Da Lat

Da Lat – The city of Flowers

Overview

Da Lat is the capital of Lâm Đồng Province in Vietnam. The city is located 1,502 m (4,928 ft) above sea level on the Langbian Plateau in the southern parts of the Central Highlands region. Da Lat is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam.
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 “the city of eternal spring”.
Da Lat is also known as an area for scientific research in the fields of biotechnology and nuclear physics.
With its year-round cool weather, Da Lat supplies temperate agriculture products for all over Vietnam, for example: cabbage, cauliflower, coffee and wine. Its flower industry produces two typical flowers: hydrangea (Vietnamese: cẩm tú cầu) and golden everlasting (Vietnamese: hoa bất tử). The confectionery industry offers a wide range of mứt, a kind of fruit preserve that closely resembles varenie, made from strawberry, mulberry, sweet potato, and/or rose.
Da Lat is known regionally for avocado ice-cream, for bánh tráng nướng (Vietnamese pizza), and for its large garment market, with broad selection of cool-weather clothes.

Climate

Da Lat features a subtropical highland climate under the Köppen climate classification (Cwb) and is mostly mild year round.

Da Lat’s year-round temperate weather, standing in contrast to central & southern Vietnam’s otherwise-tropical climate, has led it to be nicknamed the “City of Eternal Spring”.[4] The average temperature is 14 to 23 °C (57 to 73 °F). The highest temperature ever in Da Lat was 31.5 °C (88.7 °F), and the lowest was −0.6 °C (30.9 °F).[5] Mist covers the adjoining valleys almost year-round. Its temperate climate also makes it ideal for agriculture. Indeed, Da Lat is renowned for its orchids, roses, vegetables, and fruits. There are nascent wine-making and flower-growing industries in the region.

There are two separate seasons in Da Lat. The rainy season lasts from April to November, and the dry season is from December to March. The average annual precipitation is 1,768 mm.
Tourism
Da Lat is a famous tourist city of Vietnam which was included in the list of Asia’s overlooked places by the CNN in 2017. [17] Da Lat attracts both domestic tourists, more than 800,000 tourists and about 80,000 foreign tourists per year. It is also the country’s favourite honeymoon location.

Hoa Binh Area is the center downtown of Da Lat which attracted numerous visitors. Some popular sites located at Hoa Binh Area are Coi Xay Gio bakery, Lien Hoa bakery, Windmills coffeehouse and Tung coffeehouse. Coi Xay Gio is known as a perfect selfie spot thanks to its remarkable yellow wall.[19]

Popular tourist places

  • Xuan Huong Lake
  • Lam Vien Square
  • Hoa Binh Walking Town (Hoa Binh Area)
  • The Pedagogical College of Da Lat
  • Dalat Center Market
  • Da Lat Railway Station
  • The Palace of Bao Dai King
  • Clay Tunnel of Da Lat
  • Tuyen Lam Lake
  • Smurf Village (Làng Xì Trum)
  • Truc Lam Monastery
  • Hang Nga guesthouse
  • Linh Sơn Pagoda
  • Dalat Flowers Garden
  • Dalat Cathedral (Chicken Church)
  • Domaine de Marie
  • Valley of Love
  • Dreamlike Hill (Mộng Mơ Hill)
  • Langbiang Peak
  • Prenn Waterfall
  • Golden Stream Lake (Suối Vàng)
  • The Maze Bar
  • Vuon Yen Coffee
  • Vinh Tien Tea & Wine Company
  • Vu Thi Village
  • Dalat Heaven Gate
  • Linh Quy Phap An Pagoda
  • Infinite Lake (Vô Cực Lake)
  • Zoodoo Garden
  • Flowers Garden and Coffee (F. Garden)



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