Dalat

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Introduction

Vietnamese countryside

Vietnamese countryside

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Dalat (Đà Lạt in Vietnamese) is a town located in the South Central Highlands of Vietnam. At 1,500 metres above sea level, its cooler climate made it a popular getaway early in the 20th century for the French who were looking for a cooler alternative to the heat and humidity of the coastal areas. The villas built by the French still give Dalat a unique flavour amongst other Vietnam towns and cities. Dalat is now a popular resort destination for Vietnamese couples on a honeymoon or getting married. It's not uncommon to see several wedding parties on a single day, especially when astrological signs are particularly good.

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Neighbourhoods

* Ta Nung

  • Xuan Tho
  • Xuan Truong

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Sights and Activities

Colonial Palaces. The three palaces and summer home of the colonial era, last emperor of Vietnam Bao Dai, which is of great interest once you visit these three heritage sites, named Palace I, II and III, the Dalat Palace Hotel being one of them, with its adjacent Dalat Du Park Hotel, all from the 1920s, together with the Dalat Palace Golf Club, which was built in 1922, to give his majesty the opportunity to practice his golf skills picked up during his years of study in France. The golf course is an awesome site, whether you enjoy the swinging and putting or not, as the coffee shop at the golf course has some wholesome meals of Asian and European food, with great view of the deep green fairways and classy environment. The Palace I is located on the same street when you walk to the Crazy House. It is about a 15-30 minute walk depending on your pace (1.1 km from Tran Phu, 47 m elevation gain). Palace II is located on Tran Hung Dao, not far from the Xuan Huong Lake (next to Yersin Park).
Crazy House, Huỳnh Thúc Kháng, Phường 4 (About 0.3 km off Duy Tan St). A striking, not-quite-finished Gaudi-esque fantasy house designed by the daughter of an independence war hero. Well worth a visit, even if you are not too interested in architecture. 40,000 dong.
Dalat Market. Filled with local specialities: strawberry jam, fruit conserves, avocado, artichokes.
Dalat Train Station. Take the steam train through the 7-km historical line to Trai Mat district. From there you can visit the Linh Phuoc pagoda. 128,000 dong.
Flower Garden (At the northwestern end of Xuan Huong Lake). A set of flower gardens centred around a reconstructed traditional Vietnamese teak wood house. If you go for a stroll around the lake, it can be visited as a stop. 20,000 dong.
Golden Spring Lake (Ho Suoi Vang). Unspoiled scenery.
Truc Lam Zen Monastery (public bus to south directions (e. g. Bao Loc) from Khu Hoa Binh, get off on turn to cable car station near bus terminal). Best to reach it via a cable car ride over the pine forest. Bus: VND7,000, cable car: VND80,000 both ways, VND60,000 one way.
Lake of Sorrow (Lake of Sighs) (5 km northeast of town on Ho Xuan Huong Rd). The Lake of Sorrow is a common destination in Dalat. The Lake of Sorrow is so-named because of a tale of two lovers, one who committed suicide after the other was called up to serve in the army.
Langbiang Mountain (public bus to Lac Duong from Khu Hoa Binh, VND12,000). Parking closes at 17:00. There are 2 peaks: 1915 m and 2167 m. First one is reachable by a steep paved path, you can ride in a Jeep (360,000 dong for 1 Jeep). The second one is 2-3 hours great hike. You don't need to enter the main gate and pay the fee if going to 2167 m peak, trail start on the right of the gate. Also visit the ethnic village at the foot of the mountain.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda, Trai Mat, Da Lat (About 8 km from town). This kitschy temple is one of a kind in Vietnam. Broken porcelain is used to compose beautiful mosaics that adorn the whole of this 7-level pagoda, and it is still expanding. free.
Nha Tho Domaine de Marie, Ngo Quyen (1 km from where Hai Thuong and Ba Trang Hai (3 Trang Hai) meet). A pink church on top of a hill, with a store selling various dried fruits and snacks from the local orchards run by the nuns of the monastery.
Pongour Falls (30 km south of town on Hwy 20). It's one of the largest and widest waterfalls in Vietnam and during the wet season is a magnificent sight. A dam built nearby has reduced the water flow recently. Toilets are pit latrines with no water/soap/tissue, so bring your own. 10,000 dong per person. 5,000 dong per bike.
Prenn Falls (At the foot of Prenn Pass, about 10 km outside of town). Daily until 17:00. A very common stop on a typical Dalat tour, Prenn Falls is quite beautiful, but is a lot more fun when you're hiking it than just taking pictures of it.
Thien Vuong Pagoda, also known as the Chinese Pagoda, as it was built by the local Chinese population.
Thien Vien Truc Lam Monastery (At the top of where the cable car drops you off). The monastery has a magnificent view over the dams below and its gardens are full of landscaped shrubs in animal form. Extremely peaceful. A great place to relax and soak in the tranquility. People who do not want to complete the round trip could opt for a 4.1-km walk back to Tran Phu. Be sure to bring a map. On the walk back you can go down to Tuyen Lam Lake, visit nearby Dalanta waterfall, and take the bus back to town. Free admission. The cable car to the monastery costs 50,000 dong one-way, return 70,000 dong.
Tuyen Lam Lake (Hồ Tuyền Lâm) (5 km south of town on Hwy 20). Its clean green waters flow from the beautiful Tia Spring and from the Da Tam River, which flows down from Voi mountain. Its waters stretch over an immense 350 ha and because of its various sources, Tuyen Lam is known as the lake where rivers, springs, and forests meet. The lake was built in the 1980s. It is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes in town. The other side of the lake is Voi Mountain which is a good place for hiking.
Valley of Love (Thung Lũng Tình Yêu), Phu Dong Thien Vuong St (About 5 km out of town). Daily until 17:00. The Valley of Love is common stop on Dalat tours and is very popular with honeymooners. The Valley of Love is also a great spot for canyoning. USD1.
Xuan Huong Lake (Hồ Xuân Hương) (centre of town). Public lake in the centre. Approximately 5 km in length, this lake was made after two dams on the Camly River were destroyed during a storm in the 1930s. Now, Xuan Huong Lake is one of the main draws of Da Lat, and you can see honeymooners and locals strolling its banks. Many nice hotels have a view of the lake. The lake was drained in 2010, but is now filled again. Boats can be rented on both sides of the lake. The lake was recently adorned with a blindingly bright advertising sign, aimed directly at the lakeside hotels and coffee shops.

