Top Things to do in Dalat, Vietnam

Dalat – Vietnam is a charming city known for its cool climate, French colonial architecture, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture. Here are some of the top things to do in Dalat:

1. Crazy House Dalat

Crazy House is designed by architect Đặng Việt Nga, and was intended to be a harmonious blend of architecture and nature. Basically, the place is a fantastical landscape of twisting staircases, winding hallways, and peculiar architectural wonders. It is one of the most popular tourist spot as well.

2. Datanla New Alpine Coaster and Datanla Waterfall

Taking the is the Alpine Coaster is the choice most visitors select to reach to the Datanla waterfall. The whole roller course is about 1 km long, running down through the trees. There are hand brake to adjust your speed and be greeted by the beautiful Datanla Falls at the bottom of the hill.

3. Dalat Clay Tunnel 

The main highlight of the place is, of course, the various clay sculptures themselves. These artworks range in size from human-size to larger-than-life installations, meticulously crafted by skilled artisans. As can be seen throughout the tunnels, there are numerous photo opportunities for visitors to pose alongside these clay sculptures. The highlights would be the 2 heads facing each other, amidst the shallow “pond”.

4. Truc Lam Buddhist Monastery and Tuyền Lâm Lake

Truc Lam Buddhist Monastery is situated atop a hill in the picturesque surroundings of Da Lat. It is one of the largest Zen Buddhist monasteries in Vietnam, established in 1994 by Venerable Thich Thanh Tu. Tuyền Lâm Lake is a scenic freshwater lake located just within the vicinity of the Buddhist monastery. Additionally, it is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in the region, adding to the picturesque landscape.

5. Cafes along the mountains – Cổng Trời Bali Dà Lạt (GreenHills)

There are various cafes located along the mountainous region of Dalat city, and everyone of them offers an amazing view. Basically, Cổng Trời Bali Dà Lạt is probably one of the best cafes to visit there. It offers a place to chill as well as plenty of opportunity to take beautiful IG worthy photos. The cafe also rents out Áo dài for ladies whom wish to take photos in them.

6. Da Lat Diocese Cathedral

The Da Lat Catholic Church was built in 1931 and looks like a European medieval cathedral from the outside. Evidently, it is one of few churches found within the city. This European Gothic building has a striking spired bell tower and is open during the day.

7. Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Also known as the Ve Chai Pagoda, this Buddhist temple is famous for its intricate mosaic artworks made from broken glass and ceramic pieces. Visiting this visually stunning and spiritually enriching temple is a great experience for all.

8. Xuan Huong Lake

Another picturesque lake is located right in the heart of the city and offers scenic views, pedal boat rides, and leisurely walks along the promenade.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the many attractions Dalat, Vietnam has to offer. Whether you’re interested in nature, culture, history, or adventure, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this charming Vietnamese city.

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