“City of thousands of flowers”, “City in the mist”, “Land of cherry blossoms”, “City of thousands of pine”, or “Little Paris” are other names that people use to call Da Lat. It is not by chance that Da Lat has such beautiful names, but actually Da Lat is a wonderful place. If you come to Dalat , surely the beautiful scenery here will take you from one surprise to another. A dream city that makes anyone who sets foot in it is also attached to it and doesn’t want to leave. Let’s explore this peaceful land through the article below!
About Da Lat
Where is Da Lat?
Da Lat is located on Lam Vien plateau, Lam Dong province, 1,481km from Hanoi capital and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City 293km.
Da Lat city is an ideal tourist destination, a wonderful vacation place that is rarely matched. The climate here is cool all year round, you will be filled with flowers, daydreaming in the city covered with fog, or watching the immense pine forest,…
In Da Lat, there is no shortage of delicious food, extreme “virtual living” photography spots, or romantic cafes. Da Lat traffic does not have red lights, just this is enough for us to see how peaceful this place is and how the people here are?
When is the best season to travel to Dalat?
Perhaps favored by nature, Da Lat is cool all year round. The climate is the coolest in our country. Therefore, Dalat tourism in every season is beautiful and will also have its own interesting things for each season. The average temperature does not exceed 20-21 degrees Celsius even on the hottest day. Da Lat weather is not too cold, the temperature is rarely below 10 degrees Celsius.
If you plan to go to the “foggy city”, you can see the weather forecast of Da Lat for the next 10 days to answer the question: What to wear when traveling to Dalat? From there, prepare appropriate Dalat travel gear !.
The way to Da Lat city
You can go to Da Lat by many different means. You can go by motorbike, car or by plane. In Da Lat, there is Lien Khuong airport.
The following is a tourist map of Da Lat for your reference.
Rent a vehicle in Da Lat
Motorbike : price from 80,000 to 120,000 VND/day.
Double bike: 20,000 VND/hour. To rent a bicycle or motorbike, you need to bring your ID card.
Car rental: The rental price for the day (from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm) is from 1 million VND or more, 100,000 VND/hour overtime.
See more: Dalat Car Rental With Driver
Bus: Bus routes from the bus station in the center of Da Lat city follow the routes to the communes and districts of Da Lat and Lam Dong. Fares are calculated for the whole route or by each leg, from 4,000 – 30,000 VND/person.
Da Lat tourist destination
Da Lat market and Am Phu market
Coming to Da Lat, the markets are not to be missed. Here you can buy a lot of cool stuff. For example, second-hand clothes, or enjoy specialties such as mulberry juice, tea, dried mixed, bean curd, etc.
Xuan Huong lake
Xuan Huong Lake is a symbol of Dalat tourism. Sunrise and sunset are the most beautiful times at the lake. There are interesting games such as pedaling ducks, riding motorboats, rowing rubber boats on the lake… for you to enjoy.
Dalat Railway Station: No. 1 Quang Trung, Da Lat. This is a popular photography spot for tourists.
Dalat Flower Garden
Dalat Flower Garden is located at 2 Phu Dong Thien Vuong. Coming to the flower garden, you will be extremely excited to see the flowers blooming, emitting sweet fragrance. In particular, remember to hunt for beautiful photos here to keep memories.
Da Lat Cathedral
Da Lat Cathedral is also known as the Chicken Church because the top of the bell tower is shaped like a big chicken. This is the largest church in Da Lat, a typical and ancient architectural work left by the French.
See More: Visit the Dalat Cathedral
Trai Mat Station – Linh Phuoc Pagoda
At Trai Mat, there are tourist attractions such as the resort camp of King Bao Dai. In addition, there is Trai Mat market or Linh Phuoc pagoda. Linh Phuoc Pagoda has ceramic mosaic architecture, especially a dragon statue made of 12,000 unique beer bottles, so the pagoda is also known as Ve Chai Pagoda.
The area north of the center of Da Lat
Valley of Love is the most poetic and lyrical place in Da Lat. 6km northeast of the city center, this place is an ideal destination for many couples. If you want to see the panoramic view of the valley of love, you can climb up Vong Canh hill.
12 km from the center of Da Lat to the North is Lang Biang Mountain. When you reach the foot of the mountain, you can choose one of two ways to climb the mountain: hike or take a jeep.
Walking: traveling on the asphalt road for a distance of 7-8km, it takes more than an hour to reach the top.
