Lam Dong Overview
Lam Dong is located in the Central Highlands region, is a mountainous province, and 70% of its area is covered in forest. To the north, it borders on Dak Nong and Dak Lak provinces, to the south-east, on Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan provinces, and to the west, on Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc provinces.
The most famous tourism destination of Lam Dong is Da Lat city, which is known as a top choice for honeymooners. Da Lat is mostly beautiful with Scenic Mountain and scenic French colonial style architecture of houses, and people came here on holiday due to its beauty and search of cooler weather.
Da Lat is the City of Flowers and honeymooners with lovely French villas, the fresh air, the beautiful waterfalls and gorgeous lakes sits in a lush and green valley of postcard beauty.
Dalat was established as a hill resort at the beginning of the last century by homesick French colonials who were attracted to its cool, spring-like weather, pine forests, waterfalls and lakes.
Many reminders of Dalat’s colonial past can be seen in the hundreds of European style villas, chalets and other buildings still standing around town. One fine example is the cream-colored art deco villa that was once the summer home of Vietnam’s last emperor, Bao Dai. Another slightly grander example of Dalat’s colonial architecture is the superbly restored Dalat Palace Hotel overlooking the central Xuan Huong Lake. On the opposite side of Xuan Huong Lake is Vietnam’s first golf course, originally built for Emperor Bao Dai and recently restored, it is now one of the top courses in the region.
Apart from its colonial heritage Dalat is known in Vietnam for its market gardens growing everything from carrots and cauliflowers to avocados and bananas as well as many varieties of flowers. For Vietnamese, Dalat means romance, and with attractions like the Valley of Love. It is the destination of choice for local honeymooners.
A few kilometers from Dalat, at the base of Mount Langbian is the village of the Lat ethnic minority from whom Dalat takes part of its name. The rugged country around Mount Langbian offers some good opportunities for outdoor activities like hiking and rock climbing.
In Da Lat, you will explore the scenic French colonial style architecture all over the town, and some of the best sceneries in the Vietnam such as Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, Datanla Waterfalls, Linh Phuoc Pagoda, City flower garden, love valley, Crazy House, Dalat Market, Xuan Huong Lake,...