Dalat – The City of Love and Flower

The city of Dalat is built on the Lang Biang highlands. It belongs to the Lam Dong province, about 300km away from Ho Chi Minh City. Under the French, it has Latin name – Dat Aliis Laetitiam Aliis Temperiem with meaning “giving the pleasure and happiness for people”. In Vietnam, Da Lat is a popular tourist destination.

Da Lat's specific sights are pine wood (forming the name: "City of thousands of pine trees") with twisting roads and tree marigold (Vietnamese: dã quỳ) blossom in the winter. The city’s temperate weather stands in contrast to Vietnam's otherwise tropical climate. Mist covering the valleys almost year-round leads to its name "City of Eternal Spring", city of fog ....but even with whatever name, Dalat is always a special allure for tourists everywhere because of fresh air, beautiful landscapes and the myth of romantic love. Therefore, Dalat is always an attractive place to relax, to appease the soul and to free yourself to peace with nature, earth and sky. As should be blessed by nature, Dalat is considered as a priority destination in the journey of tourists.
Traffic in the city is so easy; it’s known as a city without lights traffic. You can travel by bicycle, tandem, horse cart, bus or motorbike. There are many places around town to rent those vehicles.
Some attracting stops:
• The most famous place of the city is Ho Xuan Huong Lake. The lake is at centre of town. It is one of the main draws of Da Lat. Boats can be rented on both sides of the lake.
• Colonial Palaces: The three palaces and summer home of the colonial era, last emperor of Vietnam Bao Dai, which is of great interest once you visit these three heritage sites, named Palace I, II and III.
• Crazy House is a striking, but it not-quite-finished fantasy house.
• Dalat Market, it is filled with local specialties: strawberry jam, fruit conserves, avocado, artichokes.
• Flower Garden is at the northwestern end of Xuan Huong Lake. A set of flower gardens centre around a reconstructed traditional Vietnamese teak wood house.
• The Lake of Sorrow is a common destination in Da Lat. The Lake of Sorrow is so-named because of a tale of two lovers, one who committed suicide after the other was called up to serve in the army.
• Langbiang Mountain. The 1,900 m peak is reachable by a steep paved path, ideal for a 3 hour hike, or you can ride in a Jeep. Also visit the ethnic village at the foot of the mountain.
• Nha Tho Domaine de Marie is a pink church on top of a hill, with a store selling various dried fruits and snacks from the local orchards run by the nuns of the monastery.
• Prenn Falls is a very common stop. Prenn Falls is quite beautiful, but is a lot more fun when you’re hiking it than just taking pictures of it.
• Thien Vien Truc Lam Monastery. The monastery has a magnificent view over the dams below and its gardens are full of landscaped shrubs in animal form. It’s an extremely peaceful, a great place to relax and soak in the tranquility.
• Valley of Love is another common stop in Dalat and is very popular with honeymooners. The Valley of Love is also a great spot for shooting.
• Tea and coffee hills in Cau Dat Valley is popular for travelers. It’s better to visit in harvest time, when you can enjoy the entire beauty of scenery.
Da Lat is an ideal destination for adventure travelers, with excellent mountain biking, hiking. With many attracting stops nearby, Da Lat is a splendid place for organizing teambuilding, amazing races. We have a great belief that you will completely satisfy if you choose Da Lat for a holiday.

A romantic summer in Dalat with family is always appropriate choice for off-color sublimation life and full of memories.

