Da Lat - The City of Love
Da lat is dubbed as the city of spring as its climate is always cool with the average highest temperature of 24 ºC and the average lowest temperature is 15 ºC. Annual average rainfall is 1.755mm. the dry season lasts from December to March of the following year while rainy season is between April and November. The sun shines every season. Thanks to that kind of climate, Da Lat becomes a flower garden full of colours and scents all year round.
From Ho Chi Minh City, we can get to Da Lat by car along 20 Highway which is about 300km long. The street will take you to be higher and higher. When you touch Da Lat at Prenn waterfall, you are facing the luxurious pine forests. Moving more deeply inside Da Lat city, you will be discovering a museum of waterfalls, lakes, valleys and grass dunes.
If you go along the 27 road from Phan Rang, on Dinh River, you will be standing on Ngoan Muc Pass with the majestic natural picture in front after passing the relics of the ancient Champa and the fields which are dry all year round. Da Lat, a city of 100 years old (discovered in 1893) is becoming a tourist attraction with long history and one of the best attractive destinations in Vietnam for both local and international tourists. Da Lat is famous for lakes, waterfalls and pine forests. Some of the pretty lakes in Da Lat include Xuan Huong, Than Tho, Da Thien, Van Kiep, Me Linh. These lakes are located right in the city centre. Their romantic names are associated with their romantic views. Each lake is in association with an ancient legend.
Tourists often come to Da Lat for sightseeing and also enjoying the special products of Da Lat including a number of fruits like persimmons, plums, peaches, avocados; many traditional unique foods and souvenirs of Da Lat.
Da Lat is also famous and attractive for hundreds kinds of flowers, in which some of them can only be grown here and some breeds are imported from France, England, Japan, Taiwan, Hongkong, India, Italy and so on, including rose, immortal flower, azalea, xac phao flower, Tu Tuong flower, camellia, mimosa, apricot, white narcissus, etc,.
The first tourist hotel in Da Lat was built in 1907, which is a wooden house called Ho Hotel. At present, Da Lat is in romantic, gorgeous and reserve architecture with villas hidden on plants or in brilliant appearance as being covered with forest of flowers.