Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong province. With an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Dalat has cool weather and is an ideal resort in the South. Once famous with such attractions as Valley of Love, Than Tho Lake, Doi Thong Hai Mo, Elephant Waterfall …, Da Lat today no longer retains its wild look.
The current main attractions when travelling to Dalat include Ho Xuan Huong, Langbiang Peak, Bao Dai Palace, Tran Le Xuan Palace, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Tuyen Lam Lake, Dalat Railway Station (Trai Mat Station) … Only about 300km from Saigon. Da Lat city is a great resort, helping visitors escape from the hot and hot regions of the Southern Delta. Let’s quick check out The Top 10 Things to Do in Da Lat below.
1. Valley of Love is the first priority of The Top 10 Things to Do in Da Lat
Located about 5km from Da Lat city centre. Valley of Love is located at 7 Mai Anh Dao Ward 8, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.
This is a poetic tourist area that always attracts all visitors from near and far to visit.
With a total area of up to 140ha. Valley of love is a great place for you to choose as a camping place, organizing Teambuilding Da Lat with many modern facilities to support.
Coming to the Valley of Love, in addition to enjoying the beautiful scenery, enjoying dishes at the Vallée D’amour restaurant. Visitors also have the opportunity to participate in attractive tourist services. They are duck riding, canoeing on Da Thien Lake; shoot paint gun; balance on cables (highwire); zipline; horse riding to visiting the Valley of Love. Take an ancient train or jeep to visit the Valley of Love; teambuilding – participate in group activities; Festival of Love … In which, the most impressive and meaningful is the game of discovering the Blue Heart-shaped Labyrinth of Love spread over an area of 4,000m².
Attractions near the valley of love:
- Dreamy hill – next to
- XQ uses consistent – the opposite
- Dalat flower forest – 300m away
- Minh Hoa Seminary – 500 away from the intersection of Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street with Mai Anh Dao.
- Yersin University is 2km away on Ton That Tung Street
- Van Hanh Zen Monastery – 3km away on Phu Thien Vuong Street
- Dalat University – At the intersection of 5 University
2. Lang Biang Mountain is our second choice for the top 10 things to do in Da Lat
Langbiang is an ancient mountain range in Lac Duong district, Lam Dong province, 12km from the centre of Da Lat city.
On Langbiang mountain, in addition to the low and empty hills. There are also 3 highest peaks that many tourists want to conquer, that is Mount Ba 2167m high, Ong mountain peak 2124m high and Radar peak 1929m. Compared to other mountains, Langbiang Mountain is larger, more majestic and is a tourist destination that attracts more tourists.
Visiting here, visitors will have the opportunity to see Da Lat city from above, see the wild and romantic beauty of one of the oldest mountains in Da Lat plateau.
If you come in the early morning, you can also see the sunrise on top of Langbiang. This is a beautiful moment that everyone wants to see when visiting Dalat.
Langbiang also attracts visitors by many interesting adventure games such as climbing adventure, hiking to conquer the top of the Rada 1929m or playing kite in the air … If you do not like to walk, you can take a Jeep ride to the top Mountain. The average walking time to the top of the Radar hill is 1.5 – 2 hours. Meanwhile, if travelling by Jeep, visitors only take 15 minutes to reach the top of the hill.
At the Radar hill, visitors can ride a horse to take pictures, watch the eagle, take pictures with K’lang and H’biang, see Da Lat city, Vang Suoi and Bac Suoi from above.
Langbiang tourist area in Da Lat also develops walking tours to conquer the top of Ba mountain, 2167m high. On the walk, you will have to walk through mountain trails, pass steep roads or cross green pine forests …
3. Visit Da Lat Flower Garden
Reminded Da Lat winch is to say the land of flowers. With all the flowers at home and abroad are concentrated here. City Flower Garden is located on the north side of Xuan Huong Lake. Located on a dreamy green hill with a very ideal terrain. The former name of the flower garden was called Bich Cau.
