Xuan Huong Lake
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Xuan Huong Lake

Da Lat is famous by people across Vietnam as the “City of Thousands of Flowers” with many colorful flowers. They are unique architectural works and majestic mountain scenery, along with lakes of lyrical beauty, romantic.

Among them, Xuan Huong Lake is the “heart” of Da Lat. It has a poetic beauty. Is the source of inspiration for many writers and poets in Vietnam. Let’s join Origin Vietnam to learn about the unique features that Xuan Huong Lake brings.

1. Where is Xuan Huong Lake?

Xuan Huong Lake is located between Tran Quoc Toan and Nguyen Thai Hoc streets, Ward 1, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province, Vietnam. The lake is located right in the center of Da Lat city with an area of ​​more than 25 hectares and about 322 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City.

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2. History of Xuan Huong Lake formation

Built in 1919 with the name Grand Lac (big lake). It was not until 1953 that the lake was renamed into Xuan Huong. The name of the lake not only speaks of its poetic beauty but also recalls the female poet Ho Xuan Huong.

Xuan Huong Lake has a semicircle shape and is located adjacent to famous tourist destinations in this city of flowers. Moreover, surrounding the lake are rows of green pine trees and lush grass hills in the morning sun.

When visiting this place, you will immerse in the vast, green landscape and feel the peaceful beauty that the lake brings.

3. The unique beauty of Xuan Huong Lake

If you have the opportunity to go to Xuan Huong Lake, you will be impressed with the clear blue water here. Besides, all year round the lake surface is always quiet, creating a peaceful feeling along with cool air that will keep visitors here to explore.

In the spring, you will admire the brilliant pink color of the blooming cherry blossom trees. Surrounded by rows of green pine trees leaning over each other, casting their shadows. In addition, the cold weather in the early days of spring creates an extremely romantic and poetic feeling.

Every day, Xuan Huong Lake wears new colors. The dense fog in the early morning makes the lake appear hazy. When sunlight gradually appears, the lake turns into a sparkling, colorful shirt.

When the sunset is gradually falling, Xuan Huong Lake transforms into a new color, becoming magical and mysterious. Yet when night falls, the lights appear and compete to shine on the lake surface, creating a colorful picture that attracts tourists.

4. When is the best time to visit Xuan Huong Lake?

Travelling to Da Lat, each season has its own beauty. You can visit Xuan Huong Lake any season of the year.

  • Cherry blossom season: Cherry blossoms usually bloom around Xuan Huong Lake from February to April. This is the ideal time to see the flowers.
  • In the summer, Dalat often has sudden rains, you will feel the unusual weather of Dalat.
  • The last months of 10,11,12 are a blend of drizzling rain and chilly air, bringing the beauty of wild sunflowers, mimosa flowers, etc.
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5. How to get to Xuan Huong Lake?

Because, Xuan Huong Lake is located right in the center of Da Lat. The location of the lake is very easy to find, located right in Ward 1, Da Lat city and surrounded by Tran Quoc Toan street. Therefore, from the hotel, you can conveniently get here by taxi, motorbike taxi, renting a motorbike or bicycle,…Coming here to walk around the lake and enjoy the fresh air here.

6. Activities and Experiences at Xuan Huong Lake

In addition to the poetic and lyrical beauty, Xuan Huong Lake also attracts tourists with interesting activities.

6.1 Duck shaped boat ride on the lake

If you are a person who loves experiences, and wants to find a peaceful feeling when floating on the lake and admiring the beautiful scenery of the lake and its surroundings. This is the service for you. Coming to the boat wharf at the intersection of Tran Quoc Toan street and Dinh Tien Hoang street to rent a duck shaped boat to enjoy the fun it brings.

6.2 Riding a horse-drawn carriage around the lake

Famous horse-drawn carriage rides have been recreated in Da Lat. You just need to rent a horse-drawn carriage to be able to travel around the lake to admire the beautiful scenery and feel the classic traditions of dreamy Da Lat on horse-drawn carriages. There’s nothing more interesting than admiring the lake view while walking around other attractions.

6.3 Cycling around the lake

Especially for couples, newlyweds or young people, it will be extremely interesting to ride a couple bike around the lake. Please take the time to participate in this exciting experience.

6.4 Going for a walk and get some fresh air

With the cool and fresh air, it would be a pity to come to Xuan Huong Lake without taking a walk around the lake to feel the peace and see the green pine trees and blooming flowers.

