement of this church makes it different with the roof taking its design from the stilt houses of the central highland ethnic minorities. Today the nuns support themselves by making handicrafts ...

  • It is Vietnam’s Central Highlands most interesting and well-known Christian centre. Built in 1931 in the style of the Roman Church, with the bell tower reaching 47 metres, it is the highest in south Vietnam providing a city centre landmark. It was originally built for use by French colonial residents and holiday-makers alike. The Cathedral was funded by donations gathered by Father Nicolas, the Catholic priest of Dalat. The church itself is rarely open outside of mass times. Mass is held at 5.15am and 5.15pm Monday to Saturday and 5.15am, 7.00am, 8.30am, 2.30pm ...

  • The Dalat Market represents the heart of Dalat, sitting in the city centre. Local fresh produce such as artichokes, dried fruits, vegetables and lots more are available here throughout the day, and in the evening the roads around the market are closed to traffic and the market spills on to the surrounding streets.

  • Even if embroidery is not your thing, the artworks at XQ Village will impress. What appear to be detailed paintings are actually hand embroidered works, delicately stitched on site. Laid out like an art gallery, XQ offers the finest examples of Vietnamese embroidery. 

    XQ branches are present all over Vietnam, from Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • This stunning temple is one of the only that practices Cao Dai syncretism-combining different religious beliefs that would otherwise be considered contradictory. Catholicism, Buddhism and Hinduism are all incorporated, honouring the principle of a singular God. The name Cao Dai translates to 'a high place', which accurately describes the architecture, high ceilings that combine elements of pagodas and churches.

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