Dalat City- The City Of Thousand Flowers

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Dalat City Introduction

Dalat city is one of the famous tourist cities of Vietnam. With a series of beautiful landscapes and tourist areas ranked as national scenic spots. Therefore, Da Lat is increasingly crowded with domestic and foreign tourists to visit and enjoy.

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Referring to the city of Dalat Vietnam, everyone is sure to admire the unique beauty of this city of thousands of flowers. With mild year-round weather, peaceful life with gentle people, Da Lat is always the number one choice for short trips or long vacations.

Dalat City Location

Dalat is a hill city, located on Lam Vien plateau. A place with the most geodetic topography in Vietnam, lying flat on the very ideal land. This city of thousands of flowers covers an area of up to 400 square kilometers. It is the largest economic development area of Lam Dong.

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Da Lat city is about 278km from Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai province, 1,481km from Hanoi capital, 293km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 120km from Nha Trang city.

As a tourist city, there are many ways to get to this place, specifically as follows:

Regarding the air route, there are currently 2 airlines operating routes to Da Lat, which are Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air with routes: Da Lat – Ho Chi Minh, Da Lat – Da Nang, Da Lat – Vinh, and Da Lat – Hanoi.

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Plus, you can choose a private car transfer with an English speaking driver to travel to Dalat from other nearby provinces such as

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) to Dalat Private Car

Nha Trang To Dalat private car

Mui Ne to Dalat Private Car

Dalat airport to city

Along the way, you can stop by to capture beautiful photos, have lunch or drink some coffee. Moreover, you will control your own time because this is the door-to-door private car so you can decide the departure time.

Dalat City History

The city of thousands of flowers Dalat is located on Lam Vien plateau discovered by a French doctor named Alexandre Yersin. At the end of the nineteenth century, this French doctor was assigned by the French authorities to find cool weather land to build a relaxing area for the French commanders.

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On June 21, 1893, at exactly 15:30 Yersin was the first person to set foot on the land called Dalat today. It is such a fairyland with a wide area, mild climate, good average altitude, and water source.

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Dalat, What does it mean?

There are many opinions that the name Da Lat was born by the French doctor with a maxim that still exists today: DAT ALLIIS LAETITIUM ALLIIS TEMPERRIEM. The first 5 letters put together into the word Da Lat mean: Give this person joy, give the other coolness.

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However, there are many other opinions that the name Da Lat is derived from Da Lach according to the pronunciation of the Lach people, the main inhabitants of the Langbiang plateau at that time.

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They lived from the foot of LangBiang mountain to around Xuan Huong Lake today. In the language of the K’ho ethnic group, Da and Da8k mean water, river, stream and Lach (Lat) is the name of a tribe of the K’ho people and Da Lach is the stream of the Lach people.

Dalat City Vietnam Nowadays

Da Lat city in Vietnam is now a first-class city with many beautiful names given by domestic and international tourists such as the City of Flower Festival, City of Spring, City of Love, City of Thousands of Flowers…

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Regardless of the name, it is also directed to Da Lat, a city with beautiful scenery and friendly people in the eyes of all kinds of tourists. If you travel, don’t forget to book Dalat Car Rental or Dalat City Tour to have a great experience.

Da Lat City Vietnam Climate

Because the terrain is favored by nature, located at an extremely ideal height. Therefore, Da Lat city is surrounded by immense green pine forest. The climate is mild and cool all year round.

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Da Lat is the city with the best climate in Vietnam. The climate is cool all year round, the average temperature does not exceed 20 -21 degrees Celsius including the hottest days. But another special thing is that Da Lat is not too cold. During the winter months in Da Lat, the temperature is not less than 10 degrees Celsius.

Sunny Season

The sunny season is usually from December to March every year. The estimated annual rainfall is not high, about 2,258 hours/year.

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This energy source is mainly focused on helping to exchange heat. Creating a more temperate climate for Da Lat also gives us a cool, comfortable feeling.

Rainy Season

This can also be considered a typical season of Da Lat. Da Lat has always been famous for showers. The passionate rain brings with it the smell of green pine, the strong smell of the earth, the season of flowers… That’s why the rains here are very special and carry a very unique imprint of Da Lat.

