Founded and exploited by the French for a long time in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, whenever coming to Da Lat, people think of the churches and buildings with French architectural style. However, if you are interested and learn, visitors will know the city with a new age of more than a century also owns about 55 temples and monasteries are very beautiful. They are not only a place of worship and important pilgrimage of the city people but also famous sights. If you want to find a place to pilgrimage in the upcoming Lunar New Year 2018, visitors should visit the most famous beautiful temples in Dalat as following.
Truc Lam Monastery
Truc Lam Zen Monastery is the largest monastery in Dalat and one of the three largest monasteries in our country, Truc Lam Yen Tu (along with Truc Lam Tay Thien in Vinh Phuc and Truc Lam Yen Tu in Quang Ninh). Located in the green pine forest on Phung Hoang Mountain, above Tuyen Lam Lake, about 5km from the center of Dalat City, the monastery is also a popular destination for tourists on the Dalat 3 days tour.
The monastery was built in 1993-1994 on an area of 30ha. The main hall of the monastery to worship the statue of Sakyamuni Buddha about 2 meters, the right hand holding the lotus flower rose. On the left is the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra, riding a white elephant, and on the left is the Manjusri Bodhisattva riding a lion.
After the pilgrimage, visitors can stroll around the scenery of the pagoda and the beautiful scenery of Tuyen Lam Lake and the summit of Voi Toi below. In addition, if you have a 1 day travel experience in Dalat, you can also rent a boat ride on the lake and watch the monastery from another angle.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Linh Phuoc Pagoda or Ve Chai Pagoda because the pagoda has a 49m long dragon made from 12,000 bottles of beer, is one of the most famous pagodas in Dalat. The pagoda was built from 1949 to 1950, featuring a distinctive mosaic of Asian style architecture.
Right from the outside, the temple has impressed visitors with its unique appearance and architecture. Inside the courtyard of the temple, visitors will admire the majestic statue of enlightenment 18m high, which is associated with 700,000 immortal flowers. Next to the 7 storey tower, where Dai Hong Chung (the Great Bell)- the heaviest bell in Vietnam with 8,500 kg. In addition, at Hoa Long Vien (temple grounds) there is a 49m long dragon with scales made from the shell of 12,000 bottles of beer. Dragon mouth cover the Buddha Maitreya, dragon belly is a small tunnel can go back.
The inside of the temple is a shrine to the statue of Buddha Sakyamuni, 4.9 meters in gold, surrounded by mosaic tiles depicting the life of the Buddha. Especially, according to the study, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is the most recorded temple in Dalat today, including: the pagoda was made with the most pieces of terracotta, the highest bell tower, the Bodhi statue, Quan The statue The most immortal flower of Vietnam, the wooden star bird, statue Quan Yin Bodhisattva in the house with the highest reinforced concrete in Vietnam, the work recreates the scene to find Mlp mother through the 18 largest hell Vietnam, the set of tables and chairs made of stellar wood, touching 12 plankton and star wood.
Linh An Pagoda
Linh An Pagoda is located in the suburbs of Dalat, about 30km from the city center, is an indispensable temple when talking about the most beautiful temples in Dalat.
Situated in a beautiful peaceful location amidst the hills, in front of the flowing Elephant Falls, behind the green pine hills, Linh An pagoda attracts a lot of tourists, especially those who Like to learn about the mystery of the East. Linh An Pagoda is not only beautiful and peaceful scenery, the path leading to the temple also makes many people fascinated. Visitors will be guided through steep slopes with undulating hills, Nung village and tea gardens, green coffee gardens.
Especially, if you book Dalat tours on holidays, Tet holidays, you will be immersed in the bustling atmosphere with thousands of Buddhists to the people. After the Buddha, visitors can visit the Elephant Waterfall and listen to the sound of mountains and forests as the heart of the iron, the general of her paint women mountain Joi Bien for lover.
Along with the most famous pagodas in Dalat above, the fog city has many other architectural works as well. If you have the opportunity to travel to Dalat on the upcoming Lunar New Year, visitors remember the pilgrimage and wish for a happy new year and full of joy. Wishing you and your family a meaningful journey!
Source: Excursion Vietnam