Tourist information about Dalat (Vietnam)

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General information

Монастырь Тхиенвиен, Далат Kievian monastery in da lat
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Da lat (Dalat, also Da Lat) is a city on the South Central highlands of Vietnam, the capital of Lam Dong province (Lam Dong). Dalat is situated on a plateau Gangbang at a height of 1475 metres above sea level at the distance of about 300 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh (Dalat map Vietnam). The city's population slightly more than 200,000 people (in 2009).

First, this place began to actively explore the French colonialists, who tried to hide from the relentless heat and humidity of Saigon in the highland region. They built here their villas. And, interestingly, the city of Dalat was formed later than the resort: in 1907 he built the first hotel of da latand the town was only formed in 1912.

Today Dalat is one of the most popular and visited tourist destinations of Vietnam. It is a special place. Not every tourist wants to get here, but those who seek, I can confidently call myself an experienced and curious travelers. Dalat attracts tourists who want to gain new experiences and see a different Vietnam away from the beaches and sea waves. The tourists, who keenly feel the situation, you may feel that they were in another country in another Vietnam. On the streets there are cleaner, taxi drivers and the spring and summer are not linked at each corner, and if you do this quite delicately. Foreign tourists are attitude anxious, if not to say delicate.

Водопад Понгур, Далат Waterfall Pongour

Dalat is a mountain resort, and no beaches here you will not find. Cultural and historical landmarks here are a few, as the city has its history and was originally founded as a resort place. But it has attractions of a different nature. This, above all, natural beauty and education. In the vicinity of Dalat picturesque valleys, evergreen forests, numerous waterfalls, lakes, mountains and natural parks. Here are the best routes for Hiking and mountain Biking. Thanks to the rise of the plateau above sea level at the altitude of 1500-2000 meters, there are ideal conditions for growing fruits and vegetables, tea and coffee, flowers that can't grow at sea level. Grown here, they are offered all over Vietnam under the special label "made in Dalat". This is the only place in Vietnam where they make wine. Da lat is still the most popular site for honeymoon the Vietnamese newlyweds, but also a city of artists. And this is one of the centers of the Vietnamese science.

Далат View Of Dalat

Most tourists visit da lat as a one - or two-day tours that depart from Ho Chi Minh city, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang. The cost of these tours starts from $ 45. Of course, excursions of several days with accommodation in Dalat are more expensive. Day trips, certainly not enough to explore the city and its surroundings. During these tours tourist briefly show some of the most "hackneyed" places, which usually Krazy house, a couple of waterfalls and races for every factory. And all remote and most interesting places left behind. However, Dalat is a very pleasant town and you will definitely want to stay here longer. And nothing prevents to visit the city on your own for a few days. Tourism infrastructure is at a sufficient level, and no inconvenience will arise.

The question often arises, how many days to pay a visit this town. Of course, many people, so many opinions, but most still lean that two full days for sightseeing in Dalat and its surroundings enough. If you want a quick run through the sites, but also to feel the subtle atmosphere of this place, to enjoy the fresh mountain air, it is here to stay, and for three or more days.

Цветочные сады Далата Flower gardens in Dalat

If you are ready for an independent trip to Dalat, the following information will help you to organize such a trip:

Weather, tourist seasons

Озеро Сюан Хыонг, Далат Dalat

The climate is sub-Equatorial lat. Due to the elevation above sea level the temperature here is below (and it is believed that more comfortable), than in other parts of southern and Central Vietnam, because of what it called the "city of eternal spring". Fluctuations in temperature during the year is insignificant. During the day it is always warm and comfortable, the average day temperature is 27 °C, but at nights even in summer can be quite cool, so no jackets or warm jackets can not do. In the cold winter months the night temperature can drop to + 10°C. But if the cool evening weather worsened the rain, the feelings becomes really cold.