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Usually will focus on April to October every year. But most of the rain will accumulate in July, September, and October. In the summer months, in the afternoon, there may even appear hail.

Not only rain, but Da Lat also has very typical weather that is fog. After the rains, there are misty clouds, accompanied by the cold weather that covers all of Da Lat city.

Dalat City People

Dalat people live in a cool climate all year round. So the locals here are kind, hospitable and friendly. It also creates a real economic beauty, contributing to creating a delicate and gentle beauty for Da Lat.

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Dalat Local Culture

Da Lat city, Vietnam has a cultural beauty that makes many people fall in love. Because here there are many cultural identities of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.

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Dalat Festival

These are the M’nong, Ede, K’ho, etc. Each ethnic group is associated with a beautiful and unique culture. All of these have created a legendary beauty in the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands, which have been famous in all regions for generations. If you come here, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the joyful and bustling atmosphere of the festivals.

Every 2 years in the center of Dalat city Vietnam, a flower festival takes place. This festival honors the beauty of flowers as well as advertises Dalat tourism and its unique architectural features.

Dalat Highlight Attractions

This place is known as a tourist paradise. It has a mild climate and cool weather all year round. Da Lat hides itself in the vast green pine forests. Along with that are the misty mist that enhances the beauty of Da Lat city.

In addition, the city of Da Lat with thousands of flowers also has many famous tourist attractions. Let’s explore the highlights of Dalat with Culture Pham Travel.

Datanla Waterfall Dalat

If you are looking for a beautiful waterfall located right in the city, then come to Datanla waterfall, which has the longest forest skating system in Southeast Asia, and other exciting games.

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Datanla waterfall is located in the middle of Prenn pass, has a height of more than 20m, and is located upstream, so the water flow is always stable and smooth.

Coming to the Datanla waterfall tourist area, you can participate in the experience of games from light to adventurous. Of course, Datanla is indispensable for boating and taking the cable car to see the nature of the mountains and forests of Da Lat.

Address: Highway 20, Prenn Pass, Ward 3, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.

Langbiang Mountain Dalat

As the heart of Dalat city, Langbiang mountain is famous for its type of picnic, nature discovery, attracting young people who love backpacking and adventurers.

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It is the common home of many herbs and precious birds. The usual activity is sightseeing. In addition, you can try climbing, paragliding, conquering the top of the mountain.

Radar hill area is also the choice of many visitors, you can rent a jeep or walk to the top of the hill. On Radar Hill, there are many entertainment spots such as a flower, bonsai garden, coffee shop, binoculars area, horseback riding, etc.

In addition, you can explore Ong and Ba hills by walking through the pine forest. This way of moving is a bit risky but will definitely bring you many unforgettable memories.

Address: Lac Duong town, Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province.

Robin Hill Dalat

Located on the romantic Prenn Pass, Robin Hill has become an attractive destination because it possesses an extremely open view to admire the beauty of Da Lat.

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Robin Hill is also known as the Dalat cable car tourist area, with a cable car route more than 2km long from Robin Hill to Truc Lam Zen Monastery. A cable car ride from Robin Hill to Truc Lam Zen Monastery will take about 12 minutes.

During that time, you can freely admire the panoramic view of Tuyen Lam Lake, Elephant Mountain, immerse yourself in nature and take turns gliding through immense mountains, brilliant flower gardens, or ancient villas.

Address: 1 Dong Da, Ward 3, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.

Tuyen Lam Lake Dalat

Tuyen Lam is one of the most beautiful lakes in Dalat. Along with Xuan Huong lake, Tuyen Lam lake is the green lung of the city – where you can let your soul in the wind, water, clouds, and beautiful pine forest.

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Coming to Tuyen Lam Lake Tourist Area, in addition to delighting in sightseeing, you can also participate in canoeing, surfing SUP, kayak. On the way, you can stop at beautiful places to take pictures with the reed lawn, or visit the strawberry garden and the maple leaf forest.

Address: Ward 4, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province.

Xuan Huong Lake Dalat

Anyone coming to the center of Da Lat is also amazed by the beauty of Xuan Huong Lake. This is known as the green pearl of the city – with pine trees, flower clusters, green lawn, helping to embellish the romantic look of Da Lat. In particular, in the spring, along Xuan Huong Lake, cherry apricot blossoms bloom gently in the sun.

