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Overview of da LatHistory & formation of da Lat cityTourism và people in da LatDa Lat is the ideal thành phố of Vietnam

Overview of domain authority Lat

Dalat or domain authority Lat is the capital đô thị of Lam Dong province, Vietnam. Domain authority Lat is the đô thị of Flowers and honeymooners with lovely French villas, the fresh air, the beautiful waterfalls & gorgeous lakes sits in a lush and green valley of postcard beauty. 


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Da Lat city from flycam


Geographic location of domain authority Lat

Da Lat sits approx. 1500 m (4921 ft) above sea level on the Lang Biang Plateau in the southern parts of the Central Highlands, and is surrounded by lovely mountains, according to lớn a local, carry lyrical names lượt thích Elephant’s Head & Lady’s Body. So, you do not be surprised when someone called domain authority Lat as The thành phố in the Forest.

The beautiful names of da Lat

Dalat’s specific sights are pine forest (forming the name: “City of thousands of pine trees”) with twisting roads và tree marigold, cherry blossom in the winter. The city’s temperate weather stands in contrast khổng lồ Vietnam’s otherwise tropical climate. Mist covering the valleys almost year-round leads to its name “City of eternal spring”, Spring is eternal và “unique season” in domain authority Lat.

It’s also called “Little Paris” (“Le Petit Paris” in French) due lớn its French architecture villas & its replica of the Eiffel Tower built by the Telephone Company that looks lượt thích it fell into a pool of red và white colour. And really, after driving through tea gardens, coffee và rubber plantations, one feels almost transplanted to Europe. Indeed, in the past when Dalat still had been under France, The French Officials want khổng lồ set up this thành phố as “Le Petit Paris” (A Little Paris), the ideal resort city, the meaningful education center for their life in Indochina, the place was far from their native land – remote France. So, Dalat was the capital of the Federation of Indochina during World War II.

Beside above names, Vietnamese also called domain authority Lat under many lovely names such as The đô thị of Love, The thành phố of Poetry, The Green City…


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Dalat Vietnam – Dalat central lake


History & formation of domain authority Lat city

In the late nineteenth century, a Swiss man with French nationality was Alexandre Yersin, at the request of the French authorities at that time, explored the Central Highlands và reached the Lang Biang plateau to lớn lead lớn the formation of the flower thành phố today.

The time that domain authority Lat thành phố was found

An important moment was at 3:30 pm on June 21, 1893, after a long expedition in the Southeast region; Dr. Yersin mix foot on the Lang Biang Plateau to change a wasteland. He created a major turning point in the history of Dalat, contributed lớn turn the land of Lach & Chill people until then still has no name on the maps into a famous thành phố recorded in the encyclopedia of many countries like today.

The origin of the name: Dalat

The name of Dalat has been random since the time of arising. It is said that the “French founders” chose for this beautiful đô thị a meaningful maxim lượt thích the European cities with Latin “DAT ALLIIS LAETITIUM ALLIIS TEMPERRIEM”, the first five letters combined và become the word “DALAT” means “giving this person the joy and giving the other the coolness”.

But according lớn many ethnographic researchers, the above hypothesis is not correct; Dalat’s name was originated from words domain authority Lach which is pronounced in the language of Lach people. This is one of the three tribes belonging to lớn the K’ho system that nội dung in the northern regions of Lam Dong province.

Particularly, Lach people live from the foot of Lang Biang Mountain to lớn Dalat city, occupying around Xuan Huong Lake area where a small stream flows. In the language of K’ho, domain authority or Dak means water, river or stream; Lach (Lat) is the name of the tribe of the ethnic K’ho. So domain authority Lach is the stream of Lach people.

Over the past 100 years, Dalat has many different interpretations & meanings. But today, we return lớn the original meaning of Dalat: the stream of Lach people, the homeland of Lach people, & Lach group is a thành viên of the great family of Vietnamese peoples.


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Dalat Vietnam – Xuan Huong Lake


Tourism và people in da Lat

Visitors to lớn Dalat can bởi both visiting and enjoying specialties including a variety of fruits: persimmon, plum, peach, and avocado; many unique ethnic dishes & souvenirs of Dalat region.

The land of natural richness

Da Lat has been calling as Vietnam’s “vegetable garden” due to lớn its year-round cool weather. Domain authority Lat supplies temperate agriculture products for all over Vietnam. Indeed, Dalat is renowned for its orchids, roses, vegetables, & fruits. There are nascent wine-making & flower-growing industries in the region of Asia (main flower consuming market is Singapore, Hongkong, Korea, Japan).

The land of beautiful flowers

The beauty of Dalat is also praised and attracted visitors by hundreds, thousands of unique flowers, orchids; varieties of flowers are produced separately on this land, và varieties of flowers were brought from many places such as: France, England, Netherlands, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, Italy… like roses, everlasting flowers, azaleas, scarlet sage flowers, camellia flower, carnation flowers, lily flower, cherry blossom, trắng narcissus….Every 2 years, The National Flower Festival hold in this đô thị with many participants over the world, detail at ➤ Dalat Flower Festival

Hotel in da Lat

The first hotel in Dalat was built in 1907, it is a wooden house named Ho hotel (Hotel du Lac). Today, coming khổng lồ Dalat, visitors will feel a very poetic, magnificent but discreetly architecture through a villa hidden in a leafy tree or brilliant because covered by a forest of flowers. There are now thousands of beautiful new hotels built to lớn serve the needs of tourism đô thị more and more. You can see all the hotels & resorts in Dalat at ➤ Dalat Accommodation

Dalat people

Dalat community is a very unique integration of the people from the North, Central and South regions. The province has more than trăng tròn ethnic groups; the largest are Viet people, then M’Nong, Ma, K’Ho…. People in the areas of Dalat and Di Linh plant vegetables and flowers offer for Southern provinces.

