Dalat attractions

Top Choice Architecture in Dalat

Hang Nga Crazy House

A free-wheeling architectural exploration of surrealism, Hang Nga Crazy House is a joyously designed, outrageously artistic private home. Imagine sculptured rooms connected by superslim bridges rising out of a tangl…
Nature Reserve in Dalat

Bidoup Nui Ba National Park

Occupying a densely forested highland plateau, this little-visited national park encompasses evergreen and coniferous woodlands, bamboo groves and grasslands at altitudes between 650m and 2288m. It is also home to v…
Waterfall in Dalat

Dambri Falls

En route to Bao Loc and Ho Chi Minh City, 130km south of Dalat, Dambri Falls are one of the highest (90m), most magnificent and easily accessible waterfalls in Vietnam – they are worth visiting even in dry season. F…
Farm in Dalat

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 that profits are directly supporting the K'Ho minority farmers. The beans are Arabica, in…
Palace in Dalat

King Palace

Tastefully revamped, the main palace of Bao Dai, Vietnam's last emperor, beckons visitors with its beautiful tree-lined avenue and a surprisingly modest but attractive royal residence. It was home to Bao Dai and his…
Historic Building in Dalat

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 108,000d, 30 minutes) daily between 6.55am and 4.39pm; a minimum of 25 passengers is required.…
Buddhist Temple in Dalat

Truc Lam Pagoda & Cable Car

The Truc Lam Pagoda enjoys a hilltop setting and has splendid gardens. It's an active monastery, though the grounds frequently teem with tour groups. Be sure to arrive by cable car (the terminus is 3km south of the …
Waterfall in Dalat

Elephant Falls

Named after a large rock that allegedly resembles an elephant's head (we couldn't see the similarity), these powerful curved falls are reached via a steep ascent along uneven, very slippery stone steps with intermit…
Museum in Dalat

Lam Dong Museum

This hillside museum is a stampede through Dalat's history, with a side trip into the natural history section, complete with outrageously bad taxidermy (look out for the angry wildcats!), and plenty of propaganda. H…
Village in Dalat

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 across nine hamlets. Only five of Lat Village's hamlets are a…