Dalat looks like a cross between Vietnam & the French Alps. Many of its hotels and houses were built in a French style during the French colonization. There are many places for tourists interested in architecture to visit, such as Dalat Railway Station, designed by French architects Moncet và Reveron, or Hang Nga guest house, a.k.a ‘Crazy house’ which is also an interesting place to lớn stay.

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Interestingly within the domestic travel market, Dalat tops the danh mục for Saigon vacationers to visit thanks to its difference from many other cities in Vietnam: the air is pure and perfect; the coffee is best in the country; there is no traffic light at intersection; no air conditioner needed, no hectic nightlife and entertainment activity. Whether for this same reason foreign visitors find the city appealing, Dalat is definitely woth a visit.

Climate & Best Time to Visit

Although the weather there is temperate, Dalat has two separate seasons in a year: rainy season (from April lớn late October) & dry season (from November to March).

It's best lớn visit this beautiful city in the dry season because Dalat’s atmosphere in the rainy season is a little moody with the dragging drizzle nd it also restricts you from certain outdoor activities. In the dry season, the average temperature of Dalat is at about 12-16 Celsius degree.

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In the spring time, nature lovers find a jog around Xuan Huong Lake a must. Sakura blossoms turn the lake surroundings pink và flowers are pretty much omnipresent anywhere you go.

The climate in Dalat is often called ‘Eternal Spring’ for its pleasantly warm climate during the day và refreshingly cool at night, down khổng lồ perhaps 10oC. Thanks to lớn its chất lượng weather pattern, Dalat is proudly the largest supplier of temperate produce and flowers for all over Vietnam.

Major Attractions

Xuan Huong Lake

This beautiful man-made lake covers an area of 0.25 sqm right in the thành phố center. Nothing is better than enjoying the fresh wind from the pine forest và be fascinated with the water whose màu sắc changes during the day.

Bao dẻo Palaces

Bao dai was the last king of the Nguyen dynasty. Fascinated by the extraordinary beauty of the highland city, the King had his retreat palaces built, which make perfect examples of the Indochina Architecture.

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Dalat Station

Dalat station was built in 1903 và completed in 1932 connecting Dalat with Thap Cham (which is now a part of Phan Rang province). The railway was badly damaged during the war but now it is xuất hiện for visit. This quality railway is a rack railway & the locomotive is so special that you can find this kind nowhere except for Dalat và Swiss. Although no longer in use for public transport, this station earns a National Cultural và Historical Heritage badge & a major attraction among youngsters.

Local Cafes

Most cafes in Dalat are designed with vintage, classical and Indochina style. Walking around where you stay, you can easily see a coffe that matches your mood. Drinking a hot cup of coffee, tea or chocolate in the chilly evening of Dalat, delving into some French music, watching the locals doing their normal work, you will soon fall in love with the city of eternal spring.

Where lớn stay

There are lots of hotels và homestays for you khổng lồ consider - the tìm kiếm can however be daunting. If you want to join in many activities and get access lớn certain attractions at ease, we recommend you find a centrally located accommodation.

Nonetheless it may be worth the experience lớn book a bungalow off the downtown area, which is nice và quiet with all the ambience of a resort city.

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If you travel in tourist seasons and Vietnamese national holidays, you should book your accommodations well in advance as looking for an available room is not a quite comfortable experience at these times.

How to get there

Flights connecting Dalat và other major cities of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Danang and Ho đưa ra Minh city are abundant. After getting off the plane, you can take a bus with only $2 per ticket to lớn get khổng lồ Dalat. The trip usually takes about 30 lớn 45 minutes to lớn the thành phố center.

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Alternatively, a road trip from Nha Trang or Ho chi Minh city may be the most rewarding, exposing lớn the very best of what Vietnam's diverse landscape has lớn offer. It takes around 2.5 hours to lớn get from Nha Trang, và 7 hours from Ho đưa ra Minh City, lớn get to Dalat. The highway road is curvy and sloppy so make sure you plan your trip well lớn avoid traveling at night.