Best Things to Do and Top Places to Visit in Dalat City

What to Do and Best Places to Visit in Dalat City of Vietnam? Referring to the dreamy city of Da Lat, surely everyone admires the beauty of this city of thousands of flowers. With a cool climate all year round, beautiful scenery countless, Da Lat is always an ideal choice for domestic and foreign tourists.

Best Places to Visit in Dalat

In fact Dalat city is a beautiful destination in the highland. There are a lot of sightseeings to discover. Here are some suggestions to discover. It depends on the time visitors have in Dalat to get more exploration. Your Da Lat Tours should be visit all of the most beautiful spot as in the list of Best Things to Do below:

1. Datanla Waterfall - Click to See >>>:

Famous for the wild, poetic but intense beauty typical of the Central Highlands, Datanla waterfall is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Lam Dong province.

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This waterfall is located in the middle of Prenn Pass, about 5km south of Da Lat city center, with a large amount of water pouring from the rapids of 20m through many stone shelves, forming a very smooth and clear water stream. It is for this reason that this place is also called Suoi Tien, while the deep waterfall at the foot of the waterfall is called the Death Valley.

2. Crazy House in Dalat - Click to See >>>:

Crazy House is the work of architect Dang Viet Nga, started construction in 1990 on a campus of nearly 1,900 m2 on Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Da Lat. This work was originally named Hang Nga villa, later changed to Crazy House.

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With its unconventional architecture, Crazy House represents artistic freedom and seems to be created for tourists who want to experience something special and impressive. The great thing about it, Miyoshi says, is that every time you come, you'll discover something new. Crazy House will never be complete. It is like a living and ever-changing entity.

3. Bao Dai Summer Palace - Click to See >>>:

Bao Dai Summer Palace is probably one of the most typical and famous architectural works in Da Lat. Built by the French with typical French architectural style. Bao Dai Palace in Da Lat is one of the most popular tourist attractions. This is one of the destinations that many travel companies in Da Lat want to introduce to visitors.

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Bao Dai Palace Dalat is also known as Palace 3 in Dalat. This is the place to live and work. Of King Bao Dai, the last king of Vietnam's feudal dynasty. In addition, in the beautiful City of Thousands of Flowers, there are 2 other mansions. That is Palace 1 and Palace 2.

4. Linh Phuoc Pagoda - Click to See >>>:

Linh Phuoc Pagoda (Mosaic Pagoda or Chùa Ve Chai in Vietnamese) was started construction in 1949 and completed in 1951. In 1990, the pagoda was designed and rebuilt under the construction command of Venerable Thich Tam Vi - the Abbot of the past. Thursday - and the enthusiastic contribution of Buddhists from many provinces across the country.

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As a result, the campus of Linh Phuoc Pagoda is "filled" with top-notch architecture and works of art from thousand of broken Ceramic products and Glass Bottles, worth becoming one of the most visited places in Dalat city of Vietnam when traveling to dreamy Dalat.

5. Da Lat Clay Tunnel - Click to See >>>:

Da Lat Sculpture Tunnel is one of the famous places in Da Lat. Created with the most amazing architectural works in Dalat as well as in Vietnam. This is one of the famous tourist attractions attracting the most tourists in the city of thousands of flowers. Both at home and abroad. This tourist attraction is created with clay blocks.

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Dalat Clay Tunnel is a beautiful area and the moment you enter the premises you are greeted with beautiful natural scenery and clay sculptures of monkeys, elephants, snakes, turtles etc. Move further inside and you get to see huge clay shaped trains, churches, Bikes, Flowers etc. Such sculptures keeps enticing you till its end and leaves you in awe of what clay can do !

6. Tuyen Lam Lake - Click to See >>>:

From a wilderness valley at an altitude of over 1,000m above sea level, Tuyen Lam Lake has been transformed into an ideal resort of highland. The lake is located 5km from Dalat, nestled between the vast pine forest and the legendary purple stream.

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Dry season in this area lasts 6 months, not a raindrop, but the lake is full of water. The lake is blue all year round, rarely with big waves. The pine forests cover the mountains, the hills around it, stretching out to thousands of eyes. All make natural quiet, peaceful and poetic painting.

7. Cam Ly Waterfall - Click to See >>>:

Cam Ly Waterfall is a famous natural landscape in Dalat, located in Ward 5, only about 2 km from the center of Da Lat city, Lam Dong province of Vietnam Central Highland. This is one of the Best Waterfall in Dalat, that attracting many tourist coming every year. Right from the 1970s, the Waterfall has become a famous tourist destination, making many people fall in love with its enchanting beauty.

