Category Archives: Dalat

Vietnamese Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is a big part of the Vietnamese culture; traditionally, girls are expected to know how to decorate pillowcases, curtains and tablecloths with hand embroidery. Since the 1960s, hand embroidery has risen to the level of an art form … Continue reading

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Linh Phuoc Pagoda – The pagoda of broken glass

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is located in the small town of Trai Mat, just outside Dalat in the central highlands of Vietnam. The temple was built by monks, nuns and followers of the Mahayana Buddhist sect from Thua Thien – Hue … Continue reading

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Riding the Iron Rooster in Vietnam

Our first train journey in Vietnam lasted for only the duration of 7 kilometres, starting from the atmospheric Dalat Railway Station to the town of Trai Mat. We had plenty of spare time to take in the unusual architecture of … Continue reading

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Thien Vien Truc Lam (Bamboo Forest Zen Monastery)

Thien Vien Truc Lam is one of the largest Zen meditation study centres in Vietnam.  The complex was completed in 1994 with the aim of giving new life to the Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen sect, a uniquely Vietnamese form … Continue reading

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Dalat Night Market

Most visitors to Dalat are Vietnamese, and most of them leave loaded with stuff. What they like to take home is dried and candied fruits, strawberry preserves, coffee, green and artichoke tea, local wine, dried venison, orchids, strawberries, avocados, and … Continue reading

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Dalat’s Crazy House

One of the highlights of my trip to Vietnam was a visit to The Crazy House (believe it or not), located in the peaceful alpine suburbs of the city of Dalat, in the central highlands.

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