Dalat Cable Car is one of the main tourist attractions in Dalat. The cable car station in Dalat is also known as Robin Hill. In fact, the departure point of the cable car is located on Robin Hill with an altitude of 1,517 m above sea level. As we’ve just visited it, check our review of Dalat Cable Car experience.
Previously, the area of Robin Hill was the place where the Vietnamese army installed a defensive artillery system. After the end of the war in 1975, the hill was started to use as a sightseeing site of Dalat.
This place is a top tourist attraction in Dalat that offers you to see the whole city of flowers from above. If you are a person who loves to see the vast panoramic sceneries, then you should come here at least once in your life. In this article we will share useful information as well as our experience of taking Dalat Cable Car.
Dalat Cable Car Station
Address: 3 Dong Da Street, Ward 3, Dalat
Opening hours: 9:00-11:30, 13:00-17:00, daily
Note that the cable cars stop running during lunch time from 11:30 - 13:00.
Dalat Cable Car Ticket Price 2020
Dalat Cable Car ticket price for adults:
- 80,000 VND for round trip
- 60,000 VND for one way trip
Dalat Cable Car ticket price for children:
- 50,000 VND for round trip
- 40,000 VND for one way trip
To ensure a hassle-free visit, you can pre-book the cable car ticket online here: Robin Hill Cable Car in Dalat.
Experience of Taking Dalat Cable Car
Dalat Cable Car is located a bit out of the city center, at the beginning of Prenn Pass. From Dalat City center it takes less than 10 minutes by car as the distance is only about 3 km. We came to Robin Hill Cable Car Station by taxi which was very convenient.
Once we arrived at the Dalat Cable Car Station, we could see the cable car cabins going up and down and the whole flower city could be seen from the distance. We walked up to the ticket counter but the staff informed us that it was closed for system maintenance and we have to come back later.
On the ground floor of the station, there are few small souvenir shops where you can buy fresh products and local specialties. There is also a hot-pot restaurant on the top floor. We ended up taking photos around the area and just walked to the café nearby.
It turned out to be GreenHills Café which is one of the most famous locations for photography in Dalat. There is no entrance fee, but you have to buy a drink which costs minimum 60,000 VND per cup. This café even has an instructor to show you how to take beautiful pictures.
The café is small but there are many corners where you can take impressive photos, especially Bali Dalat Heaven Gate. This was a perfect place to wait for the cable car to start running.
Dalat is also popular for its themed cafes with cool concepts that offer very unique and memorable experience. If you want to capture some picturesque spots in Dalat for your feed, check out this list of the top Instagrammable cafes in Dalat.
We came back to the cable car station and it was already working.
Dalat Cable Car is one of the longest cable car routes in Vietnam with the most modern technology of Austria and Switzerland. The cable car was officially put into operation in 2003. It can be said that this is the first cable car of this dreamy mountain town. Despite such a long operating time, Robin Hill Cable Car still attracts many tourists visiting Dalat.
Dalat Cable Car owns colorful cabins going down from an altitude of more than 1500 m. The cable car route is 2300 m long, and it takes about 15 minutes to travel from Robin Hill and the end of the line where Truc Lam Zen Monastery can be found.
Once you get on the cabin of cable car, you will experience the adventurous feeling of floating in the sky. The cable car is small and can accommodate only 2-4 people.
At one point the wind was rather strong and our cable car was quite seriously shaken. It was a bit scary but exciting and fun.
We were fortunate to have a pleasant day on our trip so we could admire the panoramic view of Dalat on the way. Surely, we’ve see pine forests, mountains, and even the whole city of thousands of flowers.
For us it was a fascinating ride but for people with a sensitive stomach it might be a challenge as we’ve seen one girl leaving her breakfast in the garbage bin right after the ride.
After reaching the arrival station, you can walk to Truc Lam Zen Monastery. This place is the famous Buddhist Zen temple with ancient buildings, impressive structures and beautiful natural surroundings.
Truc Lam Zen Monastery is really a peaceful place. The garden of the monastery is one of the favorite stops for tourists to take photos. There is Tuyen Lam Lake nearby but we couldn’t reach it as the sign stated that it was closed for sightseeing.
All in all, the whole experience of taking Dalat Cable Car was amazing. It is even more interesting when you come here with your partner or friends to see this poetic natural scenery together. We would definitely recommend this trip for anyone coming to Dalat, but maybe not on very windy days.
Best Time to Take Dalat Cable Car
For the most enjoyable ride and the best experience of admiring the poetic beauty of Dalat City, you should take Dalat Cable Car in the morning about 9:00 or in the late afternoon after 15:00. During these hours the weather is gentle, not too cold and too sunny, so you can enjoy time and see the whole dream city from above clearly.
Dalat Cable Car Tour
Currently, there are many tours for tourists that also include the experience of taking Dalat Cable Car. When participating in one-day tour program, you will not only visit and experience Dalat Cable Car but also explore many other interesting and unique tourist destinations in Dalat City.
You can discover the top sights in the central highlands of southern Vietnam such as Emperor Bao Dai's Summer Palace, waterfalls, temples, and more by joining Dalat City Day Tour. This tour has an option for you to take a scenic cable car ride to Truc Lam Zen Monastery as well.
Hotels near Robin Hill Cable Car Station
You might want to stay overnight in the area so you could take the cable car early in the morning. Some of the best rated hotels near Robin Hill Cable Car Station:
Tips for Visiting Dalat Cable Car
The cable car sometimes is closed for maintenance so you should check the work schedule in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you plan to visit many attractions in 1 day, you can take cable car one way from Robin Hill to Truc Lam Zen Monastery where you could meet your driver and continue your trip to other sights.
Make sure to bring a jacket when it's cold because it can be getting colder on the way.
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Explore all the main tourist attractions in Dalat including Dalat Cable Car with your own itinerary and enjoy a comfortable ride in a modern air-conditioned car by booking Dalat Private Car Charter.
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