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Here, you can roam around Xuan Huong Lake on double bicycles, stop at Thuy Ta or Bich Cau to enjoy a hot cup of coffee amidst the beautiful natural scenery.

Early in the morning, you should go to Xuan Huong Lake to feel the breath of the city while still in the night mist. At night, this place is quite bustling with restaurants, an ideal place for you to enjoy typical local snacks.

Address: Ward 1, Dalat city, Lam Dong province.

Elephant Waterfall Dalat

It would be remiss not to include Elephant waterfall, also known as Lieng Rowoa waterfall, on the list of places worth visiting when coming to Da Lat.

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For those who like adventure, Elephant waterfall is the right choice. With its wild and unusual beauty, Elephant Waterfall was recognized as a national monument and landscape in 2001.

Coming to Elephant waterfall, you can try to walk to the top of the waterfall with 145 stone steps attached to the craggy cliffs in the waterfall rumbling in your ears.

The area at the foot of the waterfall is Bat Cave, located 50m deep above the ground. At the mouth of the cave there are many roots and vines crisscrossing each other, and the deeper you go, the more you will feel the cold from the waterfall and the underground, making the journey of discovery more interesting.

Address: Gia Lam Commune, Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, Lac Duong Province

Linh An Pagoda Dalat

If you have the opportunity to go to Elephant waterfall, definitely not to be missed the Linh An pagoda nearby. This is a famous temple in Dalat city with impressive and typical architecture.

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Linh An pagoda Dalat welcomes you with a pure white Maitreya Buddha statue with a gentle and peaceful smile. In addition, you will not be able to help but admire the tallest statue of Buddha in Vietnam, standing tall in the majestic space of the mountains and forests.

In the garden of Tinh Thanh, there are nearly 500 identical Guan Yin Bodhisattva statues, lined up in a very dignified line. You can visit Linh An Pagoda to visit, pilgrimage, pray for yourself and your family.

Address: Gia Lam Commune, Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, Lac Duong Province.

Pongour Waterfall Dalat

Da Lat Pongour Waterfall is known by many people for its grandeur, wildness with diverse flora and fauna. It is known as the most imposing waterfall in the South of Vietnam. The identifying feature of the Pongour waterfall is the water flowing down 7 stone floors full of green moss, creating an attractive picture that nature has worked hard to create.

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Exploring this waterfall will be an interesting experience for you. In addition, you can bring food to the grill on the spot, or organize an overnight camping trip after being approved by the management of the resort.

In particular, if you come here on the full moon day of January every year; you have the opportunity to participate in the festival organized by the K’Ho ethnic to commemorate their respected Chief Kanai.

Address: Tan Nghia Hamlet, Ninh Gia Commune, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province.

Domaine De Marie Church Dalat

Located on Mai Anh hill, the church is also known as Mai Anh church. This is a cluster of architectural works including the main chapel and two rows of Saint Vincent’s Charity monastery.

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The church was designed and built in the European style of the 17th century, without a bell tower, and the lighting system is made of stained glass frames. Domaine De Marie is famous for its brilliant brownish-pink lime color, which stands out among the garden of sea flowers planted a lot in the church grounds.

Address: 1 Ngo Quyen, Ward 6, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.

Fairytale Land In Dalat City

Fairytale Land – Vinh Tien wine cellar Dalat is a “virtual living mecca” causing “fever” in recent times. This resort is inspired by the Hobbit fairy village in northern New Zealand to create a world of dwarves, a cute fairyland, along with colorful and vibrant flower gardens in the sunny garden.

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After visiting the hobbit kingdom, you can stop at Vinh Tien wine cellar, a luxurious and cozy space with 15,000 bottles of assorted wines. In particular, when buying an entrance ticket, you will be given a cool bottle of Vinh Tien artichoke.

In addition, this place also has a guide to take you to visit all the places in the tourist area dedicated and attentive.

Address: 1D Hoang Van Thu, Ward 5, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province

These are just some highlights that Culture Pham Travel would like you to recommend. There are more and more beautiful places and interesting things in Dalat city waiting for you to explore and experience!

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