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Dalat Railway Station, Da Lat

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A colonial Art Deco structure with some nods to Vietnamese highland architecture, Dalat Railway Station once provided an important starting point for the rack railway. Climb into the old wooden carriages on display and take some nostalgic photos, then explore the well-preserved Japanese Class C12 steam locomotive and its counterpart, a 1930s German model of a Prairie engine. The station still services five trains, including a 7 km (4.3 mi) circular journey around the city and through some countryside. A local guide will tell you all about history of the region; refresh at the cafe in one of the trains. Before you visit Da Lat, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Historical site. Took the 30min train trip to the middle of somewhere to see a big pagoda...not much of history and classic train experience. Cheap option with reserved seats but nothing impressive... 
    Historical site. Took the 30min train trip to the middle of somewhere to see a big pagoda...not much of history and classic train experience. Cheap option with reserved seats but nothing impressive...  more »
  • Very underwhelming experience. We arrived and walked through the station (full of stalls selling the same usual crap) to see the train which was very unimpressive. Luckily we stopped by on the way... 
    Very underwhelming experience. We arrived and walked through the station (full of stalls selling the same usual crap) to see the train which was very unimpressive. Luckily we stopped by on the way...  more »
  • The train station needs some love, it really isn't much to look at inside or outside. There is one old train which you cannot climb onto and the other train is currently in use. It is ok for a few... 
    The train station needs some love, it really isn't much to look at inside or outside. There is one old train which you cannot climb onto and the other train is currently in use. It is ok for a few...  more »
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  • One of a few great buildings left from the old glorious day of Dalat. Nice spot to sit back and relax also. Often spend my time off at Latica - a well-established specialty coffee shop inside the station.
  • I went the 3 times. The first time was about 3 years back. Everything was slow and you are free to take photos. Then 1 year and a half year ago, they started to collect money for parking. Just a typical old railway station with many stores selling accessories. And the vendors help to craft your name or messages into the rice or woods. Price varies from 20k-and above depending on bulk purchase. No recommended if you running out of times. Cool place, came here with a friend. We spent about an hour roaming around and taking picture of course. That’s more then enough time. Restroom was slightly dirty. Also expect tons of tourist roaming around, so would recommended to come early to get that perfect picture. Catch the old train for a short trip either from or to the central staion. Takes you back to another era. Interesting thing to do when visiting Dalat
  • Probably one of my favorite destinations in Da Lat. You can take pictures at the train station or take a train ride to Trai Mat. Cool place and I highly recommend to visit this place if you go to Da Lat.
  • This train station was built by the French so it is a unique station in Viet Nam. Now the train is used only to serve tourists so it just runs to Trai Mat (7km from the station). You can buy tickets directly from the ticket counter. Remember to visit it early because it open from 8am to 5pm.
  • Nice place to click some photograph with ancient train.... dummy train and enjoy coffee by sitting inside the biggie... There are 4 trips a day with minimum 15 passages from dalat to Lin Phuc pagoda..!!! You must try the journey by this train to enjoy beautiful landscape and flowers and local farming ... Photo lovers can spend more time here and make a good collection of photos... One must choose time with less crowded timings...!! There is one small shop inside to sell small trees in pots...like bonsai etc ..!!

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