Discover Dalat - One of the most poetic destinations in Vietnam
Known for names such as The city of flowers or the city of love, Dalat is one of the most famous destinations in Central Vietnam. If you have the chance to take Asia vacation tour packages, do not miss this stunning place.
Dalat is a district of Lam Dong Province. Located about 1500 meters above the sea level, Dalat’s climate is very cool and ideal for resting. Formerly renowned for destinations such as The Valley of love, Than Tho Lake and Elephant Fall, Dalat nowadays is no longer preserved its pristine beauty as in the past. Xuan Huong Lake, Langbiang Mountain, Bao Dai Palace, Truc Lam Monastery or Dalat Station are the most popular choices of tourists when coming to Dalat recently.
Magnificent waterfall in Dalat
Must-see destinations when traveling to Dalat
Xuan Huong Lake
When it comes to Dalat tourism, it’s deficient if we don’t mention Xuan Huong Lake – dubbed as the heart of this city. The lake is rounded by the pine forest, grasses and the flower garden of the city. You can see people doing exercise, cycling or walking around the lake at any time of the day. Near the lake, there are some nice restaurants that you should visit once such as Thanh Thuy, Thuy Ta, Bich Cau for a cup of coffee while admiring the peaceful scenery.
In addition, you can enjoy a lot of snacks near the lake area such as grilled sweet potato and corn, grilled pancake or dried squid.
The peaceful beauty of Xuan Huong Lake
Dalat Railway Station
Dalat Railway Station is ranked as one of the oldest and most beautiful architecture in Indochina with interior space illuminated by colorful glasses at the foot of the roof. It's a unique and beautiful architecture where everyone should visit when coming to Dalat. You will admire the talent of French ingenious architects. One of them is Mocent, who also designed the college pedagogy. The most prominent things outside the station are the three stylized roofs from the three highest peaks of Lang Biang, combined with the iconic roofs of Rong House in the Central Highlands.
Tourists will get an amazing feeling when walking inside the station. The ticket counter, desks painted in brown or wooden window cells make the tourist feel like they are in a certain city in Europe. The station area still retains an old steam train, one of the oldest steam locomotives in Vietnam outside. Every day, Dalat Railway Station operates a train to Trai Mat Station, Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Guests who want to enjoy the new experience can buy tickets, take the train and imagine yourself as the gentleman and the European lady on the trip to visit beautiful Vietnam. The train will take you through the flower and vegetable areas of Dalat which can leave you an unforgettable experience.
Da Lat Railway Station
Dalat Cathedral (The Chicken Church)
This is the biggest church in Dalat and one of the most typical and ancient architectural building that the French left in this city. The large cock at the top of the bell tower is a symbol of beautiful France. The church was designed in style of Roman Catholic churches in Europe which are typical of Roman architecture.
The church's interior consists of 3 compartments: one large compartment in the middle and 2 small ones on two sides. Pillars in the interior simulate the classical form combined with spontaneous. Both the surface and the façade are strictly classical symmetrical designs. Coming here, guests will feel the peace of mind.
Bao Dai Palace
Bao Dai Palace
Bao Dai Palace, also known as Palace III, is considered as a beautiful and elegant mansion located on a 1539m high hill, associating to the architectural landscape of the park, Royal Garden, Ai An forest and a small lake in a very romantic way. Palace III is also a monumental work of high architectural value. All the objects here are almost intact. Coming here, visitors have the chance to dress as king, queen, prince or princess. Around the Palace, there is a variety of flowers trimmed carefully. It is an ideal place for you to capture beautiful pictures.
The Love Valley
The Love Valley is the place that couples definitely should not miss when visiting Dalat. As its name, this valley owns a poetic beauty with nice weather. The scenery in the valley attracts a lot of tourists.
The most gorgeous place in the valley is Vong Canh Hill where guests can see the most beautiful Mimosa flower. There is also Tieu Son Lam flower garden in the hill. In addition, tourists can take part in interesting activities such as horse riding, taking an excursion with jeep car.
The most popular homestays in Dalat
Home of Dreamers
Despite being designed not too sophisticatedly, the Home of Dreamers will attract everyone at the very first look due to its peaceful classic space. The room rate ranges from 500.000 VND to 700.000 VND for a double room and about 150.000 VND for a dorm.
Vanda Garden Hill
Vanda Garden Hill
Located at 39 Trieu Viet Vuong, about 10 minute driving from the city center, this homestay is very convenient for visiting famous attractions in Dalat. Vanda Garden Hill offers many options for visitors including double room Big Owl, single room Little Owl and bigger single room Full Moon. Vanda Garden Hill also has nice small-triangle bungalows along the slopes for couples. The room rate ranges from 250.000 VND to 450.000 VND depending on types of room.
The Dalat Old-Home
Located at 50 Nguyen An Ninh, The Dalat Old-Home is not too close to the city center but it’s ideal to enjoy nature. The homestay offers dorms, family rooms, single rooms and double rooms which are designed in the style of 1970s and 1980s. The room rate ranges from 110.000 VND to 700.000 VND.
No matter when you visit Dalat, this poetic city has a lot of things waiting you to discover. Hope that with our suggestions, you will have a memorable trip when coming here. Visit our website for further information about Asia package tours. Thank you!