Dalat flower garden from 1966, until 1985 it was restored to plant new flowers. The flower garden has an area of about 7000 m2, is decorated very nicely and special.
The entrance to the flower garden is really impressive with the flower arches arranged in arcs, grafted with hundreds of flower pots.
The best place for check-in in Da Lat
When you come here to visit the first thing you cannot forget. Bring yourself a camera. Or a beautiful camera phone. To hunt for yourself the best pictures here.
Step into the flower garden, in front of, behind and on both sides of the tourists, everywhere are flowers. To fill the space with flowers, on the way you go, every square of land has flowers.
Along the two sides of the path is a sprinkler system. Lying indifferently on the path along the hillside is a carriage full of flowers, flower beds also randomly create a strange space.
Here there are over 300 species of flowers such as roses, chrysanthemums, gladiolus, orchids, hydrangeas, mimosas … blooming all year round.
The current flower garden is the largest and most complete flower display in Da Lat with hundreds of different flower varieties. In addition to the traditional flower varieties that tourists already know such as hydrangeas, persimmon, persimmon, firecrackers, mimosa. There are dozens of new flower varieties imported to Dalat since 10 years ago as chrysanthemums, azalea, … The romantic purple of Pensee flower, the crimson red of the firecracker, the fragile of Forget me not … and many other flowers are surprisingly captivating.
Coming to Dalat Flower Gardens, visitors are sure to be very satisfied by the craftsmen who have taken care of and collected flowers full of artists. Absolutely, will leave visitors unforgettable memories with pictures full of art.
4. Elephant Falls
It’s about 25km from Da Lat city and is one of the famous tourist attractions in this flower city.
Elephant Waterfall, also known as Lieng Rowoa Waterfall, is one of the beautiful waterfalls of the majestic mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. With a height of more than 30 meters, about 15 meters wide, very close to Linh An Tu.
Visitors who want to fully enjoy the untouched beauty of the waterfall must “conquer” 145 zigzag steps: when the natural stone steps “stick” on the cliffs. Sometimes the boards of the wooden bridge beautiful and beautiful on the edge of the abyss.
At the foot of the waterfall and in the old forest appeared several large rocks shaped like elephants. Therefore, the loud waterfall makes the spectator seem to have a herd of elephants racing or throwing fountains playing with each other.
The best position to take photo at elephant waterfall
When reaching the foot of the waterfall, behind the white waterfall is a mysterious deep cave. It is bat cave deep down to 50m underground with cliffs with fancy shapes and colours.
Tree roots and vines are interwoven to create a very strange and bizarre path. The deeper you go down, the dark and cold the cave will give visitors a sense of excitement and curiosity.
The time to visit you should go in the morning when the weather is beautiful. When you arrive at the waterfall, you will lose your fatigue due to the beauty of the waterfall.
When coming to the Falls, you should pay attention if you have children with them because the way down to the waterfall is quite slippery due to the humidity all year round.
5. Admire the Crazy House
Hang Nga Villa was built in 1990 on an area of nearly 1,900 square meters at No. 3 Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ward 4, Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province.
Saying “house” is not exactly accurate, because this is a fancy architectural complex. This bizarre house makes so many curious people come in to explore and then come from surprise to another surprise. Because in the heart of the trees and the amputated rocks, people can still creating cosy, comfortable rooms and even castles full of mystery and appeal.
With an architecture that is disconcerting according to the style expression. The castle looks like a tree stump or a body part of wild beasts hidden in the jungle.
The convex windows have strange shapes and arranged to seem to lack “orderly”. But looking closely, it looks like the eyes of wild beasts, giving the feeling of being lost in a strange and mysterious forest.
The rooms look exactly like old trees. However, the whole house is made of concrete and there are many well-furnished rooms like luxury hotels.
