Da Lat is the capital City of Lam Dong Province, which is located on the Langbian Plateau in the Central Highlands Region of Vietnam. The city is located 1,500 m above sea level, has been a very popular tourism destination for such a long time. This place was founded in 1897 when Doctor Alexandre Yersin recommended that the area be developed as a resort town. After years of development, Da Lat is now truly a City of ideal resort for your vacations and holidays year round. Some people said that the name “Da Lat” is derived from a Latin phrase ‘Dat Aliis Laetitiam Aliis Temperiem’. This phrase means “It Gives Pleasure to Some, Freshness to Others” in English language.
Da Lat is attractive for its distinctive weather condition. The city’s weather is in contrast to Vietnam’s tropical climate. You can see that mist covers the valleys almost year-round, in combination with charming scenery of a mountainous area, which creates the very romantic view. That’s why Da Lat is the reputable spot for honeymoon tours throughout the country. The average temperature is 18°C – 25°C. It’s cool and comfortable for visitors from all over the world. There are two separate seasons in Da Lat. The rainy season is from May to October, and the dry season lasts from November to April. This year-round cool weather also makes it ideal for agriculture. Indeed, Da Lat is renowned for its orchids, roses, vegetables, and fruits. Da Lat supplies agriculture products for all over Vietnam, for example cabbage and cauliflower. The two famous flowers are hydrangea (Vietnamese: cẩm tú cầu) and golden everlasting (Vietnamese: hoa bất tử). Da Lat produces many types of jam a kind of fruit preserve made from strawberry, mulberry, sweet potato, and rose. The place is also well – known for its wine made from local grapes. Let’s take a trip to Da Lat to taste these wonderful specialties. Da Lat is the inhabitation place of fauna such as deer, roe, peacocks, pheasants, wild boar, black bear, wild cats, panthers, tigers, gaurs and elephants. It is ideal to have a sightseeing tour around this diversified town.
Da Lat – Valley Of Love
Another attraction of Da Lat is its architecture style which is dominated by the style of the French during colonial period. The French endowed the city with villas, boulevards and many other constructions such as Da Lat Railway Station, Trouville-Deauville Station, The Dominion of Mary Church (French: Domaine de Marie), Vietnamese National Military Academy, Hằng Nga guesthouse and Cam Ly Airport…Da Lat is therefore a great site for those who love architecture discovery and adventure as well. Da Lat is even known for the name “City of thousands of pine trees”. Da Lat’s specific sights are pine wood. There are numerous hill thickly covered with pine trees. These hills are favorite site to take wedding photos for many young couples. Da Lat is has the charming beauty of the surrounding countryside which is blessed with lakes, waterfalls, evergreen forests and gardens with tens of marvelous spots like Prenn Falls, Pongour Falls, the Valley of Love and Lang Biang mountain… Cam Ly Waterfall is a great scenery where is home to kinds of flowers like orchids, roses, lilies, and camellias. Da Lat is home to the man-made lakes namely Xuan Huong Lake, Tuyen Lam Lake, Lake of Sorrow or Lake of Sighs…
Da Lat Lake
Da Lat is also the must- go destination of culture tours. There are some ethnic minorities such as Ede, GiaRai,… living in this area. You are advised to visit Da Lat’s market to see women in traditional dress and special commodities sold in the market places. You can go to Thien Vien Truc Lam Monastery, which has a magnificent view over the dams and gardens below, is a peaceful place to relax and soak in the tranquility. Da Lat is also known as an area for scientific research in the fields of biotechnology and nuclear physics. Da Lat is best site for both relax vacations and study trips.