Da Lat, Vietnam – Comprehensive Da Lat Travel Guide from A-Z

Da Lat Travel with the full and most comprehensive guide from my experience. Da Lat travel guide introduces interesting destinations, places to eat and more useful information for you to visit before visiting to this beautiful flower city.

DA LAT TOURISM OVERVIEW


The hill town of Da Lat has long been the most popular location in the region for getaway holidays since French colonial times. Many people call it ‘Le Petit Paris’ and the town even features a mini-replica Eiffel Tower in its centre! Situated on a plateau 1,500 metres above sea level, this little town is an ideal place for relaxation and romantic memories, or get away from the hustle and bustle of the Southern delta.  

Da Lat is famous for its wide variety of flowers, vegetables and fruit from its surrounding farmlands as well as countless nature sites; its beautiful landscape, evergreen forests and minority villages. 
Da Lat is famous for its wide variety of flowers and attractions such as the Valley of Love, Than Tho Lake, Hai Tam Tomb, Elephant Waterfall …. The main tourist attractions of Da Lat include Xuan Huong Lake, Langbiang Mountain, Bao Dai Palace, Tran Le Xuan Palace, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Tuyen Lam Lake, Da Lat Train Station (Trai Mat Station).

Dalat Overview, Vietnam

DA LAT VIETNAM WEATHER


As one local explained, Da Lat experiences four seasons in one day. When you wake up, the weather will feel like spring. In the midday temperatures rise to a summery 24 degrees Celsius. At four o’clock the air turns as crisp as an autumn’s day. By nightfall, it’s chilly like in the winter time – well, at least by Vietnamese standards. Judging by all the thick puffy jackets for sale at the market, you’d think it was Siberia. For most, the 15-degree nights are refreshing and pleasant. Come prepared with a warm layer.

sakura Da Lat

The weather in Da Lat is spring-like instead of tropical hot

ATRACTIONS IN DA LAT – DA LAT SIGHTSEEINGS – THINGS TO DO IN DA LAT

CENTER OF DA LAT

Xuan Huong Lake: The symbol of Da Lat tourism. Early morning and sunset are the most beautiful time of Ho Xuan Huong. Things to do in Xuan Huong Lake includes duck games, motorboat races or rubber boats on the lake. 

Bao Dai Palace also known as Palace III: a beautiful and elegant palace located on a hill 1539m high. Location: On Trieu Viet Vuong street, 2.5 km south of Dalat center.

Da Lat train station: 1 Quang Trung, Da Lat, Da Lat station. This is a familiar shooting location of visitors.

Da Lat flower garden: located at 2 Phu Dong Thien Vuong, 2km from the city center. Those who travel to Dalat often visit flower gardens to admire the colorful flowers and hunt beautiful pictures.

Best places to visit in Dalat, Vietnam

Photo: Xuan Huong Lake – Bao Dai Palace – Dalat Train Station – Dalat Flower Garden

Da Lat Cathedral (Con Ga Church): at the top of the bell tower is a large chicken. This is the largest church in Dalat, one of the most ancient and architectural buildings of this city left by the French.

Tay Nguyen Biology Institute / Dalat Biology Institute: located on the top of Tung Lam hill, 10km far from the center of Da Lat city on the way to Suoi Vang. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the Institute of Biology is also a museum of animals and botanical gardens.

Domaine de Marie Church / Notre Dame Cathedral: also known as Mai Anh Church. Located on Ngo Quyen Street, about 1 km southwest of the center. The church was built in the style of Europe in the 17th century, with a harmonious combination of Western architecture with the architecture of ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.

Dalat College of Education: recognized by the World Association of Architects as one of the 1,000 unique buildings of the world in the twentieth century. The highlight of the arcade is the bell tower, called “Cong House”.

Trai Mat Temple – Linh Phuoc Pagoda: At Trai Mat there are tourist attractions such as Bao Dai King’s Resort, Trai Mat Market or Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Linh Phuoc Pagoda is unique in architecture, especially dragon statue made of 12,000 bottles of beer, so the temple is also known as Ve Chai Pagoda.

Best places to visit in Dalat, Vietnam

Photo: Con Ga Church – Dalat Biology Institute – Dalat College Of Education

NORTHERN CENTER OF DA LAT CENTER

Valley of Love: is the most romantic and lyrical place when traveling in Da Lat, about 6km north of the city center. You can go up the hill Scenic Vong and enjoy panoramic views of the Valley of Love.

