TRUC LAM PAGODA
This is the largest pagoda in Dalat now. It is located on Phung Hoang (Phoenix) Mountain, 4 km from Dalat, established by Thich Thanh Tu Monk in the 90s and it was opened on February 8th, 1994.The area is 24.5 hectares and it is divided into 3 zones for visitors. The first outline design had the attendance of a famous architecture, Mr. Ngo Viet Thu (the architecture of Doc Loc palace- Thong Nhat Palace now in Ho Chi Minh City). This is the large Institute of Meditation in Vietnam. The aim of it is to recover the mediation in Vietnam (which existed in Tran period).Besides, Truc Lam is also an ideal place of interest with its order management, its cleanliness, vehicles here are kept free as well as toilet service. Besides all of these big pagodas, Dalat has a lot of other small pagodas which can make a religious tour for visitors who want to search for special architecture.
Next to Tuyen Lam lake, the monastery is a favorite place for visitors to the dream city, where anyone can find the moments of deposition in the soul as in the place of pure,
Together with Truc Lam Yen Tu in Quang Ninh, Truc Lam Tay Thien in Vinh Phuc, Dalat Truc Lam Zen Monastery is one of the three largest monastic centers in our country. The center of the city 5 km, Truc Lam Dalat Monastery is located on the mountain Phoenix, between the green pine, beside the lake Tuyen Lam. With a beautiful location, this is not only a place of worship but also a visit of many tourists at home and abroad.
Truc Lam Dalat is the destination of tourists want to retreat.
You can go to the monastery in two ways: road or cable car. From the center of Dalat city, take the national road 20 down Prenn pass about 4 km, there is a right turn stone road, the head of the road there is a Buddha Sakyamuni sitting under the Bodhi root, that is the road to Truc Lam Thien. If you choose a cable car, you follow 3/4 to Robin Hill and buy tickets to the monastery.
Stepping to the gate of the Three Kingdoms under the pine trees, you are like the pouring out of anxiety, sadness, overwhelmed by the mind at this moment of pure beauty. In the main shrine of Sakyamuni Buddha holds lotus flowers, the two sides are the Bodhisattva Bodhisattva Lion riding and Bodhisattva Samantabhadra riding white elephant ivory. Therefore, visitors, Buddhists come here to offer incense, pray for peace, luck.
This is the highlight of all rare flowers.
With many people, coming to Truc Lam Zen Monastery is a chance to immerse yourself in pure meditation space, to find the soul ego after the hustle and bustle of life. So many people came for a short training session and were placed in a two-story guesthouse down the hill with a green garden. Early in the evening hear the bell, read Buddhist scriptures and eat vegetarian. At the most, the monastery has thousands of monks and nuns, Buddhist students to learn about meditation.
Although newly built, Truc Lam Dalat attracts tourists far and near by the beauty of ancient Buddhist harmony and beautiful nature around. It can be said that the garden of the monastery is one of the favorite stops when visitors come here. In addition to taking part in the activities of the monastery, you can relax with the colorful flowers in the garden. Many beautiful and rare flowers such as purple sim, Australian cotton, lovely ... are carried by monks from all over the world to plant, making the scene more romantic.
Tuyen Lam Lake at the foot of the monastery.
From the monastery looked down, 5 streams flowed to Tuyen Lam as hands 5 finger glitter silver under the sun. Far away is the top of the elephant dressed as a legendary witness. You can also rent a boat ride on the miniature ocean - Tuyen Lam to feel a real Da Lat between the majestic plateau.