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Da Lat

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Ideal duration: 2-3 days

Nearest Airport: Lien Khuong Check Flights

"City of Eternal Spring"

Da Lat Tourism

Da Lat is a refreshing hill station located in the southwestern highlands of Vietnam and is about 6 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. A far cry from the tropical heat of the south, Da Lat's crisp and cool weather attracts honeymooners, backpackers as well as luxury travellers.

Surrounded by pine trees, lofty hills, blossoming flowers, world-class golf and relics of French architecture, Da Lat is often called Mini Paris for its relaxing environs. The climate of Da Lat also makes it a great place for farming local produce such as fruits, vegetables and of course, the Robusta Coffee.

Da Lat Town is a bustling metropolis of a city whereas, its surrounding are embellished with hills, gardens, lakes, coffee plantations and waterfalls. No wonder then that Da Lat is also famous for hiking, canyoning and trekking among backpackers. It is also a local favourite when it comes to choosing a honeymoon destination.

From history to sightseeing, and from quiet cafe nooks to bustling markets filled with locally grown fruits and vegetables; Da Lat has everything to keep a tourist happy and satiated!

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Travel Tips for Da Lat

  • While most of the attractions are free to visit, some may incur tourist charges. Keep a VND worth a million handy while travelling.
  • If you do wish to exchange money, jewellery stores are the way to go. National banks can also be used for the purpose, such as VietCom. However, their exchange rates are a little low.
  • Do try some of the local coffee at one of the cafes in Da Lat.

Nightlife in Da Lat

Da Lat wine is popular all over Vietnam for its distinctive taste and flavor The nightlife in Da Lat is fancier than what is expected at a hill station. Bars and clubs open up until midnight. Some of the favourite destinations of this place are Beepub, The Escape Bar and Pompeii Spa & Bar.

Shopping in Da Lat

Dalat Market is a popular place for shopping in Da Lat. It has got everything from groceries to wine. It is known as a foodie's heaven. Dalat's night market is another charming destination flushed with tourists all around. If you want to get something from Dalat, dried flowers are a must. Artichoke tea is another product from Da Lat which you can take back home. It is common for vendors all over Vietnam to flash the 'Made in Da Lat' label. However, not all of it might be so. 

History of Da Lat

The name of the city itself means, river of the LAT Tribe. Da Lat was discovered by Dr. Alexandre Yersin in 1893. And the city was estabilished in 1912. It was the capital of 'Federation of IndoChina' during World War II (1939-1945). The numerous French styled buildings all over the town makes it quite evident that a lot of french Europeons have lived here before independence.

Restaurants and Local Food in Da Lat

Being a major farming land, Da Lat's cuisine is rich in vegetarian fare that makes use of the fresh and local produce such as fruits, vegetables and of course, coffee. However, meats and savoury pancakes can also be found on simple but clean roadside stalls. Make sure you try out the soothing artichoke tea, which also has proven medical benefits. 

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What are the places near Da lat?

The top places near to Da lat are Nha trang which is 86 km from Da lat, Ho chi minh city which is located 234 km from Da lat, Buon ma thuot which is located 92 km from Da lat, Hoi an which is located 438 km from Da lat, Hue which is located 510 km from Da lat

What is the best time to visit Da lat?

January-March is the best time to visit Da Lat in Vietnam. The temperature during this time ranges between 20-28 degrees Celsius. The sky is less cloudy, the wind is slower, and the temperature is low, which makes it a good time to travel around. This is the spring season and the lush trees, and some magnificent flowers are in full bloom.

Summer months of April-June are basically warm, and the temperature stays between 24-31 degrees Celsius. Fog is common during this time, and you can even expect a bit of rainfall, especially in June.

The autumn season of July-September is all about heavy rains and humidity in the air. Travelling to Da Lat during this time is a big no-no. October-December is the winter season, and the temperature remains between 20-25 degrees Celsius. The weather is cold, and the humidity is present because of the seasonal showers. Travelling to Da Lat during the latter part of the winter season is a good idea if you wish to experience the best of the cool weather and beautiful flowers on the hills.
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What are the top hotels in Da lat?

There are 1512 in Da lat which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Da lat are Dong Quan Villa, Coffee Valley Homestay, Merry Yard Homestay Dalat, Thong Phong Guesthouse, Friendly house, Má»™c Lan Villa. You can see all the hotels in Da lat here

What is the best way to reach Da lat?

Da Lat is connected with the rest of Vietnam by air, train and bus.
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What are the things to do in Da lat?

The top things to do in Da lat are Xuan Huong Lake, Datanla Waterfalls, Elephant Waterfalls, Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Thien Vien Truc Lam, Prenn Falls. You can see all the places to visit in Da lat here

What is the local food in Da lat?

Being a major farming land, Da Lat's cuisine is rich in vegetarian fare that makes use of the fresh and local produce such as fruits, vegetables and of course, coffee. However, meats and savoury pancakes can also be found on simple but clean roadside stalls. Make sure you try out the soothing artichoke tea, which also has proven medical benefits. 

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Allen William 2 years ago
This is a horrible place to visit. If you love animals, stay away! If you read some of the reviews and see the photos on Tripadvisor, you will see what I mean. Please help stop the animal cruelty. Read, sign and share this petition to the Forest Protection Department of Lam Dong Province now! ***link hidden***
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