6 places to see cherry blossoms in Da Lat at the beginning of the year


Early spring is also the season when Da Lat’s apricot cherries bloom and the cherry blossom trees in Cau Dat Tea Hill begin to have many blooming trees.

Around the beginning of January every year, the streets of Da Lat are covered with the characteristic light pink color of cherry apricot, in the cold of 14-16 degrees Celsius. In the city center, cherry apricot trees are grown on Tran Hung Dao and Tran Hung Dao streets. Hung Vuong, Co Giang, Pho Duc Chinh, Nam Ho. In suburban areas, cherry blossoms are grown in Cau Dat area, Langbiang hillside, Tuyen Lam lake. In about 1-2 weeks, cherry blossoms in the mountain town will be in full bloom. Cherry blossoms have five petals. The tree blooms best when it has no leaves and is pink from branch to tip.

Cau Dat tea hill

This is the first place in Da Lat where cherry blossoms are blooming in the first days of 2024. Mr. Pham Kim Nhan, a photographer in Da Lat, said many flower trees have bloomed but have not yet reached full bloom. flower forest. In about 1-2 weeks, the plant will be at its most beautiful and even flowering stage.

To get here, from the city center, visitors go straight along Tran Hung Dao – Hung Vuong street and see the sign leading to Trai Mat. In this direction, visitors can ask any roadside people to get to the tea hill.

Cherry blossoms blooming at Cau Dat tea hill, photo taken on the morning of January 3.  Photo: Pham Kim Nhan
Cherry blossoms blooming at Cau Dat tea hill, photo taken on the morning of January 3. Photo: Pham Kim Nhan

In addition to the tea hills, the road from Trai Mat to Cau Dat also has many cherry blossom trees. This area is located about 10 km from Da Lat city. On both sides of the road from the city center to Trai Mat, there are also many cherry apricot trees planted, which when in full bloom attract tourists to check in.

Mong Dao Nguyen

All over the hillsides in Langbiang, Lac Duong district, about 15 km from Da Lat city, there are cherry blossom forests blooming to welcome spring. This area is also known as Mong Dao Nguyen. Last year, cherry blossoms in Mong Dao Nguyen bloomed around mid-January. Currently, this flower hill is still waiting to bloom. Some local people say this is the most beautiful area to see cherry blossoms every spring, where the flower forest interspersed with the pine forest creates an extremely impressive natural picture.

Cherry blossoms in Mong Dao Nguyen, photo taken in January 2022.  Photo: nhat_ling_
Cherry blossoms in Mong Dao Nguyen, photo taken in January 2022. Photo: nhat_ling_

The road to this peach forest is considered difficult to travel. From the city towards Lang Biang, visitors take Dankia street and then cross Lang Biang street to see the flower forest on the right. The road up is quite bad. If you are a steady driver, you can travel on your own by motorbike. Many people choose the jeep service for 100,000 VND round trip.

Doc Da Quy

This is one of the most poetic slopes in the cherry blossom season, located in Xuan Tho – Trai Mat, also on Hung Vuong street, going straight to Highway 20 towards Trai Mat. If in the past Da Quy slope was a stop for photographers coming to Da Lat in the spring, in recent years this place has attracted many young people and flower lovers to admire it. Many couples also choose wedding photography locations because of the many romantic corners and flowers blooming on both sides of the road.

Tuyen Lam Lake

About 7 km from the city, Tuyen Lam Lake is also a check-in and cherry blossom viewing spot that cannot be missed. Visitors going to the Sculpture Tunnel and crossing the iron bridge will see large clusters of cherry blossoms. Since 2009, Tuyen Lam Lake tourist area has had 25 hectares invested in growing cherry blossoms, not to mention many businesses also participating in planting to create landscapes to attract tourists. Cherry blossoms usually bloom from January to the end of February and then gradually fade. Depending on the weather, cherry blossoms bloom on different occasions each year.

Cherry blossoms blooming next to Tuyen Lam Lake, photo taken in February 2022.  Photo: Le Dang Khoa
Cherry blossoms blooming next to Tuyen Lam Lake, photo taken in February 2022. Photo: Le Dang Khoa

Hung Vuong Street – Tran Hung Dao

Hung Vuong – Tran Hung Dao (especially along the Cadasa villa row) is a central route, about 4 km from Da Lat market, attracting many visitors every year to check in during the cherry blossom season. Currently, cherry blossoms in the inner city of Da Lat have not yet bloomed but are scattered along the trees. From mid to late January, the flowers will be more brilliant. Because it is located on the road, visitors should pay attention to parking their cars neatly along the road or sidewalk, so that taking photos does not obstruct traffic.

Along Xuan Huong Lake

The place where tourists can easily see cherry blossoms is the area around Xuan Huong Lake, located in the city center, near Lam Vien square and Da Lat market. Similar to many cherry apricot growing spots in the inner city, visitors have to wait about 1-2 weeks to see the flowers in full bloom.