A former French hill station surrounded by pine forests and lakes, Da Lat is Southern Vietnam’s breath of fresh air. Perched at an altitude of 1,500 metres above sea level, it is blessed with a temperate climate and has long served as a retreat for those seeking to escape the choking heat of Saigon. Nowadays, it is also the unequivocal honeymoon capital of Vietnam.
Think of a resort town in the French Alps but add in heart-shaped benches and horse-drawn carriages and you’ll get a good idea of what Da Lat is like. Colonial villas and tree-lined promenades grace much of the town, making it easy to see where Da Lat’s moniker of “Le Petit Paris” comes from. The municipal authorities chose to play to the Parisian sentiment and erected an Eiffel Tower of their own in the town’s centre, albeit a smaller one.
Also known as “the City of Eternal Spring”, Da Lat is famous nationwide for its flowers, the surrounding farmlands also producing some of Vietnam’s finest milk, wine, coffee and fruit. So have a few strawberries, draw in a lungful of cool mountain air and enjoy the spring vibes around you!
Tuyen Lam is a a thriving ecotourism destination, located 6 km south of Dalat and covering 350 hectares of beautiful scenery with a blue water lake and vast pine forests around it.
A charming place surrounded by scenic hills with a man-made lake, lots of gardens with colorful flowers, perfectly trimmed trees, and a pine forest ideal for a quality time with your loved ones.
Dalat's closest waterfall is where you can relax and swim in the cold refreshing water or try more extreme attractions like a roller-coaster, cable car, abseiling, rafting, and even cliff jumping.
Elephant falls are situated in a valley at the bottom of a picturesque mountain pass where you can admire tonnes of water crashing and showing the power of nature from close proximity, making it one of the most dramatic waterfalls in the area.
The park covers over 70 thousand hectares of mainly forests with attractions including trekking, climbing, camping and zip-lining, as well as a zoo, a treehouse and many unique plants and birds.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a unique Buddhist shrine with spectacular mosaics covering every surface, including a 49 meters long dragon’s head made of 12 thousand glass bottles, a bell tower and a golden statue of Bodhisattva.
Built in 1994, this temple is the largest Zen Buddhist monastery situated on Phoenix mountain and surrounded by a tall pine forest and beautiful gardens where you can learn meditation from monks living there.
Considered one of the finest pieces of colonial engineering and architecture in Vietnam, this awe-inspiring train station was built in art deco style and allows visitors to take a ride on a 7 km cog railway track to Trai Mat.
Located 4 km from Dalat and surrounded by a beautiful pine forest, this palace was built in the neo-classical European style in 1929 and was previously owned by Vietnam's last emperor Bao Dai.
The highest waterfall in Lam Dong Province is 130 km from Dalat, the rural roads with scenic views, tea and coffee plantations leading to this 70 meter waterfall in the middle of a lush forest.
An unusual, expressionist, surrealistic building that looks like a big banyan tree, Crazy House was inspired by Antoni Gaudi’s Catalan in Barcelona as well as by the natural beauty of Dalat’s environment.
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