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DA LAT is not generally considered a ‘must-see’ during a Vietnam holiday despite the wealth of things to do and the temperate year-round climate. Easily accessible from both Sai gon and Nha Trang, it is by no means ‘out of the way’ and for many this little mountain gem is the highlight of their Vietnam tour package. Below we give you 5 great reasons to visit Dalat, and why you should try and include it in your Vietnam travel itinerary.
- The Weather
The weather in Dalat is heavenly, and that is why it was chosen by the French as a mountain retreat from steamy Saigon. Dalat is sometimes referred to as the city of eternal spring as it never really gets too cold or too hot. It sees a bit of rain but it rarely rains constantly for several days like it can do in Hanoi or Hue.
- The Flowers
The stunning flowers seen across the city and in the outskirts are a big reason as to why this makes an attractive Vietnam holiday destination for domestic travellers. The temperate climate means that flowers are almost always in bloom from gorgeous red roses to ingeniously crafted orchids. Great for picture-taking.
- The Food
The French used Dalat and the surroundings as an area to cultivate fruits and vegetables that can’t survive in the hot lowlands of the country. That is still true today and one can find luscious strawberry farms and brilliantly colorful bell peppers/capsicums. The variety and quality of fruits and vegetables has had an effect on the local cuisine and many of Vietnam’s greatest chefs hail from here.
- The Nature
Surrounded by an uncountable number of stunning waterfalls as well as rolling hills and mountains, Dalat has a number of great viewpoints from which to take in the lovely scenery. It also makes a good hiking and trekking alternative if you don’t have Sapa included in your package tour.
- The People
Southerners in Vietnam have a reputation for being hospitable and warm and Dalat is no exception. But it isn’t just the locals that make Dalat so pleasant- domestic travel agents also target the city for honeymooners which gives it a youthful and romantic feel not found anywhere else in the country.
So there you have it- 5 great reasons to visit Dalat during your Vietnam travel experience. Weather you are planning a family holiday or fancy a romantic weekend luxury trip, Dalat is always worth considering.