How to avoid crowds in Da Lat during the April 30 holiday

Da Lat is often crowded in the evenings and at some points, so start your day early, go to strange places… to limit the crowd.

With two weeks left until the 30/4 holiday, many tourists have completed their travel plans and are just waiting for the departure date.  Da Lat is a favorite destination of many people because of its fresh and cool climate all year round, but it is also very crowded on holidays.  If you know how to balance, you still have a private experience, avoiding noise.  Here are some suggestions for you.  Photo: Huynh Nhi
With two more weeks to the 30/4 holiday, many tourists have completed their travel plans and are just waiting for the departure date. Da Lat is a favorite destination for many people because of its fresh and cool climate all year round and is also very crowded on holidays. However, if you know how to arrange it, you still have a private experience, avoiding noise.
Hunting clouds to welcome the dawn of the mountain town is the time when you can feel the
Dalat is often crowded in the evening, so you should start your day earlier than usual. You can get up early to hunt for clouds to catch the dawn. Popular cloud hunting spots are Thien Phuc Duc hill, and Da Phu hill… about 9 km from the city center. Cau Dat tea hill is also an attractive option. However, this place is quite far from the center, more than 25 km. The cloud hunt usually departs from 4am, you should get up early to prepare a warm scarf and hat to shield the morning dew when it’s still cold. Photo: Huong Chi
After hunting clouds, you can get up early to go to Da Lat market to drink coffee.  The coffee corner only sells for about an hour
Returning to the city, a cup of hot coffee, listening to the bustling sounds of the streets is the next suggestion. You can go to Mrs. Nam’s racket coffee, Ong Tuong’s coffee on Phan Boi Chau street, or Ms. Lan’s coffee right at Da Lat market. These shops all have small spaces, and low tables and chairs, allowing visitors to see the street and observe the daily activities of Da Lat people. Coffee price from 10,000 VND/cup. Photo: Truong Hoai Nam
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A warm and hot breakfast will be very suitable for the chilly early morning weather in Da Lat. The recommended place for you is the vermicelli noodle shop located in a small alley on Hoang Van Thu street, ward 4. This is a familiar place for locals to eat in a quiet space. The price of vermicelli noodles is quite soft from 25,000 VND/bowl with meatballs, blood, tomatoes, adding fragrant cilantro and broth. Diners who eat beef vermicelli or Quang noodles will be served with a large slice of pork belly full of soft cooked meat.
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After breakfast, prepare lunch, and drink, depart to the outskirts of the city to visit the Ankroet hydropower plant and have a picnic by the stream in Lat commune, Lac Duong district. The destination is about 18 km northwest of the city center, the road is cool through the green pine forest, the air is fresh, and there are many beautiful photo spots along the way. This is a place that is not too famous, and quite far away, so it is not crowded.
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The road down to Ankroet hydroelectric power station is 2 km long, is a small asphalt road that can only fit a car, winding between pine forests. Ankroet Hydroelectricity is quiet, hidden at the end of the road with the appearance of an old villa with intact and ancient architecture. This is Vietnam’s first hydroelectric power plant, built by the French in 1942 and inaugurated in 1946. The building has a harmonious architecture with nature, surrounded by trees and quiet space. .
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Leaving the hydroelectric power station, visitors come to Ankroet waterfall on the way back, 500 meters from the hydroelectric power station. The destination has spacious space, many flat rocky beaches and clear water, and four unspoiled pine forests. Choose a cool corner, breathe in the fresh air, feel the stillness of nature, hear the birds chirping, the pine rustling every time the wind blows, watch each small patch of sunshine through the foliage, soak your feet under the cool water and enjoy lunch, bringing an indescribable peace.
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In the early afternoon, you can go for a light coffee at An cafe located on Ba Thang Hai street. The shop is spacious with a quiet and cozy interior and exterior, decorative items close to nature such as wood, cobblestone, gravel… Each table has 4-5 pots of cute little green plants. for visitors to see. Guests like to sit outside with rocking chairs, watching the flow of people pass by. Drinks range from hot tea, coffee, juice, smoothies, yogurt, and matcha… priced from 30,000 VND.
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Before sunset, you can go to Tuyen Lam Lake to participate in outdoor activities such as SUP rowing, inflatable boating, and boating around the lake to enjoy the scenery… Tuyen Lam Lake is a place quite crowded with tourists. But most people play on the shore, sit in nearby cafes, and activities on the lake are quite sparse. Before going, you should book the service in advance, if you do not have experienced for the first time, you can rent a package tour of SUP rowing, an inflatable boat with a guide and equipment, rowing time about 2.5 hours for 400,000 copper. Illustration: Chau Yen Nhi
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Da Lat at night is as cold as 14 degrees Celsius, nothing is more wonderful than enjoying a hot pot of chicken hot pot with relatives and friends. Chicken hot pot with é leaves is full, sweet hot pot sauce from the chicken. A hot pot for 2 users including vermicelli, é leaves, a full pot and extra chicken, bamboo shoots, and mushrooms in a small bowl, is priced at 200,000 VND. In order to still eat well and avoid crowds, the ideal time to eat is before 6pm or after 8pm.