Jeep ride: An all-inclusive jeep costs 180,000 VND. If you go alone, you have to wait for 6 people, 50,000 VND each. Traveling by jeep will only take about 15 minutes to reach the top.
The road to the top of the mountain is flanked by pine trees and wildflowers. The top of the mountain is breathtakingly beautiful, you can enjoy the view while enjoying the grilled dishes.
The area south of the center of Da Lat
Bao Dai Palace
Bao Dai Palace (also known as palace lll) is a beautiful and elegant mansion located on a hill up to 1,539m high. Visit Bao Dai Palace on Trieu Viet Vuong Street, 2.5km south of Da Lat center, you can take pictures and visit.
Tuyen Lam Lake
Tuyen Lam Lake is located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level, 5km south of the center. This is an ideal place for relaxation and entertainment for tourists. Visitors here are really peaceful, away from the dust and noise in the city, come to the lake to immerse themselves in the green nature. The beauty of Tuyen Lam Lake is most evident in the immense, blue and poetic lake.
Truc Lam Zen Monastery is a very famous place in Da Lat. The monastery is located on Phung Hoang Mountain, above Tuyen Lam Lake. Opposite the gate of the monastery is a cable car station. With a ticket price of 50,000 VND, you have a round-trip ticket to see the city and the pine forest.
The above Da Lat tourist attractions are just a few suggestions for you, there are countless other attractive tourist attractions in Da Lat. If you have a lot of time, choose one of the places above, which will be arranged into a 3 day 2 night Dalat tour , or a 4 day 3 night Dalat tour to be able to discover all the joys of coming to Da Lat. Lat. If you only travel to Da Lat for 1 day , you can visit the spots right in the city center. Da Lat.
What to eat in Da Lat?
Chicken hot pot with leaves
Enjoying the hot pot of é leaf chicken hotpot, the fragrant aroma will surely make you remember Dalat cuisine forever. A pot of é leaf chicken hot pot costs 200,000 VND with about half a chicken cut into pieces, 1 plate of oyster mushrooms, 1 plate of large vermicelli noodles, some bamboo shoots and 1 plate of é leaves, it is worth a try.
Enjoy chicken hotpot with é leaves at Tao Ngo restaurant at the beginning of 3/4 street.
Baked rice paper
Grilled rice paper including chicken eggs, cheese, liver pate, dried beef but only 21,000 VND is both delicious and cheap, it is worth a try. With a slight smoke emitting a sweet aroma, you will not be able to refuse this dish.
Stop by 180 Bui Thi Xuan to enjoy.
Ba Hung grilled spring rolls
Located at 254 Phan Dinh Phung, Ba Hung grilled spring rolls have become a familiar name here. Made from ground pork, then tied tightly on a chopstick, grilled. Can be eaten with small fried rice paper rolls, with sour food and herbs. The main highlight is the special and elaborate dipping sauce.
Liver, shrimp, meat and beans are pureed to form a smooth, sweet, and delicious mixed dipping sauce. In addition to Ba Hung grilled spring rolls, along Phan Dinh Phung street, there are also many shops selling delicious grilled spring rolls.
Cong beef noodle soup
Bun Bo Cong is located at 1 Phu Dong Thien Vuong (near the intersection of 5 University). Bun Bo Cong is the famous breakfast address of this “City of Thousands of Flowers”. A rich bowl of vermicelli with only 35,000 VND gives you a full breakfast.
Hotels, homestays in Da Lat
Hotels in Da Lat are very diverse, depending on conditions, and personal preferences you can choose for yourself an appropriate place to stay. If you travel to Da Lat on your own, choosing homestays will bring you many interesting experiences.
Here are some hotels in Dalat that are loved by many tourists: Terracotta Resort Dalat, Swiss Belresort Tuyen Lam, Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa, Sam Tuyen Lam Resort, Muong Thanh Hotel Da Lat.
Some beautiful homestays for you to relax and have a nice view check-in:
- Is a homestay, address: 77 Hoang Dieu, Da Lat.
- Tre’s house, address: 149A Vo Truong Toan, Da Lat.
- Le Bleu, address: Ly Tu Trong Street, Da Lat
- HomeFarm, address: 17/1 Trieu Viet Vuong, Da Lat.
Above are all Dalat travel experiences . Hopefully the article is a complete Da Lat travel guide to make your trip to Da Lat 2021 more complete. Wish you have a nice trip!