Top cities in Vietnam: Da Lat City

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.

Top things to do in Da Lat City

Da Lat

Must See Attractions

Da Lat is the central city of Lam Dong province, Viet Nam. With a height of 1500 meters above sea level, the weather in Da Lat is cool and an ideal retreat in the south of Viet Nam...

Must-see attractions in Da Lat City

Da Lat is the central city of Lam Dong province, Viet Nam. With a height of 1500 meters above sea level, the weather in Da Lat is cool and an ideal retreat in the south of Viet Nam. With its cool climate, beautiful landscapes, dreamy forest and waterfall pool along with year round blooming flowers. Let’s discover the most famous, romantic, and peaceful Da Lat attractions!

  • Langbiang Mountain
  • Linh Phuoc Pagoda
  • Pongour Waterfall
  • Dalat Clay Sculptures Tunnel
  • Sunflower field
  • ......
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Top must eat food in Da Lat

Must Eat Dishes

If beautiful and grandiose landscapes, fresh cool weather... are things attracting travelers come to Da Lat, its cuisine is the thing that keeps people reminding about this land of mist...

Must-eat dishes in Da Lat City

If beautiful and grandiose landscapes, fresh cool weather, friendliness and simple-heartedness of the locals are things attracting travelers come to Da Lat, its cuisine is the thing that keeps people reminding about this land of mist and desiring to be here one more time.

  • Banh mi xiu mai
  • Banh trang nuong
  • Xap xap
  • Banh can
  • Banh uot long ga
  • Sua dau nanh – Soybean milk
  • ......
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Transportation in Da Lat City

Lien Khuong Airport
From Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat City:
  • By air: Ho Chi Minh Tan Son Nhat Airport to Lien Khuong Airport, it’s about 30km south of Da Lat City Centre
    Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Da Lat City:
    Vietnam Airline: (028) 38 320 320 | Vietjet Air: 1900 1886 | Jetstar: 1900 1550
  • By bus: You can get Da Lat by bus at
    Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh District, HCM City
    Our recommendation: Thanh Buoi, Phuong Trang and Mai Linh.
    Mai Linh: (028) 39 39 39 39 | Phuong Trang: 1900 6067 | Thanh Buoi: 1900 6079
Get around Da Lat City:
Getting around Da Lat is reasonably convenient as the hill town is smaller than most cities in Vietnam.
You can get around by taxis, motorbike taxis or bicycles. Motorbike taxis hang out in every corner. There are many locations to hire a bike or bicycle, just down from the markets or ask your hotel. Taxis are also plentiful.

Mai Linh taxi: (0263) 38 38 38 38
Vina Gold taxi: (0263) 3 96 96 96
Lado taxi: (0263) 3 666 777

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