★ Field of greenhouses ★ - As we’ll drive closer to the city, it will become obvious, why Dalat is often called ‘the city of greenhouses’ and ‘the city of flowers’. Dalat provides South of Vietnam with vegetables and strawberry. And then there are flowers, plenty of various flowers.
★ Crazy House ★ - The next stop is museum of madam Dang Viet Nga, also known as ‘Crazy House’. The architecture of it is absolutely amazing with no straight lines at all, inspired by Gaudi style.
★ Thien Vien Truc Lam ★ - This religious complex is considered as one of the most popular places in Dalat. We’ll ride a cable car to Truc Lam. That will make your experience more vivid as the views are really spectacular. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, breathe the scent of pine trees (pine forest is all-around the complex). Have a walk in the woods or relax near the pond with plenty of fish.
★ Cafe “100 roofs” ★ - The evening twilight is reaching the city, and you might think that we’re done for today. No way! We’re heading to the cafe “100 roofs” and that’s not by chance. The interior of the cafe will remind you of ‘Crazy House’, but this two masterpieces are completely different.
Part of it is a cafe, the other is a very original maze, which is often called ‘Way to the Moon’ - you’ll be rewarded with a view on the city.
★ Pongour waterfall ★ - There are many waterfalls around Dalat. We chose Pongour Waterfall as our next point of interest. It is situated 50 km away of Dalat, the water there plunges down large stone staircase. Its territory is so big, you can spend there several hours enjoying the privacy in unspoilt nature.
★ Linh Phuoc Temple ★ - Speaking about Pongour as a masterpiece of nature, we should mention Linh Phuoc pagoda as one of the most beautiful man-made creations - it’s a big complex of unique architecture with magnificent mosaic work. It’s unreal to describe it in words - you must see it by yourselves.
★ Cao Dai Temple ★ - This temple is completely different from Linh Phuoc pagoda, though it’s also worth visiting. Caodaism is believed to combine Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, and other remaining religions. According to it, any person, who lead other people for some ideals, and who has followers, is considered to be saint, transferring the will of supreme God - you can meet familiar names: Jesus Christ, Hitler, Lenin, Hugo.