Located at an altitude of 1,500m, Dalat is the capital
city of Lam Dong province. Since French authorities established their
rule on this land, Dalat bore all the marks of a European city with its
numberless villas of French architecture. Dalat is more attractive with
its beauty and temperate climate (170C in average); it also abounds with
romantic lakes, beautiful waterfalls, green pine forests and various
flowers in blossom all year round. Visitors will enjoy an unforgettable
wonderful time when visiting The City of Eternal Spring.
Xuan Huong Lake was formed by a dam in 1919. Its name
comes from the meaning of the perfume and beauty of the spring. Xuan
Huong Lake is a poetic site, attracting leisure visitors; it is also a
popular rendezvous site for lovers.
Dalat Flower Gardens were established in 1966 by the South Vietnamese
Agriculture Service and renovated in 1985. Flowers represented in
include hydrangeas, fuchsias and orchids. Most of the latter are in
special shaded buildings off to the right from the entrance. The orchids
are grown in blocks of coconut palm trunk and in terracotta pots with
lots of ventilation holes.
Datanla Falls is a cascade about 350m from National Road 20 on a path
that first passes through a forest of pines and then continues steeply
down the hill into a rainforest. The other good thing is the wildlife
lots of squirrels, birds and butterflies.
Prenn Falls (elevation 1124m), located at the foot of the Prenn Mountain
Pass, is one of the largest and loveliest falls in the Dalat area. As
you approach the falls, you will be able to notice the subtle change in
temperature brought by the mist from the water falling from a height of
10m. Another good thing is that the foot of the fall is a small valley
covered with flowers and pine trees.
Lang Bian Mountain has five volcanic peaks ranging in altitude from
2,100m to 2,400m. Of the two highest peaks, the eastern one is known to
locals by the womans name KLang; the western one bears a mans name,
HBian. The upper reaches of the mountain are forested. The views from
the top of Lang Bian Mountain are truly spectacular.