Sights in Dalat, what to see
Attractions in Dalat
Sites in Dalat and its surroundings rife. In the heart of da lat there is something to see, but the main attractions of the city you can go around and look for one day. If you don't want to walk, you can take one of the options a sightseeing tour of the city, which are offered on the streets of a huge amount which cost about $ 15.
Most of the time that you spend in da lat, the best thing to spend on sightseeing in the area. Mainly it is the natural attractions and beauty, part of which is landscaped for the tourists, and some have retained their original wild beauty. This large number of waterfalls, parks or valleys, lakes, mountain trails and hills. And all worth a visit. The only bad – the sights are scattered far from the town and from each other, and to visit them will have either a tour or on a rented vehicle or taxi. Of course, the easiest, and possibly even cheaper to buy a group tour without worries and to run through all the attractions. But more interesting to explore the area on a rented motorbike or car with driver to see the sights indefinitely.
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The Lam Dong Museum (Lam Dong Museum)
In the Museum you can see ancient pottery, costumes, musical instruments and other artefacts local peoples, preserved since ancient times. There are also exhibition telling the history of the city. The Museum is housed in a Villa called the Palace of Nguyen Huu Hao.
The Museum has nine exhibition halls on the topics: archaeological finds confiscated by the police; historical periodization; traditional crafts; archaeological finds discovered in Delange; archaeological finds discovered in Daidone and Dilao; agricultural and hunting accessories; nature, geography, people; findings of the war years, the period of resistance of the American colonists and the French; the cultural life and traditional festivals; achievements of the socialist society in the field of construction.
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Entrance fee: 6 000 Dong (currency of Vietnam).
Working time: daily from 7:30 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 16:30.
How to get there? Museum on a map of da lat. Address: 04 Hung Vuong Street, Da Lat. To get there from city centre by taxi or rented transport. Walk to the Museum to get very far.
Crazy house (Hang Nga Crazy House, Biệt thự Hằng Nga)
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It is a hotel, café and art gallery at the same time, called Crazy House, which means "Crazy house". This place is a real work of art, the product of the creative imagination of man. Since its opening in 1990, this extraordinary building without rectilinear forms received recognition for its unique architecture, once in the lists of numerous travel guides and has become one of the ten most "bizarre" buildings in the world.
The Creator of the house was the daughter of the second counselor of uncle Ho Chi Minh city, Mrs. Dang Viet nga (known as hang nga), who once studied in Russia, and now sometimes personally greets guests in this "crazy house". She designed the building in the form of a tree with curved Windows, a tunnel with stairs. The outer and the outer side of the guest house was built with almost missing right angles. Inside are many themed rooms: room tiger room, the eagle room, the ant room, the kangaroo, and so on, with decorations and handcrafted furniture matching the theme. Construction and reconstruction is still ongoing, and no end to this work is not visible.
If you want, you can rent a room and stay, but take such a decision only the first examining room. The cost of rooms from 25 to 130 dollars. The hotel equated to the level of three stars.
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Working time: daily from 8:30 to 19:00.
Entrance fee: 40 000 VND.
How to get there? "Crazy house" on the map of lat. Address: 3 Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Da Lat. To get here from the city center on foot.
The summer Palace of Bao Dai (Bo Dai summer palace)
This Palace, also called "the Second Dalat Palace", one of the three residences of the Emperor Bao Dai in Dalat was built in 1933 as a summer residence of the Emperor. It's been a long time, but everyone in the Palace preserved as it was when the last Emperor of Vietnam.
Since then, the Palace repeatedly changed hands with each change of government, and at one time was the commanding General's headquarters. Many underground tunnels for safe escape in the event of a coup connect the basement of the building with the surroundings.
In principle, nothing outstanding when exploring the site you will not see. It's very modest, no luxuries and no frills, and be called a Palace, it can only be a stretch, rather just a country Villa. However - this is one of the most important historical attractions of the city, a visit to which is included in many sightseeing tours of the city.
Entrance fee / ticket price: 8,000 VND. For photo and video shoots will also have to pay.
Working time: from 7:00 to 11:00 and 13:30 to 16:00.
How to get there? Palace on a map of da lat.
The main market (Da Lat market)
This, of course, not the attraction, but to visit the market at least once is worth it. Part of the market is covered, the other is under the open sky. Here you can find Souvenirs, fresh exotic fruits, the famous Vietnamese coffee, green and artichoke tea, and more. Be sure to haggle. On the top floor of the market building is a large supermarket.
It is on the market and next to him the whole evening tourist party in lat. On the square near the market opened a brisk trade, right on the pavement unfold local mini-café on plastic chairs and tables, open creative workshops. Overall, the place is interesting and worthy for short evening walks.
Entrance fee / ticket price: free.
Hours: around the clock.
How to get there? the main market on a map of da lat.