Dalat has a famous cultural identity in the Central Highlands lượt thích the legend. The gentle people live by farming, gardening, growing coffee, tea, raising livestock….

On village festivals & the family’s happy day, visitors will see the local people dance, sing, play music with unique instruments that sound like howling wind, flowing waterfall on rocky rapids. Beautiful nature has created Dalat people with the lovely, gentle, elegant and hospitable style.

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Dalat Vietnam – Dalat people


Three things not available in da Lat

This is the only & unique point of Dalat that no đô thị in Vietnam has.

No traffic light

No cyclo

No air conditioning

The best things of domain authority Lat

The chất lượng maple leaf forest

In one square meter have many the posing styles for selfie

Having many most beautiful homestays

The best baked girdle cake

The giant pumpkin garden

The biggest đô thị for flowers

Famous tourist attractions in da Lat

Due to the natural advantages of the climate as well as the great creativity of the people, Dalat has famous places that cannot be compared in any place in Vietnam. If you want to lớn see these beautiful places, you should book a room before coming khổng lồ avoid all rooms run out on holidays.


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Dalat Vietnam – Pongour Waterfall


Dalat is also famous for its lake, waterfalls và pine forests. The beautiful waterfalls in Dalat are Pongour waterfall, Elephant waterfall. & the gorgeous lakes in Dalat are Xuan Huong Lake, Tuyen Lam lake. These lakes are located right in the city, the name is poetic as the romantic lake scene, và each lake goes along with an ancient legend.

View all tourist attractions in Dalat at ➤ Dalat Tourist Attractions

The directions to domain authority Lat

Dalat has the domestic flights from: Ho bỏ ra Minh city, Hanoi city, da Nang city, Vinh city, Hue city, nhị Phong city. Và international flights from: bangkok city (Thailand), Vu Han (China).

In addition, the province is located on the national way 723: Nha Trang city (Khanh Hoa province) – Dalat thành phố (Lam Dong province), the national way 27: Phan Rang Thap Cham city (Ninh Thuan province) – Lam Dong – DakLak (Buon Ma Thuot city), the national way 28: Binh Thuan – Lam Dong (Di Linh) – Dak Nong.

Dalat đô thị is far 278 km from Bien Hoa thành phố (Dong Nai province), 1,481 km from Hanoi capital, 293 km from Ho đưa ra Minh City, and 140 km from Nha Trang thành phố (Khanh Hoa provine).

From Ho đưa ra Minh City, going by oto following khổng lồ national way trăng tròn is about 300 km to Dalat. The road will take visitors up gradually, gradually higher & when touching Dalat at Prenn waterfall, in front of visitors is the forest with a lot of pine trees (types of two leaves và three leaves). Going into Dalat city, visitors will discover a “museum” of waterfalls, beautiful lakes, flower valleys & grass hills.

From Phan Rang city via the national way 27 after crossing the historical sites of the ancient Champa & the dry fields all year round, we stand on Ngoan Muc mountain pass with a spectacular natural picture in front of the eyes.

From Nha Trang city via the national road 723.

From Mui Ne or Phan Thiet via the national way 28.

For details of direction và transport please view at ➤ Dalat Transport Information

Da Lat is the ideal city of Vietnam


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Dalat Vietnam – Dalat by night


Da Lat still is the summer retreat of the rich & powerful. The last emperor, Bao dai King shared the coolness of hot Vietnamese summers with concubines in his summer palace before he was permanently sent khổng lồ exile to lớn the French Riviera.

The majority of visitors are Vietnamese. It seems to lớn be the preferred place to lớn get married. Honeymooners spend their memorable day among the artificial carved nature around the man-made Paradise Lake (also called Tuyen Lam Lake), shooting photo album & paddling on somewhat kitschy swan boats on the picturesque lake.

As da Lat was the most lãng mạn place of Vietnam, great natural landscapes. Hence, almost singers of Vietnam & Overseas have highly preferred to lớn shoot their music videos or movies in domain authority Lat. In addition of charming nature và architecture, domain authority Lat has the grand variety of cultural life of Ethnic Minority People. Many cultural festivals of Ethnic Minority People were hold at the Ethnic Minority villages in outskirt of da Lat.

Introduction đoạn phim of da Lat City, Lam Dong, Vietnam

Video of Dalat travel information

Video of viewing Dalat city from the sky – by drone

Quote of a tourist used to visit Dalat Vietnam

You have only travelled a half of Vietnam Sceneries if you haven’t visited khổng lồ Dalat !

Maybe you lượt thích to read the full experiences with useful travel tips in Dalat at ➤ Dalat Travel Guide.