Xuan Huong Lake - Lam Dong - Vietnam
Xuan Huong Lake - Lam Dong Province

Da lat is famous in Vietnam for being a pleasant place for a nice atmosphere & beautiful scenery

Valley of Love, Dalat
Valley of Love. Photo by Dzung Viet Le

Da Lat - The City of Eternal Spring
Da Lat - The City of Eternal Spring. Photo by Khánh Hmoong

Xuanhuong park.
Xuanhuong park. Photo by  Blue Fam
Dalat Golf
Dalat Golf. Photo by Tuanta

Teachers Training College of Dalat
Teachers Training College of Dalat

Nicola Bari Cathedral
Nicola Bari Cathedral. Photo by Toan Quach

PonGua waterfalls, ĐÀ LẠT in Vietnam
PonGua waterfalls
Elephant Falls in Dalat
Elephant Falls

Truc Lam Monastery in Dalat
Truc Lam Monastery
Mong Mo Hill
Mong Mo Hill. Photo Peter Viet

Corner of dalat. Photo by Blue Fam

 Photo by blue fam
Road in early fog. Photo by Blue Fam

Dalat – The City of Love
Dalat – The City of Love. Photo by Chisttin Nguyễn

Photo by Ryan Le

Dalat - City of thousands of pine trees
Dalat - City of thousands of pine trees. Photo by Khánh Hmoong

Photo by Khan G Nguyen

Langbiang moutain
Langbiang moutain. Photo by TuanTA

Early morning at Xuan Huong Lake
Early morning at Xuan Huong Lake, Dalat city. Photo by Dzung Viet Le
Before sunrise in Xuan Huong Lake
Before sunrise in Xuan Huong Lake. Photo by Dzung Viet Le

Before sunrise in Xuan Huong Lake
Before sunrise in Xuan Huong Lake, Dalat city. Photo by  Dzung Viet Le

Lam Dong province - Vietnam
Golden evening

Dalat is Squaresville
Dalat is Squaresville. Photo by Neil Ta

Dalat market
Dalat market. Photo by Roy Kim
Known as the city of love and flower, Da Lat has often been compared to a graceful girl of the Highlands. The city is most impressive for many kinds of beautiful flowers...Image Credits:

Dalat Flower
Hortensia flower (Vietnamese: hoa tú cầu)

Dalat Flower

Dalat Flower

Dalat Flower
Hibiscus flower (Vietnamese: hoa dâm bụt)

Dalat Flower

Dalat Flower
Paper flower (Vietnamese: hoa giấy)

Dalat Flower
Forget-me-not (Vietnamese: hoa lưu ly)

Dalat Flower
Life Plant (Vietnamese: hoa sống đời)

Dalat Flower
Dahlia flower (Vietnamese: hoa thược dược)
Dalat Flower
Cosmos flower (Vietnamese: hoa sao nhái)

Dalat Flower

Dalat Flower
Aster Daisy or  Million Gold, Showstar (Vietnamese: cúc mặt trời)

Dalat Flower
Red granadilla or Red passion flower (Vietnamese: Hoa Sao đỏ )

Dalat Flower
Busy Lizzie or Impatiens (Vietnamese: Hoa Mai Địa Thảo)

Dalat Flower
FUCHSIA (Vietnamese: Hoa Lồng Đèn or Hoa Đăng, Vân Anh)

Dalat Flower
Pansy flower (Vietnamese: hoa bướm)

Dalat Flower
Melastoma malabathricum, known also as Malabar Melastome (Vietnamese: hoa mua; Malay: Senduduk; Thai: โคลงเคลงขี้นก, Khlong khelng khi nok)

Dalat Flower

Decorations during the Dalat Flower Festival. Image Credits:

Dalat Flower Festival

Dalat Flower Festival

Dalat Flower Festival

Dalat Flower Festival


  1. Da Lat has a flowerpark where you have a broad variety of the flowers found in the region and the place is very popular with vietnamese tourists.
    It´s quite colorful and worth a visit.
    I have come there with tour groups a couple of times and my guests, who are mostly senior citizens have really enjoyed the visit.
    The entry is less than a dollar, so it´s not the financial aspect that should keep you away from Visiting Da Lat Flowerpark.

  2. Dalat has a really good and lively night market that is very local and certainly not made for foreign tourists.
    It mostly has things that locals go shopping for and is a nice combination of a food and clothes market.
    There are also plenty of places to buy a bit of food and drink so you can go there for a light dinner too if you feel like.
    If you are in Dalat then you should certainly pop by the market in the evening if you have the time for it.