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Coming to Dalat, tourists will be immersed in countless emotions. Because of that, Dalat is called by many different names such as City of Thousands of Flowers, Land of Love, Sad City, Dream City, Land of Peach, etc. Nature and people of Dalat are in poetry, in paintings, in art, and in the heart of everyone. This is the ideal place you should visit once in your lifetime. In this article, we would like to give you a list 25 best things to do in Dalat.

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1. ENJOYING DALAT WEATHER – FIRST THING TO DO IN DALAT

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Dalat has a great climate. The average recorded temperature ranges between 18oC and 21oC. The atmosphere here is fresh, cool, different from the stuffy, crowded of big cities like Saigon, Hanoi. Coming to Dalat, you can experience a day with four seasons.

With the cold plateau atmosphere, the Langbiang is really suitable for outdoor activities, sightseeing, camping overnight. Some visitors choose to experience new games such as mountain climbing to the summit of Langbiang, paragliding, riding on the Jeep to the top, or hiking along the asphalt roads through spectacular pine forests. From the top of the mountain, you can see the Golden Stream, the Silver Stream, and the panorama of Dalat.

2. EXPLORING DALAT BY MOTORBIKE

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If you want to discover Dalat, you well-advised to use the motorbike to travel. You can immerse yourself in the sightseeing as well as the weather here.

Brand Type Price (VND/day)
AB, Vision, Liberty, Janus, etc. 2016-2018 130,000
Novo, Atila, Lead, Vision, etc. 2010-2015 100,000
Wave RSX, Sirius Fi, Jupiter, etc. 2016-2018 100,000
Wave alpha, Sirius, Future, etc. 2010-2015 80,000


Note: The price on the holiday is not the same as the price above.
Free shipping at the hotel in the center of the city.
The price above is the general price, you should call directly to the motorbike owner to get the exact price.

Some recommended addresses to rent a motorbike:

Name Address Contact number
Dalat rental 02 Alley, Thong Thien Hoc Street, 2 District, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province. (+84) 1679 813 313
Ngoc Anh Number 2/4, Tran Hung Dao Street, 3 District, Dalat (+84) 975 082 679
Mr. Tho Number 133, Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, 8 District, Dalat (+84) 928 092 209
(+84) 903 114 755
24H Dalat Number 1 Nguyen Van Troi, 1 District, Dalat (+84) 915 755 152
Xuan Son Number 58, Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Dalat (+84) 937 174 063
Thanh Khang Number 7, Lu Gia Street, Dalat (+84) 944 274 107
Mr. Cuong Number 79, Nguyen Thi Nghia Street, Dalat (+84) 1217 395 051

Must-know tips when renting the motorbike:
Bring identity card, passport, or driving license along to make sure that you will not trick.
Keep the owner’s phone number. If you have problems with the motorbike as well as the direction, you will be supported immediately.
Check the motorbike carefully before leaving Make the clear contract with the motorbike owner if you do not want to be tricked

3. ENJOYING CAFE IN DALAT – THINGS TO DO IN DALAT FOR COFFEEHOLICS

Coffee in Dalat is selected from the gardens of the indigenous farmers. The harvest and production process are sanitary. Thanks to being located on a hill of over 1,500 meters with a tropical climate, this place is extremely suitable for coffee.

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In addition, the cafes in Dalat have a unique feature, they usually have a warm space style with small pots, simple furniture rustic or design bringing a luxurious atmosphere. An open view will give you the feeling of enjoying the freshest natural air.

Some famous and unique cafe in Dalat you may want to visit:

  • Panorama Cafe:  Hung Vuong Street, 11 District, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Sunshine Tim: Number 9, Tran Hung Dao Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • The Dreamer: Number 27B, Tran Hung Dao Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Daily Coffee: Number 11B, Le Hong Phong Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Thongdalat.Space Cafe: Number 90, Bui Thi Xuan Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • An Cafe: Number 63 Bis, February 3 Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Me Linh Cafe: Number 725, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Bicycle Up Cafe: Number 82, Truong Cong Dinh Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Green Box Coffee: Number 42, Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.

4. DISCOVERING WINDMILL CAKE SHOP IN DALAT

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Address: Number 1A, Hoa Binh Street, 1 District, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
Price: VND 15,000- VND 20,000</p1

This is the most attractive place of young people in Dalat in 2017. It’s just a small bakery, but it has a strikingly colorful exterior that is richly decorated with cute and lively motifs.