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Events and Festivals

* Da Lat Flower Festival

  • Embroidery Festival
  • New Rice Ceremony
  • Buffalo-Stabling Festival

Tết Festival

The most important and busiest festival in Vietnam, everyone returns home to be with their family. For visitors, it is a colorful time, as streets are decorated with lanterns and lights. The celebratory meal consists of four dishes, giò (Vietnamese sausage), ninh (stew), nem (spring rolls), and mọc (meat balls).

Tết Trung Thu

On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, many celebrate the harvest by worshipping the Moon genie. It is one of the most impressive festivals in Vietnam and is particularly exiting for children, as they get plenty of toys. Square moon cakes are eaten by all, while children light lanterns and participate in a procession. Lion dancers accompanied by gongs and bells roam the streets.

Tet Doan Ngo

Tet Doan Ngo (Killing insects) or Dragon Boat Festival in Chinese is one of the oldest festival of Vietnam, occurred around June or July in Lunisolar Calendar and May in Lunar calendar. This festival is to celebrate a new section of the year and erase all the illnesses and worms in the body by using glutinous rice wine and lotus seed sweetened porridge in northern Vietnam or sticky rice dumplings in the south. Tet Doan Ngo often occurs from the breakfast to the noon, Vietnamese people eat this festival’s specialties before they take the meal whom believed that it’s the most suitable time to cleanse the body. The origin of this festival was started when people were celebrating for having a good crop and then the pest suddenly destroyed all of what they have been worked on, people couldn’t find a way to overcome this disaster so a man called Doi Truan appeared and guide the farmers to started a simple feast which included lime-water dumplings, fruits and doing exercises. The after day people realized that all the insects have been wiped out, Doi Truan reminded people that the pest was dominating at this month and must do what they’ve been guided to keep the crops away from the pest.

Tet Han Thuc

Tet Han Thuc or Cold Food festival at the end of the spring season, commonly in March 3rd (Lunar Calendar) and April or May (Lunisolar calendar), the festival was originated from China’s classic reference which is about the exile time of Duke Wen of Ji when he was so hungry that his royal advisor Jie Zhitui cut a part of his thigh to cook a soup for the duke, after he found out what Jie did, he was so grateful and promise that he’ll repay the favour. By the time Duke Wen regained his throne, Jie Zhitui had resigned and taken care of his mother at home hill, after many failed attempts to repay him, Duke Wen set fire to the hill and hoped that Jie would come out but he and his mother died in the firestorm. Duke Wen felt regret about what he had done so he created Cold Food Festival and named that mountain as Jie to pay tribute his advisor. The main specialties that Vietnamese people eat in this occasion are: floating cakes and glutinous rice dumplings. Vietnamese marked this day as the change from cold weather to hot so the name Cold Food Festival is to celebrate this season-changing time of the year.

