Dalat Sightseeing – The Magical City of Flower

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Da Lat is one of our favourite Vietnam cities. With its magnificent architecture and relaxed vibe, it is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam. You can easily spend days there and always find new things to do and see.

Da Lat is the capital city of Lam Dong province, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. 5,000 feet above sea level, the climate is chilly, making Da Lat a welcome getaway to the southern Vietnamese dealing with year-round hot weather. It is not too far, a six-hour drive or a 40-minute flight from Saigon will get you there hassle-free!

If you are looking for destinations in Dalat, then let us show you the five best things to do in Da Lat in your vacation.

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Dalat Flower Gardens

As we mentioned in the intro, Dalat is often referred to as the City of Flowers. Because of the temperate climate and plentiful rains, the region is ideal for growing certain crops and flowers that can’t grow anywhere else in the country. At the Dalat flower gardens, you can stroll through elaborate displays of the most colorful scenes Dalat has to offer. When the weather’s right and the flowers are in bloom, you feel like you’re in a fairy tale.

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Lang Biang Mountain

Lang Biang Mountain is a short drive out of the city center, through fields of flowers and long rows of crops. It rises 2,167 meters (7,110 ft) above sea level, and on the climb up you get unrivaled views of the rich agricultural region surrounding Da Lat. You can start your hike at the parking lot, where horses painted to look like zebras trot around the constant stream of tourists, or you can get a shuttle to a starting point much closer to the top. We recommend the shuttle unless you really want to work up a sweat. Even starting halfway up still leaves a challenging hike to reach the top. Bring your hiking shoes. The steps near the summit get pretty slippery.

Night Market

When the weekend night market is open, the central market area is a pure madness, with thousands of people out shopping and socializing. It’s a vibrant scene quite apart from the usual laid-back pace of Dalat. Even on weeknights, the area is rich with inviting smells from all the street food vendors. Try out some new snacks. You might just find a new favorite Vietnamese dish.

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Hang Nga Guest House – Crazy House

Crazy House is the brainchild of Vietnamese architect Đặng Việt Nga. After studying in Moscow and working in Hanoi, she moved to Dalat and built this strange cement structure based on the natural beauty she saw all around her in the central highlands. The structure is a mind boggling feat of architecture, and it’s actually a guest house with rooms you can stay overnight in.

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Cable Car to Truc Lam Pagoda

That’s right, you can take a cable car ride in Dalat. The best part is that when you get to the other side of the beautiful ravine, you’re at the Truc Lam Pagoda, a complex of buildings featuring traditional Asian architecture. And this is no display-only pagoda. There are monks going about their daily routines everywhere you look. When you’re finished, simply get the cable car back to where you started. It’s an easy excursion you can do in a couple of hours.

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Elephant Waterfalls

These falls are a bit of a drive out of the city, but definitely worth it. If you’re comfortable driving a motorbike, the winding roads and amazing views along the way make for one incredible drive, and the traffic is fairly tame. If you’d rather somebody else do the driving, there are plenty of tour guides around that would be more than happy to give you a lift. Not all tours are created equal, though. Do your research.

Note what you want to discover and keep it in your pocket. Da Lat awaits, are you ready? Are you looking for some great packages tour in Vietnam cities? Please contact us at: http://vietnamtypicaltours.com/

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