Dalat city, the golden destination on Vietnam tourism map

If you would like to visit Vietnam and explore the beauty of this country, I would recommend Dalat city to you. Gorgeous natural landscapes are only a part of Dalat. You might not know but in reality, Dalat city also possesses a lot of prominent structures including churches, stations or colleges. Now we will continue the journey to discover such fascinating places in Dalat city.

Architectural structures

Compared with a twentieth-century European architecture museum, Dalat city is popular with unique structures.

Domaine de Maria Church

Domaine de Maria Church – The mixture of Western and Eastern architecture

Dalat city, the golden destination on Vietnam tourism map

Located in Mai Anh Hill, this church is sometimes called Mai Anh Church. It is 1 km away from the center of Dalat city. The seventeenth – century  European architectural style blending with Central Highlands’ architecture creates a truly unique structure. Isosceles triangle roof and the cross on the top reflect deep influence of Western style while the whole architecture is modeled after the communal house with red tiles of Central Highlands of Vietnam. The bright color of walls, flower gardens and antiquity of this church make people feel pleased and relaxed whenever they come here.

Pedagogical college of Dalat

Pedagogical college of Dalat

This is the most famous college in Dalat city due to its architecture. It was recognized as one of 1.000 unique structures of mankind in the twentieth century. The suite of classrooms is built in an arc shape with red bricks originating from Europe. The highlight of Pedagogical college of Dalat is the antique steeple which evokes famous designs of world-class universities like Harvard or Stanford. With open space, this college is a favorite site for not only students but also travelers in all places.

King Palace 1

The overview of King Palace 1

Surrounded by the pine tree forest, King Palace 1 boasts charming beauty with deep marks of French architecture. This palace is home to the last king of Nguyen dynasty in Vietnamese feudal period. Now it has been partly renovated to serve as a tourist attraction. Luxury furniture, elegant designs and royal beauty of King Palace 1 leave a strong impression on those who have visited this place.

Luxury design inside King Palace 1

Luxury design inside King Palace 1

 

I believe that people will feel like being taken back to the remote past of Vietnam history. Another attractive point is the harmonious combination of lovely natural scenery and man-made architectural masterpieces.

Thien Vien Truc Lam ( Bamboo Forest Zen Monastery)

Bamboo Forest Zen Monastery

Thien Vien Truc Lam ( Bamboo Forest Zen Monastery)

This is the biggest Zen Monastery in Lam Dong province, located on Phung Hoang Mountain. Escaping from the hustle and bustle of the city, tourists will have the chance to feel the pleasant atmosphere of the monastery. Quiet space and natural settings are ideal conditions for you to purify your soul and release all tension. Immerse in the spiritual space and enjoy it, you will know the reason why many visitors want to come back to here.

Dalat Railway Station

This oldest station in Indo-China has been recognized as a national monument. With unique architecture of 3 pyramidal roofs, Dalat Railway Station always attracts youngsters to visit and take photos. It is also considered as a destination that cannot be overlooked in this city. The imprint of time on the train and the whole station will certainly bring unforgettable impressions to you.

Dalat Railway Station

The ancient beauty of Dalat Railway Station

Regardless of changes over time, Dalat city is still charming in its own way. This city is so irresistible that people hope to come here not just one time. Along with the development of Vietnam, Dalat city has changed significantly to be one of the must-see destinations. Don’t hesitate to prepare for a trip to Dalat city and experience interesting things by yourself!

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