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Bat Nha Monastery

Bat Nha Monastery has long been no longer a strange name for those who are passionate about exploration. Let’s follow Origin Vietnam to explore this place known as a peaceful place in the middle of a windy plateau.

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1. Where is Bat Nha Monastery?

Bat Nha Monastery is located at 511 Ly Thai To, Damb’ri commune, Bao Loc, Lam Dong. About 17 km northwest of Bao Loc city center and about 126 km southwest of Da Lat city.

The monastery is located on a 25-hectare high hill in the Di Linh plateau, surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes with green forests, tea hills, waterfalls, etc.

2. How is Bat Nha monastery unique?

Venerable Thich Duc Nghi founded Bat Nha Monastery in 1995 with an area of ​​about 20 hectares. In February 2005, Venerable Thich Duc Nghi agreed with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Sangha to build Bat Nha into a sangha and a center for practicing according to the Plum Village dharma in Vietnam.

Located right in the middle of majestic mountain scenery, possessing majestic ancient architecture and a peaceful and peaceful space. Bat Nha Monastery has long become a famous destination for many tourists in the Bao Loc area, Lam Dong province. People designed this place with Asian-style architecture with a curved two-storey tile roof. It blends with the natural scenery that is both charming and peaceful, creating a beautiful landscape for the monastery.

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3. When is the best time to visit Bat Nha Monastery?

Thanks to the mild and cool climate, you can visit Bat Nha monastery any time of the year. However, the best time to go to Bat Nha monastery and travel to Bao Loc will be from December to April next year.

At this time, the weather is sunny, the average temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius, and there is little rain, so it is very suitable for traveling and exploring. This is also the time when yellow poinciana flowers will bloom on the road leading to the monastery, creating a very impressive scene.

4. How to get to Bat Nha monastery?

4.1 Moving to Bao Loc

To get to Bat Nha Monastery first, you can use a plane, car, bus or motorbike to get to Da Lat first, depending on each individual’s needs and budget. After that, you continue to move to Bao Loc city.

4.2 Moving to Bat Nha monastery

The route to Bat Nha Monastery Lam Dong from Bao Loc city takes about 30 minutes if going in the direction of Dambri waterfall. After traveling about 15 km, you will see the monastery on the left. You can choose many types of means of transportation such as motorbikes, taxis,…

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5. Discovering the beauty of Bat Nha monastery

5.1 Unique architecture and poetic scenery

The architecture here has a bold Asian style, creating a beauty that is both ancient and rich in national identity. With brick walls painted yellow, the curved tile roof design is sculpted with a curving dragon. The pillars in the pagoda all have large bodies and are made of rare wood, creating a majestic ancient feeling.

The three-entrance gate of the monastery is placed with a large stone and engraved with names in three languages: Vietnamese, English and Sanskrit. Inside, the monastery space is divided into two areas: a place for monks (Phuong Boi forest) and a place for nuns (red fire stove). In the last days of the year, the yellow phoenix flowers bloom, the petals falling with the wind create a delicate landscape, as beautiful as a fairy tale poem.

5.2 Green campus with beautiful natural landscape

The entire Bat Nha Bao Loc monastery is covered with immense green pine forests, creating a beautiful natural landscape. The monastery campus is extremely large and is planted with many green trees such as pine, pine, cycad, etc. It brings fresh, cool air. Right in the central area of ​​the monastery is a clear blue lake and artificial waterfall arranged harmoniously, creating a feeling of peace and tranquility.

Walking around the campus, you will be able to admire the poetic and lyrical beauty. The poetic, green scenery of this place creates a fresh, comfortable atmosphere. It makes anyone who has set foot in Bat Nha monastery feel at peace, all fatigue and sadness disappear. When you come to Bat Nha Monastery, you will not lack beautiful, sparkling photos for you to take home.

5.3 Statue of Bodhisattva Bodhisattva holding a vase of pure water

In the temple grounds, there are many Buddha statues placed sacredly. Among them is the 350cm high Bodhisattva Bodhisattva statue located in the middle of a pseudo-mountain, holding in his hand Cam Lo water to help sentient beings. According to the monks and nuns here, Binh Tinh Thuy has magical water drops that help wash away illness, pain, and loss.

That’s why when you come here to visit, they often put their hands to catch these cool drops of water. This place also has quiet rocks, green grass and the sound of gurgling water, very peaceful and close.

6. Specialties when traveling to Bat Nha monastery

You are wondering what to eat in Bao Loc. Here are some dish suggestions to help you choose easily:

6.1 Nha Tho beef noodle soup

Nha Tho beef noodle shop is an address that you should not to miss, thanks to its unique, quintessential flavors of Lam Dong. The broth here makes both locals and diners fascinated, unlike beef noodle soup in other localities.

