Dalat Travel Tips

Monday, 11/05/2020
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DALAT TRAVEL TIPS

Aside from the very center of the city, Dalat has a relaxed feel and is quite different from anywhere else in Vietnam. Temperatures are pleasantly warm in the day but can get quite cool at night; sometimes dropping to 15 degrees Celsius.

The land in Dalat is incredibly fertile and consequently Dalat produce is revered throughout Vietnam. It is particularly renowned for its flowers, strawberries, coffee, green tea and avocados.

TOP 5 THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN DALAT CITY

  1. RoBin Hill, Dalat Cable Car Station to get the panorama view of the Dalat City and enjoy the marvelous sight of the pine forested valley stretched around city.
  2. Langbiang Mountain. Around 20km north of downtown Dalat, Lang Bian is one of the most popular locations of city. It has five volcanic peaks that range in altitude from 2100m to 2400m. The drive up by jeep to summit of the highest peak takes 30 minutes from the ticket booth. When you reach the top you’ll be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
  3. Pongour Waterfall. This is 7 terraces waterfall in Dalat and biggest Waterfall in Southern Vietnam.
  4. Dalat Hydrangea Flower farm. A Beautiful Farm with 3 hectares of hydrangea flower farm. The flower of loyalty and patient. You will be fascinated and get lost in the flower forest. Here is a good place for you to take beautiful pictures with your friends and family.
  5. Enjoy weasel coffee. Drink a cup of coffee at weasel coffee shop to learn about the most expensive coffee bean in the world.

TOTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN DALAT CITY

  1. Bao Dai Summer Palace. Bao Dai Dalat Palace is a magnificent palace, formerly the residence of King Bao Dai - the last emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, and also the last king of Vietnamese feudal dynasties. Previously, the people of Dalat used to call this palace "King's Palace", later referred to the usage of the building. He used it more in the summertime. Then they call it summer palace. Come here to know more about our history and listen to our last king story.
  2. Domain De Marie Church. The European style combined with the architecture of indigenous ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands will bring visitors interesting experiences.
  3. Visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda. The Linh Phuoc Pagoda is situated roughly 10km outside of the city centre. It is quite unique in itself, as the pagoda made from broken pottery and glass. The entire pagoda is quite astounding, and it is fascinating to look at it up close and marvel at the Vietnamese craftsmanship.
  4. Datanla Waterfall. A Lovely Laying Waterfall, which can be reached by an alpine coaster going through a pine forest.
  5. Van Thanh Flower Village. The second biggest village providing flowers for the whole of Vietnam. Visiting to Van Thanh Flower Village, you will have the opportunity to learn the techniques of growing flowers of Dalat farmers and watching some flowers bloom brilliant colors in the greenhouses.

HOW TO GET AROUND DALAT CITY

  1. Rent a private car with English speaking driver will be more comfortable and relaxing. And make sure you would not miss the important destination in city.
  2. Taxis. Taxis start at average at 12,000 VND for the first kilometer and 17,000 VND per kilometer thereafter. Do not take unmetered taxis!
  3. Rent a motorbike. This is will be easy for you go around the city. However, make sure you can ride it well. You can rent them at hotels or motorbike shops with cost under 200.000 VND per day.

WHEN TO GO TO DALAT CITY

Da Lat has two seasons each year. The dry season takes place between November and May, while rainy weather lasts from April to October. On average, temperatures are highest in May. The best time to visit Da Lat is December to March, when you can see its famous flower gardens in full bloom. Temperatures at this time of the year are ideal for outdoor activities such walking, traveling. Da Lat also hosts its biannual flower festival during this time, where you can enjoy vibrant parades, exhibitions and workshops, as well as the colorful flowers that surround Xuan Huong Lake. If you’re travelling to Da Lat during the rainy season, you will benefit from cheaper rates and fewer tourists. We highly recommend packing some long-sleeved clothing as night-time temperatures might less than 12°C.

HOW TO STAY SAFE IN DALAT CITY

Dalat city is a not really busy city and it’s a safe place to backpack and travel – even if you’re traveling solo or even as a solo female traveler. Violent crime against travelers is very rare, but petty crime and theft is not. In crowded places, you’ll want to keep your purse/wallet close and be mindful of the activity around you. Don’t keep your cell phone or money in your hand as you’re walking around.

Traffic can be hard to navigate in Dalat city. There are not traffic lights at intersection. Motorbikes are everywhere and at pedestrian. Crossing the street can be scary. Wait for a break in the traffic before crossing the road and then slowly go to the other side.

Most people are very honest. However, be on alert for scams, special at night market, Just keep an eye out.

WHERE TO STAY IN DALAT CITY

 You should stay at the urban ward in city. So it is offers most of service for tourist

MONEY SAVING TIPS IN DALAT CITY

You don’t need to do much to save money in Dalat City as it’s super inexpensive to visit already. But, if you must, here are some ways you can cut down your costs in Dalat:

  1. Ask your hotel staff – Before you leave the hotel, ask them to estimate how much what you want to do should cost. How much a ride to tourist places should cost? How much should I pay to have a t-shirt like this made? How much for noodles soup… They will be able to give you bargaining guidelines.
  2. Eat street food – Street food in Dalat is inexpensive and delicious. There are some food you should try: chicken hotpot, beef hotpot…
  3. Rent a motorbike or walking if you want to travel around city.
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