When mentioning Da Lat, people immediately think of a foggy tourist paradise, a city of beautiful flowers and endless pine forests. This place is not only famous for its wonderful landscapes and cold country specialties but is also an ideal destination for many tourists and Buddhists to visit and worship at the pagodas during every holiday and summer.

Top 7 Most Famous Pagodas in Da Lat

Truc Lam Zen Monastery

Truc Lam Dalat Zen Monastery is a Zen monastery following the Truc Lam Yen Tu sect, Truc Lam Dalat Zen Monastery is the largest Zen monastery in Vietnam located on Phuong Hoang Mountain about 5 km south of Da Lat city center. Da Lat Truc Lam Zen Monastery was constructed from 1993 to 1994 and completed.

Truc Lam Zen Monastery is located next to Tuyen Lam Lake with a large space of many shady trees. This place always maintains the calm and quiet of a solemn and peaceful place. Coming to the monastery, you will witness firsthand the majestic and vast view of Da Lat city when viewed from above. Considered an indispensable tourist destination for every tourist when coming to Da Lat, visitors coming here will experience the feeling of ignoring the noise of everyday life and being calm in their souls.

Standing in front of Da Lat Truc Lam Zen Monastery, visitors can look down at Tuyen Lam Lake reflecting the beautiful pine forest. In front of the main hall, near the path to Tuyen Lam Lake is Tinh Tam Lake, this is an artificial lake stocked with fish and turtles that look very peaceful in Buddhist style. Next to Tinh Tam Lake is a guest house for newcomers who want to practice for a short time and will be arranged here for the monks to conveniently monitor. The most popular highlight of this Da Lat Truc Lam Zen Monastery is the flower garden in front of the main hall, a very beautiful flower garden planted with many precious flowers such as Thien Dieu, Sim Uc, Phu Dung… all kinds of flowers. These flowers are collected and grown by monks and nuns in the gardens inside the inner courtyard.

In 2015, Da Lat Truc Lam Zen Monastery completed two more meaningful projects: the Xa Loi worship tower and the five-story area worshiping Shakyamuni Buddha statue made from jade and gold by Thai Buddhists. to dedicate. To get here from the center of Da Lat City, you go straight to Trieu Viet Vuong Street to reach Truc Lam Zen Monastery.

Truc Lam Zen Monastery - Top 7 Most Famous Pagodas in Da Lat
Truc Lam Zen Monastery
  • Address: Ward 3,  Da Lat, Lam Dong

Van Hanh Zen Monastery

Van Hanh Zen Monastery is one of the two most famous Zen monasteries in Da Lat. Coming here, in addition to visiting the temple to worship Buddha, visitors can also experience the feeling of peace and admire the countryside of Da Lat at the foot of the Zen Monastery.

Van Hanh Zen Monastery in Dalat is located on a high hill at 39 Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Da Lat  Previously, Van Hanh Zen Monastery was built to give local Buddhists a place to worship. In 1980, Venerable Thich Vien Thanh built Van Hanh Pagoda with a total area of 2 hectares. In 1994, the monk restored the main hall. Through the skillful hands of artisans, Van Hanh Zen Monastery has become as majestic, beautiful, and pure as it is now.

Van Hanh Zen Monastery is a place where many monks, nuns, and Buddhists come, as well as a large number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting to pray for peace and luck. The monastery is also famous in the country because it owns the statue of “Shakyamuni Buddha Dai” with a height of 24 meters and a width of 20 meters. The statue recreates the image of Shakyamuni Buddha sitting on a lotus flower with lotus petals in his right hand. This is considered one of the unique architectural works imbued with Buddhist imprints, serving as a profound reminder of Buddha’s Zen mind for Buddhists.

Van Hanh Zen Monastery - Top 7 Most Famous Pagodas in Da Lat
Van Hanh Zen Monastery
  • Address: 39 Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Ward 8,  Da Lat, Lam Dong

Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Linh Phuoc Pagoda Dalat was built in 1949, and completed in 1950. In 1990, the pagoda was rebuilt on a much larger scale. The pagoda is a unique and famous mosaic work of the flower town. This is also a favorite destination for Buddhists, attracting both domestic and foreign tourists. What makes Linh Phuoc Pagoda Dalat different is that the works within the pagoda’s grounds are inlaid with pieces of porcelain, porcelain, and bottle pieces on the outside. Because of this difference, the pagoda is also called a “scratch pagoda”. However, the pagoda still bears the bold traditional Vietnamese sculptural architecture.

