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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…
Top Choice Coffee in Dalat

La Viet Coffee

Caffeine fiends will want to head to this unique mix of a coffee shop, farm and factory. In a warehouse-like building with industrial design touches, and surrounded outside by coffee plants, you can either sip the e…
Top Choice Japanese in Dalat

Restaurant Ichi

Dalat's only truly genuine Japanese restaurant is compact, with subdued lighting and jazz in the background. Spicy tuna rolls, chicken yakitori and tempura are all fantastic, the bento boxes are a bargain and there'…
Top Choice Live Music in Dalat

Escape Bar

Outstanding live-music bar, owned by blues guitarist Curtis King who performs here nightly with a rotating band (from 9.15pm). Expect covers of Hendrix, the Eagles, the Doors and other classics, but the improvisatio…
Top Choice French in Dalat

Le Rabelais

The signature restaurant at the Dalat Palace is the colonial-style destination, with the grandest of dining rooms and a spectacular terrace that looks down to the lake shore. Set dinner menus (1,300,000d to 1,700,00…
Top Choice Bar in Dalat

100 Roofs Café

This is a surreal drinking experience. The owners claim Gandalf and his hobbit friends have drunk here, and this dim labyrinth of rooms with multiple nooks and crannies and art and sculptures that range from the coo…
Top Choice Cafe in Dalat

An Cafe

Perched high above the street, this cafe feels like a hip treehouse. Sip good lattes, healthy juices and smoothies or artichoke tea at the wood-chic booths inside or on garden-bench swings outside. If you tire of pe…
Top Choice Noodles in Dalat

Tau Cao Wonton Noodles

This humble eatery is famed throughout Dalat and is always heaving with locals, who come for the noodle wonton soup. It's served with thin slices of pork on top and a sprinkling of mincemeat. Add chilli, lime and be…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Dalat

Trong Dong

Intimate restaurant run by a very hospitable team where the creative menu includes spins on Vietnamese delights such as shrimp paste on a sugar-cane stick, beef wrapped in la lut leaf, and fiery lemongrass-and-chill…
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…