Da Lat, Vietnam

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What to See

Truc Lam Monastery

Working Monastery With Magnificent Views of Tuyen Lam Lake
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Working Monastery With Magnificent Views of Tuyen Lam Lake

One hundred or so monks and nuns reside at Truc Lam Monastery, located just a few miles outside of Da Lat. It's a truly peaceful place with manicured grounds and magnificent views of nearby Tuyen Lam Lake. If you're interested in studying meditation, consider joining the resident monks and nuns at 7am for a 12-hour glimpse into life and meditation at Truc Lam. To get to the monastery, you can take a taxi (~150,000 dong), motorcycle taxi (~50,000 dong), or cable car.

What to Eat

Coffee Shops / Tea Houses

Coffee Shops Worth A Damn in Dalat
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Coffee Shops Worth A Damn in Dalat

Coffee is very much part of the culture in Dalat, and there is no shortage of cafes serving up quality black coffee. A few coffee shops in Dalat are worth noting. By far the best in town is Bicycle Up, a vintage-styled oasis of caffeine tucked away on Truong Cong Dinh in the backpacker area of town. A close second designed by the owner of Bicycle Up is competing Windmills, which has two locations in town and is good for Western-styled coffee. For caffeine with a view, check out the ice-cream expressoes at Pho Hoa on the hill near the market.

Getting Around

Other

30,000 Dong Xe Om Ride to the City Center
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The budget area of town near Xuan Huong lake is about 1km from the bus station. Expect to pay 30,000 dong for a motorbike or about 60,000 dong for a proper taxi. If you came in on a Phuong Trang bus, take the free shuttle into town.

Taxi

Ask for Fixed Rate to the Airport
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You have to go 30km outside of Dalat to find land flat enough for an airstrip. If you're flying out of Dalat, have your guesthouse call a taxi and request the fixed rate, or 300,000 dong. A metered taxi can cost double so be careful.