Vu Lan or Ghost Festival

This festival is common in Asia countries: China, Japan, Vietnam, etc. The main purpose of Vu lan is to pay the gratitude to parents and helping the homeless, hungry souls. According to Vu Lan Sutra, a Buddha’s discipline named Maudgalyayana had trained many powerful abilities and he had purposed of meeting his mother one last time, he used his power to search and find out that his mother was in underworld and punished for her karma to be a hungry ghost, he brought rice bowl to his mother but she afraid of her food being taken away so she cover her hand to hide it but the bowl suddenly turned into fire. To seek a way to save his mother Maudgalyayana come to Buddha and the Buddha said that he cannot save his mother unless asking for help from the monks in the fifteenth day of July, after doing what Buddha said Maudgalyayana saved his mother. Vietnamese people often go to pray at the pagodas at this month and prepare a feast at home in the daylight to make offerings for the wandering ghosts. Since Vietnamese considered this is unlucky month, most of the activities from trading, building house, going at night are minimized, so the stores often close earlier than usual.

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Weather

Dalat’s year-round temperate weather, standing in contrast to Central & Southern Vietnam’s otherwise tropical climate, has led it to be nicknamed the “City of eternal spring”. The average temperature is 18 °C - 25 °C. The highest temperature ever in Dalat was 27 °C, and the lowest was 6.5 °C. Mist covers the adjoining valleys almost year-round. Its temperate climate also makes it ideal for agriculture. Indeed, Da Lat is renowned for its orchids, roses, vegetables, and fruits. There are nascent wine-making and flower-growing industries in the region.

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Getting There

By Plane

Lien Khuong Airport (DLI) is about 30 kilometres from Dalat and has flights to/from Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh and Hue.

Some hotels offer special arrangements with taxi companies to ferry hotel guests to and from the airport for around 200,000 dong. Hotels can try to rip you off by asking for anything between 300,000 to 400,000 dong for an airport transfer. Be adamant on 200,000 dong. Taxi service with tel. +84 6 3383 5583 have a fixed price of 250,000 dong. Malinh taxi charges 300,000 dong to the airport. If going by meter, it comes to around 577,000 dong (distance around 35 km).

Or catch the airport shuttle for 40,000 dong per person. They will ask what hotel you're staying in, and the airport shuttle bus will take you there.

By Train

Da Lat Railway Station opened in 1938 to serve railway Da Lat-Thap Cham (Phan Rang) 84 kilometres long. Da Lat Railway Station is considered the most beautiful station in Indochina at that time and the remaining is the oldest station in Viet Nam today. The station has a unique architectural style, has three pyramidal roof, stylized three peaks Liang Bian or empty Highlands. Railway abandoned and discarded a long time and only partial recovery from Da Lat to Trai Mat for serving guests since 1991. The train journey was just 7 kilometres long, but also gives visitors a feeling excited by watching Da Lat from above and in the fresh air of the highlands. In Dalat display station steam locomotives and carriages stock produced by the Japanese. Dalat Railway Station about 3 kilometres from the centre in the direction of the park Yersin. Trains run only when there are 10. If you go to the odd phone call.

By Bus

Most local and foreign travellers arrive in Dalat by bus, including those travelling on the famous Sinh Cafe Hanoi-HCMC open-tour buses.

Phuong Trang Busline runs several daily services to Dalat from Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. From Nha Trang the bus ride is about 5 hours, with the obligatory stop at a dilapidated Cham temple/tourist site. Within the last year or so, a new road from Nha Trang has cut the travel time to 3–4 hours, including a 30-minute breakfast/WC stop about one hour out of Nha Trang. From Ho Chi Minh City the bus ride is about 7 hours (9 hours if there is bad traffic leaving Saigon). If coming from Mui Ne, be careful as the road is rough most of the way, so try to book a large bus or at least a seat towards the front.

From Mui Ne: An Phu Travel. 7:30am, afternoon. The company serves 2 buses a day. It's not too comfortable seater bus but still ok. Tickets can be booked in most hotels and guest houses. They have free pick up. Journey takes 4-5 hours and includes some great views. Drop off in Dalat: Nguyen Chi Thanh street, close to the city center. USD5. (updated Mar 2018 | edit). The Sinh Tourist. The bus tickets are available online on baolau (updated Mar 2018 | edit).

