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Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Da Lat Overview

Linh Phuoc Pagoda situated at a distance of almost 8 km from the main city of Da Lat. The place of worship has gained a tremendous traveller following due to its unique blend of traditional and modern architecture. This is evident in the use of the mosaic style of design combining glass and porcelain.

At the end of Trai Mat Street lies the beautiful Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Flaunting the tallest bell tower in Vietnam, the campus is surrounded by small lakes and trees. The temple stretches along the length of almost 49-metres and combines glass shards from 12,000 bottles! It is also known as the 'Ve Chai Pagoda'.

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Architecture

The construction of the Pagoda was commissioned by Abbot of Monk Thich Tam Vi and it began in 1949. The whole work was completed within a year and the complex measures around 6,666 sq.m. The main hall is composed of cobblestone mosaics while the dragon enclosure consists of shards from 12,000 bottles. It also features a haunted house depicting 18-levels of hell and a wax museum that includes life-like rows of monks in prayer.

The bell itself is 2.33m wide and weighs a whopping 8,500 kgs and was cast in 1999. There are also gemstone displays and fine art furniture to marvel at!

How To Reach Linh Phuoc Pagoda

One of the most interesting things about this Pagoda is that it is directly connected to the Da Lat city by a train which takes about 30 minutes and leaves from the Da Lat Train station. 
Board the train leaving for Trai Mat Station, which would cost you around 135,000 VND for a return journey. You can explore the town for an hour and then catch a train back to Da Lat.

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