Golden Valley / Suoi Vang Lake: From the center of Da Lat to the north to Lac Duong, to km 7 Tung Lam turn left, cross the road about 12km to the Suoi Vang. The Golden Stream is beautiful, so you should bring food and spread sheets, like where to stop the picnic always.

Lang Biang Mountain: Consisting of three peaks, Lang Biang Mountain offers a fantastic vista of the surrounding hills and lakes. Visitors have the option of venturing to the old radar station-turned-tourist centre at 1,950 metres by old Russian jeep (It is about 8 USD (160,000 VND) for a jeep, if you go to alone, you have to wait for 6 people for a jeep, costs 50,000 VND) or on their own two feet through pine forest up to Lang Biang Peak (2,167 metres). You’ll be rewarded with a view worthy of the three-hour uphill slog, it is about 7-8 km. 

Cu Lan Village : It is brand new tourist attraction in Dalat, is a beautiful romantic small village nestled between thousands of hectares of wild primary forest at the foot of Lang Biang mountain range, wide 9 km from Golden Valley Golf Resort – Suoi Vang – Suoi Bac.

Best places to visit in Dalat, Vietnam

Photo: Valley Of Love – Cu Lan Village – Golden Valley

DA LAT SOUTHERN CENTER

Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat, VietnamTuyen Lam Lake: located at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea, 5km south of the center, on the Prenn Pass. Here you can rent boats to the island. A round trip is 200,000 VND, so rent with other guests to save money. Or you can go around the lake (turn left) en route to the island. Top thing to do in Tuyen Lam Lake is to enjoy the wild meat. Remember to bring the canvas for a wonderful picnic here. Because of this beauty, this is among best places for shooting in Da Lat. To take a nap, you can rent a hammock for VND 7,000 per hour.

Truc Lam Monastery: located on Phung Hoang Mountain, above Tuyen Lam Lake. This is not only Lam Dong’s largest monastery but also an attractive tourist attraction of Dalat. In front of the monastery is a cable car station. Take the cable car to see the city and pine forest (50,000 VND / return ticket).

Prenn Waterfall: Located at the beginning of Prenn Pass, on National Road 20 from Sai Gon to Da Lat, 10 km south of center. Coming to the Prenn waterfall, besides watching the spectacular waterfall and the vast pine trees, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy specialty snake porridge prices from 160,000 to 200,000 VND for 4 people to eat.

Datanla Waterfalls: The waterfalls attract visitors with clear water flowing through seven layers of rock and then pour down the large stones with white foam. The center of 5km, located between the Prenn Pass. From National Highway 20, turn down 300 meters to a small valley, tourists will meet Datanla waterfall with attractive and bold wild.

DA LAT CITY CENTER AREA

Cau Dat tea: with green tea fields and a beautiful sunrise in the last months of the year. From the city center, just go straight to Tran Hung Dao – Hung Vuong and see the direction of Trai Mat, from which you ask any villagers to go to Xuan Truong. Due to the altitude of over 1,650m above sea level, the climate in the tea hills is cool all year round. Afternoon tea for free, no fees or any other revenue. When you see the gate greeting of Cau Dat Tea Factory, please step on.

Stretching on an area of 230 hectares, Cau Dat’s hills make it easy for the followers of green to be amazed at the “green land, blue sky”. Picture: Linh Ly Thanh

Voi Waterfall – Linh An Pagoda is located in Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, 25km west of Dalat City. Lien Rooca Falls is also known as Elephant Falls is one of the beautiful waterfalls of the Central Highlands with a height of over 30m, about 15m wide. Behind the white waterfalls are deep mud caves sucking mysterious as Doi cave, wind cave … Linh An pagoda located in the scenic Elephant Falls. There are many large Buddha statues and carvings in the temple grounds.

D’ran Town: Located at the foot of D’ran Pass on the way to Dalat, in Don Duong. The town of D’ran is famous for its flamboyant yellow flowers and rose garden. There is also a specialty nem grilled to taste unforgettable.

Speaking of D’ran, it is impossible not to mention the rose garden. 

Pongour Waterfall: also known as Seven-storey cascade is located in Duc Trong district, 50 km from Da Lat. The waterfall is 40m high, stretching 7 floors and nearly 100m wide. Pongour is the only waterfalls of Lam Dong that celebrate the Tay Nguyen ethnic group every year on the full moon in January.

