Things to do in Dalat – Travel guide

Known as a flower city in Vietnam – the most beautiful city in Vietnam, Dalat is always a tourist attraction alluring travelers from all over the world. Not only does it have a good reputation for numerous flowers, but it also impresses anyone by its imposing waterfalls and spacious pine hills. So, why don’t you take your holidays to such a wonderland to enjoy the fresh and flower-rich space as well as the phenomenal dishes of the local area? Particularly, make a memorable trip with family members and friends before being up to your ears in work. Chungxe would be happy to provide you with a comprehensive travel guide for things to do in Dalat- the city of thousand flowers to have a mess-free holiday there.

  1. Dalat weather

Dalat is considered as a Europe land in Vietnam because of its chronic low temperature. No matter what the season is, the average temperature is around 20 0C. Therefore, it is vital for anyone who hasn’t got used to cold weather must bring their warm clothes when traveling to Dalat. With such the most special weather, the beauty of Dalat can easily be seen at any season and any destination.

With the original dream-like sceneries which mesmerizing anyone passes by, you can contemplate its beauty in any seasons.

  1. The must-go destinations

Lang Biang

The grandiose and pristine landscapes of Lang Biang

Based on the grandiose and pristine landscapes, Lang Biang was recognised as a National Heritage Site last 10 years. Located 12 km in the north of Dalat centre, travelers will land at the 971-hectare primitive forest of Lang Biang attraction – a gorgeous natural background of the mountainous area. The narrow and twisting path which is changeable in each high level will be an intriguing challenge for wanderlusters within and outside the country. When you reach the Lang Biang Peak, reward yourself by drifting into the breath of pure wind and “touch” the white cloud will be exciting and unforgettable experiences.

A gorgeous natural background of the mountainous area

The most ideal occasion to take hiking to Lang Biang is from November because it is the dry weather which can facilitate climbaholics. Moreover, moving there in the spring – the season of cherry blossom, you will have numerous wonderful photos to post your facebook timeline. Despite such impressive sceneries, the ticket price is reasonable which is 30.000 VND/ adult and 15.000 VND/ child

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The romantic view of the season of cherry blossom

Elephant waterfalls

Also known as Lieng Rowoa waterfalls – one of the largest mountains in Lam Dong,  this landscape is endowed with a purely natural view. Elephant waterfalls attract people because of its endless plateau which has no human being’s interference. With 30-meter height and 15-meter width and situated in suburb area. Here is an ideal place for adventurers to explore the unfailing beauty of nature.

Majestic elephant waterfalls

The name of these waterfalls came from the elephant-shape rocks. It provokes the visitors’ imagination as a flock of elephants are playing and spraying water with their trunks. Moving down to the end of the waterfalls, you can explore Doi Cave which is 50 meters deep with exotic and multi-shaped vertical cliffs. The dark and cold atmosphere which creates curiosities and challenges for the explorers. The deeper you move, the more exciting you will have. So, if you are fancy with somethings strange and a bit of danger, this will be an ideal location.

The ticket price: 20.000 VND/adult and 5.000 VND/child

The mysterious and pristine beauty of Doi Cave

Valley of Love (Vallée D’amour)

When you move to Dalat to contemplate species-rich flowers, this place must be the not-to-be-missed option for anyone, especially the couples. It is 7 km in the north-west of the city centre with 137,3 hectares concluded ever-green hills and Mimosa flowers. The couples come here to express their loyal and ever-lasting love and wish for their happy future life. Then, snapping on their lock into the bridge. 

Beautiful fresh spring flowers

Apart from those, there are several intriguing activities such as duck pedal boat, a canoe trip on Da Thien Lake, highwire, zipline and other teambuilding activities. Moreover, you can go around the Valley of Love by a jeep car and have a special meal at Vallée D’amour restaurant.

Mê Cung Tình Yêu Đà Lạt

Enjoy the breathtaking sceneries by jeep car and train

The ticket price: 250.000 VND/ person (for all activities)

Crazy house  ( Hang Nga Guesthouse)

The prehistoric and aboriginal architecture of Hang Nga guesthouse

Described as its name, this is an exotic and unique house which attracts domestic and indigenous travelers. Hang Nga Guesthouse is the oddest villa in Dalat which is located at 3 Huynh Thuc Khang St., Ward 3, Dalat City, not only is it impressed by bizarre beauty, but it also has prehistoric and aboriginal architecture located among the lush forest. Walking there, you may have a feeling as if you are taking a stroll in the incredible wonderland. That is a peaceful and happy world where there is no jealousy and bustling life like the world you are living in. You will fall into poetic and miraculous heaven and be allured by touching stories.

Another striking spot in this architecture is the spider web at the entrance, of course, it is not the real web but a giant web made by grille. If you would like to spend one night there, you can totally rent one with the rental price range from 290.000 to 630.000 per night.

The ticket price for visiting only: 40.000 VND/ adult and 20.000 VND/ child

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The window frame is an iron spider web

Linh Phuoc Pagoda – a unique architecture

One of the highlighted destinations in Da Nang, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a unique architecture imbued with the national identity. It is the combination of pagoda-style architecture and tower-style one in the East which attracts travelers across the country for years.

