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Linh Phuoc Pagoda or the Dragon Pagoda, in the outskirts of Da Lat, is of one of Vietnam's fantasyland glass and ceramic mosaic structures. It is a great example of how modern Vietnamese art has interacted with religion.

Visiting the pagoda is a brilliant experience as you can see some extraordinary colourful dragons, giant flowers, fruit as well as great views on the rest of the buildings, the countryside and the gardens.

In one of the garden to the right, there is a 10meters (at least) dragon climbing in and out of a small lake. It is a wonderful and fascinating place with beautiful flowers and the sound of running water. Perfect for meditation.

f18 1/60th sec zoom at 26mm natural light

Thanks for the comments on the “Crazy House”. Here is another unusual building which will catch your interest and imagination, I hope as well as give you another idea about modern Vietnam.

Have an enjoyable day,


Tags: Photo journalism Architecture Vietnam Central highlands Landscape and travel Da lat Linh phuoc pagoda hang nga

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Richsr 13 91 223 England
6 May 2008 9:05AM
Lovely details and colours in these - number 3 is my favorite - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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Cormy 12 3 England
6 May 2008 9:16AM
Some really cracking nicely detailed shots here JNC
Gaucho 18 2.8k 2 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 9:30AM
What a riot of colour. Number three for me too as it gives you a sense where the pagoda is set in the countryside. Is it lit up at night? I noticed a painted light bulb in one of them.
It might be lit up at night or on special occasions. I only saw it during the day. JNC
DolphinLady 14 54 1 Wales
6 May 2008 9:54AM
A wonderful, colourful series of gorgeous images.
Lack of comments due to the site being very very slow.
Hope this one gets through.
crookymonsta Plus
12 842 10 England
6 May 2008 10:23AM
Yet another amazing series - definitely on my list of places to go! Sandra
6 May 2008 12:53PM
Nice details & colors.
ChristineL 15 39 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 1:34PM
what a beautiful building, I like the panels in V4 & V5, a very nice set of images,
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
6 May 2008 2:54PM
What a wonderful set of images.
TyChee 15 275 1 United States
6 May 2008 3:09PM
Excellent series of shots.
AlanBW 14 20 England
6 May 2008 3:10PM
Superb series once again
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
6 May 2008 5:49PM
Fantastic views of tis marvelous place, I especially like the framing on v8
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 6:17PM
Fantastic series, once again.
helenlinda Plus
12 366 22 United Kingdom
6 May 2008 7:46PM
Superb set of images
Wonderful detail and colour.
v2 is my favourite
jaktis 16 84 Sweden
6 May 2008 7:50PM
Talk about details, great captures

derekv 12 3 England
6 May 2008 10:30PM
Wonderful series, J-N, superb details.
Brilane 13 5 12 Wales
8 May 2008 2:05AM
Stupendous series.
FeatherFriend 12 38 217 England
8 May 2008 8:19PM
Once again, thank you for sharing the experience. Would love to go there. superb images.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
10 May 2008 7:24PM
A fascinating series of images, wonderful detail and colours
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 8:23PM
Amazing set,

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