OTHERS DESTIONATIONS IN DA LAT

Pagoda in Dalat

Cau Dat tea farm: with green tea fields and a beautiful sunrise in the last months of the year. From the city center, just go straight to Tran Hung Dao – Hung Vuong and see the direction of Trai Mat, from which you ask any villagers to go to Xuan Truong. Due to the altitude of over 1,650m above sea level, the climate in the tea hills is cool all year round. There is no entrance fee to Cau Dat team farm.

Stretching on an area of 230 hectares, Cau Dat’s hills make it easy for the followers of green to be amazed at the “green land, blue sky”. 

Voi Waterfall – Linh An Pagoda is located in Nam Ban Town, Lam Ha District, 25km west of Dalat City. Lien Rooca Falls is also known as Elephant Falls is one of the beautiful waterfalls of the Central Highlands with a height of over 30m, about 15m wide. Behind the white waterfalls are deep mud caves sucking mysterious as Doi cave, wind cave … Linh An pagoda located in the scenic Elephant Falls. There are many large Buddha statues and carvings in the temple grounds.

D’ran Town: Located at the foot of D’ran Pass on the way to Dalat, in Don Duong. The town of D’ran is famous for its flamboyant yellow flowers and rose garden. There is also a specialty grilled pork (nem) grilled, you will never forget the taste.

Speaking of D’ran, it is impossible not to mention the rose garden. Picture

Pongour Waterfall: also known as Seven-story cascade which is located in Duc Trong district, 50 km from Da Lat. The waterfall is 40m high, stretching 7 floors and nearly 100m wide. Pongour is the only waterfalls of Lam Dong that celebrate the Tay Nguyen ethnic group every year on the full moon in January.

Pongour waterfall also known as Seven cascades. 

Pongour waterfall in Dalat

Pongour waterfall in Dalat

Dambri waterfall: Located about 100km from Da Lat, 200km from Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City along the national road 20, Dambri Dam (Dambri ecological tourism) is located about 18 km northeast of Bao Loc. This is the highest waterfall in Lam Dong with a height of over 40m. The two streams are very high.

Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda

To go to Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda, from Bao Loc city, you move along Tran Phu street, to turn 3 Dai Binh turn right. At this point, you will meet the road in Loc Thanh commune (Highway 55), passing through Loc Thanh market, you will see the bridge, go across the bridge, go straight one way to see the third turn, then go straight crossroads. Continue straight, then turn left towards the cultural village (Village 4 – Loc Thanh commune), through the village about 2km (look on the left hand a small alley) then turn left in the direction of the slope, then turn According to Guiding (Guan Shing) is the Indian Rule.

Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda

Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda

Best places for shooting in Dalat, Vietnam

Best places for shooting in Dalat Vietnam

Things to do in Da Lat, Vietnam

1. Watch cherry blossom

Considered as the flower species of Dalat on the occasion of spring, often hatched in late January or early February, but this year the flowers are blooming so many roads of Dalat have the rosy flowers of cherry

If you are in love with this flower, you will surely sit idle when you see the picture full of color Dalat this season. Some places to look for cherry blossoms are Tran Hung Dao, Dong Da, Hung Vuong, Nguyen Du, Quang Trung, Xuan Huong Lake, Trai Mat, Tuyen Lam.

2. Watch Sakura Cherry Blossom

Besides cherry blossom, tourism Da Lat at this time you can also enjoy Sakura cherry blossom at the site of Hoa Son Dien Trang. This is a kind of flower originally bought from Japan. To get beautiful photos with flowers, you should go early in the morning (between 6h-8h) or pm (from 3h30 to 5h).

Besides, Hoa Son Dien Trang is also famous for many check in such as: giant hand Buddha, primary forest, original tree for thousands of years ….

Hoa Dien Trang is located at 159, Ward 5, Ho Chi Minh City. Da Lat. To get here from Da Lat market, you drive along Hoang Van Thu road, through Van Thanh flower village along provincial road 725 to Ta Nung pass.

 Cherry Blossom and Sakura Cherry Blossom in Dalat, Vietnam

Cherry Blossom and Sakura Cherry Blossom in Dalat

BEST COFFEE SHOP IN DA LAT VIETNAM

Container coffee shop in Cau Dat hill

The new 360-degree view of Cau Dat Tea Hill is now one of the most check-in spots of young people visiting Da Lat. It is built in the middle of the tea tree-lined café which is painted with outstanding colors and is suitable for tourists to enjoy 360-degree views and feel close to nature. Especially, come here you will enjoy the cake and coffee hot, fresh.

