Scenic sail through the sky
Published/Last edited or updated: 24th December, 2020
Float through pine forest and soar over Da Lat’s famed verdant hills on the city’s 2.4-kilometre cable car.
On a clear day you’ll be able to see farmland, greenhouses, lakes and distant mountains. The cable car connects Robin Hill, which has the usual cafe and souvenir shop, to Truc Lam Pagoda and Tuyen Lake—both are definitely worth the visit. Robin Hill is three kilometres south of Xuan Huong lake and should be a cheap, quick taxi ride.
Given that a roundtrip ticket is only 20,000 VND more, it's more economical to take the cable car to Truc Lam Pagoda and Tuyen Lake, have a walk around and take photos (allow for around half an hour) before riding back to the city.
Or to knock off another site, do a one-way ride and from Truc Lam Pagoda, take a taxi to Datanla Waterfall which is three kilometres east.
Cindy Fan is a Canadian writer/photographer and author of So Many Miles, a website that chronicles the love of adventure, food and culture. After falling in love with sticky rice and Mekong sunsets, in 2011 she uprooted her life in Toronto to live la vida Laos. She’s travelled to over 40 countries and harbours a deep affection for Africa and Southeast Asia. In between jaunts around the world, she calls Laos and Vietnam home where you’ll find her traipsing through rice paddies, standing beside broken-down buses and in villages laughing with the locals.
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