Da Lat Travel Guide, Holiday Tips

Da Lat Holiday Weather Today,

Date/time of update: May 13, 2021, 2:25 am, Timezone: GMT+7
Overcast Clouds

Temperature: 16.21°C
Feels like: 16.45°C
Min Temperature: 16.21°C
Max Temperature: 16.21°C
Atmospheric pressure: 1010hPa
Humidity: 98%
Visibility: 10000m
Wind speed: 0.43m/sec
Wind direction: 71degrees
Cloudiness: 91%
Sunrise: 2021-05-13 05:22:57
Sunset: 2021-05-13 06:02:20

Da Lat with the elevation of 1475m above sea level is perched on the Lang Biang Plateau, south of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The whole region was well hidden from the outside world until the late 19th century when it was discovered by by a Swiss French bacteriologist named Alexandre John Emile Yersin.

The Lang Biang Mountain, Dalat, Vietnam
The Lang Biang Mountain, Dalat, Vietnam

After the discovery of Da Lat, the French built the area into a hill station for officials of the colonial government to have holidays from the heat of Saigon. In fact, the French government in Indochina had a plan to built Da Lat into the capital city of French Indochina; the plan was not carried out because of successive political events which drove the French out of Indochina. Still, the French legacy left at Da Lat is the thousands of colonial-styled villas nestled in pine forests and waterfalls that easily take your breath away if you have a chance to travel through this romantic city.

Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat, Vietnam
Xuan Huong Lake, Da Lat, Vietnam

 

Dalat Vietnam
Dalat Vietnam

 

The Pongour Waterfall in Lam Dong - Vietnam
The Pongour Waterfall in Lam Dong - Vietnam

Nowadays Da Lat has been a popular tourist attraction and the leading agricultural center for organic products and flowers. People travel to Da Lat for the cool climate, scenic natural settings, amazing French colonial architecture. Below you can find a list of the tourist sites in and around Da Lat City.

1/ Xuan Huong Lake
The lake is located in the center of the city with rolling hills and French architecture all around. There are lakeside cafes and floating cafes that offer lovely relaxing moments.

2/ Da Lat Railways Station
The ancient Railways Station is located 1km east of the Xuan Huong Lake with French architecture resembling a locomotive.

3/ Da Lat Pedagogical College
The French architecture looks like a huge book located 1km northeast of the Xuan Huong Lake.

4/ Da Lat Market, Da Lat Night Market
Located in the city center, just on the southwest corner of Xuan Huong Lake. The site also hosts a lively night market where you can try different local dishes.

5/ Da Lat Golf Course
Stretching most of the westtern side of the Xuan Huong Lake. The golf course was built from the French’s times. From the hill, the views of the city are just amazing!

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