Area: 10,137 sq km 
Population: 810,000 
Provincial capital: Dalat City

Dalat is located in Lam Dong province, approximately 300 km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. At an elevation of 1,500 m, Dalat bears the look of an Old French city. It was founded in1897 when Doctor Alexandre Yersin recommended that the area be developed as a resort town.Dalat has many natural and artificial lakes such as Ho Xuan Huong, Than Tho, Da Thien, and Tuyen Lam bordered by lines of pine trees, which are a well-known feature of Dalat.

A trip to Dalat is not complete until one goes to the Dalat Flower Gardens. The temperate climate of Dalat is suitable for flowers such as orchids, roses, lilies, and camellias.

Nowadays, tourists not only limit themselves to Dalat; they also visit the area of Langbian Highland and the ethnic minorities. Langbian Mountain’s highest peak at 2,165 m is very tempting for climbers. From Lom Bieng Klo peak, one can see endless green mountains reflecting the silver rays of the sun. Many tours are organized in the area, including parachuting and climbing.

 Prenn and Datanla Falls 
 Bao Dai’s Summer Palace
 Gougah Waterfall
 Linh Son Pagoda
 Lake Xuan Huong(Lake of Sighs)
 Dalat Cathedral
 Valley of Love
 Dalat Central Market
 Flower Garden
 Dalat Golf
 Ethnology Museum

Dalat is 110km from Phan Rang, 118km from Bao Loc, 200km from Buon Ma Thuot, 210km from Nha Trang, 308km from Ho Chi Minh City, 1,505km from Hanoi. There is a direct road from Dalat to Buon Ma Thuot.

   –  Air: Lien Khuong Airport is 30km south of Dalat. There are daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and two flights a week to Danang.

    – Bus: Ben Xe Dalat, the long distance bus station, is at the end of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. Express buses leave for Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Phan Rang, Hue, Quang Ngai, Buon Ma Thuot, Danang and Quy Nhon.

    – Minibus: Minibus tickets to leave Dalat can be purchased in most of the hotels in Dalat, or at Dalat Tourist. It costs US$ 7 per person from Dalat to Ho Chi Minh City (308km).

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