Vietnam TravelA Day in Da Lat: What to See and Do in the City of Eternal Spring

Kaylin2 years ago12

Da Lat (also spelled as Dalat) is a city in the mountains of Vietnam, and it’s one of the most popular destinations for tourists. The city is famous for its natural beauty and cool climate. Da Lat is also known as “the City of Eternal Spring” because it has an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius all year round. Visitors to Da Lat can enjoy a variety of activities, such as hiking, biking and sightseeing. The city is home to many popular tourist attractions, including the Crazy House, the Flower Garden and the Tuyen Lam Lake. We’ll explore some of the things to see and do during your Da Lat day tour below:

  1. The Crazy House
  2. Traditional Vietnamese lunch
  3. Activities visitors can enjoy in Da Lat
  4. The Flower Garden 
  5. The cool climate of Da Lat
  6. Tuyen Lam Lake
  7. Conclusion
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The Crazy House

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Da Lat is the Crazy House. This unique building was designed by architect Dang Viet Nga and it’s been called “the most creative building in the world.” The Crazy House is a three-story building that resembles a fairy tale castle. It has twisting staircases, tunnels and strange looking rooms. Visitors can explore the Crazy House on their own or with a guide.

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Traditional Vietnamese Lunch

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After a morning of sightseeing, visitors can enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch. There are many restaurants in Da Lat that serve authentic Vietnamese food. Some of the most popular dishes include pho (noodle soup), banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) and com tam (rice dish). There are also many themed cafe shops to hang out with friendly locals.

Activities visitors can enjoy in Da Lat

In addition to sightseeing, visitors to Da Lat can enjoy a variety of other activities. One popular activity is hiking. There are many trails around the city that lead to beautiful waterfalls and mountain viewpoints. Visitors can also go for a bike ride or take a trip on a motorcycle. There are also several spas in Da Lat where visitors can enjoy a relaxing massage.

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The Flower Garden

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Another popular tourist attraction in Da Lat is the Flower Garden. This garden is home to a variety of different flowers, including orchids, roses and lilies. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the garden, or they can stop and smell the flowers. There is also a small cafe in the garden where visitors can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

The cool climate of Da Lat

Da Lat is known for its cool climate, which is a major attraction for tourists. The average temperature in Da Lat is 18 degrees Celsius all year round, and the city is often compared to Switzerland. Visitors who had enough of Vietnam’s hot weather will enjoy the refreshing breeze in Da Lat.

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Tuyen Lam Lake

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Tuyen Lam Lake is the largest lake in Da Lat and it’s a popular spot for sightseeing. The lake is surrounded by hills and mountains, and there are several temples and pagodas around the lake. Visitors can enjoy a walk around the lake or they can take a boat ride on the lake.


Da Lat is a beautiful city with something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy a variety of activities, including sightseeing, hiking, biking and swimming. The city is also known for its cool climate and delicious food. We hope you have a wonderful time in Da Lat!

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Thanks for the guide, Kaylin! It sounds like a great day. Here are a few of my own recommendations:

1) Start your day by exploring Da Lat’s French architecture and vibrant markets.
2) Head to the Valley of Love for an afternoon of hiking and waterfall watching.
3) End your day with a relaxing soak in Da Lat’s hot springs.


I’m thrilled you enjoyed the guide and thanks for sharing your own delightful recommendations! Exploring Da Lat’s enchanting French architecture and lively markets sounds like a marvelous way to start the day. And the Valley of Love sounds like the perfect spot for an afternoon of joyful hiking and waterfall watching. By the way, when I visited Da Lat, I couldn’t resist trying some of their scrumptious street food too! It was a delectable adventure.


Happy you liked the guide! Valley of Love is indeed a delightful spot for hiking and waterfall-watching. By the way, have you checked out the Amazing House and Bao Dai Summer Palace yet? They’re worth a visit too!


Thank you for the tips! Exploring French architecture and the Valley of Love sound like amazing experiences. Why not try a traditional Vietnamese coffee at a cozy café next?


I go there quite often kk I usually travel there 2 times/year just to relax and breath of fresh air there. I think young Vietnamese people usually travel to Dalat and they very liked there


That’s awesome that you visit Da Lat so often! It’s a chill spot for a breather, right? Young people really dig the vibe there. By the way, did you know Da Lat is famous for its flowers? You should check out the Flower Gardens there, it’s bloomin’ lovely!


I heard about the curse of Da Lat and always thought it was silly. I feel like if you go there believing this then you will manifest it in your real life. That is the only way it happens!


Young Vietnamese people think that there is a curse that “couples in love, if they come to Da Lat together, they will break up later”. This place is also suitable for people who are sad, many music shows take place here. The scenery is beautiful, so there are also many couples taking wedding photos. Curse or not, Da Lat is still an ideal place for a vacation.