Dalat Vietnam Travel Guide
Dalat is the capital of Lamdong province, Vietnam, it is considered as one of the most beautiful and relaxing place especially for those newly wedded couple who want to spend their honeymoon together. This place is surrounded by lovely mountains, with a twisting road wherein you will see lots of pine trees. That is why this place is also known as ‘’city of thousands of pine trees’’.
Dalat is also known as ‘’Little Paris’’ because of its French architecture villas and its look just like of the Eiffel Tower. Aside from its different names, this place is also known also as the city of love, poetry and green city. That is why this is one of the chosen tourist destination of many because, it is here that you will truly find the beauty of nature. Dalat has cool weather. That is why you can find here some of the temperate agricultural products such as fruits and vegetables. They are also known for orchids, roses, tree marigold and cherry blossoms.
Dalat best tip:
If you are one of the tourists who would like to visit Dalat, the best time to visit is between Novembers to April because these are the dry seasons in this place. During that time the day was sunny, but you will really experience the cold in the evening, that is why it is really best for couples because this is really a romantic place for them.
If you want to get there, you can ride a plane, because there are two return flights Dalat, or you can either ride a train or a bus. You can catch the train from Saigon railway station to Thap Cham railway station in which you will travel for almost 9 hours, after you get in there, there will be a free bus atation that will pick you up for you to go to Dalat in which you will travel again for 3 hours. Instead from Thap Cham railway station, you can just also travel from Saigon railway station to Nha Trang railway station, and there will also a bus that will pick you up going to Dalat. There are two kinds of bus that you can choose on, the 45- seat luxury bus and the 40 seat mobi-home bus, but if you will to choose it is important that you will choose the high-quality bus.
What are the things to do and see in Dalat?
If you really want an adventure, here in Dalat you will really enjoy some of the fun activities, such as mountain biking trips, trekking, kayaking, canyoning, and whitewater rafting. This are really some fun activities that you can do, and if you want to explore more about Dalat there are many places here that you need to visit, some of it are the following:
- Xuan Huong Lake– this lake is banna shape, that is considered as the heart of Dalat, it has an area of 32 ha and depth of 1.5 m. Available in this lake are the swan paddle boat that is for rent, for anyone who would like to experience riding on it. This place is really romantic, especially during Christmas season because it is the time where the cherry blossoms open around.
- Dalat market– it is here you can buy fresh products of fruits, vegetables and wine. If you really want to experience the real spirit of Dalat you will surely do not miss their night market in which you would really enjoy and buying all the fresh products that you can find here.
- Truc Lam Zen Monastery– this place has a very beautiful landscape, that is why it is really the most visited place especially for those who want to meditate, this place is for those people who want to have peacefulness and quietness, in here you can truly appreciate the beauty and gift of nature.
- XQ embroidery village– if you love art and embroidery, you should visit this place and you will be amazed of the stitches of beautiful designs which shows the rich culture of Vietnam.
These are just some of the beautiful places that you can visit in Dalat, if want explore some you can go to the valley of love, Lak Lake, and the Lambiang Mountain, Prenn waterfalls, Tuyen Lam lake, these places will truly be appreciated by you especially that it show the real beauty of nature.
What to eat and drink
If you become tired of travelling, well you really deserve delicious food that will surely suits your taste, some of the best foods and drinks that you can try here in Dalat are pizzas and pastas, noodle soups, banh bao. They also offer chicken curry, Vietnamese foods and western dishes. The drinks that you will surely love are chocolate coffee drinks and tea.
Where to stay
If you need a rest, then there are many affordable hotels that you can choose to stay in, you can chose hotels that are just affordable to your budget, but just make sure that you are really comfortable and your family are enjoying at the same time. If you want to continue the night fun, you can visit some bars in this place and if you want a place where to shop the Dalat market is the best place where you can find bargains of fruits, vegetables, cosmetics, and appliances with its very lowest price.