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16 Jun 2017
28 Mar 2016
“Surreal emotional experience”
Eccentric Zen artist and poet Thay Vien Thuc is the main attraction at this popular pagoda; part monk and part sideshow, he creates personal on-the-spot paintings for any visitor willing to pay.
2 Thien My, Da Lat, Vietnam
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Reviewed 17 June 2017

read lonely planet about this pagoda and Vien Thuc monk but all was disappointed. nothing special about this pagoda. the monk was not welcoming and friendly as they described .. sorry, NOT worth

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Walk down a sloping pathway to a gate/doorway and ring the doorbell. The door opened and we were encouraged in, we viewed the ancient little temple and then met Thay Vien Thuc in his studio/showroom, he showed us his work and explained what he does...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

One of the many Pagodas in Vietnam with a nice and calm atmosphere and a chance to enjoy some tranquility

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank robbielampard
Reviewed 6 February 2016

It's well known as crazy monk who is the only one live there and draw thousand pictures to sell to tourist.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Liemguide
Reviewed 17 November 2013

a great place to visit if you want to see how a meditation center works. Great view and great lessons, a nice place to improve your knowledge about Buddhism

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 20 October 2013

walking up to the top with 20 min, just for the buddha on the top.... nice and great view up there....in the middle of the hell, when you going up to the top... there is another sleeping buddha on your right... is a big sleeping...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank CindyYap
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We visited this Pagoda as it was close to our Hotel but didn't spend more than 10mins there. There wasn't a great deal to see so I wouldn't recommend making the effort to visit if you are not in the area.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank MarkE82
Reviewed 3 August 2013 via mobile

The main monk wasn't at the pagoda when we went. It is free to go in. Not a whole lot to see but we waited for a few minutes and rested before heading to the crazy house. The views are pretty and it's a good...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Luther_Gunther
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Unlike the description, this is not a pagoda but just a small temple building. It's about 10-15 minutes walk from the "Crazy House" and is off the main road down a slope where the roundabout is. To our disappointment, the main attraction himself was not...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Kevindo76
Reviewed 26 August 2012

I found this pagoda very interesting & reccomend that you go to the ones in Dalat. I arrived in dalat with my Easy Rider driver Lee, who i was lucky enough that he was free to take me around Dalat & see. Defienetly worth a...More

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank Holidaytrio
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