Rainfall stands the dry season (high tourist season) from November to April and the rainy season (low tourist season) - from may to October . In the dry season, rain almost never falls, and this period is the perfect time to visit. In the rainy season is warmer, and it rains mainly after lunch or in the evening. However, sometimes, the sky may be overcast for several days, and the rain continue all day, but it is rather rare.

Another manifestation of the climate in Dalat is often fog.

Seasons in the lat months*

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

*best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

Current weather in da lat and forecast for the near future:

Time in da lat

In summer and in winter time in Dalat, ahead of Moscow is +4 hours.

Current time in Dalat*
The time difference with the cities:
Moscow: +4 Samara: +3
Kazan: +4 Nizhny Novgorod: +4
Ekaterinburg: +2 Novosibirsk: 0
Irkutsk: -1 Vladivostok: -3
* - if time is incorrect, refresh the page Ctrl+F5:

Useful tips

Вино Далата Dalat wine

Tip. Don't be surprised if the lat staff refuse tip. It happens here, and even sometimes a taxi driver will round the amount down. Do not insist that those to whom the tip is intended, certainly they have not put in the pockets against their will. Just keep in mind that nowhere in Vietnam, except in the lat, such a miracle will not happen.

Wine. Dalat is the only place in Vietnam where wine is produced. Don't expect too much from the local wine, but be sure to try it. Buy the best export wine. It is a little more expensive than usual (the usual is 50 000 VND, export 70 000 Dong), but the quality is considered much better. To buy wine can be almost any local shop and not have to go on all sorts of factories, where the same wine costs several times more expensive.

What to buy? One of the pleasant gifts from the lat will be tea and Vietnamese coffee production. Here in the highlands they grow just great coffee and tea, which you will remember for a long time. To buy such gifts can be in the main city market.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin February 15, 2014
The site provides information about da lat:
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In the topic ask and answer questions to Dalat. ...
loginza2325 26 February, 2014
I went to Dalat from Ho Chi Minh city, on the night bus. The ticket price is really funny, plus save on one night. However the bus arrived in Dalat at 6am, at this time there it was still dark and very cold. ...
by Dmitri On 22 April, 2014
Well, it's very pretty gardens. Visited the Crimea in the Botanical admired, and are generally no beautiful. ...
SAMESAME 29 September, 2014
Was in the lat 6 days. Just an amazing place! Not hot, people are much kinder and very beautiful. To leave did not want. I drove around Dalat on a rented moped - save on fun! Who doubts to go or not, my answer is YES,Yes and YES AGAIN!! ...
admin 29 September, 2014

I agree with you, da lat definitely YES. What is bad, our tourists come to Dalat with sightseeing for the day, is good if two, and almost did not have time to see the thunder the most high-profile attractions such crazy house, waterfalls and flower gardens Debate. But there is so much more. The weather, by the way, fell a couple of times in the rain and was terribly cold, especially on a bike, when blowing through the fresh wind. So tight clothes will not be superfluous. ...
Philip 30 Nov, 2014
Went today(November) at elephant waterfall, on the way decided to stop at the waterfalls Kam-Lin in the crazy house, and so, they(Kam-Ling and crazy) do not work on Saturday and Sunday. ...
admin on 30 Nov, 2014

It's very strange, I hope you do checked, but didn't believe the guide or "well-wishers", which usually want you to get to interesting places like factories and shops. Waterfall Cam Ly at all at any time to get, even when they are closed, via at least two wickets. And here is the schedule on the official website of Crazy House: Commencing from December 01, 2014 Crazy House is open for visitors from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM daily (including Saturday, Sunday, Holidays). ...
Philip 1 Dec, 2014
Yes have checked. Drive yourself on a motorbike, without guides and tours. Went to crazy house, the guard was shown on the schedule near the closed Fund. Saturday and sun. output. Other sites had no such problems. And all thanks to your resource all rides and reviews of attractions planned on the basis of information provided here. ...
admin 1 December, 2014

Health, as the saying goes :D . Zajdite often ...

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