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“Nice architecture” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Dalat Railway Station

Dalat Railway Station
Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 9 Dalat city, Dalat 61000, Vietnam
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Ranked #19 of 59 things to do in Dalat
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Owner description: 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.
Hastings, New Zealand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice architecture”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Interesting building, one old steam train-you would need to be a real train buff to need longer than fifteen minutes here.

Visited July 2012
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • French first
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Good Pictures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Old French station with a locomotive and a few carriages good to take pictures at. Maybe the stained glass windows are worth a shot or two. Other than that, looks like many of the british/french styles stations around asia.

Visited July 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A must see - awesome French style train station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

One of a kind - one of the most beautiful and well preserved French colonial train stations in the world

Visited May 2012
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Singapur, Singapur
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“Railway back in history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

For Da Lat being the epicenter of Kitsch, this is an authentic reminder of the great past this place once had. The visit of the train station is free. More lucky than others, we got on a train to Trai Mat. Winding through fields of strawberries and veggies, this ride gives a close impression on farming life in the Highlands. The return ride takes 1.5 hrs for the approx. 9 km and includes a visit of the Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Although declared as "cremaillere", this stretch has no cog rails. Unfortunately the steep and winding track to sea level is no longer in operation. The steam engines originally delivered by the Swiss Locomotive works were repatriated to Switzerland, completely overhauled and run now on the Furka Steam Railways. Hopefully Vietnamese plans come true to rebuild the train connection from Thap Cham up to Da Lat. If you want to escape the touristic side of Da Lat, this is the thing to do.

Visited June 2012
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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“Art deco railway station. Who wants more?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

This railway station is only one of many art deco souvenirs the french left in their 'Indochine'. And it's a lovely one breathing the spirit of the french bathing cities along the Atlantic Ocean. But don't, here we are far away from the sea. We're inland and the temperatures are quite pretty. The gardeners love their job and the area around the station is full of flowerbeds. Inside, the station has lost hardly anything of its original charm. Mind the typical art deco characters, the clock, the furniture or the timetable. Outside again, some trains are waiting along the lovely designed platforms. The oldest ones are out of use. It's a little Russian one that will bring you to Trại Mát, where you have an hour to admire a fascinating local temple. Afterwards the train brings everyone back to the starting point.

Visited July 2011
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