5. RELAXING AT XUAN HUONG LAKE – THINGS TO DO IN DALAT FOR SIGHTSEEING LOVERS

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Xuan Huong Lake is known as the heart of this city. Around the lake, there are pine forests, lawns, flower gardens, etc. Whether early or late, you also encounter people running around the lake, cycling, or strolling. Such simple things also become interesting here. There are many beautiful restaurants on the shores of the lake you should visit such as Thanh Thuy, Thuy Ta, Bich Cau, etc to sip a cup of coffee and feel the gentle mind.

6. EXPLORING DALAT ARCHITECTURE – THINGS TO DO IN DALAT FOR ART LOVERS

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Dalat City is like a museum of architecture in the 20th century with many architectural and unique values. The famous architectures here are built during the colonial period – the construction of the city. Works of this period were influenced by the major architectural styles in Europe such as Roman architecture, Gothic architecture, Neoclassical architecture. If you are an art lover, discovering the architecure might be on the top of your list “things to do in Dalat, Vietnam”

Some recommended addresses:

  • XQ: Mai Anh Dao Street, 8 Ward, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province Institute of Highland
  • Biology: Tung Lam Hill, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Cao Dai Da Phuoc Temple: Trai Mat, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Dalat Pedagogy College –  Grand Lycée Yersin: Number 29, Yersin, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Crazy House Dalat: Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Chicken village: Darahoa Village, Hiep An Commune, Duc Trong District, Lam Dong Province
  • Dalat University: Number 1, Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Railway Station: Number 1, Quang Trung Street, Ward 10, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Lam Dong Museum: Number 4, Hung Vuong Street, Ward 10, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province

7. RIDING DALAT ELEPHANTS

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For ethnic people, the elephant is a sacred animal, symbolized for the strength, affluence of the family and village. This animal is not only close to the life of the local people in all daily activities but also friendly to tourists. Riding the elephant through the green canopy of the primeval forest will be a memorable memory for anyone. You will be taught how to climb, control, bathe, feed, take care of elephants. Normally, this service is attached to the Dalat Travel tour. If you want to travel in your own way, you should ask the local people for your needs.

However, riding elephants is one of things to do which are jugded by many people. They say that riding elephant is crucial.

8. TAKING WEDDING PHOTOS – THINGS TO DO IN DALAT FOR COUPLES

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The best time to take your wedding photos is from September to December. Dalat in this season is very beautiful because there are many beautiful bloom flowers. You can easily meet the other couples also taking pictures like you and feel the joyful atmosphere of the wedding season in Dalat.

Some recommended addresses:

  • Onelike Studio Dalat: Number 83, Dong Tam Street, Ward 4, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • MyKat Studio: Number 49, Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ward 1, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Art Studio: Number 13A, Nguyen Luong Bang Street, Ward 2, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Wind Studio: Number 39, Kim Khue, Ward 3, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Nguyen Phuong Photography: Number 36, Doan Thi Diem Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Nam Wedding: Number 21/9, Tran Phu Street, Ward 3, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.
  • Rom Studio: Mimosa, Number 168, Phan Dinh Phung Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province.

9. VISITING ABADDON MARKET – THINGS TO DO IN DALAT TO EXPLORE THE LOCAL LIFESTYLE

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Dalat Market is also called Abaddon Market located in the center of Dalat. Being a nightlife center, Dalat market is also an indispensable tourist destination. The market starts at 19:00 or 20:00 and lasts until 4:00 the next day. Most of the foods sold in this area are hot foods. These are very suitable for the cold weather of Dalat in the evening. In addition to the restaurants serving the needs of visitors such as rice, rice noodle soup, etc visitors can also enjoy unique dishes like eating barbecue, sweet potatoes, grilled squid.

10. EATING LOCAL FOOD – THINGS TO DO IN DALAT FOR FOOD LOVERS

The delicious dishes in Dalat have been highly rated by visitors include soy milk, rice paper, com nieu, Can cake, goat meat.

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Discovering the local cuisine is one of most interesting things to do in Dalat. Dalat travel without enjoying pastries, sipping a cup of hot soy milk will be a great omission. At night, when the weather gets colder, drinking a glass of hot soy milk will warm your heart. Biting a piece of cake, chatting with family and friends will create the unforgettable memories.

Rice paper

  • Number 61, Nguyen Van Troi Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Hoang Dieu T-junction – Tran Nhat Duat, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
  • Number 56, Thong Thien Hoc Street, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province