At the base of Mount Langbiang is the village of the Lat ethnic minority, a local hill tribe from whom Dalat takes part of its name. There are a few hamlets known as the Lat Village. The closest, 12km north of Dalat, have seen frequent visitation and retain little authenticity, although it is possible to visit a traditional house and hear local stories from an older Lat gentleman. 17km south of Dalat is Dinh An village, also Lat. You’ll know you’ve arrived when you spot the concrete chicken statue. Bear in mind this is a poor area and the people are trying their hardest to make ends meet.