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Dalat


A marriage of French countryside and Vietnamese tradition, Dalat is a dreamy, pine-covered city surrounded by undulating hills. The town itself is full of burgeoning flora, and is a hub for both domestic and international tourism. Many of the more fascinating sights are found off the beaten track, whilst the city’s popular attractions offer thoughtful insights into the life and times of this history-rich central highlands reserve. Ghost stories and love tales surround many of the destinations. Scouted in 1893 by Alexandre Yersin, Dalat found its place as one of the most coveted destinations in Vietnam by mid-20th century. At an altitude of 1,500 metres and with year-round spring temperatures, Dalat’s vegetation flourishes. Tea, coffee, strawberries and artichokes are among the produce that fill myriad patchwork  plantations and gardens. Flowers are plentiful and diverse, including iconic peach blossoms, pastel coloured hydrangeas, roses and many more. Dalat is a unique alternative to Nha Trang and  Phan  Thiet. Weather  is cool and pleasant year round.

Local insight: Take a motorbike  over to Cau Dat, 22km  from  Dalat’s city  centre  to  admire  the verdant coffee and tea plantations.

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