Dalat. The city of Dalat (Da Lat), in the south central highlands of Vietnam. Known as the city of love, founded by Alexandre Yersin. Points of interest, places and monuments in Dalat


da Lat
The city of Dalat (Da Lat) we have in the South of Vietnam, halfway between Saigon and Nha Trang. Known as a Mecca for the pilgrimage of lovers, the preferred city of the Vietnamese for a romantic getaway, destination honeymoon par excellence and also the destination of the solter@s in search of love.

Dalat, the city of lovers of Vietnam

Dalat was founded in the 19th century by the French physician Alexandre Yersin, the city of Dalat was the favourite destination of the French colonists in Indochina era due to its milder climate. In its origins, Dalat possessed only a mountain resort and a mental sanatorium, now Dalat has a lot to offer to the traveller.

Tourist points of interest Dalat

Dalat Waterfalls

We have several waterfalls and cataracts in the vicinity of Dalat, the most famous, Datanla cataract.
More information on Da Lat Falls.

View Cam Ly waterfall, Da Lat

Xuan Huong Lake

The Lake of Dalat: beautiful lake crescent shaped located in the heart of Dalat.
information Xuan Huong Lake.

Lake Da Lat

Dalat Cathedral

Christian cathedral in honor of San Nicolas built by French settlers in 1942.
information Da Lat Cathedral.

Da Lat Cathedral

Grand Lycee Yersin

The University of Da Lat, known building of Grand Lycee Yersin and Dalat as Great Lyceum.
More information University of Da Lat.

University of Da Lat

The mountain Lang Biang

Nature Park 2167 meter high mountain named after the legend of lovers and Biang Lang.
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Lang Biang Mountains

Dalat Market

Hub of the busiest shopping and around Da Lat. Purchases are not confined within the market but abroad find hundreds of sellers and buyers. Very coveted spices in the area, plus avocado, artichoke and preserved fruit.

Da Lat Market
Da Lat Market
Da Lat Market

The Valley of Love

Located 5 kilometres north of Dalat, the Valley of love (Thung Lung Tinh Yeu) dating back to the year 1935, is the tourist favorite of married couples and the newly Dalat Vietnamese spot. In the middle of the Valley of the love of Dalat, we have a beautiful Lake to take a romantic stroll in boat.
Open daily until 5 pm, the ticket price is less than 1€.

The Valley of Love of Da Lat
The Valley of Love
Love Valley in Da Lat

Dalat Railway Station

Old railway station of the year 1936, whose art deco architecture is a replica of the station of trains of Normandy (France), is located in the street Nguyen Trai.

After the Vietnam war, this station is obsolete, since the train lines were destroyed by bombing. Converted into a Museum of the train, today we can enjoy a short walk of 17 kilometers in a Russian locomotive that will leave you in the nearby town of Trai Mat.

Train station of Da Lat
Train Station
Sign of the train station of Da Lat

Casa Loca (Crazy House) Hang Nga

Building designed by the architect Vietnamese Hang Nga inspired by the architecture of Gaudí. Repudiated and admired in equal parts, this place, popularly named crazy house, is a pension, Cafe and art gallery that tries to simulate the shape of a tree. Built entirely with wood, wire and cement, the interior doesn't disappoint, with forms that seem fungi, cobwebs, tunnels and ladders.

The House crazy Hang Nga, located on the street Huynh Thuc Khang nº3, open daily from 7:00 to 18:00 without interruption. The entrance fee is 10. 000VND (30 euro cents).

Art Gallery of Da Lat Crazy House
Crazy House
Nha Hang Da Lat Crazy House

The Dalat Flower Garden

Located in one corner of the Xuan Huong Lake (calle Phu Dong Thien Vuong), the Dalat flower garden has more than 300 species of different flowers. Open daily from 7:30 until 16:00. The entrance fee is 10. 000VND.

Flower Garden Da Lat
Flower Garden Da Lat
Flower garden entrance of Da Lat

Truc Lam Pagoda

Huge resort located in the mountains, very close to the Tuyen Lam Lake. The Truc Lam Pagoda was built in 1990, and although it lacks the old Buddhist touch, is a popular tourist spot. To reach the Truc Lam Pagoda it is better using the cable car of Dalat.

Truc Lam Pagoda
Truc Lam Pagoda
Teleferico of Da Lat

Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Peculiar Asian style pagoda built in 1952. The main building has a statue of Buddha sitting in lotus position 5 meters high. The dragon is the main reason for the decoration of the Linh Phuoc Pagoda. Situated 8 kilometers from Dalat, in Trai Mat (the last stop of the train leaving the station of Dalat).

Interior Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Bao Dai Palace

The Bao Dai Pacio is the summer residence of the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam ( see the Imperial Tombs of Hue). Located in the Trieu Viet Vuong Street art nouveau-style building.

Bao Dai Summer Palace
Bao Dai Palace
Bao Dai Palace

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