Container coffee shop in Cau Dat hill

Container coffee shop in Cau Dat hill

Panorama Coffee

Dalat has a lot of beautifully designed coffee shops, and Panorama is one of them, like a glass house suspended in the sky. As the name implies, from any sitting position of the bar, you can also zoom out 360 degrees around without being out of sight. Address: Roundabout 723 Trai Mat, Ward 11, Da Lat.

Bui Van Ngo Coffee

The shop is designed elegantly, around the glass. The plus point of the restaurant is super nice view, from here horizontal view will see the car dump, look up to see the cable car is quite beautiful and especially see the pine forest. Address: 31 3rd Street

Demi’70s Coffee

The space is cozy, cozy, delicious drinks and many dishes, strange to choose. Especially the rabbit is extremely cute “heart” tourists. In addition, the plus point is that the owner is super cute and enthusiastic. Address: 123 Yersin

THONGDALAT.space

Located at the 1st floor, 90 Bui Thi Xuan Street, is a coffee shop built on the idea of greenhouses in Da Lat with glass space. As soon as you step into the restaurant you will feel the trees are everywhere, making the space of the restaurant in blue. The menu is varied from traditional coffee to matcha, Italian Coffee … with prices ranging from 20-39,000 VND depending on type. In addition to drinks, to the THONGDALAT.space you can also enjoy the type of cake like Brownie or Salted Caramel extremely attractive. Address: Floor 1, 90 Bui Thi Xuan

Thongdalat.space

Photo: thongdalat.space

Mistyforest

This is one of the first North European style cafes in Dalat, beautiful, strange and suitable for living virtual. Especially in the restaurant there is a place to design y camping tent, sitting beautiful photo shoot. Address: 124 Bach Dang street

Misty Forest Coffee in Dalat

Misty Forest Coffee in Dalat

F Coffee & Shop in Da Lat

The shop is located in an alley, however it is not difficult to find. Although the space is slightly small but beautifully decorated with many trees, there are both indoor and outdoor space, where to sit also. Especially, the highlight of the restaurant is delicious homemade drinks. Address: 386 / 10A Phan Dinh Phung

F Coffee & Shop in Da Lat

Picture: foodydalat

Maybe Blue Coffee

Quan has spacious space, has 2 floors, beautifully decorated layout, divided into different spaces, outdoor seating, indoor seating. When you open the door, you will find a bookshelf in the middle with many colorful lights. The plus point is that there are many good books. Address: 5 Le Hong Phong

School Bus Coffee

The shop is located in a very deep alley, next to Yersin University. Small, look outside is cute, decor in the style of the bus with black gold tone highlights, interior design modern. Address: 25 Ton That Tung

An Cafe

Meal on the slope of the slope of February 3, with an area of 200m² An cafe is an ideal stop for those who love nature and want to find a rustic rustic style of Dalat. An furniture is made from wood with delicate design, making the space become more luxurious and each table is decorated with small pots of vegetables such as vegetables, basil, mint … Article Especially in An coffee is that you can see all kinds of vegetables, vegetables anywhere in the restaurant, from small garden outside to the shelves, tables and paths. Address: 63Bis 3rd Street

An Cafe in Dalat, Vietnam

An Cafe in Dalat, Vietnam

 

TRANSPORTATION TO DA LAT/ HOW TO GET TO DA LAT


Da Lat maps

– Airplane: There are direct flights from Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh City to Lien Khuong (Da Lat) airport of Vietnam Airlines and Vietjetair. Ticket prices range from 50 USD to 80 USD, and flight time from 50 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes.

>> Note: From Lien Khuong Airport, you can catch the airport bus to downtown with the price of 50,000 VND; Or take a taxi about 300,000 VND / pass. Airport buses will run continuously during the day, the last stop in Da Lat city is Le Thi Hong Gam Street, right in Da Lat market. You should ask the bus driver and the address of the hotel you booked to get off at the nearest stop.

– Bus : Phuong Trang and Thanh Buoi Buses have many trips and the Sai Gon – Da Lat route, the fare price is about 230,000 VND (bed) / ticket / way. The car runs continuously, each trip from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

>>> Contact phone number:

Phuong Trang Bus: 08.3837 5570 – 08. 38 333 468

Thanh Bui Bus : 08. 38 306 306 – 08. 38 308 090

– Limousine: Minh Tri Limousine Super Car is a VIP car imported complete with passenger compartment of 9 massage seats. Specifically, the 4 rows of luxurious leather seats you can rotate, fall, slide and three rows of folding rear seats, bringing space luxuriously comfortable during the journey. Ticket price: 10 USD/ ticket.

>>> Booking Hotline: (063) 655 9999 – (063) 350 8989

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