Dalat

Dalat 

Dalat, a beautiful dreaming city, is one of the top travel options for travelers and backpackers across the country.. The special thing is that the weather in Da Lat will only be seized, not too cold … extremely worthwhile is the place to rest. There are many nicknames people have used to give Da Lat: City of a Thousand Flowers, City of a Thousand Palms, City in the Fog, Little Paris… Nature and people of Da Lat go into the literature. poetry, pictures, art, and heart, but no matter how you try to describe it, only when you set foot on your own will you have your own true feelings.  

GENERAL INFOMATION

Area: 394.64 km

Province: Lam Dong

Region: Central Highlands

Population:  305,509

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Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong province. With an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level, Dalat is cool and is an ideal retreat in the Central Highlands region. Once famous for attractions such as Love Valley, Than Tho Lake, Doi Thong Hai Mo, Thac Voi …, Da Lat today no longer retains the pristine looks of the past. Current major attractions when traveling to Da Lat include Ho Xuan Huong, Dinh Langbiang, Bao Dai Palace, Biet Dien Tran Le Xuan, Truc Lam Monastery, Tuyen Lam Lake and Da Lat Station (Trai Mat Station) . Only 300km away from Saigon, Da Lat city is a wonderful retreat, helping visitors escape the hot sultry of the Southern Delta.

 

CLIMATE

The average temperature is 14 °C (57 °F) – 23 °C (73 °F). T

Due to the height and pine forest surrounding it, Da Lat  features a subtropical highland climate which has a mild climate that is cool all year round. 

It is estimated that the average temperature of Da Lat never exceeds 20-21 ° C even in the hottest months. In the winter months, the average temperature is low but not less than 10 ° C

In contrast to central & southern Vietnam’s tropical climate, has led it to be nicknamed the “City of eternal spring”. So what’s better than being able to run away from the heat of other region in Vietnam, let’s come to Dalat.

There are two separate seasons in Da Lat. The rainy season lasts from April to November, and the dry season is from December to March. 

 

CULTURE & HIGHLIGHTS

Dalat is beautiful with fresh air and blooming flowers all year round. 100 percentage that Dalat will not disappoint you. This place brought with it the cultural identity of the Central Highlands people on the festive days of the day when their families danced and sang music with unique tools.

Dalat is a tourist paradise thanks to the privileged nature and temperate climate year-round, from the majestic hills and mountains hidden in the dim mist and pine forests around Dalat.

This is some highlights feature of Dalat that Backpackers should not miss out.

 

  1. Lam Vien Square

Lam Vien Square  is located in the heart of this beautiful city with a total area of ​​72,000 m². Not only outstanding with a large, airy space, Lam Vien Square is also impressed with its huge artistic works of 2 blocks of wild sunflower and artichoke flower designed with fancy stained glass.

The wild sunflower block has a height of up to 18m2 and a total area of ​​1,200m2. The block of artichoke flower buds is considered as a feature and a specialty here. This artichoke outside is equipped with glass surfaces with green and yellow colors. This artichoke has a height of up to 15m2 and an area of ​​about 1,500m2. 

This is a must-come place for backpackers. 

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2. Langbian Mountain

This place is known as one of the highest rooftops in Dalat.

Located in Lac Duong district, 12 km north of Dalat city center and 2,000 m higher than sea level, Langbiang is considered the second highest mountain in the national park mountain system. Bidoup – Nui Ba nation. From the top of Langbiang Mountain, visitors can meet the eye to watch almost the whole dreaming Dalat, freely admire the beauty of Suoi Vang, Suoi Bac and the panoramic view of Da Lat tourism. Standing in this position, you feel like you are lost in a fairytale place, thinking that you are traveling in the sky when you enjoy the beauty of the blurry nature picture with the mist flying in front of you.

When visiting Langbiang Mountain, you could enjoy a lot of interesting activities, such as camping, bird-watching, exploring the natural flora and experiencing the great but unique culture of the ethnic minority groups. These recommended activities are really great for tourists coming to Langbiang. In addition, this mountain is also an ideal destination for adventurous activities such as conquering high peaks, mountain climbing, trekking and paragliding. 

