Travel Guide

Travel guide to Da Lat


Da Lat – the City of Flowers, the most picturesque places in Vietnam is a tourist hot spot for this summer. With the cool temperature all year round, Da Lat welcomes thousands of tourists every year, especially in summer. If you’re planning your vacation, here are tips when traveling in Da Lat from that would make you a smarter traveler.

Because of the favorable weather, Da Lat is suitable for traveling at any time of the year. However, you should be aware of the drizzle. Once it rains, it could last for a whole day. The best time to travel to Da Lat must be from August to September with little rainy days.

Dalat in sunset

Da Lat in sunset (Source: Internet)

To go to Da Lat, you can take an airplane or go on an open bus. If you depart from Ho Chi Minh City, local buses are preferred and it takes about 5 to 6 hours to go to Da Lat. If you want to save your time for others trip, you can choose the airplane. It’s about 50 minutes away from Ho Chi Minh and 1hour more from Hanoi. You can read How to get to Da Lat from major cities in Vietnam to know more useful information.

In Da Lat, there are many places offering motorbike rental. You can rent a motorbike at the hotel, or at the entrance of Dalat Market on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street or Bui Thi Xuan Street. Rental rates range from $3 for a day with a wide variety of vehicles.

Most visitors choose to stay in the city center so that they can move around easily to famous tourist attractions like Xuan Huong Lake or the Night Market. Some main streets like Nguyen Chi Thanh, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia or Bui Thi Xuan are the popular choices that you should consider. Some might choose resorts or homestay villas. These places are at least 3 km away from the center, suitable for those who like to relax or look for natural experiences in Da Lat.

A view from Langbiang Mountain

A view from Langbiang Mountain (Source: Internet)

There are many things to do in Da Lat. Visiting Langbiang Mountain is one of those. The Langbiang peak is 2,167 m above sea level and is also referred to as the "roof of Da Lat”. If you are traveling with your loved one, Valley of Love is your number one choice. It’s covered with romantic ambiance and scenic landscapes. In the 1930s, when Vietnam was still under the Indochinese Governer-General, many French couples chose this scene for their dates. And the name Vallée d'Amour, which means Valley of Love, was born. It’s a must-see destination in Da Lat. For every two years, a big flower festival will be held in December. This is a rare opportunity for you to admire the gorgeous beauty of hundreds of flowers with many interesting cultural activities in Da Lat.

Valley of Love in Dalat

Valley of love (Source: Internet)

With many gorgeous stunning views, Da Lat is one of the most attractive places to visit in Vietnam. Some might even take it as a Paris in Asia. Here, we like to call it with a lovelier name: The Dreamy City – where the dream begins.

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