Thien Vien Truc Lam, Da Lat

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Explore a peaceful compound near Tuyền Lăm Lake at Thien Vien Truc Lam, which practices the teachings of Zen Buddhism. As you approach the holy site, notice the prominent bell tower and the pagoda's tiled roofs as they contrast the surrounding pine forest. You can access the temple either directly via 61 steps, or go past the lake and climb 222 steps to the main courtyard through the triple-gated entrance. The public area located on a spacious plateau overlooks Benhuit Mountain and contains a ceremonial hall with a lotus-seated Gautama Buddha statue, flanked by guest facilities and a rose garden on the left and a bell tower on the right. The domestic area for monks and nuns remains closed to the public. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Da Lat using our trip planner.
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  • Truc Lam monastery is one of the three largest monasteries in Viet Nam belongs to truck Lamine toe with an area of 30HA. From the convent to the downtown 5 km functions. It takes both sides of the road leading to huge pine meditation Center.
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  • Very often, his name for the sake of simplicity, reduce by half: Thien Wien or Chuk Lam. The current Buddhist monastery was opened in 1994 year. It is situated on the top of the mountain, covered with coniferous forest is the best way to reach him is by cable car, admiring the surrounding area of da LAT. This is a complex with pagodas, monastic cells and a very beautiful garden with ponds and statues. Tourists are allowed only on half of the monastery. Inside the pagoda shoot is prohibited. A nice walk through the territory in this heavenly place. Here it is necessary to arrive!
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  • Rent per person until October 2017 worth 60000 Dong. Beautiful views. The cabin is not enough, you are not ukachaet. You can open the Windows in the cabins will not be stuffy. Advise!
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  • Beautiful and peaceful place you should see in Da Lat. The sculptures and flower gardens are impressive, the air is really refreshing with the wood and the lake near by. If you have time, go around the lake and have some coffee at a small lake view coffee shop, forget all bad things in life...
  • Wonderful place with beautiful sculptures and kind monks. As an American these people were kind and I believe I saw some signs in English. This seems to be good place to pray and get away from modern society.
  • Serene, beautiful, incredible garden. Kind Zen Buddhist monks to greet you. Foreigners are welcomed to come learn to improve their meditation practice - just arrive early to arrange with the Guest Master, a lovely man. Taking the gondola to reach the monastery you fly over the top of a gorgeous pine forest. Highly recommended.
  • The place is quite beautiful and clean, however don't buy the corn. Sucks. The rest
  • A must see place in Da Lat. Ones who are interested in Buddhism should come here to learn more about one of the Vietnamese Buddhist branch. The landscape is amazing for pictures too.

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Where to stay in Da Lat

Long considered a summer retreat town, Da Lat offers plenty of accommodations, great and small, to choose from. Head down to the lake to find the most luxurious options in town, with old French colonial buildings featuring lake-view rooms, spas, and fine-dining restaurants, as well as some newer resort-style options offering ample grounds, golf courses, and scenic views. Head back from the water and the colonial areas to discover simpler hotels and guesthouses, with comfortable rooms, Wi-Fi, and breakfast included, as well as a number of dormitory-style hostels.
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