Experiences for a Perfect Trip to Dalat

If you are planning to visit Dalat individually or in small groups, with families …, the following sharing of experiences will be very useful for your trip.

Where to book hotels, motels

Most visitors always choose accommodation in the center because it is easy to move at night and convenient for walking to Dalat Night Market, Xuan Huong Lake. Some streets where you should book the rooms includes Nguyen Chi Thanh Street, Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, Bui Thi Xuan, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, 3/2, Phan Boi Chau, Le Dai Hanh …

vietnam travel

It just takes around five minutes by walking from Ho Xuan Huong Lake where is considered as the nicest lake in Dalat to Dalat Market.

In these areas, it will be very convenient for you to move at night to get some cold wind in Dalat. However, the city of flowers has many attractions whose distance is uneven, from 4 to more than 30 km.

Some visitors will choose the resort villas or the whole houses, or homestay. These places are at least 3 km from the center, and are suitable for those who prefer relaxation mode or discovering interesting things in Dalat.

Means of transport

Travelling in large groups, you can go by car to ensure safety while moving and save time, especially for the elderly. If you are young, you can try travelling by motorbike. Da Lat has cool climate, so when driving around a mountain pass roads, you will get a great feeling. Roads in Da Lat are mainly pass roads with constantly steeps. Travelling by motorcycle is very convenient  if you want to explore the nooks in the city.

Valley of Love, Dalat, Dalat Park

The Valley of Love located in the Northeast which is 6 km from Dalat city.

In the evening, strolling around Xuan Huong lake, you can cycle the twin rider bicycle to warm the body to “fight” against the cold of Dalat.

Where to rent vehicles

In Da Lat, there are many motorbike rental places including many places with bad service. You can rent a motorbike at the hotel, or the area near the gate of Dalat market (on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street), Bui Thi Xuan Street. Rental cost ranges from 60,000 VND/ vehicle/ day, with a lot of vehicles.

Where to buy Dalat’s specialties

Visitors need to learn and discern what is the specialty of Dalat, where the fake products imported from China, especially colorful foods like plum, kiwi, blueberries…

Linh Phuoc Pagoda

Linh Phuoc Pagoda is far from Dalat around 8km to the north-east

If you are confused, you can buy these specialties at restaurants of big brands near Dalat market, the prices may be a bit higher than outside. Jam are often sold with higher prices near the tourist areas; therefore, locals rarely buy here.

Where to buy strawberries

Many people wonder that why the price of strawberries in Da Lat market is only 20,000-30,000 VND per kilo while the price of strawberry picked directly in gardens take up to 100,000 VND/ kg. The answer is that the price is synonymous with the quality. Strawberry picked in the gardens is always fresh, delicious and can be stored in about 5 days.

tour to dalat

This market is also considered as “the heart of Dalat city”

Where to go in the evening

Dalat is a place of relaxation and sightseeing. This site is too much favored by nature with climate and charming scenery, so if you want to go out at night in Dalat, you can stroll in the night market to look for the familiar taste of hot grill, travel around Xuan Huong lake, ride motor duck boat.

Another way is to go to the cafes of your age. Those who like listening to music composed by Trinh Cong Son or lyrical music can go to Cung Dan Xua, Diem Xua … The young who are interested in romantic music, singing to each other and enjoying views of the city can go to Dalat Night, Thanh Thuy, Thuy Ta, Bich Cau, Dally Coffee, F’ Cafe, K’ cafe, … Dalat also has several bars in Le Dai Hanh, 3/2 streets.

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