Alternately dubbed the City of Love and Le Petit Paris, Dalat has a distinctly French influence, from the strong cafe culture to the approximation of the Eiffel Tower perched over the main square. It is a town perfect for strolling, small and condensed with enough streets and scenery to keep your eyes occupied.

Local life in Dalat revolves around the central market, a hub of activity from the early morning rush all the way through dinner. Famous for its fresh produce, be sure to investigate some of Dalat’s signature crops.

Lush conditions echo throughout the area, resulting in a dizzying collection of manicured gardens, wild woods, sweeping plantations and hidden mountain retreats. Many attractions such as Datlana Waterfall are nestled into pine forests, within a day hike’s reach.

For the religiously minded, there is a selection of stunning pagodas to choose from and a few leftover French churches. Not ones to skimp on decoration, the French touch is evident, present also in the two towering palaces, Bao Dai Summer Palace and Dalat Palace. Classical reminders of the city’s initial status as a getaway for Vietnam’s upper crust, pay a visit to the glory of the past.

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Cable Car at Robin Hill

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Elephant Falls of Dalat

Among the spectacular sights in and around Dalat, Elephant Falls are one of the the most well known destinations, included ...

Lang Biang Mountain

So named after a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story that ends in bittersweet death (like much of Dalat’s lore), Lang ...

Datanla Waterfall

A little over 10 minutes from the city center, Datanla Waterfall is a nature amusement park of sorts, offering several ...

Mong Mo Hill

Another themed garden, Mong Mo Hill mixes themes over a 12 hectare area. A large blue dragon spouts water into ...

Tuyen Lam Lake

5km south of Dalat, Tuyen Lam Lake rates as the biggest lake in the area, covering 320 hectares. Because of ...

The Golden Valley

Fresh air, pine trees, brilliant flowers and murmuring brooks, the Golden Valley is a picturesque detour, 14km north of Dalat, ...

The Valley of Love

The Valley of Love sits around 6km north east of the city centre and encompasses Da Thien Lake. Gentle hills ...

Datanla Waterfall in Dalat

A little over 10 minutes from the city center, Datanla Waterfall is a nature amusement park of sorts, offering several ...

Lat Village

At the base of Mount Langbiang is the village of the Lat ethnic minority, a local hill tribe from whom ...

Tea Plantations

Most tours of Dalat will take in a tea plantation, as one of Dalat’s staple products. Cau Dat, around 20km ...

The Flower Garden

Sittting at the end of Xuan Huong Lake, around 2km from the inner city it covers 11 hectares. With its ...

Silk Weaving

The silk weaving factory in Dalat is an interesting place to visit, to see the entire process, from cocoon to ...

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