Alternately dubbed the City of Love and Le Petit Paris, Dalat has a distinctly French influence, from the strong cafe culture to the approximation of the Eiffel Tower perched over the main square. It is a town perfect for strolling, small and condensed with enough streets and scenery to keep your eyes occupied.

Local life in Dalat revolves around the central market, a hub of activity from the early morning rush all the way through dinner. Famous for its fresh produce, be sure to investigate some of Dalat’s signature crops.

Lush conditions echo throughout the area, resulting in a dizzying collection of manicured gardens, wild woods, sweeping plantations and hidden mountain retreats. Many attractions such as Datlana Waterfall are nestled into pine forests, within a day hike’s reach.

For the religiously minded, there is a selection of stunning pagodas to choose from and a few leftover French churches. Not ones to skimp on decoration, the French touch is evident, present also in the two towering palaces, Bao Dai Summer Palace and Dalat Palace. Classical reminders of the city’s initial status as a getaway for Vietnam’s upper crust, pay a visit to the glory of the past.

What to See in Da Lat

The Dalat Market

Dalat Market represents the very heart of Dalat City, a shopping opportunity right in the center. Local produce such as ...

Bao Dai Summer Palace

Bao Dai’s third palace is around two kilometers from the city center, built at a great vantage in a wooded ...

XQ Historical Village

Exploring the many hallways, courtyards and themed rooms of the XQ Historical Village brings an image of two resistant forces: ...

Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is the Disneyland of pagodas – in a good way. It crams so many gorgeous sights in ...

Datanla Waterfall

A little over 10 minutes from the city center, Datanla Waterfall is a nature amusement park of sorts, offering several ...

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Linh Phuoc Pagoda in Dalat

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is the Disneyland of pagodas – in a good way. It crams so many gorgeous sights in ...

Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is the Disneyland of pagodas – in a good way. It crams so many gorgeous sights in ...

The Dalat Market

Dalat Market represents the very heart of Dalat City, a shopping opportunity right in the center. Local produce such as ...

The Domaine de Marie

It is also known as the Cherry Church as it was formerly surrounded by cherry trees and home to 50 ...

The Cathedral

It is Vietnam’s Central Highlands most interesting and well-known Christian centre. Built in 1931 in the style of the Roman ...

Weasel Poop Coffee Farm

Mr. Loc is in the business of turning civet dung into profit, a man of the “weasel poop coffee” trade ...

Dalat Tofu Factory

The Tofu Factory, usually the first stop on the Easy Rider tour, is much less a factory than a 2-person ...

The Dalat Palace

The Dalat Palace was built between 1916 and 1922, although the architecture, concept and design were determined before the start ...

Dam at Golden Stream Lake (Dan Kia Lake)

If you’re riding out for a picnic at Golden Stream Lake (officially Dan Kia Lake), or just cruising along the ...

Crazy House in Dalat

Dalat City offers a variety of cool things to see, but the Crazy House, also known by the formal name ...

Bao Dai Summer Palace

Bao Dai’s third palace is around two kilometers from the city center, built at a great vantage in a wooded ...

The Railway Station

Built in 1943, the recently renovated Dalat Railway Station has a quaint art deco style, with Vietnamese architectural elements. The ...

Da Phuoc Temple

This stunning temple is one of the only that practices Cao Dai syncretism-combining different religious beliefs that would otherwise be ...

Dalat Night Market

Night markets are a popular shopping opportunity all over Asia, and that of Vietnam’s picturesque Dalat is no exception. Shop ...

XQ Historical Village

Exploring the many hallways, courtyards and themed rooms of the XQ Historical Village brings an image of two resistant forces: ...

Van Hanh Pagoda

Most famous for their 79 foot-high golden Buddha statue, Van Hanh's property is a great place to walk around during ...

Linh An Pagoda

Linh An Pagoda is located in Nam Ban hamlet around 30km southwest of Dalat. At first glance this pagoda seems ...

Truc Lam Pagoda

Truc Lam sits at the other end of Dalat’s cable car ride, and is best reached by parking your bike ...

Elephant Falls of Dalat

Among the spectacular sights in and around Dalat, Elephant Falls are one of the the most well known destinations, included ...

Lat Village

At the base of Mount Langbiang is the village of the Lat ethnic minority, a local hill tribe from whom ...

Cable Car at Robin Hill

For a city that takes property development at a snail’s pace, Dalat's prominent cable car Robin Hill to Truc Lam ...

Tea Plantations

Most tours of Dalat will take in a tea plantation, as one of Dalat’s staple products. Cau Dat, around 20km ...

Lang Biang Mountain

So named after a Romeo and Juliet-esque love story that ends in bittersweet death (like much of Dalat’s lore), Lang ...

Datanla Waterfall in Dalat

A little over 10 minutes from the city center, Datanla Waterfall is a nature amusement park of sorts, offering several ...

The Golden Valley

Fresh air, pine trees, brilliant flowers and murmuring brooks, the Golden Valley is a picturesque detour, 14km north of Dalat, ...

Tuyen Lam Lake

5km south of Dalat, Tuyen Lam Lake rates as the biggest lake in the area, covering 320 hectares. Because of ...

The Valley of Love

The Valley of Love sits around 6km north east of the city centre and encompasses Da Thien Lake. Gentle hills ...

Mong Mo Hill

Another themed garden, Mong Mo Hill mixes themes over a 12 hectare area. A large blue dragon spouts water into ...

The Flower Garden

Sittting at the end of Xuan Huong Lake, around 2km from the inner city it covers 11 hectares. With its ...

Silk Weaving

The silk weaving factory in Dalat is an interesting place to visit, to see the entire process, from cocoon to ...

Queen Nam Phuong Palace

You would assume that Dalat’s Queen’s Palace – officially named Nguyen Huu Hao (the queen’s father) Palace or Queen Nam ...

Datanla Waterfall

A little over 10 minutes from the city center, Datanla Waterfall is a nature amusement park of sorts, offering several ...

Dalat Biological Research Institute

The arcane, almost ominous Dalat Biological Research Institute – or as some like to call it, the Taxidermy Museum – ...

Lam Dong Museum

A large pink building a few kilometers from the city center, Dalat’s Lam Dong Museum is a hub of the ...

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