DA LAT travel experience 2022 from A-Z: Top 20+ newest must-visit places

Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong province, located on the Lam Vien plateau at an altitude of 1,500 m above sea level. About 300 km from Ho Chi Minh City and with a cool climate every year, Da Lat is an ideal resort, helping tourists escape the heat of the Southern region.

What season is beautiful in Da Lat?

Da Lat’s climate is cool all year round thanks to its geographical position in the highlands of the Central Highlands. From January to April is spring, so the mountain town is colorful with many flowers such as cherry apricot , white ban , purple phoenix …

May-September is the summer season and at the same time the peak of tourism when tourists everywhere go to escape the heat. However, this is the rainy season in Da Lat that makes people always have to carry a raincoat or umbrella.

From October to December, Dalat is in the dry and cold season. Visitors going on this occasion will have the opportunity to see wild sunflowers in full bloom, pink grass hills shimmering in the morning dew or the sight of clouds covering the mountains and hills in the suburbs.

Move

Most tourists in the North and North Central provinces choose a plane to go directly to Da Lat. South and South Central regions can go by plane or car.

Tickets Hanoi – Da Lat from 900,000 VND/way.

Tickets Da Nang – Da Lat from 1 million VND/way.

Tickets Ho Chi Minh City – Da Lat from 500,000 VND/way.

Tickets Can Tho – Da Lat from 1.1 million VND/way.

From Ho Chi Minh City, the most economical way to travel is a night bus that will arrive in Da Lat early in the morning. The price of a sleeper bus ticket for one person is from 270,000 VND/way.

In Da Lat, visitors rent motorbikes, cars, taxis or use ride-hailing apps to move between attractions. Motorbike rental price from 120,000 VND/day. Self-drive car rental price from 700,000 VND/day.

Stay

Depending on your budget and preferences, visitors can choose from motels, homestays to hotels, resorts, and luxury villas. Guests who like to shop and eat in the city should choose to stay near the center, but for nature lovers to avoid the hustle and bustle, book a room in the suburbs.

Luxury camping (glamping) is also a new trend of tourists’ stay when coming to Da Lat. This form is suitable for young people, small families who go on weekends and holidays to both want to be close to nature and have basic amenities. Some must-see spots such as Twin Beans Farm, CampArt #Mother Jen, Dalat Camp…

Sight seeing

Destinations of history, architecture, religion

Da Lat was formed in 1893, the time when French doctor Alexandre Yersin first set foot on Lam Vien plateau. From the mid-1910s, the French came to Da Lat and built this place not only into a resort paradise but also a beautiful city with villas, offices, schools, hotels…

Many works of that time have become attractive attractions for tourists such as Da Lat Railway Station with the tourist train route Da Lat – Trai Mat , Central Highlands Biological Institute (Highland Biological Museum), Tea Museum in Cau Dat , Da Lat Pedagogical College, Da Lat Cathedral, Domaine de Marie Church…

The system of Palaces I, II, II of the reign of King Bao Dai, the Palace of the Province Chief , the Villa Tran Le Xuan, the Palace of Nguyen Huu Hao … are also attractive destinations for history and ancient architecture lovers. In addition, visitors can visit more unique architectures such as Hang Nga Villa, Linh Phuoc “bottle” pagoda, Linh Quy Phap An pagoda, or Lumiere Light Garden.

Nature destination

Da Lat has many natural destinations to explore in a day or 1-2 days such as Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park , Tuyen Lam Lake, Datanla Waterfall, Prenn, Elephant, Pongour, Suoi Vang Lake…

For those who love to hunt clouds, dew, sunset and overnight camping in the mountains, Da Phu hill, Thien Phuc Duc hill, Trac hill, Cau Dat tea hill, Hon Bo peak… are the most suitable.

Visitors with small children interested in discovering animals can visit Zoodoo Zoo, Dog Farm, Chika Farm…

In addition, the city flower garden, hydrangea garden in Trai Mat, lavender garden in Tuyen Lam lake, Van Thanh flower village… are also check-in points not to be missed in Da Lat.

Cloud hunting in Da Phu hill. Photo: Huong Chi

Eating

Wet cake with chicken intestines is a dish with a sour taste because it is served with chicken salad, unlike the usual wet cake eaten with rolls. When eating, diners will feel the fragrant wet cake, chicken, and chicken intestines mixed in the taste of sweet and sour fish sauce with a strong taste from herbs.

Banh mi shumai is a must-try for breakfast. The dish consists of hot bread served with round shumai balls and a cup of broth with a little bit of fat, green onions and spicy satay.

Banh Can was imported into Da Lat from other regions, processing is not too sophisticated. The cake is molded with rice flour, but becomes special and leaves an impression on diners when the cake is filled with various flavors.

Baked rice paper made from rice paper with chicken eggs, cheese, liver pate, dried beef, and mayonnaise on top. Hot and fragrant charcoal briquettes. In just a few minutes, there is a plate of sliced ​​cake served with chili sauce.

Chicken leaf é hotpot is also an imported dish, but it is difficult for any visitor to miss. Delicious tender chicken, sweet mushrooms, crispy bamboo shoots and the light taste of é leaves make diners unforgettable, especially when enjoying the cold weather.

In addition to the above typical dishes, coming to Da Lat, tourists walking around the market and downtown will find snacks such as crab soup, sticky rice, butter cream, bean milk various kinds of vermicelli, beef, grilled meat. bamboo tube, snail stuffed with meat, grilled spring rolls…

Coffee lovers will realize that Da Lat is also the paradise of this drink. Not only making delicious coffee, the restaurants here also have an attractive space with many unique styles. Guests can enjoy coffee hidden in the forest , Japanese style , check-in with mirror …