Must-see attractions in Dalat

  • Room for guests in Hang Nga Crazy House on Huynh Thuc Khang Street.

    Hang Nga Crazy House


    A freewheeling architectural exploration of surrealism, Hang Nga Crazy House is a joyously designed, outrageously artistic private home. Imagine…

  • Front of Cremaillere Railway Station.

    Crémaillère Railway Station


    From Dalat’s wonderful art deco train station you can ride one of the nine scheduled trains that run to Trai Mat (return from 108,000d, 30 minutes) daily…

  • Dambri Falls


    En route between Bao Loc and Ho Chi Minh City, 130km southwest of Dalat, Dambri Falls are one of the highest (90m), most magnificent and easily accessible…

  • K'Ho Coffee


    This coffee farm has been in the family of Rolan since the 1860s. It's part of a K'Ho coffee-growing cooperative that ensures profits directly support K…

  • King Palace


    Built by a French merchant in 1929, the surprisingly modest but attractive royal residence of Bao Dai (1913–97), Vietnam's last emperor, beckons visitors…

  • Truc Lam Pagoda


    The Truc Lam Pagoda enjoys a hilltop setting and has immaculately tended flower and bonsai gardens. It's an active monastery, though the grounds…

  • Linh Phuoc Pagoda or Ve Chai Pagoda.

    Linh Phuoc Pagoda


    This complex comprises a large prayer hall, a dragon made from more than 10,000 beer bottles, a seven-storied pagoda, a massive Bodhisattva of Compassion…

  • Lang Dinh An village known as the Chicken Village of Koho weavers, Central Highlands, Lam Dong Province, Vietnam

    Lat Village


    Less than 1km from the base of Lang Bian Mountain is Lat Village (pronounced ‘lak’), a fairly unremarkable minority community of about 6000 people spread…

  • Blue hour at Xuan Huong Lake

    Xuan Huong Lake


    Created by a dam in 1919, this banana-shaped lake was named after an anti-authoritarian 17th-century Vietnamese poet. It has become a popular icon of…

  • DALAT, LAM DONG, VIETNAM - 2012/05/26: Dalat Flower Gardens Gazebo - With its cool mountain climate, Dalat is an excellent place for flowers and plants to thrive. The Dalat Flower Gardens were established in 1966 by the Vietnamese government, and are tended continually. Among the tastefully arranged flora are orchids, roses, fuchsias, hydrangeas, narcissus and ferns.  Altogether there are more than 300 species of flowers and plants here, many of which blossom all year round. (Photo by John S Lander/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Dalat Flower Gardens


    These gardens were established in 1966 and include hydrangeas, fuchsias and orchids, the latter in shaded buildings to the left of the entrance. Like any…

  • Bidoup Nui Ba National Park


    Occupying a densely forested highland plateau, this little-visited national park encompasses coniferous woodlands, bamboo groves and grasslands at…

  • Elephant Falls


    Named after a large rock that allegedly resembles an elephant's head, these powerful curved falls are reached by a steep ascent along uneven, very…

  • Datanla Falls


    This is the closest waterfall to Dalat, so expect crowds. You can reach the cascade (which is pretty but quite modest) either by walking down or taking a…

  • Lam Dong Museum


    This hillside museum is a stampede through Dalat's history, with a side trip into natural history, complete with outrageously bad taxidermy, and plenty of…

  • Linh Quang Pagoda


    Flanked by enormous coiling concrete dragons rearing out of a pond, and with a fabulously kitsch outdoor tableau featuring the young Buddha atop a lotus…

  • Linh Son Pagoda


    Built in 1938, the Linh Son Pagoda is a lovely ochre-coloured building that fuses French and Chinese architecture. The giant bell is said to be made of…

  • Dalat Cathedral


    The gingerbread-style Dalat Cathedral was built between 1931 and 1942 for use by French residents and holidaymakers. The cross on the spire is topped by a…

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