the youngest cities in the nation, Dalat was founded by the
French doctor, Alecxander Yersin , in 1893 . Today it is the
main city of LamDong province . Some 300 km from Ho Chi Minh
City, Dalat is known as both the City of Love and Le Petit
area enjoys a mild climate, like an eternal spring , with
beautiful views, waterfalls , lakes, pine forests, flower
gardens and French - built villas . Its economy is based primarily
on tourism. Ethnic minorities include the Co Ho, the Ma and
into a misty valley full of flowers of the foot of Prenn Mountain
Dais Summer Palace
in French colonial style for the last king of the Nguyen dynasty,
it is 4km from city centre . A display of photographs shows
the royal family enjoying themselves at the palace .
beautiful crescent shaped lake is a favourite with young lovers.
named by King Bao Dai, it is 5km north of the city centre
and covered with towering pine trees.
Daily flights leave for Dalat at 10a.m from CHM City(not Sundays).Vietnam
Airlines office in Dalat is at 1 Quang Trung; Lien Khuong
airport is 29km from the city , off the HCM road .
From HCM City takes 5-6 hours. Dalat bus station is 1.5km
south of the city at 3 Thang 4
Tien National Park
240km from Saigon, it is home to some quite large specimens
of local fauna, including the Java rhinoceros, the gaur-a
recently discovered species of with ox- bears and leopards.
at the foot of Lang Biang mountain 20km north of Dalat. Ancient
traditions live on this area .
to the east of Dalat, it is an area of stunning natural beauty
despite the presence of Phan Rang-Da Nhim hydro-electric plant.
from Dalat city, argued to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls
in the whole of Indochina.
hight, 40km from Dalat
Bao Loc district, the highest waterfall in the region.