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Cam Ly waterfall is about 10m high, although not high, but the water flow is strong and not less gentle. This is the waterfall that goes into many poems and songs. Waterfalls are one of the indispensable symbols of the fog-like city of Ho Xuan Huong or Than Tho Lake. Sadly, Cam Ly waterfall is heavily polluted by waste from upstream. Many visitors witnessed extremely regret, hoping that one day to see the Cam Ly waterfall, as pure as ancient.

8. Truc Lam ZEN Motastery - Click to See >>>:

Truc Lam Buddhist Monastery in Dalat (Vietnamese: Thiền Viện Trúc Lâm Đà Lạt) is a Zen Monastery of the Truc Lam Yen Tu sect. The monastery is 5 km from the center of Da Lat city, located on Phung Hoang mountain, above Tuyen Lam Lake. This is not only the largest monastery in Lam Dong Province of Vietnam, but also a place to visit and worship many domestic and foreign tourists.

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Zen Monastery began to be built in 1993, completed in 1994, the design was drawn by architects Vu Xuan Hung and Tran Duc Loc and with the participation of the famous architect Ngo Viet Thu. The designer of the Independence Palace - now the Reunification Palace, Ho Chi Minh City) based on the design and planning ideas of Zen Master Thich Thanh Tu. The monastery is divided into 4 areas: the outer monastery area, the monk's retreat area, the abbot, the monk's inner monastery and the nun's inner monastery.

9. Prenn Waterfall - Click to See >>>:

The name Prenn is reminiscent of a period in the 15th and 17th centuries. From Ho Chi Minh City, follow the road 20 to Dalat through the Prenn Pass 10 km long. At the foot of the pass, go about 100m visitors will enjoy the softness and grace of a curtain light water from 10m high to a small valley, surrounded by flowers and pine trees.

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Especially with the cable car system, you can across the falls in the feeling of adventure, as if thinking into the realms of the fairy.

10. Elephant Waterfall - Click to See >>>:

Elephant waterfall in Da Lat has a height of more than 30m and a width of about 40m. This place conquers all visitors with its majestic and beautiful beauty.

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Elephant Waterfall is located about 25km southwest of Da Lat city center. Elephant waterfall is also known as Lieng Rowoa. This is one of the three largest waterfalls in Lam Dong. This place has a wild, majestic and beautiful beauty. This is a fascinating place to visit. Popular with many tourists in the suburbs of Da Lat city.

11. Dambri Waterfall - Click to See >>>:

Dambri waterfall is about 60m high. Rainy season, the upstream water rumbling to roaring, a few kilometers away hear the sound. Around the waterfall is a forest almost still retain intact beauty wild uncovered with an area of nearly 300ha with enough birds. Many ancient trees such as stars, vultures, so many original … to a few three arms embrace is also here.

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Dambri in K’Ho means waiting. Waterfalls associated with the beautiful legend of the iron son of the young man for his love. This is a large waterfall in Lam Dong, located in the context of primitive and majestic forest, the waterfall is located about 20km from Bao Loc City, about 100km from Da Lat city.

12. Pongour Waterfall - Click to See >>>:

Pongour waterfall in Duc Trong district, about 20km far from the district center and 50km far from the center of Da Lat city. On Highway 20 Dalat – Sai Gon, go to Trung village (on the Chai mountain side) turn right to go a long way of land 8 km you will reach the Pongour waterfall that locals call Bay Waterfall or Thien Thai.

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Every year, on the occasion of mid-January festivity (Lunar month), thousands of people come to the place to enjoy festivities and the atmosphere of spring. This is also an occasion for young boys and girls to date each other.

13. Xuan Huong Lake - Click to See >>>:

Xuan Huong Lake was originally a valley with streams flowing through Cam Ly, where gathering of Lach people early. In 1919, from the initiative of the public servant Cunhac, Labbé’s public servants took steps to prevent the stream from becoming a lake.

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In 1923, the contemporary authorities built a dam underneath which formed two lakes. But in March 1932, a major storm broke both dams. From 1934 – 1935, Engineer Tran Dang Khoa designed, built a large stone dam: it is the bridge today. The French name is Grand Lac (Great Lakes)

14. Da Lat Cathedral - Click to See >>>:

Dalat Main Cathedral (known as Da Lat Chicken church) is the largest Catholic church in Dalat. In addition to a church, religious works are also a famous tourist attractions of Dalat. Dalat Cathedral is the largest church of the whole Diocese of Dalat is also one of the first ancient architecture built by the French.

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The cathedral is located on Tran Phu Street, which is designed in the style of Roman Catholic churches in Europe, typical of the Roman school. The cross-shaped church (like cross) is 65m long, 14m wide, 47m high bell tower. At that height, from the bell tower, you can see the whole city. The church door leads to Langbiang Mountain.

15. Domaine de Marie Church - Click to See >>>:

Domaine de Marie Church, also known as the Dalat Vincent DePaul Church, is a famous church in Dalat. the church architecture is quite unique. The backyard is a beautiful and peaceful garden.