The pagoda has an area of 6,666.84 m2, the main hall is 33 m long, and 12 m wide with 2 rows of dragon columns inlaid with ceramics. On the walls and ceiling are many mosaic reliefs. The content introduces the history of Shakyamuni Buddha and the classic stories in the Lotus Sutra and Amitabha Sutra. Besides, the pagoda also has a dragon statue 49 m long and 1.3 m wide. To create the curved lines of the dragon’s body, people did not sculpt on concrete but used up to 12,000 beer bottles to make the dragon’s body.

Possessing the most unique architecture in Da Lat, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a notable destination for tourists. Coming here, people admire the splendid beauty of the temple’s colorful porcelain pieces. Besides, it is also a spiritual place where people’s souls relax in an ancient meditation place. Not only is it a place of meditation and spirituality, but Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat is also a pagoda with many Vietnamese records. This place currently has 11 records, surpassing Ninh Binh’s Bai Dinh Pagoda (which owns 9 records).

Linh Phuoc Pagoda - Top 7 Most Famous Pagodas in Da Lat
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
  • Address: Trai Mat, Tu Phuoc, Ward 11,  Da Lat, Lam Dong

Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda

Chinese Pagoda, also known as Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda, is an ancient pagoda with Chinese style and architecture located at 385 Khe Sanh Street, about 5km from Da Lat city center. Dalat Chinese Pagoda belongs to the Hoa Nghiem School, an important sect of Chinese Buddhism. The pagoda was built in 1958 by Venerable Tho Gia of the Chaozhou Assembly Hall. In 1989, a Buddhist named Mr. Le Van Canh restored and built it.

The first part of the pagoda is Compassion Bao Dien, right in the center is the 3m high Maitreya Buddha statue, on both sides are 4 huge statues of the Four Great Heavenly Kings and extremely majestic statues of Good and Evil. On the left side of the palace hall of Dalat Chinese Pagoda is where the “Strange Turntable” is located, which is one of the highlights that attracts many tourists from all over to visit and worship. Going deep inside the temple grounds, behind 3 cement tops is the main architectural building of the pagoda – Quang Minh Bao Dien, inside worships the Tay Phuong Tripitaka made of agarwood, including 3 Amitabha Buddhas in the middle, Quan. Bodhisattva Sound on the left and Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva on the right, invited by monk Tho Gia from Hong Kong in 1958. Behind the Da Lat Chinese pagoda, where monk Tho Gia’s cup used to be, is a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha. The giant singer is painted white, over 10 meters high, meditating on a lotus stand, standing out among the immense green pine forest.

Along with churches and pagodas in the city, Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda (Chinese Pagoda) is a pagoda with many architectural features as well as interior decoration in bold Chinese style. This further proves that, although the architectural items in Lam Dong do not have major differences in style compared to the same type of architecture in other residential areas, it is still possible to recognize the unique features of Da Lat. Lat in these architectural works. First of all, these architectures all occupy spacious spaces, and open landscapes and are often located on high hills, rather than crowded together in narrow spaces in urban areas.

Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda
Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda
  • Address: 31c Khe Sanh, Ward 10,  Da Lat, Lam Dong

Linh Son Pagoda

Linh Son Pagoda is a large and ancient Buddhist temple in Da Lat City, Lam Dong. The pagoda is a pilgrimage site not to be missed when coming to Da Lat and is also a famous tourist destination in Da Lat where many people visit daily Buddhist ceremonies. The temple has unique and ancient architecture that brings a deep sense of dignity and peaceful space to help visitors feel at peace and dispel fatigue.

The main hall of the pagoda is designed in the same Asian architectural style as the ancient pagodas in the Hue Citadel. On the top of the pagoda’s roof is a winding dragon tail in the shape of “two dragons and moons”. The main hall consists of two houses. Adjoining each other is solemnly decorated with a statue of Shakyamuni Buddha sitting on a 1.70m high lotus throne weighing 1,250kg in bronze. On the right of the main hall, not far away is an octagonal 3-storey stupa, on the left of the main hall is the Patriarch. The street is a place to worship Master Dat Ma and on both sides are altars for deceased monks as well as ordinary people whose relatives want to worship at the temple. On the right side of the inner sanctum hangs a Dai Hong Chung weighing 450kg. Made of bronze, on the left side of the inner sanctum is a drum shelf with a length of 1m and a diameter of 0.75m wide.

