Beautiful mountain town with a ski resort feel. Very clean compared to many places I've been in Vietnam, and despite a strong tourist vibe there was plenty of authenticity to be found.
I'd strongly recommend doing an Easy Riders (or one of their competitor's) ride. It's a great way to get out into the countryside and see all the beautiful waterfalls (Pangour Falls is hands-down the best one out there!) and farms. I enjoyed Thac Pangour so much I even rented a bike to drive back to it with some new friends from the hostel. The flower garden next to the lake is tremendous, well worth a day of reading and enjoying the different areas of the gardens. Don't miss the rose garden up top to your right when you enter! The night market is a blast to hang out around, although make sure you're ready to haggle for anything that catches your eye! If you pay about half of what they originally ask you aren't doing too badly, if you get it to 1/3rd you're a bonafide haggling guru! Definitely check out the Crazy House and 100 Roofs Bar if you're into fantastical architecture. Also, strikingly, the best coffee I had in 11 days spent here was at the tiny little Crazy House cafe! Both places are spots where you're going to want to keep a close eye on the kids! Relaxed building standards means awesome art, but precarious situations for those with less motor control. Generally the cool air is a welcome change from most of the warm/hot country of Vietnam. However, make sure you're ready for it to get downright cold in the winter! Luckily plenty of vendors are on hand to sell you jackets, toques, caps, mittens, etc. It's a excellent city to walk! We walked from the city center to the Truc Lam pagoda, then took the cable cars back. An excellent afternoon of travel. Overall, I'd strongly recommend this gem of a town.
Dalat is on a highland cover by huge forest and mountain. As a result it is cool and fresh all the time in year.
It has a rich sight seeing with a lot of waterfalls, old churches and temples. For those who enjoy staying outside you can go trekking through the mountain. You can also rent a double bicycle to do a tour around the city and the Xuan Huong Lake. Recommending for couple as well as those who want to chill down from all the heat around Vietnam. Best visited time is in dry season so you can do much more outside as it will be the main activities you will do once you visited here.
Dalat is a very popular tourist destination for many southern Vietnamese people, and it's easy to understand why.
The air is cool and clean, and the city is genial in appearance. Like all cities in Vietnam, however, the people who you find in Dalat are not to be trusted; many are rude, and many are very dedicated to scamming tourists. So long as you keep this in mind, your stay in Dalat will be pleasant and refreshing.
While the city itself is a bit quiet, there's quite a lot to see and do around the city e.g. plantations, waterfalls, hiking up Lang Biang.
Dalat is also one of the cheapest place around the region for canyoning.
Dalat is friendly and a refreshing environment. There are many activities for the older and younger tourists - bike rides, coach, private car for countryside viewing.
Or trip for hang gliding.
The most attractive part about Dalat is the air. Nothing much to do there. So its good if you just want to relax.
Golf Club is excellent. Other than that, really nothing much in Dalat.
Dalat is a nice mountain resort town. the main difference with other towns n Vietnam is the cool climate.
most attraction are reachable within walking distance and sight seeing maximum 15 minutes by car.
Da Lat is a nice little city in the central highland of Vietnam which is cool all year round. June is the hottest month but the temperature never goes up to 30oC.
It's quite cool in early morning and evening. You don't need AC to sleep at night. We took a Futa bus from Nha Trang to Da Lat (just more than 3 hours), the winding road was amazingly beautiful. We did two tours while in Da Lat but extremely enjoyed the tour to Langbiang mountain (a jeep will take you to the top and back to the car park) and Cu Lan village (where you can experience US-styled jeep to cross rough terrain, really worth doing but not suitable for small children). If you want to enjoy fresh veggie and beautiful nature without getting much sweaty, Da Lat is definitely for you.
Dalat is one of the nicest cities in Vietnam blessed with a fantastic weather all year round. The views are superb, the downside is that still there are places quite dirty such as the lake.
Just a cool French city located in the beautiful mountains of Vietnam. Lots of the French impressions and architecture still left.
Very clean and very friendly. The scenery to Da Lat is unbelievable coming to/from Nha Trang. Very winding and mountainous. Make sure to take a private tour or van that will stop if you want pics. We were on a bus and had to take pics from the windows. Overall, the city is rather cool weather wise being nestled in the mountains. Actually kind of a romantic place. They have a big market as well but I was unfortunately not able to go visit.
Generally, we found that the people in Dalat are less open to foreigners compared to those in Nha Trang and Mui Ne.
