Are you planning to visit Da Lat soon? Here are our top picks for the best places to visit in Da Lat, Vietnam.
Cau Dat Tea Hill
Cau Dat tea hill is one of the most popular destinations in Da Lat, Vietnam.
The immense green tea farm with fresh air is ideal for a peaceful experience in the countryside.
Cau Dat tea hill is nearly 100 years old, stretching over a large area up to 230 hectares, with an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level.
On the way to Cau Dat village, we could see lovely houses designed in France architectural style, flower gardens with bright colors alternating high green pine hills.
Thien Phuc Duc hill
Located about 10 km from the city center, Thien Phuc Duc Hill is an excellent camping spot and one of the most beautiful places to watch the sunrise in Da Lat.
Coming here in the early morning or late afternoon, you can admire the misty cloud in a breathtaking mountain landscape.
From the hill, you can also see the legendary Lang Biang peak and with green pine forest,
Tips: If you’d like to see the sunrise, come here at 4:30 am.
Dalat is considered a paradise of poetic flower fields. In addition to the roses, wild anemones, we also love visiting Hydrangeas Flower Garden.
Hydrangeas are planted along hillsides or on both sides of the aisle.
Address: This field of hydrangeas is located in the Trai Mat area, Xuan Tho commune, about 15km from the center of Da Lat city.
Da Lat train station
Da Lat Railway station is the oldest and unique railway project in Vietnam and Indochina.
With a route of 7 km, the train will take you to explore the mountain town. Because the train runs very slow, you can see the famous landmarks along the way.
The final point of this train is Linh Phuoc Pagoda – a unique Buddhist architecture in Trai Mat town.
Even if you don’t take the train, this train station is still an excellent place for photography lovers. The station still preserves old tracks, old train engines, and cabins.
We also love the little garden here. During the blooming season of wildflowers, the whole station area becomes colorful and lively.
Linh Phuoc pagoda
Linh Phuoc Pagoda is one of the most impressive pagodas we’ve ever visited. This unique pagoda is made of thousands of bottles.
Also, you can visit the “18 floors of hell” – where the temple simulates the scene of hell with the message about karma and Buddhist philosophies.
Robin Hill is one of our favorite places to visit in Da Lat. This hill has a convenient location and offers a panoramic view of the area.
From here, you can easily see the impressive pine forest or take a look at the peaceful city in the mist.
In addition, the cable car system here will surely bring you many unforgettable experiences.
Tuyen Lam Lake
Tuyen Lam lake is a must-see spot in Da Lat. Because it’s not too far from the city center, you can either take a cable car from Robin hill or rent a motorbike to get there.
We enjoyed walking along the lake and stopped by a cafe for a meal. The whole area is gorgeous, and the lake is very peaceful.
Early morning (6 am to 9 am) or afternoon (4 pm – 6 pm) is the best time to explore the lake and its scenic surroundings.
Truc Lam temple
From Tuyen Lam Lake, you can take the stairs up to visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery.
You can visit four areas: the monastic hermitage, the monk area, the outer area, and the inner house.
The flower garden area is a must-visit. There are many beautiful flowers, such as firecrackers, hydrangeas, or tiger nail flowers.
If you love playing with puppies, don’t miss the Puppy farm on your trip to Dalat!
You can play with the cute puppies while exploring beautiful flower gardens and fruit gardens when coming here.
Xuan Huong lake
Xuan Huong Lake is a beautiful lake located in the center of Dalat city. Around the lake are pine forests and beautiful flower gardens.
We enjoy walking along the lake, enjoying the fresh air, and relaxing. The lake is also near Dalat night market, so we usually stop for street food.
Da lat Crazy House
The Crazy House is one of the unique places to visit in Da Lat, Vietnam.
The building complex looks like a tree stump or a body part of wild beasts hidden in the jungle with bizarre architecture.
Passing through a vast, green pine forest on a winding, romantic road, you will reach Da Lat Clay Tunnel, a place not to be missed if you have the opportunity to come to Da Lat.
The clay tunnel is also known as a sculpture tunnel or red soil tunnel, and it is located about 13km from the center of Da Lat city.
The tunnel stretches over 1.2 km with more than thousands of artworks made of basalt clay, which is the unique feature of the area’s soil.
Da Lat cathedral
Da Lat Cathedral (Rooster Cathedral) is the largest church in Da Lat. The French designed this unique architecture in the Roman Catholic style.
It is called the Rooster Cathedral because a rooster statue is attached to the top of the church’s bell tower.
Address: 15 Tran Phu, Da Lat
Da Lat market
The market is considered the “heart of Da Lat city” as all trading activities occur here.
Da Lat market offers its visitors an exciting way to enjoy this town. If you’re looking for an authentic Da Lat food tour experience, I highly recommend trying some dishes in this market.
The market in Dalat is very famous for street food, and you can try a lot of delicious dishes without breaking the bank.
Da Lat market is also an excellent place for shopping with various products. Some Da Lat specialties are strawberry, dried persimmon, jam, wine, and flowers.
Pongour waterfall is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the Central Highlands.
The waterfall has 7-storey, and the water here pours through 7 rock rapids.
At the foot of the waterfall, you can find many rocky rapids formed in ancient times.
The waterfall is surrounded by a primeval forest of more than 2.5 hectares with a rich and diverse ecosystem. Many species of animals, rare and ancient trees can be found here.
Lam Vien square
Lam Vien Square is located in the city’s center, overlooking Xuan Huong Lake, with 72,000 m².
Not only standing out with wide and airy space, but Lam Vien Square also impresses its visitors with giant artworks with a beautiful flower garden.
Bao Dai Palace III
Da Lat is not only dreaming and romantic but also rich in history.
Bao Dai Palace III is one of the three residential houses where the family of Bao Dai, the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty, lived and worked.
Bao Dai Palace was designed by French architect and Vietnamese architect Huynh Tan Phat. Therefore, the residence is influenced by European architecture.
Visiting the palace, you can understand the glorious history of this land while seeing the architectural masterpiece.