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Address: Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 9 Dalat city, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
Description: In its heyday, Dalat Station boasted three arrivals and departures daily...
In its heyday, Dalat Station boasted three arrivals and departures daily. The French built the railway station itself, while the zigzagging tracks were planned and implemented by the Swedish, experts in tricky terrain.
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A nice bit of history

It's just an old railway station, but a nice bit of French colonial history. It's prettily restored, and there's an old Japanese locamotive and restaurant car. Worth a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It's just an old railway station, but a nice bit of French colonial history. It's prettily restored, and there's an old Japanese locamotive and restaurant car. Worth a little detour when going around the city.

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West Lafayette IN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This station has an interesting history and interesting architecture but it is small and not very well maintained. There are some trains behind the building. We didn't take the train ride so I can't comment on that.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We didn't manage to get on the train for tourists as what we read here (missed the timings). But we still came over to have a look at the old railway station. They have a stationary train (just one cabin) which was made into a cafe, and many tourists including me, were taking photos of this train. I think if... More 

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We came to the train station included in the tour. This brought me back to the old time in the 60's when I came to Dalat for summer vacation. I thinh ít hasn't changed much. The roof shaped like the three mountain tops of Langbian mountain is still there. The couples who are going to get married come here to... More 

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georgetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Amazing how they are able to keep the place functional. While the train does take time ... That was how things were ... Laid back. For those on short trips, maybe a look see is enough but for those who have time, just enjoy the ride!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I came to Dalat with a friend and we walked around town. We passed the train station which is good to see if passing but not really worth a visit unless you tie it in with the trains. There is one old wooden train which runs 4 times a day (approx 0930/1100/1400/1605). It costs 124VND to travel the 7km to... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I love old railway stations but this one is a bit run down. Probably I expected something grander but then Dalat is a small town and the the station is OK but not as nice as I expected. I had also expected to see old pictures of the station in its prime alas there wasn't much to see.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The railway station itself is quite small, but has retained the art-deco interiors that can give an idea of how it must have been used. I'm not sure if the momentous history of the this railway line and station is displayed anywhere (it is said to have taken about 32 years to eventually reach Dalat!). The train ride is excellent... More 

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Vung Tau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Interesting for kids and for parents. But on public holidays you will hardly get any access to the vintage steamer and the cars because of the crowds. On regular days can make really nice pics to remember, and have some soft-drinks in the cars or in the garden beside the steamer.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have read in some reviews that you should only spend 15 minutes in the old train station, then go away. That's pure nonsense. The station is nice and looks like an old French station, but what's really amazing, is the train ride on the old, wooden train with the green diesel locomotive. Leave with the train departing at 9:50am,... More 

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