Vietnam’s original resort town, Da Lat was built as a vacation getaway by French colonists and is still a popular attraction for local and international vacationers. The city is accessible by bus from Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City, making it an easy weekend getaway destination for locals as well.
Not surprisingly, the city’s architecture reflects its history as a French colony. It is reminiscent of Paris and the cool climate and fresh air of the mountains make it a favorite with domestic vacationers.
Popular pastimes in Da Lat include cycling, motorbike tours, and hiking up Mount Langbiang. The hike takes travelers through lush mountain scenery, the journey to the summit taking a few hours. Rich in interesting topography, Da Lat's surroundings include the popular Xuan Huong Lake
, the Valley of Love, and Lake of Sorrow, all of which are among the city's most-visited landmarks. Tuyen Lam Lake
and the Pongour waterfalls are also popular destinations for sightseers.
Because it is a popular tourist destination, accommodations in Da Lat cover the spectrum of properties from luxury five-star resorts to guesthouses. A steady stream of domestic and international tourists also ensures a wide range of restaurants, cafes, and an active nightlife.
The majority of visitors to Da Lat arrive by bus from the neighboring big cities, but the city is also served by Lien Khuong International Airport
and hotels near the airport are convenient options for travelers.
Find out where the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Da Lat are located by exploring the interactive map on this page.