Da Lat

The city is in Lam Dong province of the central highland. At an elevation of 1,500 m, up to now Da Lat which was founded in 1897 when Doctor Alexandre Yersin noticed that the area could become a favorable resort town still bears a look of an Old French city.  

Da Lat is not like any other places tourists can see in Vietnam. It is often considered the French Alps in springtime. Da Lat is small, however, it is very charming, and the surrounding countryside is magnificent with numerous lakes, waterfalls, evergreen forests and flower gardens.

There are both natural and artificial lakes including Ho Xuan Huong, Than Tho, Da Thien, and Tuyen Lam covered by ranges of pine trees, which become a famous characteristic of Da Lat. Tourists must visit Da Lat flower gardens. The weather in the area is perfect for some beautiful flowers such as orchids, roses, lilies, and camellias, etc.

In the region, not only flowers are diverse and plentiful but other products like silk and vegetable are also abundant, which is an important supply source for the whole country. However, the most significant contribution to the economy is tourism. Every year, more than 80,000 domestic and foreigner tourists travel here. It’s also the most favorite destination for couples in their honeymoon.

Nowadays, tourists not only discover Da Lat alone, but they also visit Langbian Highland and some ethnic minorities in the surrounding area. With the highest peak at 2,165 m Langbian Mountain is very tempting for climbers. From Lom Bieng Klo peak, tourists can see endless green mountain ranges reflecting the silver rays of the sun. They can also do some activities such as parachuting and climbing.

The Dalat area used to be a famous area for hunting and a 1950s brochure boasted that ‘a two-hour drive from the town leads to several game-rich areas abundant in deer, roe, peacocks, pheasants, wild boar, black bear, wild cats, panthers, tigers, gaurs and elephants. So successful were the hunters that all of the big game is now extinct.  

The population in the city composes about 5000 hill tribes, which make up 33 distinct communities in Lam Dong province. Traditional dress can occasionally be spotted in the markets. Hill-tribe women in the region carry their infants on their backs by a long piece of cloth worn over one shoulder and tied in the front.


When to visit Dalat

Located on a beautiful valley of Langbiang mountain, Dalat features one of the most stable weather conditions among Vietnam destinations. Covered by mountains and pine forests, Dalat has cool climate all year around. The average temperature is from 18 to 21°C, with the highest temperature 30°C and the lowest 5°C. Dalat also has the two typical seasons of southern Vietnam, with a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. Especially, Dalat is never stormy and only sometimes has heavy winds from the ocean through the east side of the city.

Thanks to the cool weather, any time can be wonderful time to visit Dalat but tourists should avoid from June to August because this is the peak time for domestic tourism from big cities such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh to find an escape from the heat and this is the period when the rain falls the most.


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Top Da Lat Tours

Spectacular Vietnam Holiday

Spectacular Vietnam HolidayPrice From : $1129

The 15 day holiday takes you to the spectacular attractions of Vietnam from the north to the south. It reveals the stunning beauty of Halong Bay, elegant Hanoi and poetic complex of Hue monuments. Elements are carefully designed and balanced to make you enjoy the best time in the country of legends.

War Remnants Museum

This tour explores highlights of the South Vietnam by taking you to bustling city of Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi Tunnels, Dalat city of love & flower, sunny and windy Phan Thiet and peaceful life of the villages along Nha Trang's waterway. There is a balance of private time and touring time, and that will leave unforgettable journey to this Region of the country.

Romantic Honeymoon in Pine Hills and Private Beach-Red Crane Travel

This romantic honeymoon trip takes you to sweet and romantic cities of Da Lat and Nha Trang in central Vietnam, full of flowers, private pine hills, white sand and pristine beaches. Honeymooners will have an opportunity to get immersed in the romantic space of pine forests, valley of Love, Tuyen Lam Lake and get interested and excited in Vinpearl Land entertainment and private moments on quiet white sand beaches.

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Vietnam Romantic HoneymoonPrice From : $890

With cool weather and and romantic scenery, Dalat becomes a familiar honeymoon destination for couples traveling to Vietnam. Spending your honeymoon to relax and experience the magnificent beauty on the white sand beach in Nha Trang and Mui Ne as well as exploring some famous spots in Sai Gon will make your honeymoon in Vietnam the best time in your life.

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