Da Lat - 5 Reasons Why You’re On My Mind
Situated in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam and the capital city of Lam Dong Province, Da Lat is a niche travel attraction for daring travellers and lovebirds. A city renowned for their gorgeous display of spring flowers, French Villas and a replica of the Eiffel Tower, visitors feel as if they’ve been transported to a European wonderland. With so much to do in this charming and cool e city, here are five reasons as to why it should be at the top of your bucket list!
Phat Tire Adventures
Travellers who crave an exciting and dynamic Da Lat experience book Phat Tire Adventures to get their dose of mountain biking, abseiling and white water rafting. Depending on your schedule, Phat Tire Adventures offer customized, family and 4-5 Day Adventure Packages, including a morning jungle trek to crocodile lake, Bau Sau. The perfect way to experience Da Lat, prices range from $30 to $600.00 (USD), depending on the type of activity and how many days you’d like Phat Tire Adventures to accommodate you.
Da Lat Flower Gardens
A pleasant attraction to visit during a warm, romantic morning or afternoon is the Da Lat Flower Gardens. Established in 1966, the Da Lat Flower Gardens is a well-kept feature, displaying an array of flowers that include fuchsias, orchids, and roses. Never you worry if you think your children will kill the romantic ambience as horse-drawn carriage and valiant statues of tribal people awaits their eyes. If you’re at Da Lat around December or January, the Da Lat Flower Gardens becomes a priority for many as the Flower Festival is held, showcasing the gardens most stunning display of flora.
Da Lat Night Market
One thing we all must remember is that just because we’re on a holiday, that doesn’t give us an excuse to splurge all our money on the best restaurants. The Da Lat night market is the best way to fall in love with the authenticity and heart of the Vietnamese culture. I don’t see a better way than spending my night in packed streets spoiling my senses on grilled corn, sweet potatoes and corn cakes cooked over flaming charcoal… delicious! The night market is also a great opportunity for the budding travel photographer to document the eventful lifestyle and culture of the Da Lat community.
Hang Hga Guest House and Gallery
Coined as the ‘Crazy House’ by the Da Lat locals, the Hang Nga Guest House and Gallery is positioned roughly one kilometre southwest of Xuan Huong Lake. If you’re interested in staying a night or two in a quirky and whimsical accommodation that’s cave-like, thrown in with giant spider webs made from wire and concrete tree trunks then this is the place to go. If you don’t want to stay, you can always spend a good hour exploring the bizarre interior and exterior of the ‘Crazy House’ with a fairly cheap entry fee.
Da Lat Cable Car
Arguably the best way to wrap up your travels at Da Lat is by relishing in the city’s splendour birds-eye view style. Using 50 brightly coloured cable cars that run from Robin Hill to the Truc Lam Monastery, the ride spans 2 kilometres, delivering panoramic views like no other. A great way to take ‘selfies’ with your friends, family or partner, the Da Lat Cable Car exposes the beauty of the city’s countryside.
A city that may seem quiet at first, Da Lat offers fast-paced and romantic activities for tourists wanting to get lost in its magnificence.