Da Lat Railway Station

The Da Lat railway station was established during French colonial times, when the station had another name – “Crémaillère Railway Station”. The wonderful art deco train station is no longer connected to the Vietnam rail network. However, visitors still enjoy the 7 km track run to Trai Mat (about 30 minutes). Be noted that the train won’t leave without at least two passengers.

Regarded as one of the finest piece of colonial engineering and architecture in Vietnam, the station was designed in harmony with local characteristics and culture. Its three high pointed roofs resemble the three peaks of Lang Biang Mountain or as others have said, the roof represents the Nha Rong, also known as the communal house of ethnic minorities in Central Highland. Each roof contains multi-color glass windows and the roof at the centre has a huge clock which has been recently restored.

Another feature of this railway station is the cog railway that was used to link Dalat and Thap Cham from 1928 to 1964. The railway took 24 years to complete. There are old locomotives on display at the station, including a Japanese steam train, and the classy waiting room retains a colonial feel. During the Vietnam War the station was closed.

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