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, a.k.a ‘Crazy house’ which is also an interesting place to stay.
The climate in Dalat is often called ‘Eternal Spring’ for its pleasantly warm temperatures during the day and quite cool at night, down to perhaps 10oC. 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’. Its flower industry is highly developed and famous for two typical flowers: hydrangea (Vietnamese: C?m tú c?u) and golden everlasting (Vietnamese: Hoa b?t t?).
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.
Tourists arriving in Dalat can enjoy the atmosphere of Vietnamese markets by visiting Dalat market, which is full of local specialties such as strawberry jam, dried fruits, avocado, artichoke.?
Dalat Travel Guide
A Comprehensive Guide To Vietnamese Cuisine
It’s not an exaggeration to say that Vietnam is THE place to go to get food shock where local culinary specialties abound. Diverse landscapes, vast rice paddies, mountains and coast contribute to culinary variety while the national cuisine is shaped by both long-standing tradition and heavy foreign influences.
Though Vietnamese cuisine varies from north to south, the mainstream culinary tradition still shares some fundamental features. Indeed, local cooks always try to balance typical flavors of saltiness, sweetness, sourness and herbs, chilly & pepper in each dish together with the practice of local customs.