6. Da Lat Railway Station
Dalat Railway Station, also known as Dalat Railway Station. It is the oldest station in Vietnam and has been recognized as a national architectural monument. Viewed from above, Dalat Railway Station has a shape like the majestic Langbiang Mountain. But the architecture is similar to other stations in France. Currently, the Train Station is no longer used for transportation but has changed to tourist activities for visitors to visit the ancient architecture of this place.
The station is designed to look like the legendary Langbiang Mountain. There are many lengths of 66.5m, the width of 11.4m and height of 11m. This architecture is said to resemble the stations built in France at that time.
The length of the whole line Da Lat train station that day was 84km. Due to the high and dangerous hills and mountains going through 5 tunnels, it must use rails and serrated tractor for about 16km.
It must be said that this serrated route was the most unique in the world at that time.
7. Browse in Da Lat Market
Dalat Market is a commercial centre and is considered as the “heart” of Da Lat city. Always a shopping destination frequented by many tourists, every time to Dalat. In here has almost all the famous specialities of Da Lat city and the agricultural products of Lam Dong province.
Dalat market is a major trading centre of the city, so the time of operation is almost all day. It can be divided into three main periods of the day, with different activities.
The first activity period is from 7 am to 5 pm. This is the period when business activities and trades take place in the market. With many items, essentials are sold to serve the needs of city residents and visitors.
The second interval is from 18:00 to 22:00. This is a period, as well as many of you, choose to visit Dalat market. The trading time is the busiest of the day, almost every night is packed with people.
The period from 3 am to 6 am, is the main time of operation of the merchant. Because it is a wholesale market, the goods are often gathered here. Then split it down to the stalls and travelled around the city. If you want to buy products that are both cheap and fresh, you should go to the market at this time.
8. Explore Bidoup Nui Ba National Park
Located in the administrative area of Lac Duong district and a part of Dam Rong district, Lam Dong province with an area of 63,938 ha.
It has rich biodiversity resources, beautiful natural landscape with many waterfalls that are eligible for ecotourism exploitation. Currently, the Center for Ecotourism and Environmental Education has been established.
Going to the forest of Bidoup – Nui Ba, visitors can admire the closed evergreen deciduous forest, the closed forest mixed with broadleaf trees and the subtropical moist coniferous forest; mountain top dwarf forest, thin coniferous forest (three-leaf pine), mossy sub-type.
Any unique at Bidoup – Nui Ba forest?
Coming to Bidoup – Nui Ba forest. We can see firsthand the origin, the source of rivers flowing through the Central Highlands, Central and Southeast. It is Dong Nai River originating from Da Don; K’rông Nô, K’rông Ana, Seê pôk… With beautiful waterfalls such as Lieng Ca, Lieng char, 7-storey waterfall, K’long K’lanh waterfall.
The endless beauty of this mountainous region has attracted explorers, scientists, hundreds of domestic and foreign tourists. To admire the landscape creatures, visit the sanctuary, natural landscapes and culture, observe wildlife, enjoy the fresh air of the pristine nature. Currently, Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park is proposing to take visitors to explore the routes: Da Sa-Lieng Ca; K’long K’lanh; K’long K’lanh – Hon Giao; Dalat – Heaven Gate; Stop K’nn – Song K’rông Nô; Da Nhim -Dong Ja Rieng.
With a diverse and rich ecosystem, majestic natural landscape, unique K’ho ethnic culture. Bidoup Nui Ba National Park is becoming an interesting destination for visitors to come. Dalat plateau. Bidoup Nui Ba contains pristine, interesting and attractive values for visitors who want to experience and explore the mysteries of nature. Coming to the National Park, visitors feel lost in a fairy tale of the world’s only rare and ancient tree communities that have originated from prehistoric times thousands of years old.
9. Bao Dai’s Summer Palace
Palace III is referred to the summer palace of the last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty and also of the Vietnamese feudal dynasties.
