Nestled in the mountains, Dalat is a charming former colonial hill station with an abundance of colorful parks, lakes, gardens and waterfalls. Its ever-temperate climate has earned it the name and City of Eternal Spring.
Start the day by strolling around the French District, where the atmosphere is reminiscent of a provincial French town. Visit Dalat Cathedral, one of the largest buildings in Dalat.
Continue to the whimsical Hang Nga Art Gallery, nicknamed the Crazy House by locals. This guesthouse and art gallery reflects the unique style of the architect Mrs. Dang Viet Nga, who has incorporated touches such as caves, giant spider webs, and a concrete giraffe into the building design.
Afterwards, tour Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, for an insight into the daily life of the last Vietnamese emperor and his family. Finally, visit the Flower Garden, with a profusion of colorful blooms, including flowers rarely seen elsewhere in Vietnam.
In the afternoon, visit the old Cremaillere Railway Station, a cog railway that linked Dalat and Tham Cham in the first part of the 20th century. There is now an old Russian steam train on display.
Continue just outside the town of Dalat and take a Cablecar over fields and scenic countryside to Truc Lam Pagoda. After exploring the temple, stroll down the hillside to Tuyen Lam Lake.
From here, take a boat ride around the lake, stopping at Da Tien Island for refreshment continue to Datanla Falls, one of the most naturally beautiful falls in the regions.