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Domaine de Marie Church is a complex of buildings consisting of a church building, two rows of monasteries behind is the residence of the women of Charity of Saint Vincent and more than 70 orphans were adopted here. The total area of the Dalat Domain church is 1 hectares, located on Ngo Quyen street, about 1km southwest of Da Lat city center.

16. Lang Biang Mountain - Click to See >>>:

Lang Biang Mountains is located on Lang Biang Plateau, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province. It’s only about 12km from Dalat centre and sometimes called Lam Vien Mountain as well.

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Since Lang Biang consists of the two highest peaks of Lam Vien Highland: Lang Biang (2,167m) and 2,287m high Bidoup Ban, which is often regarded as the roof of Dalat. The mountain is famous for its spectacular nature, as well as its marvelous view of the whole wide area of Dalat City, the forest, the rivers and houses of tribal people.

17. Dalat Train Station - Click to See >>>:

Da Lat Train Station was built in 1943 and although it is small, it offers you a great glimpse of how people would have traveled in the days of old. The traditional ticket windows are still here and there is also a delightful steam train on show.

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You can take the train, which is a wood burning locomotive, for around 5 kilometers up a mountain pass which ends in the idyllic village of Trai Mat Village. One thing to note however is that you need four passengers in order for the train to run so you may have to hang around if no one else shows up.

18. Dalat Cable Car - Click to See >>>:

Many tourist spots in Dalat provide Cable Car Services for Sightseeing Tours. Some of these include Cable Car in Prenn Waterfall, Datanla Waterfall. But the most famous Cable Car in Da Lat is at Robin Hill connecting to Truc Lam Pagoda (Truc Lam Zen Monastery - Thiền Viện Trúc Lam in Vietnamese).

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Da Lat cable car connects Dalat City and Truc Lam Zen Monastery with a length of more than 2200m, this is the only cable car in Dalat to experience the feeling of a panoramic view of hills and the city. Dalat from above. Da Lat cable car connects Dalat City and Truc Lam Zen Monastery with a length of more than 2200m, this is the only cable car in Dalat to experience the feeling of a panoramic view of hills and the city. Dalat from above.

19. Dalat Central Market - Click to See >>>:

The former market was built with wood in 1929 at the present Hoa Binh square. In 1937, a big fire destroyed the market totally. After that ambassador Lucien Auger planed a new market with bricks. The market could meet the commercial demand for 6,500 people and it was considered as the symbol for the highland city.

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In the front of the market, we can see the bas-relief of minority boys and girls and the Latin saying where (perhaps) the name of Dalat came from: Dat Alis Laetitiam Alis Temperiem, this means bringing happiness to this person and freshness to the other. In 1958, according to the plan of Mayor Tran Van Phuoc, the market was redesigned. It has two floors. In 1993, on the occasion of Dalat 100 years of foundation and development, Dalat market was upgraded and restored as the present market.

20. Da Lat Night Market - Click to See >>>:

Dalat Night Market and Walking Streets are a popular destinations for tourists in this city, as well as a distinctive cultural characteristic that draws thousands of visitors each year. The Night Market and Walking Streets are located in the heart of Da Lat's city center, just a five-minute walk from Xuan Huong Lake and within walking distance of most of the city's attractions. It actually stays right in the place of Central market. Which opens during the daytime, starting from 6.30 AM till in the evening, stalls are set up outside and the market continues as a Night Market opening time from 05:00 AM to 10:00 PM every day.

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Location of the Walking Street and Night Market in Dalat include Hoa Binh theater area (excluding Tung Nghia bus station), all Tang Bat Ho street, Truong Cong Dinh street, a part of 3-2 street, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street, a part of Nguyen Chi Thanh street and whole Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street.

21. Dalat Valley of Love - Click to See >>>:

The Valley of Love, also known as Thung Lung Tình Yêu in Vietnamese, had to get over many challenges in history in order to gain its name today. Since the French colonialism invaded Vietnam in 1858 and found a place to build a resort for French, the Valley of Love had become a place of interest where couples met and dated.

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In the 1930s, the French named the valley “Vallée d’Amour” (the Valley of Love). Under the feudal regime of King Bao Dai, it was called “the Peace Valley” due to the serene atmosphere there. Not until 1953 did the captivating valley be renamed “the Valley of Love” by Mr. Nguyen Vy – the Chairman of Da Lat Council at that time.

22. Lam Vien Square - Click to See >>>:

Lam Vien Square in Da Lat was built in 2009, it took 6 construction works to complete and put into operation in 2016. With a budget of up to 681 billion VND, this project is considered as one of the important key projects of Lam Dong province.

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With a central location and impressive buildings, Lam Vien Square is one of the most attractive destinations for tourists, especially young people, when they have the opportunity to visit Da Lat.

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