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.