We hired a guide to take us around Dalat. Unfortunately, she did not want us to take the cable car so we were driven to a place from which we then hiked up to the monastery. I was disappointed to miss the cable car but once we got up there, we were enchanted with what we saw.
One can only visit the public grounds as this is a "working monastery". But there are beautiful gardens and lovely pagodas. We spent about an hour wandering around and really enjoyed seeing the grounds. It was worth the hike.