6.5 Organizing a picnic on the shore of Xuan Huong Lake

Around the lake, there are very large green lawns, suitable for holding a small party with friends. There’s nothing more interesting than sipping food and drinks and telling each other interesting stories.

6.6 Watching fireworks at Xuan Huong Lake

On major holidays, come to this place to admire the extremely unique fireworks displays and see flowers around the lake.

6.7 Enjoying snack and coffee on the banks of Xuan Huong Lake

Around Xuan Huong Lake, there are many typical Da Lat snacks for sale: grilled potatoes, grilled corn, grilled rice paper,…

Around the lake there are also many cafes and restaurants with extremely romantic views. Let’s sip a delicious cup of coffee to feel the uniqueness of Da Lat.

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7. Specialities when traveling to Xuan Huong lake

Da Lat is not only famous for its flowers and romantic natural scenery, but its cuisine is also unique and attractive.

7.1 Grilled beef

In the cold weather of Da Lat, what’s better than sipping a piece of fragrant, hot grilled beef mixed with a spicy taste right on the tip of your tongue?

Each piece of meat is placed on a hot stove and rolled back and forth until the meat is golden brown and has an irresistible aroma. The beef is super tender and flavorful, dipped in melted cheese sauce, just hearing it is enough to “love” it, right?

7.2 Steaming beef noodle soup

If Da Lat is 17 or 18 degrees Celsius, making a steaming bowl of beef noodle soup right away is “excellent”. How can a team addicted to beef noodle soup ignore this super hot Dalat delicacy? A big bowl of beef noodle soup with big ribs, a light broth and even steaming smoke, this dish is guaranteed to keep you waiting for the last drop of soup.

7.3 Dried beef salad

Imagine a colorful plate of dried beef salad, containing the perfect combination of ingredients. The crispiness of dried beef, the rich flavor of fish sauce, along with fresh papaya and delicious peanuts. Everything is combined into a delicious blend, once you eat it you will fall in love with it.

7.4 Giant spicy ribs

The giant spicy rib dish that once made waves in Thai markets is now available in Da Lat, everyone. This dish’s main ingredient is pork ribs that are thoroughly stewed, creating each piece of meat that is soft and melts in the mouth. The most special and charming point is the rich flavor of the sauce mixed with each piece of tender meat, ensuring everyone who eats it will be addicted.

7.5 Da Lat clay pot rice

Claypot rice dish is a Hanoi specialty dish and moved to Da Lat. Under the skillful hands of chefs, the clay pot rice dish in Da Lat has been transformed and added a little unique spice.

When enjoying clay pot rice in Da Lat, you will experience its unique flavor combined with Da Lat green vegetables such as broccoli and stir-fried string beans. At the same time, rustic dishes such as stir-fried pork and braised goby with pepper are also arranged on the tray, creating a complete meal next to the fragrant rice cooker.

8. Accommodation when traveling to Xuan Huong Lake

To facilitate your visit and experience at Xuan Huong Lake, you should choose a hotel or homestay near the lake for easy transportation.

Here are some suggested hotels for you:

  • Golf Valley Hotel. Address: 94 Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2, Da Lat City
  • Muong Thanh Holiday Dalat Hotel. Address: 42 Phan Boi Chau, Ward 1, Da Lat City
  • Marigold Dalat Hotel. Address: 83 Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2, Da Lat City
  • N Queen Villa. Address: 37 Duong Yersin, Phuong 09, Xuan Huong Lake Area, Dalat, Vietnam
  • Len’s Hotel. Address: 113 Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2, Da Lat City
  • Cherry Luxury Hotel. Address: 02 – 06 Pham Hong Thai, Ward 10, Da Lat City
  • DaLat Peach Valley Hotel. Address: 26 Yersin, Ward 10, Da Lat City, Lam Dong
  • Peach Valley Hotel. Address: 26 Yersin, Xuan Huong Lake Area, Dalat, Vietnam
  • Homestay Thanh Hung Dia Du 2 Dalat. Address: 68 Yersin, Xuan Huong Lake Area, Dalat, Vietnam

With the lyrical and romantic beauty that Xuan Huong lake brings. When traveling to Da Lat, don’t miss this place. With a team of enthusiastic and thoughtful staff, let Origin Vietnam help you have wonderful tours in Da Lat experiences. If you plan to come to Da Lat, please pick up the phone and call us now.

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