Linh Son Pagoda also has a scripture distribution room and a living room, in addition to a fairly large lecture hall, which is currently the Basic Buddhist School of Lam Dong Province. In front of the temple yard are pots of ornamental flowers of all kinds, creating a cool and solemn space for the temple.

Linh Son Pagoda
Linh Son Pagoda
  • Address: 120 Nguyen Van Troi, Ward 2,  Da Lat, Lam Dong

Linh Quang Pagoda

Linh Quang Pagoda, the first pagoda built in this city, therefore also known as Linh Quang To Dinh, one of the oldest pagodas in Da Lat, the first pagoda of Lam Dong Buddhism, is The first place to lay the foundation for the origin of Dharma in the mountain town of Cao Nguyen, Lam Dong. Linh Quang Pagoda is located at 133 Hai Ba Trung Street, Ward 4, Da Lat City, founded by Venerable Thich Nhan Thu, from Phu Yen, with the Dharma name Tam Trung, the Dharma name Nghia Dao, belonging to the 43rd generation Lam Te sect. following the group of immigrants from Khanh Hoa to Da Lat to start a business and established it in 1931.

The pagoda’s front hall has a 3-compartment architecture, two wings with double roofs, on both ends of the roof are two Dragons in the Dragon position, flanking a tiger amulet face, and above the tiger amulet face is a moving wheel. Falun. On the ends of the upper roof’s blades are pairs of two dragons and two phoenixes flanking each other. At the two ends of the lower roof’s blades are a pair of two dragons reaching out. In the middle of the two roofs are symmetrical dragon decorations through a wooden sign. The Chinese character “Linh Quang Tu”, the pagoda’s front hall has 4 pillars covered with dragons, and next to the two outermost pillars are two narrow walls depicting the landscape of Deer Park.

In the main hall, there is a statue of the Buddha, sitting on a lotus throne, on both sides is worship of Ho Dharma Protector and Tieu Dien, behind the main hall is the descendant, worshiping Patriarch Bodhidharma, the late Venerables, on both sides are The altar of the deceased men and women of Huong Linh, behind the ancestral hall is the monk’s house, and the sutra hall. On the pagoda grounds, in addition to the three stupas, there is also an open-air statue of Avalokiteshvara appearing on a Dragon body 100m long, 2m in diameter, Lumbini garden where Buddha was born. These projects were carried out in the year of Canh Thin (2000).

Linh Quang Pagoda
Linh Quang Pagoda
  • Address: 133, Hai Ba Trung, Ward 6, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province

Linh Phong Pagoda

Linh Phong Pagoda, full name Linh Phong Nun Pagoda, is a pagoda located on a high hill at 72 C Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Da Lat  Linh Phong Pagoda was originally a place of worship for Buddha that was built in 1940, at that time only thatched roofs and plank walls. Linh Phong Pagoda, about 4 km southeast of Da Lat city (Trai Ham). The pagoda was built on a small, soaring mountain peak hidden among thousands of windswept pine trees.

Initially, in 1944, the pagoda was a simple Buddhist temple with a thatched roof and plank walls, perched on top of a mountain, presided over by Venerable Thich Bich Nguyen. From 1948 to 1962, Monk Thich Nu Tu Huong restored and built Linh Phong Ni Tu, a solemn and magnificent pagoda as it is today…

The Three Gate Gate was built of green stone, creating a majestic look for the temple according to the Three Quan philosophy of “emptiness, falsehood, and neutrality”. The pagoda (16x25m) is divided into 5 architectural compartments in the style of communal houses in the Central region. The curved double roof is decorated with four sacred animals (dragon, unicorn, turtle, phoenix) winding between the mountain winds and clouds. The main hall worshiping Amitabha Buddha is 1.8m high. On both sides, the front part worships polished bronze statues of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva, while the back part worships Patriarch and Linh.

Linh Phong Pagoda
Linh Phong Pagoda
  • Address: 72C, Hoang Hoa Tham, Ward 10,  Da Lat, Lam Dong

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Above are the most famous temples in Da Lat that Vietnam Reviewer has collected. Surely, these will be destinations that you cannot miss when traveling to this beautiful foggy city! If you have any feedback or need help, please send an email to vietnamreviewer.contact@gmail.com!

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