Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Truc Lam Zen Monastery is a Zen monastery of the Truc Lam Yen Tu lineage, a branch of Da Lat city. The monastery is 5 km from the center of Da Lat city. Furthermore, it is located on Phung Hoang Mountain, above Tuyen Lam Lake. This is the largest monastery in Lam Dong and also the place for worship of many domestic and foreign tourists.
Truc Lam Dalat Zen Monastery is considered to be the largest monastery in the country in both space and scale. In the main hall, there is only worship Buddha Shakyamuni holding lotus branches. Right outside is the majestic tower. Inside is a large bell 1.98 m high weighing 1.1 tons. On the bell, there is a poem written by Truc Lam Dau Da.
The Zen Monastery architecture follows the trend of modernizing the ancient pagoda architectural lines. The form is the ethnic architecture. As for the function, the structure is modern with two-storey roof overlapping with frills, creating a special effect of Asian architecture. The slightly raised blades look very soft. This represents a new national and modern architectural style.
Truc Lam Dalat Zen Monastery has more than 100 monks and nuns from all around Vietnam, Daily reciting sutras according to a strict cultivation regime.