1.0 About Da Lat
Da Lat is a hidden on the Lang Bian Plateau, between the mountains at about 1500 meters altitude. The city is very attractive because of its countless winding roads, vegetable gardens, waterfalls, picturesque churches and breathtaking mountainous surroundings. Da Lat is a perfect place for adventures, to relax in parks, enjoy the market and escape the heat that sometimes comes up in Vietnam.
Da Lat was used by the French colonialists to escape the heath of Vietnam. They builded villas, grand old hotels and charming buildings with the Remnants of bourgeois French colonial architecture.
Because of the cooler temperature, it become the wedding and honeymoon capital of Vietnam. Couples will walk deeply in love together through the Valley of Love and can keep each other warm in the night by cuddling.
As mentioned earlier, Da Lat is the perfect place for adventures. There are many activities such as mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canyoning and hiking. It is a great way to discover the beautiful nature. Feeling less active, take a ride with Easy Riders!
How to get there?
By plane: Da Lat has a small airport called Lien Khuong Airport (DLI) where you can fly to from Ho Chi Minh, Da Nang and Hanoi. The airport is about 30 kilometers from Da Lat City. Take a shuttle bus to the centre for about 40,000 VND. If you want to get a taxi, do not pay more than 200,000 VND.
By bus: The bus station is about two kilometers south of Xuan Huong Lake (01 To Hien Thanh). The biggest operator isi Phuong Trang but there are also a few small ones. Below hours and the average prices. They can vary per company.
- Ho Chi Minh: 8 hours, 220,000 VND
- Nha Trang: 4 hours, 135,000 VND
- Mui Ne: 5 hours, 150,000 VND
- Hue: 16 hours, 300,000 VND
- Quang Ngai: 12 hours, 230,000 VND
- Quy Nhon: 10 hours, 215,000 VND
- Can Tho: 12 hours, 320,000 VND
- Hanoi: 36-40 hours, 700,000-800,000 VND
- Da Nang: 15 hours, 270,000 VND
Train: The closest train station is about 100 kilometers from Da Lat in My Hung Ward, Phang Rang commune. From there on, you can take a local bus to Da Lat Centre.
Nha Trang railway station is 135 kilometers from Da Lat and also offers busses to Da Lat Centre. These busses are with air-con and might be more convenient.
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