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“relaxing cable car”

Thien Vien Truc Lam
Ranked #5 of 89 things to do in Da Lat
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Owner description: This popular working religious complex, completed in 1994, includes a shrine and a monastery.
Reviewed April 29, 2014

We decided to check out the cable car that leads to the Buddhist Temple. The ride was peaceful and serene. We only rode with the two of us in the car which was nice as well. The only issue is some tourists can be very rude and just jump in front instead of waiting in line.

1  Thank bmills83
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

Truc Lam Pagoda is best accessed from a spectacular 1.5 mile long cable car ride. The 12 minute journey follows Deo Prenn mountain pass and provides great views of Tuyen Lam Lake up ahead. The pagoda itself is rather touristy. The size of the coach park gives you an idea of how popular it is before you have even entered. Its a Zen Buddhist Temple built in 1993. The buildings are dull inside but this is made up for by the extensive well maintained gardens in which they are set.

Thank Jolyon67
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Monasteries can offer two kinds of beneficial experience: retreat from the mundane world, and spiritual inspiration.
As a retreat, this is great. The gardens and views are utterly beautiful and provide an atmosphere of serenity.
Spiritual inspiration? Not so much. YMMV.
Nice that there's no charge for anything.

2  Thank Alan Y
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

The pagoda is beautifully situated by the lake I didn't want to go back, everything was just so peaceful.. Vietnam took my heart!

Thank TamyClaflin
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a popular destination for visitors, mainly due to the colourful gardens and pleasant walks through the tranquil grounds. The Temple itself is not particularly spectacular and is really just for visitors use. The monks and nuns have separate quarters where they live and worship. The cable car ride is a must do and gives lovely views of the countryside.

Thank Valerie037
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