Famed as a Zen Buddhist religious site, the Truc Lam Temple promotes the spirit of Buddhism. The beautiful monastery is the abode of several monks and the spiritual center of the city's Buddhist community. The temple is full of ornamented carvings. The towering bell is witnessed from afar. The temple itself symbolizes many facts of the Buddhist faith. Do not miss the iconic Gautama Buddha statue that enhances the charm of the temple.
Enter a world of crooked stairways, cave-like sitting rooms and giant spider webs at the Hang Nga Crazy House. The place draws many tourists and locals because of its eccentric attractions. Nicknamed as 'crazy house' by the locals, you can find here a giraffe tea room, bridges shaped like branches, guest rooms with bear skin rugs and other such nutty stuff. The house has been built by Hang Nga, daughter of former President of Vietnam, Truong Chinh. Much of the furniture and decor here of the guest rooms are inspired from fantasy and folklore. Visiting this place is a complete fun experience.
Xuan Huong Lake is a beautiful lake in Dalat that is an offshoot of the Cam Ly River. The lake has been named after Xuan Huong, a famous Vietnamese poet of the 17th century. Shaped like a crescent moon, the lake is a great sight to admire and unwind by. Archaeologists have also found relics of ancient civilizations near the lake. You can come here for pedal boating, fishing and can even taste the lake's sweet water.
Few landmarks are as intricately ornamented as the Linh Phuoc Pagoda. A crowned jewel of Da Lat, nearly the entire structure is inlaid with glass, porcelain, and shards of terracotta. Even the site's famed dragon statue, measuring 49 meters (160 feet), is carefully mosaicked with fragments from over 50,000 broken bottles. Burrowed in the country's Central Highlands, the pagoda also houses hundreds of statues and carvings celebrating Buddha and his beliefs. Wreathed in a strong sense of religion, here is where visitors participate in a prayer by writing down a wish, sticking it to the large bell on the pagoda's first floor, and chiming the bell three times. Replete with vibrant artifacts, traditional roofing, a dragon-shaped stairway, the pagoda shelters an inner hall, a serene main sanctuary and a benevolent Buddha statue, which is in parts, gilded, and in parts, built in concrete.
Valley of Love (Thung Lũng Tình Yêu) is one of the central highlands of Vietnam, and attracts many tourists and locals because of its beautiful views and cool temperature. There is also a lovely man-made lake nearby where boating is a thriving activity. Surrounded by idyllic hill slopes, pine trees and the fresh mountain air, the valley is ideal to unwind from and is popular amongst couples for its romantic ambiance.
Thien Vuong Pagoda is one of the many religious sights in Vietnam that enhance the local culture and are worth a visit. Locally known as the "Chinese Pagoda", the structure is built in the typical continental architecture with edged roofs and stenciled walls. In the hall you will find three statues of the Buddha made in sandalwood and are very awe-inspiring. In the premises, is a pine forest that adds to the serenity of this pristine monastic site.
Perched high amidst hills surrounded with pine trees is the romantic Lake of Sighs. The lake is so named after a Vietnamese girl drowned herself in the anticipation of her lover. With such a legendary story associated to it,the lake is now famous as a couple's paradise. The delightful lake is calm and serene and there runs a small path across the lake. A visit to this lake is an enriching experience that is an absolute treat to your senses. Get to this attraction and enjoy the refreshing change away from the hustle and bustle of city life.