The unique architecture of Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Completed in 1952 at 120 Tu Phuoc, Trai Mat Village, Ward 11, Da Lat. So far, it has become larger with the cobblestone mosaics and intricate one outside. This is also the difference between it and others. That’s the reason why it is also called as Ve Chai pagoda. No matter how the pagoda looks like, it still owns the traditional sculpture and architecture of Vietnam. Every year, the flock of dwellers come here to make wishes and worship deities, these activities are outstanding features in Vietnam in general and Southeast Asian countries in particular.

3. Where to eat?

– Banh Can:

These crispy flour cakes are made by grilled rice with the endless meticulous process. In Dalat, this food is served with salty-sweet sauce, shumai (xíu mại) and Vietnamese ham which makes the dish become out of the world. Go along Tang Bach Ho street, there are many banh can vendors for you to try

Banh Uot Long Ga (steamed rice paper with chicken intestine)

It is not served with (cha) Vietnamese sauces and (Nem) spring roll as other areas. Banh Uot is made by chicken giblets and dried chicken floss. Particularly, the traditional sauce is made based on the secret recipe of local people. We would like to give you the locations for reference

Quan Trang – 15F Tang Bat Ho

Quan Long – 202 Phan Dinh Phung

– Lau Ga La E (chicken hot pot with basil leaves)

A special dish with a brand new taste of E leaves will be an interesting experience for foodaholics. To specific, E leave is a type of Basil which has a slightly sweet, aromatic flavour which make your hot pot become more mouth-watering. Some well-known locations need to be listed in your plan 

Tao Ngo Quan – on ¾ street

668 Quan – 2B Chu Van An street

– Banh Trang Nuong in Dalat night market ( Dalat pizza)

It is a rice paper with full toppings spread over it. The toppings included sliced onion, small shrimp, chicken eggs, sausage, pork, chicken floss and grease. Then, it will be grilled over coals until crispy. Particularly, if you eat it in cold weather, a smoky hot dish from an oven is an excellent choice.

Some locations need to be listed in your plan:

Dalat night market

61 Nguyen Van Troi Street

26 Hoang Dieu

– Avocado ice-cream

It comes as no surprise about the prestige of Thanh Thao Avocado ice cream. Mashing the avocado flesh into a bowl; add condensed milk, heavy cream and milk, Then, stir it. Although the ingredients and recipes seem very simple, it is much tastier in Dalat. Perhaps the careful selection of inhabitants there makes them much more attractive.

– Mi Quang ( Quang-style noodle)

Another dish that you must try in your Dalat itinerary is Quang Noodle. The vendors of Quang Noodle are seen easily when coming across 10 Anh Sang street. These Mi Quang bowls are morish and tasty. In addition, you can try a bowl of beef rice noodle here

4.  Accommodation

Many homestays, hotels or even villas in Dalat with different prices and stunning views to meet each one’s requirements. You can access to Luxstay.com and Booking.com for reservation. Countless accommodations await your arrival.

5. Travel from Nha Trang to Dalat

There are a huge number of tourists travel from Nha Trang to Dalat with abundant options, but some people feel frustrated when finding an ideal transport. Chungxe would like to introduce to you some convenient and cost-saving vehicles to travel easily

By plane

If your pocket clinking with plenty of money, booking a flight ticket from Nha Trang to Dalat will be easier and faster. There are many prestigious aviation brands such as Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar for you to book.

From Nha Trang to Dalat by plane

After landing at the Lien Khuong International Airport, it is far simpler to travel in the city by self-driving car or motorbike which is an absolutely independent way.

>>> Da Lat Motorbike Rental, How and Where?

>>> Dalat car rental

By motorbike

If you are backpackers who are into discovering winding paths in Vietnam, riding from Nha Trang – Hon Giao pass – Dalat can be a time-saving and budget way. Additionally, you will have a blast when traveling and enjoying imposing sceneries there.

From Nha Trang to Dalat by motorbike

If you do not have a motorbike, click here to rent your ideal one.

By self-driving car 

Self-driving car rental is a new trend that Chungxe would like to introduce to you. Recently, an increasing number of travellers rent car because of its marvellous advantages. It is 140 kilometres from Nha Trang to Dalat, so driving a car will be the best idea for anyone, even choosy people.

Guide for traveling from Nha Trang to Dalat 

Another point that makes self-driving car rental ubiquitous is versatility. In case you travel by public transportation, you must be in a shared space with other passengers and depend on a fixed schedule. You probably want to stop at least one grandiose spot, snap admirable photos with your companions to save your memorable trip in Vietnam journey. Accordingly, moving by self-driving car is an excellent solution.

>>> Nha Trang car rental

From Nha Trang to Dalat by car

Here are some recommendations for you before your Dalat trip:

 

  • Remember to bring the necessary documents such as ID card, IDP and driving license
  • Beware of some scams when taking a stroll in night market and other crowded areas
  •  Bring enough warm clothes, umbrella, raincoat, a hat in case of rain and personal hygiene products
  • Watch the weather forecast before traveling to avoid monsoon season
  • Bring some essential medicines such as travel sickness tablets, fever tablets and Insect Repellent Cream
  • The important point is remembering to bring a high-quality camera. I make sure that you use it a lot

Chungxe hopes that the aforementioned things to do in Dalat can assist you to travel there with comfort and inconvenience. You can avoid depending on schedules of shared transport by renting a self-driving car/motorbike. To get a good car/motorbike rental, access to the website: Chungxe.vn for reference. Chungxe is a platform combining vehicle rental companies/agents with customers nationwide. Chungxe’s pleasure is your happy journeys!

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