390.5 sq. km
130,000 habitants (2001)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
- Communes: Xuan Tho, Xuan
Truong, Ta Nung
M'nong, Ma, Co Ho...
capital of Lam Dong Province, is located approximately 308km
northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. At an elevation of 1,500m, Dalat
bears the look of an Old French city. It was founded in 1897
when Doctor Alexandre Yersin recommended that the area be
developed as a resort town. Dalat has many natural and
artificial lakes such as Ho Xuan Huong, Than Tho, Da Thien, and
Tuyen Lam bordered by lines of pine trees, which are a
well-known feature of Dalat. A trip to Dalat is not complete
until one goes to the Dalat Flower Gardens.
temperate climate of Dalat is suitable for flowers such as
orchids, roses, lilies, and camellias. Nowadays, tourists not
only limit themselves to Dalat; they also visit the area of
Langbian Highland and the ethnic minorities. Langbian Mountain's
highest peak at 2,165m is very tempting for climbers. From Lom
Bieng Klo peak, one can see endless green mountains reflecting
the silver rays of the sun. Many tours are organized in the
area, including parachuting and climbing.