You'll fall in love with Da Lat at very first sight by the peace as a breath, by names like the city of thousands of flowers, the land of love, the romantic city, etc.
With an altitude of 1500m above sea level and the cooling, pleasant weather, "the city of thousands of flowers" is the ideal resort for all tourists who want to relax after hard-working days.
The fascinating "no" of the beautiful city can be mentioned as no traffic lights system, no police at the traffic junctions, no cyclo carrying tourists, no air conditioning, no Lam Dong newspaper at the newsstands in Da Lat, etc. Da Lat promises to be a fanciful destination for your trip.
When to visit
You can come to Da Lat all year round because every season, the city shows up with its beauty that always attracts tourists.
If you want to see cherry blossoms blooming around Xuan Huong lake, from February to April when spring comes is the best time. The blue jacaranda branches on the streets at this time also begin to show off their charm.
In the sudden rain and sunlight of summer days, the beautiful scenery of Da Lat makes visitors astonished. The drizzling rains in August will increase the attractiveness of rushing waterfalls with white bubbles like Prenn, Pongour, or Dambri waterfall.
At the end of the year, from October to December is the season of wild sunflowers, mimosa flowers and many other colorful species such as sunflower, pink velvet, and reeds flowers, etc.
How to visit
There are direct flights from Hanoi, Da Nang or Ho Chi Minh city to Lien Khuong Airport (Da Lat) of Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air. Fares range from VND 900,000 to 1.6 million, and the flight time is from 50 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes.
NOTE: From Lien Khuong airport, you can catch the airport bus to the city center for VND 50,000, or take a taxi for about VND 300,000. The last stop in Da Lat city is Le Thi Hong Gam street, right at Da Lat market.
By passenger bus
Phuong Trang and Thanh Buoi bus lines have many lines of Saigon - Da Lat route. The fare ranges from VND 230,000/ticket. Vehicles run continuously, of which each trip lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Minh Tri Limousine is a fully imported VIP car line with 9 massage seats per one, providing both luxurious and comfortable space during the journey. Ticket price is VND 250,000/ticket.
Where to explore
Xuan Huong lake
It is the symbol of Da Lat tourism that is most beautiful at early morning and sunset. There are many games and activities for tourists such as water pedalo boat, motorboat or rubber boat on the lake.
It is the most romantic place when traveling to Da Lat, about 6km from the city center to the northeast. Tourists can climb on Vong Canh hill and see the whole scene of Love valley from here.
Lang Biang is 12 km from the central area to the north. At the foot of the hill, you can choose climbing or jeep riding. On both sides of the road to the top are pine and wildflowers. On the peak, tourists will see the enchanting scene, and they can also enjoy the grilled dishes here.
Tuyen Lam lake
The lake is located at the height of 1000 meters above sea level, 5km south of the center, on the Prenn Pass section. In here, you can rent a boat to an island.
Truc Lam Monastery
Located on Phung Hoang mountain, above Tuyen Lam lake, it is not only the largest monastery in Lam Dong but also a wonderful site of Da Lat tourism.
Prenn waterfall is located at the beginning of Prenn pass, on Highway 20 from Saigon to Da Lat, 10 km south of the center. Coming to Prenn waterfall, in addition to watching the spectacular waterfall and large pine hills, visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy special snakehead fish porridge from only VND 160,000-200,000 for 4 people.
Cau Dat tea hill
The tea hill attracts tourists with green tea fields and especially a wild sunflower in the last months of the year. Due to its height of 1,650m above sea level, the climate in the tea hill is very cooling.
Linh Quy Phap An pagoda
About 21km from Bao Loc city to the south, Linh Quy Phap An pagoda is located at Hill 45, Village 4, Loc Thanh, Bao Lam, Lam Dong. It is dubbed heaven with "heaven gates," where you can take a look at ample space and immerse yourself in the sky and mountains.