Located in the Central Highlands region, Lam Dong is a mountainous province, and 70% of its area is covered in forest. To the north, it borders on Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces, to the south-east, on Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces, and to the west, on Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai provinces.
Dalat, capital of Lam Dong Province, exhales its own poetic and romantic charm. Situated at 1,500m above sea level, Dalat is often called ‘Eternal Spring’ City for its pleasantly warm temperatures during the day and quite cool at night, down to perhaps 10oC. The annual average temperature is 180C. Due to its favorable weather, Dalat is a supplier of temperate produce for all over Vietnam, for example, cabbage and cauliflower. Also, it has a nickname “City of Flowers”. Dalat looks like a cross between Vietnam and the French Alps. Many of its hotels and houses were built in a French style during the French colonization. There are many places for tourists interested in architecture to visit, such as Dalat Railway Station, designed by French architects Moncet and Reveron, or Hang Nga guest house, “Crazy house” which is also an interesting place to stay. Apart from architectural places of interest, Dalat also has lots of beautiful sites such as Xuan Huong Lake – center of town, Lake of Sorrow (Lake of Sighs) – 5km Northeast of town on Ho Xuan Huong Road, Valley of Love – Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Lang Biang Mountain – has a 1900m peak, ideal for a 3-hour hike, Prenn Falls – 10km outside the town, Pongour Falls – one of the largest and widest waterfalls in Vietnam, 30km south of town on highway 20, etc.
Lam Dong Province is homes of many ethnic groups such as Co Ho, Ma, Nung. Therefore there are distinctive festivals like Ma Festival, Co Ho – New Rice Ceremony, Buffalo – Stabbing Festival of the Co Ho ethnic group, Worship of the Source Spirit of the Ma ethnic group or Worship of the Water Spirit – the largest ceremony of the Chu Ru ethnic group.
Lien Khuong Airport is 30km south of Dalat. There are daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and two flights a week to Danang.
HOCHIMINH CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS – MEKONG DELTA – DA LAT
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