Pagoda Lin Sean (pagoda Lin Sleep, Linh Son Pagoda)
It is quite a modern pagoda built in the period from 1936 to 1940 with funds donated by Buddhists from all over the world. Here is a bronze statue of the Sakyamuni Buddha, weighing 1250 kg. and Any interesting historical events connected with this place, and nothing special, except for the typical East Asian architecture, pleasing to the eye, this pagoda is not remarkable, although it is one of the main attractions of Dalat. If you are in these places, you can walk to the pagoda along the path, passing under the shade of the pine trees and rubber trees. The area of the pagoda is decorated with miniature trees-bonsai trees and a small pond with water lilies and goldfish.
Entrance fee / ticket price: free.
How to get there? Pagoda Lin Shawn on a map of da lat. Address: Phuong 2, Da Lat
Lake Syuan Huong (Xuan Huong Lake)
Artificial lake syuan Huong in the center of Dalat appeared after the construction of a dam in 1919, the Lake is approximately the same value for citizens, as the lake of the Returned sword in Hanoi is a favorite place for evening walks of the locals. Here you can not only walk, but to swim in a rented rowing boat or ride horses. Near the lake is the area of Hoa Binh (Peace square) with cafes and restaurants, retail shops, hotels, flower gardens. Here is a fine field for the game of Golf, an area of 50 hectares.
In 2010, the lake was drained, but now it is again filled with water.
Entrance fee / ticket price: free.
Hours: around the clock.
How to get there: the Lake is located almost in the center of the city. Lake on a map of da lat.
Flower gardens of Dalat (Dalat Flower Gardens)
Dalat flower gardens is one of the most striking sights of the city. It's a pretty big Park near the northeastern tip of the lake. This place is definitely worth a visit during a trip to Dalat. Here you can quietly spend hours strolling among the beautiful colors and quirky bushes. In the center of the Park is a small lake on which boating swans. On weekends the Park is just chock full of visitors, viewing the gardens attracts locals from all over Vietnam. Initially the Park was established in 1966 by the Ministry of agriculture of South Vietnam and renovated in 1985, Today there are hydrangeas, fuchsias, azaleas, Mimosa, roses, gerberas, chrysanthemums, cacti and, of course, orchids. Most orchids are in shaded greenhouses to the right of the entrance. Stems of orchids grow in the pieces of trunks of coconut palms in terracotta pots with a large number of the ventilation hole. Here you can buy seeds of orchids and seeds.
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Entrance fee: 20,000 VND / child 10,000 dongs.
Working time: the entrance to the garden is open from 7.30 am to 16:00 hours.
How to get there: Dalat Flower gardens on the map.
Waterfalls Kamli (Thac Cam Ly)
The waterfall consists of several cascades with a fifteen-meter height, why it is often called waterfalls Kamli. Around the waterfall has formed a Park to which access is paid. The Park is moderately well-kept, strolling horse, broken several flower beds. For the sake of tourists, anyone can dress up in cowboy clothes and take pictures, of course for a fee. There is also horseback or horse-drawn carriage.
Speaking objectively, if you have shortage of time when visiting Dalat, you can without regret, to exclude will exclude Kamli from your route. It is better to visit some of the distant waterfalls, or at least the Park and the waterfall Debate. River Kamli, which forms a waterfall that runs through the city and brings with it the debris emitted by the locals. After the rains the water in the waterfall of dirty brown and not pretty to look at. And the Park is not very surprising: for example, a stopping place for 10-15 minutes and no more.
Entrance fee / ticket price: the entrance to the area adjacent to the waterfall, you will have to pay 10 000 VND. At a time when the cash Desk is closed, on the territory of the waterfall is easily accessible through the yards prieglauda houses.
Hours: daily from 7:00 to 17:00.
How to get there: the falls are located just 2 kilometres from the city centre and easily reachable on foot. Waterfalls of Kamli on a map of da lat.
Railway station of Dalat (Da Lat train station)
Nothing special about this station, except that it was considered the most beautiful railway station in Indochina. Here on the pedestal is a Soviet steam locomotive, many of which are photographed. Initially it was served by a rail with a length of 84 kilometers, but in 1964, because of damage to roads as a result of hostilities, it was closed. Only in 1991 the road was partially restored (only 7 miles), and now allows you to make a very interesting trip on an old train to the village of Cimat (Trimat, Trai Mat), where you can also visit the Lin Phuoc pagoda (Linh Phuoc pagoda). The train departs five times a day and is 30 minutes.
Entrance fee / ticket price: to visit the station for free. The cost of the trip there and back 124 000 VND.
How to get there? station on a map of da lat
Hours: trains depart 5 times a day 7:45, 09:50, 11:55, 14:00, 16:05
The Catholic Church DN Singh (Du Sinh Roman Catholic Church)
In Dalat there are several churches, this is perhaps the most interesting and the largest. It was built in 1955 on the initiative of the priest from hue city with Royal roots. In its architecture, in addition to the traditional Roman manifested and Oriental features. The Church is on a hill which offers a good panoramic view of the surroundings and the whole Dalat.
Entrance fee / ticket price: free
How to get there: the Church is located on the outskirts of the city outside of Huyen Tran Cong Chua Church on a map of da lat