They seem to cater more to local tourists rather than foreigners. A lot of the taxi drivers and business owners could not speak English, so it may be good to be patient rather than being frustrated by the experience. One good place to visit is the Elephant Waterfall, which is situated away from the city. It takes more than 30 minutes to get there. While it is lesser known that the Datanla Waterfall, the sight was great and the experience is recommended.
It's been 7 years to make decision to go back. But my children are happy, my wife & I have lots of love pictures with nature, waterfall.
APPRECIATE THE NATURE... DALAT IS CLEAN N WEATHER MAKES THE DIFFERENT! ITS REALLY NICE PLACE TO VISIT N DO LOTS OF REFLECTION N BONDING WITH FAMILY! PEOPLE OF DALAT IS SO WARM N FRIENDLY , AND FEEL SAFE WALKING AROUND.
One of the nicer cities in Vietnam with nice weather compare to other areas. Nice cool temperatue almost all year round.
A lot of sight seeing to do, and good local area food to be eaten.
I like the nice fresh air of Dalat, Can get a little cold at night in December/January. Since Dalat is in the highlands, sightseeing and nature was wonderful.
Wasn't much shopping to do but they do have a nice variety of fresh fruits. Visited parks and gardens while I was there and it was really nice.
The town itself isn't really worth seeing. It's the many sights outside of town like waterfalls, silk production, forests that make it interesting, but also ads to expenses, since the tours are not cheap.
the most interesting to stay in dalat is because of the nice weather. You should go to dalat from Nov to March in the year as it is not the raining season.
get out and see lakes, forests, and waterfalls. Drink coffee and try to find some of the vegetarian food around town.
Theres a lot of good produce around. enjoy the flowers too.
I love Dalat's street foods. My favorite is grilled oysters with nuts and spring onions. You can find these in food stalls along the Dalat Market.
Coffee is really good, too.
People are friendly and easy to move around either by walking, by taxi, easy rider or tours arranged by hotels.
Visit the countryside if you love nature, places like cricket farm, coffee plantations, flowers and vegetable farms, Linh Phuoc Pagoda and many more.
Cool weather, beautiful gardens, lovely waterfalls. Very strong coffee, and we love the L'angdefarm buffet of gelato, coffee, tea and dried fruits
a bit far from HCM but worth the travel. Dalat is on highlands and very cold ideal if travelling with kids as they dont need to walk under heat of the sun and can enjoy sight seeing and activities :)
Dalat is a small town for visitors to go there and just relax. There are some places worth visiting such as the Cremaillere Railway Station, Valley of Love and etc.
But not worth staying more than 2 days unless you really want to relax and chill in a cooling part of Southern Vietnam.
Really beautify Disneyfied city set in the central highlands of Vietnam. It is surrounded by lush green pine trees and includes a large lake with vintage swan paddle boats.
The city is dotted with French Villas that were used to be the French colonialists' holiday homes. Very romantic city and known as Le Petit Paris. Although it may border on the cheesy side, this is truly a romantic and gorgeous city. You can get some great fresh air compared to the hustle and bustle of Saigon. Would definitely recommend doing the 'Secret Tour' run by the Pink Hilla Hotel over an Easy Rider tour.
Lovely area, bright sunny days and cool evenings, no need for AC and could snuggle under the comforter.
Lots of people offering lots of tours, but be adventurous, take the public bus to elephant falls, and meet some real people
only stay for 2 night is totally enough... nothing exceprt for fresh air... compared to other places in vietnam .
.this city is fresh.. but not too much fresh... cause lots of autobikes
The Central Highlands is a pleasant break from the 90F + temperatures of SaiGon. Comfortable days (60F) and nights (50F), although you will typically want a light coat for evening strolls of the night markets.
We found a really nice little restaurant near our hotel (Tulip 2 Hotel) called Nam Son. The food was freshly prepared, and served steaming hot from the kitchen. IF you are into gardening, don't miss coming here. There are over 250 acres of farmland under poly greenhouses. This area produces the greatest amount of vegetables, flowers, coffee and tea in the Vietnam area.
good place to stay around with 2000 villas unique design, flowers, foods, weather so nice, coffee so good, I love it.
The route between Dalat and Nha Trang is fantastic (it takes about 5 hours by bus)!!!! Dalat is decorated with beautiful flowers and pretty buildings.
Overall very romantic city!! but it is cold during rainy time. Explore for hidden cafe on hills!