In terms of architectural form. Palace 3 is also one of the works influenced by the trend of architectural innovation in Europe. Palace 3 is considered a beautiful and elegant mansion located in the middle of a pure pine forest. It associated with the small architectural landscape of the park, Thuong Uyen garden, Ai An forest and a small lake that blends very poetic. The noteworthy point here is that on the right side of the entrance gate and behind the palace there is a small flower garden-style flower garden in the French palaces. They arranged in a galactic shape. There is a large flowerbed in front of the palace that is well cared for. Small promenades around the palace are nestled under pine needles, alternating between green grass.
The most attractive is Palace III
Palace III is an elegant mansion, located in the middle of a romantic scenery of a pine hill on Trieu Viet Vuong Street. About 2km southwest of the centre of Dalat. The palace was built from 1933. Until 1950 when the French returned to Vietnam and brought Bao Dai to the position of puppet head of state. He used Palace III as a place to work as well as a place to live for the whole family.
The palace has European architecture, includes 2 floors with 25 luxurious rooms. The campus outside the palace has a small flower garden-style flower garden in the French palaces. The ground floor of the mansion is used as a place for working, meeting, receiving guests, banqueting, and dining room. In particular, the rooms are harmoniously connected through glass-clad steel doors and windows.
Upstairs, the largest room is the king’s private room. Artefacts in the room remain the same. Outside this room is Vong Nguyet Lau for King Bao Dai waiting to watch the moon cool. King Bao Dai’s real name is Nguyen Phuc Vinh Thuy, the son of King Khai Dinh. After Queen Nam Phuong went to France, he lived with the non-Mong Diep in Da Lat.
Wood planks are still the main materials for cladding stairs, floors and making interior items of the palace. Palace 3 is a beautiful architectural work, associated with a special historical period of our country.
10. Cable car to Truc Lam Pagoda
Truc Lam Zen Monastery is one of the three largest monasteries in Vietnam belonging to the Truc Lam Yen Tu lineage with an area of up to 30ha. From the monastery to Da Lat city centre about 5 km. The two sides of the road to the Zen Monastery are surrounded by immense pine forests.
If you are travelling on Tuyen Lam Lake, you can walk up a steep 140 stone steps through all three gates to visit the main hall.
The main hall of Truc Lam Zen Monastery has an area of 192 m2. Inside worshipping Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha 2 m high in his right hand holding a lotus branch and brought up according to the legend “Nien Hoa Vi Tieu” of the Buddha. Looking at this Buddha statue, visitors will think of the giant statue at Van Hanh Pagoda.
How Truc Lam Zen Monastery Da lat architecture beautiful?
Above the main hall, there are intricately carved reliefs of the eight manifestations of the Buddha. To the left of Buddha Shakyamuni, there is a statue of Bodhisattva Pho Hien riding a 6-ivory white elephant and on the right is a statue of Bodhisattva Van Thu riding a Lion.
Outside the main hall is the Trong floor and the Chuong floor. Inside the Chuong floor is a common persimmon fruit weighing 1.1 tons, engraved with very high moral significance.
Leaving the main hall to go to the flower garden area with many beautiful flowers such as hydrangeas, firecrackers…. and a beautiful tiger-claw flower trellis that visitors enjoy taking pictures as souvenirs.
Leaving the flower garden. Visitors go to the bottom of the pagoda, which is Ho Tinh Tam, raising a variety of ornamental turtles. The water is always clear all year round, there are many benches and huts for visitors to rest.
It’s worth a visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery
One of the most special thing about Truc Lam Zen Monastery that no Da Lat tourist destination has. It is the cable car system connecting the Cable Car tourist area directly to the Zen Monastery.
The price for a one-way trip is 50,000 VND for a two-way trip is 70,000 VND
Da Lat has never been a hot name on the tourist map of Vietnam. Above we introduce 1O tourist attractions in Da Lat hope you find useful information to prepare for your tours in Da Lat. Hope you have a lot of fun moments when exploring Da Lat. Dalat is great for flower lovers, honeymoon trip or adventure to stream, waterfall, etc.