Thien Vien Truc Lam
Thien Vien Truc Lam
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This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a shrine and a monastery.
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Viktória K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Although this monastery is a bit touristy but we had opportunity to speak with buddhist students. It was a fantastic experience to learn about how they think about meditation, about the way of life based on the karma and how they spend their days in the monastery. They invited us to have lunch with them so we could taste their homemade food and tea. They are so friendly and open-minded. And the buildings surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers are amazing.
Written February 3, 2020
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KimG
Eugene, OR15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We visited the monastery after taking the cable car from town. There are beautiful gardens and shrines and statuary to see. If you want to enter the temples you must have your shoulders and knees covered, so dress appropriately or bring a wrap (men too).
Written May 3, 2023
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ccstewart26
Geelong, Australia63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It's cost 70,000 dong for a return trip on the cable cart. It wasn't overly busy when I went in the morning, however I was surrounded by a few self entitled vietnamese families trying to push in line. That put the entire experience off for me. Not to mention the same vietnamese families walking in front of people trying to take photos of the pagodas. No patience.
Written April 6, 2015
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drpaulc69
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
I am surprised that this is only rated #4 on things to do. As far as I am concerned if you only had one thing to do this is the best one. Access is easy. You hail any taxi and say "Cable Car". They all know where to take you. It costs 40,000 dong taxi. Then you go up stairs to the cable car. This is 70,000 return. The cable car ride is pleasant and you get a treetops high view of the mountains around Dalat. An option to the return trip is to go one way and taxi back the long way...but this is quite a few kilometres extra. After going to the Buddhist Temples which are modern and clean you walk down to the lake on the other side. This lake is much more scenic and peaceful than the lake in town. If you have a few extra hours here you can get the boat from the lake for a 3 or 4 km trip. It is quite beautiful and interesting views from the boat. As I said you have the option of return by taxi from the lake or by the cable car.
Written December 28, 2014
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Kara B
Gardner, MA21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
The cable car ride was great. Peaceful, relaxing, with views of the green houses as far as the eye can see, village life below, mountains all around and Paradise Lake in the distance. The temple is stunning. Make sure to wear proper clothes (men & women must cover knees and shoulders) the temple is decorate with impressive landscaping, flower gardens, great architecture and beautiful views. We also walked down the the lake, which was worth the view. The last cable car back to Robin Hill leaves at 4:30 so make sure to plan accordingly. Have fun!
Written March 14, 2017
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2039BobL
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Imagine a beautiful garden filled with the sound of tinkling wind chimes and the wind blowing through the trees. The mild scent of insense wafts around you and a quiet comes over you like nowhere else. This is what it is like at Thien Vien Truc Lam.
Please make sure that you wear clothes that cover both your knees and shoulder (men and women). Maybe you could pack a picnic or just take photos and enjoy the stunning flowers, gardens, buildings and scenery. Entry to the gardens and pagoda is free.

There are also cable cars that take you across the top of the forests which cost 70000 dong return or 50000 one way.
A tip for you is, visit Datanla falls first and the walk/drive to Thien Vien Truc Lam afterwards. It makes a great day trip. You can reach Datanla from Dalat city on green bus #1 (for 10000 dong) which departs from Khu Hoa Binh street just up from the market. It's a bus terminal so there will be a few buses there. Tell the driver/conductor you want to go to Thac Datanla (or write it down to show them). They will tell you where to get off, it's about 1.5km once you leave Dalat city.
Go through the falls and then walk out and up the main road until you come to a left turn road. The road has billboards for a few resorts on it, and there is construction going on right now. It's about 1.5km walk and there's a bit of a steep hill to climb, so if you're not into walking, maybe take a taxi or motorbike. Then you will arrive at Thien Vien Truc Lam.
After you have enjoyed the pagoda and gardens, catch the cable car 1 way back to the road where you can catch the bus back to Dalat city. Once you get off the cable car, cross the main road and wait for a bus. We didn't see any sign for a bus stop but the bus stopped when we signalled it. It costs 7000 dong to get back to Dalat city.
Written January 20, 2016
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Eivsir K
Oslo, Norway97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
This was a great experience! The view is fantastic, the trip is smooth, and the temple and lake on the other side is breathtaking! By a round trip, it cost 70000 VND. It is a 2k walk from the city center. Ps, the gondolas don't go between 11:30 and 13:30.
Written September 21, 2015
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travellingjulia
Oslo, Norway68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are on a budget and looking for walking instead of motorbiking, you can easily walk to the cable car. From dalat center it takes about one hour, if you walk relaxed, shorter if you walk faster. The walk is along a big road but their are sidewalks all the time and you walk along nice buildings. Walking is also a nice way to see some of the life in Dalat. The cable car ride is fantastic, the air clean and fresh- the monastry an oasis of silence and beautiful flowers. Come early in the morning and note that the cable car closes between 11.30 and 13.30 . The restaurant at the cable car station downstairs is very good with a buffet that lets you cook your own food right on your table. For 45,000dong a great deal.
Written May 15, 2015
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AlfP
48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Saw someone's comments that cable car has stopped and noone is there. Should note that the cable car is closed for 2 hours lunch, which makes it special and quiet because the tourists from the tour buses will not get to the monastery till after 2.30pm.

We went by taxi around 10am (after the morning tour buses are gone) and had a great time enjoying the views and taking photos in a blissful and quiet environment. Enjoyed the cool climate while listening to the soothing bells of the wind chimes and abundance of fauna in its premises full of flowers and pines.

However, when the crowd starts appearing from 3pm, the serenity and peace were taken away. So we left via a 10 minutes of cablecar ride where the views were great. An ideal place to have a picnic and a book to read. Visit after and before the tour buses, you will not regret.
Written December 21, 2014
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Alexandra-hotel M
Melbourne, Australia207 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014
I'm not sure what the big deal is here, yes the view was nice but that's where it ends. The woman on the desk was rude and very unhelpful, we got there at 11.25am and paid for a return ticket. Once we got to the other side we found out that it was closed for lunch for 2 hours. There is nothing to see or do on the other side so we had to get a taxi back to our motor bikes. So we paid for a return ticket we couldn't use and had to pay for a taxi. She could have told us we wouldn't be able to get back. Beware. It closes between 11.30 and 1.30
Written July 28, 2014
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