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  1. Da Lat Cathedral

Located at 15 Tran Phu Street, Dalat Cathedral is one of the famous local architecture in Da Lat. Built in 1931, the attic is decorated with 70 stained glass panels, further highlighting the medieval architectural mark of this place. At the top of the building, there is a pretty spire and weathervane in the shape of a cockerel. Climbing the bell tower watching the city view of thousands of flowers from above must be a special celebration in your Dalat trip.

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  1. Buy strawberry from Dalat

Strawberries are an extremely popular specialty in Dalat city. Tourists often visit Dalat. Or choose to buy your own strawberry boxes. To eat or give presents to friends and relatives as gifts. Visitors can choose to buy strawberries at Dalat market. Or maybe go to Nguyen Cong street to buy strawberries. On this road, most of them are newly-found strawberry shops in the garden.

You could witness by yourself the production process, from the incubation, care, to harvest and enjoy the great taste of ripe and fresh berries. Typically, when visiting here, tourists will be offered a box to get the berries in their own demands. Da Lat strawberries are divided into two types, which are sour berries and sweet berries. Fresh sweet strawberries are often smaller and nestled deep in the leaves so they might be hard to find. Indeed, these fresh pure strawberry gardens, aside from meeting the demand for food, also become interesting and attracting destinations for tourists coming to the mountain city of Da Lat.

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  1. Valley of love 

The Love Valley in Dalat is famous as a beautiful scenic spot with Vong Canh Hill, Da Thien Lake, and winding roads, curving along the green grass, looking very romantic.

It also has beautiful scenes such as love labyrinths, locks for love, flower springs, public gardens … suitable for couples who love sightseeing and sightseeing.

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  1. Dalat Lavender Garden 

Dalat Lavender Flower Field is one of the tourist destinations that tourists cannot ignore when coming to Dalat. In recent times this flower is known by many tourists. Also the flower is loved by many tourists. When they came to Da Lat, they never forgot to take pictures for themselves with this noble flower.

  1. Dalat Night Market 

Located right on the main road of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Da Lat market attracts tourists to buy warm clothes and attractive specialties such as jam, bean curd, mulberry juice, artichoke tea, dried fruit. dry … However, the market is not only a place to buy and sell but also clearly depicts the lifestyle and culture of the people in the foggy city.

Visitors should also have a taste of hot grilled rice crepes (local name “Bánh tráng nướng”) in the chilly atmosphere of Da Lat, or some other grilled foods. These foods taste amazing in such a chilly atmosphere and leave you unforgettable culinary experience.

In the evening, the roads around this market are closed to traffic, and this market nearly spills on to the surrounding streets.

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GETTING THERE

Air

You can fly straight to Lien Khuong Airport – Da Lat from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi or Danang by Vietnam Airlines or Vietjet Air. The flight ticket prices cost approximately VND800,000 to VND2,000,000. 

Bus

Dalat is about 300 kilometers away from Saigon center, so you can go by car, with a fare of VND200,000 / regular ticket / trip and VND 240,000 / bed / trip ticket. You should go to Dalat by car from Phuong Trang or Thanh Buoi.

In addition, you can also go to Dalat by Open bus of the firms Phuong Trang, Kim Travel, Hanh Cafe, Sinh Tourist, … with fares ranging from VND110,000 to 130,000. Or you can go to Da Lat with your personal means, but remember to bring enough papers and go at the right speed, if you don’t want to pay a fine and keep the papers.

GETTING AROUND 

– Motorbike or bicycle: You can rent a motorbike or bicycle to visit around Da Lat city. The average rent is from 80-120,000 / day. You can ask to rent at your hotel or motel.

– Taxi: Just like other tourist destinations, if you have a good economy, you can take a taxi. Both convenient and safe but the price is quite high. When taking a taxi, you should choose reputable firms and have timers.

– Bus: Public transport is also a good suggestion for you. The routes start from the city center to the tourist destinations and communes in Da Lat. And the fare is calculated according to the route you take, from VND4,000 to 30,000.

 

Cindy, 17th July 2019. 

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