Each slice of beef is cut into large, soft and delicious pieces. In addition, beef noodle soup served with finely chopped cabbage and sweet and sour pickled onions creates a perfect breakfast.

6.2 Nam Hung Ky dry pho

Nam Hung Ky dry pho is a restaurant that has been around for quite a long time, the broth has a very unique flavor. They carefully processed the pho noodles so that when eating, people can feel the chewiness, smoothness, and softness of the pho fibers.

To make the pho here more attractive, pieces of beef and pork skin also contribute equally. Served with raw vegetables and delicious slices of beef, it brings an irresistible taste, very worth enjoying when coming to Bao Loc.

6.3 Nguyen Van Troi’s fried chicken rice restaurant

Nguyen Van Troi’s fried chicken rice restaurant is famous among Bao Loc’s top delicious dishes for fans of this dish. The chicken rice at this restaurant is fried until golden brown but not dry. Chicken fried over medium heat should keep the skin crispy, fresh and tender.

6.4 Ngoc Thuyen grilled spring roll shop

Ngoc Thuyen grilled spring roll restaurant receives high appreciation from diners. When enjoying each piece of grilled spring rolls at the restaurant, you will definitely feel the chewy, rich flavor mixed with the amazing dipping sauce. This will be a place that you must definitely visit if you have the opportunity to visit Bao Loc city on rainy days.

6.5 Clay pot rice

Clay pot rice is a famous delicacy with soft, flexible rice grains and a characteristic fragrant taste. People usually placed rice in a small pot, served with some salty dishes such as dried fish, crispy fried pork… and a large bowl of soup. The 3-dish clay pot rice tray with an attractive aroma and familiar taste will make you feel like you are enjoying a family meal right on your trip.

6.6 Grilled beef

The cold weather of the mountain town is very suitable for eating grilled food. Grilled beef also becomes a Bao Loc specialty that you should not miss. At popular restaurants, people processed and marinated beef carefully, so when grilled to perfection on hot coals or stones, the food is very tender and flavorful. Such a portion of beef will often come with special sauce and raw vegetables.

6.7 Bao Loc vermicelli noodles

Another breakfast and lunch dish that is very popular with tourists is Bao Loc vermicelli noodles. The blend of bone broth and sliced ​​tomatoes, seasoned with typical spices creates a sweet and delicious broth.

People often filled a bowl of vermicelli with toppings such as sprouts, crab paste, pork trotters, tofu, blood… Served with a plate of raw vegetables, cilantro, basil, chili and coriander.

7. Accommodation when traveling to Bat Nha monastery

Below are some hotel suggestions near Bat Nha Monastery for your reference:

  • Sandals Vista Bao Loc. Address: 148 Le Hong Phong, Ward 1, Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province.
  • Tam Chau Luxury Bao Loc Hotel. Address: 288 Tran Phu, Loc Son Ward, Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province.
  • Dong Phuong Hotel. Address: 48 Quang Trung, Ward 2, Bao Loc, Lam Dong Province.
  • HomeTa Homestay Bao Loc. Address: 151 Mac Dinh Chi, Ward 2, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Hoang Dinh Bungalow. Address: 400 Phan Dinh Phung Street, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
  • Bungalow B’lao Corner. Address: Loc Chau Ward, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
  • Villa Slippers. Address: 27 Cao Thang Street, Loc Nga Ward, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
  • The Hill Homestay. Address: 196C Nguyen Van Cu Street, Bao Loc City, Lam Dong.
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8. Some other tourist attractions near Bat Nha monastery

After sightseeing, explore the monastery. You can visit tourist attractions near Bat Nha monastery, such as:

  • Dambri Waterfall: Dambri Waterfall is the highest waterfall in Lam Dong province, about 2km from the monastery. Not only attracted by its majestic pristine nature, the waterfall also owns a beautiful entertainment, shopping and resort center.
  • Tam Chau tea hill: Tam Chau tea hill is covered with the fresh green color of rolling hills and mountains, extremely pleasing to the eye. This is also a place relating with the names of many famous domestic and foreign tea brands.

If you have the opportunity to come to Bao Loc, don’t forget to visit and admire the unique architecture of Bat Nha Monastery. Surely this exciting destination will leave you with many memorable memories.

Hopefully Origin Vietnam’s sharing will be helpful in your tour in Da Lat to discover Bat Nha monastery. Wishing you a happy trip and many meaningful experiences in this beautiful Bao Loc.

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