Linh Phuoc Pagoda
The Linh Phuoc Pagoda, also known as Ve Chai Pagoda is not your typical pagoda — as it is intricately inlaid with thousands of broken glass.
Also known as the Ve Chai Pagoda, which literally means “pieces of broken glass bottles,” the nickname could not be more apt to, as small pieces of broken glass, porcelain, terracotta, and beer bottles adorn every part of the Linh Phuoc Pagoda. The glass mosaics can be found in every wall, ceiling, Buddha, dragon, and mythical creature. The pagoda features a 33-metre long and 12-metre wide main hall that has 2 rows of cobblestone mosaics. Mosaic bas-reliefs that depict the history of Shakyamuni and the Lotus Sutras can be found on top. The temple grounds — Hoa Long Vien has a dragon length of 49-metres wherein the dragon enclosure is made of 12,000 beer bottles, while the dragon mouth covers the Maitreya Buddha. Definitely a unique and must-visit pagoda.
The pagoda can be found in No. 120 Tu Phuoc, Trai Mat District — which is on Highway 20, around 8 kilometres from the Da Lat city centre.
Opening Days and Hours
The pagoda is open every day, from 08:00 to 17:00.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance to the pagoda is free.
How to Get There
- You can reach Da Lat via flights from Da Nang, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh. From the airport, you can board a shuttle bus going to the city centre or your hotel.
- You can then reach the pagoda via train from the Da Lat railway station to Trai Mat. You can then walk to the pagoda from the train station.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
You can explore the pagoda in 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the pagoda is in the morning before it gets too crowded with tourists.
The nearest restaurants are located around 6 kilometres away from the pagoda, which includes Anna’s Coffee House, Ganesh Indian Restaurant Da Lat, Duong Len Trang (Cafe Tram Mai), and Artist Alley Restaurant.
- Park Prenn
- Thien Vuong Co Sat Pagoda
- Dalat Cooking Class
The nearest hotels include the My Ty Hotel, La Sapinette Hotel Dalat, Lavy Hotel, and Vietsovpetro Hotel. Prices range from USD 10 to USD 35 per night.