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The Chicken Village
We started our second day in Dalat by going the the Chicken Village. This village doesn't get its name from the number of chickens there but from the 2 story chicken statue that sits in the middle of town. This village is inhabited by one of the hill tribes in Vietnam. We did a little walking and bought some of the textiles which is the specialty of the hill tribe.

Then we were off to the Pren Pass waterfall. This area is pretty touristy. The actual falls themselves were nice, you can walk behind them via a man made. At this area, there was a cable car, rope bridge, horse back riding and tree houses so it was almost a theme park. Needless to say, we didn't stay for very long and quickly made our way to the next stop, Datanla falls. This was little nicer, a little more organic and not as touristy.
Hill people in the Chicken Village
You can take a little hike down a pretty steep hill and are rewarded by the Narrows that the water passes through. Quite amazing and very beautiful.

Afterwards, we headed to see more temples. Tue Quang Temple was just outside of town. This temple has 3 buddhas. What was special about this temple was that one of the nuns gave us a blessing. The next temple we visited was Chua Linh Phuoc. this temple was in a small village but the temple itself was huge and ornate with intricate details. The temple was decorated with ceramic pieces made of broken plates, dishes and cups put together. The buddha inside looked like it was solid gold. Outside was a huge dragon made out of beer bottles. There was a tower that housed two enormous bells. We walked up the tower which was about 4 stories tall and you could see the terraced farming fields in the village. Pretty cool.

After the long day of walking around, we went back to the Dalat marketplace to grab a beer, watch the scenery, enjoy the perfect weather and absorb everything around us.
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The Chicken Village
The Chicken Village
Hill people in the Chicken Village
Hill people in the Chicken Village
Farming in the Chicken Village
Farming in the Chicken Village
Pren Pass Waterfall
Pren Pass Waterfall
Datanla Falls
Datanla Falls
Inside Tue Quang Temple
Inside Tue Quang Temple
Tue Quang Temple
Tue Quang Temple
Chua Linh Phuoc
Chua Linh Phuoc
Gold Buddha inside Chua Linh Phuoc
Gold Buddha inside Chua Linh Phuoc
Chua Linh Phuoc
Chua Linh Phuoc
Chua Linh Phuoc
Chua Linh Phuoc
The bell tower at Chua Linh Phuoc
The bell tower at Chua Linh Phuoc
Bell tower from Chua Linh Phuoc
Bell tower from Chua Linh Phuoc
View from the bell tower at Chua L…
View from the bell tower at Chua …
View from the bell tower at Chua L…
View from the bell tower at Chua …
Beer in Dalat
Beer in Dalat
Eiffel tower in Vietnam
Eiffel tower in Vietnam
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