Da Lat or Dalat is the capital of Lam Dong Province in Vietnam. The city is located 1,500m (4,900 ft) above sea level on the Langbian Plateau in the southern parts of the Central Highlands region.
Da Lat – The name derives from the acronym of the Latin phrase ‘Dat Aliis Laetitiam Aliis Temperiem’ (“It Gives Pleasure to Some, Freshness to Others”), which the French colonial government used in their official emblem of Đà Lạt. In reality, the name Da Lat derived from the language of the local ethnic group Lạt and its original meaning is “Stream of the Lạt”, and the acronym above is in fact a backcronym.
A temperate climate and fertile soil have earned Da Lat the moniker “city of eternal spring” and it is one where the flowers bloom, birds sing and the air is clear, fresh and redolent of pine. Due to its favorable weather, Dalat is a supplier of temperate produce for all over Vietnam, for example, cabbage and cauliflower. Also, it has a nickname ‘City of Flowers’. Its flower industry is highly developed and famous for two typical flowers: hydrangea and golden everlasting …
In recent years, Da Lat has been known as the city of Flower Festival. Since it was organized for the first time in 2005, the biennial festival has attracted a large number of tourists.
Da Lat’s cooler temperature is good explanation for why it has become the wedding and honeymoon capital of Vietnam. Vietnamese couples flock to the city for romantic getaways and what better way to stay warm then to cuddle with your sweetheart. You’ll see pairs strolling holding hands and canoodling beside the lake. If you’re a solo traveller, you’ll feel a little out of place in the Valley of Love.
THINGS TO DO IN DA LAT CITY
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Dalat Clay Sculptures Tunnel
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Banh mi xiu mai
Banh trang nuong
Banh uot long ga
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HOW TO GET DA LAT CITY FROM HO CHI MINH CITY
You can get from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat by several forms of transport – by direct plane, bus or taxi (private transfer).
Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat:
Vietnam Airline: (028) 38 320 320
Vietjet Air: 1900 1886
Jetstar: 1900 1550
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Da Lat
You can get Da Lat by bus at Mien Dong Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh.
Add: 292 Dinh Bo Linh Str., Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tips: You can use Mai Linh or Phuong Trang service
Mai Linh bus: (028) 39 39 39 39
Phuong Trang bus: 1900 6067
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