Vietnam - Da Lat
- What is it?
Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong province. With a height of 1500 meters above sea level, Da Lat cool weather and is an ideal retreat in the south. Once famous for attractions such as the Valley of Love, Than Tho Lake, Doi Thong Hai Mo, Thac Voi …, Da Lat today seem not remain pristine as ever. The main points of the current through the tourism Dalat include Peak Langbiang, Bao Dai, Biet Dien Tran Le Xuan, Truc Lam, Tuyen Lam Lake and Da Lat Railway Station.
Late 19th century, when looking for a place to build stations for the French resort in Indochina, Governor Paul Doumer had chosen Lam Vien Plateau at the request of Dr. Alexandre Yersin, who explorer Da Lat in 1893. In the first half of the 20th century, from a desolate place, the Frenchman has planned and built up a beautiful city with villas, offices, hotels and schools, a tourist center and education of Indochina at that time. Experienced the vicissitudes of time period of two wars and the difficult period 1970-1980 decades, Da Lat city today is 211 thousand people, urban type I provincially, the central role politics, economy and culture of Lam Dong province.
- Where is this? The location
Dalat City 394.64 km wide, located on Lam Vien Plateau, where the altitude is 1,500 meters above sea level. Da Lat is in Lam Dong province, north bordering Lac Duong district, eastern and south-eastern borders Don Duong district, Lam Ha district to the west, southwest borders Duc Trong district. After the adjustment of administrative boundaries most recently in 2009, Dalat comprises 12 wards, are identified by the serial number from 1 to 12, and four Xuan Tho commune, Xuan Truong, Ta Nung and Tram Hanh.
- Why to come?
Compared with other cities of Vietnam, Da Lat city is natural for many favors. The landscape of the city, scattered in the downtown area and suburbs, such as Xuan Huong Lake, Cu Hill , Valley of Love, Than Tho Lake, Prenn waterfall … has long become famous .
History has left Da Lat pretty many valuable architectural works, such as the workplace, schools, churches, monasteries, temples, public works … with thousands of beautiful mansions now is present throughout the city. Over time, buildings, ancient palaces that once belonged to the people of power, is today open to visitors
- How to go?
To visit Da Lat, travelers could take a flight to Lien Khuong domestic airport from Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city.
By bus: You can take the bus from Hanoi to Da Lat. It takes around 28 hours by tourist sleeping bus or tourist open bus. Price of it is around 47USD per person. From Ho Chi Minh city is
To rent bycicles, scooters, cars in Da Lat is very easy. Pedaling bycicle around the city will be great in cool weather. Specialy, there are no traffic light in this city. If you visit Da Lat, there are few must be visited such as Bao Dai Palace, Truc Lam monastery, Elephant waterfall…