From Danang - Danang Central Bus Station, sleeper bus from Danang to Dalat [1] with air-cond, toilet on bus, departs from Danang at 17:00 and arrives Dalat at 08:00 - 09:00 (15 hours), it costs 265,000 dong/ticket, you may come directly to the Bus Station or online booking via email danangdalatbus@gmail.com.

For Western visitors it may be best to book a ticket on a bus without a television. The entertainment offered could be loud and unappealing if you prefer sleeping before arriving at their next destination.

Alternatively, catch a local bus at Ho Chi Minh City, Bien Hoa, Phan Rang, Nha Trang or Buon Ma Thuot.

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Getting Around

Depending on where you stay, you can walk to most parts around town. You can catch a xe om (motorbike taxi) from most corners, so if you're going somewhere farther out of town, you have a fast way to get there. You can also book via app using Grab Bike. Taxi cars are also abundant and reasonable in price, yet watch the meter, as meter fixing is a common practice from north to south. As of July 2018 meter fixing is a much diminished problem and almost all taxi meters click into life after the vehicle has traveled a few metres. The occasional taxi may take you on a circuitous route to get to your destination but opening Google maps and pointing out that you know the way reduces incidents of this kind. Taxis are cheap and an ideal way to get round Dalat.

There is a local bus which passes near most of the main tourist sites. Heading south you can catch it at the bus shelter by the lake. Otherwise, the bus hub can be found on Hoa Binh Square (Khu Hoa Binh - behind Hoa Binh theater), just up from the market. The last bus each day is at 17:30.

There are many places around town to rent a bicycle, tandem, or motorbike. Please consider carefully before you rent a motorbike, as according to the Vietnamese law you must be in the possession of a valid Vietnamese driver's licence to be able to drive a motor vehicle in the country. Failure to have one cancels any insurance that the bike might come with and makes you liable for any damages. In Southeast Asia, you are always liable, as you are always guilty, as you are presumed to have more money than the other party. Hence you will have to pay for damages to the bike and its full value, damages to other people and their property, as well as ruining your holiday.

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Eat

  • Ba Hung grilled meat roll
  • Lamson Famiy Restaurant - T: (063) 822 362. Daily 06:00am-11:00pm.
  • Lotus Restaurant - 1A Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Da Lat. T(063) 823 457. Daily 08:00am-10:00pm.
  • Ming Dynasty - 7 Tran Hung Dao St, Da Lat. T: (063) 813 816. Daily: 10:00an-1:30pm &5:00pm-9:30pm.
  • Art Cafe - A fine dining experience at reasonable cost for breakfast, lunch and dinner. International and Vietnamese cuisine with an upstairs Bar and Live Entertainment weekly. Try the Mexican dishes. Address: 76 Truong Cong Dinh, Phone: (+84 0) 633 555 299, Hours: 08:00am - 10:00pm

Art Cafe, 76 Truong Cong Dinh St (On the main street), ☏ +84 6 3355 5299, ✉ info@embers-asia.com. Vietnamese and international dishes prepared with local ingredients.
Âu Lạc, Bui Thi Xuan St. Good vegetarian food.
Backpackers Tourist Cafe, 61-3 Thang 2 St, F1, ☏ +84 9 0364 0643. Good food and cheap prices with nice decor. Staff speaks good English.
Cafe de la Poste, 12 Tran Phu St, ☏ +84 6 382 5777. 06:00-23:00. Part of the Dalat Du Parc and Dalat Palace Compound. French and Western country-style cuisine, large wine list. English speaking friendly staff, great service.
Dalat (Central) Market (Chợ Đà Lạt) (Town centre). Open daily until early evening. Dalat's Central Market place is the best place in town to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Near the entrance, there is a lively and always busy vegetable restaurant that serves excellent soups. A tiny vegetarian food stall is in a corner of the second level.
Dã Quỳ (Wild Sunflower Restaurant), 49 Truong Cong Dinh. French and Vietnamese food.
Dalat Palace Golf Club, 1 Phu Dong Thien Vuong St, ☏ +84 6 3382 1201. 06:00-20:00. Cafe, pro shop and clubhouse, offering Mexican and Western food.
Nam Giao Cafe, 4C Chu Van An St, ☏ +84 6 3382 2875. 07:00-22:00. Vietnamese kitchen serving traditional noodle breakfasts. 12,000-45,000 dong.
Nhat Lien, 17 Huynh Thuc Khang, P4, ☏ +84 6 3382 1126, ✉ otaki49@yahoo.com. Until 21:00. One of three vegetarian restaurants in Dalat. Primarily Vietnamese food, but also some English dishes. The staff does not speak much English, but the owner does and he is happy to help you out. Sometimes live music.
Peace Café (Next to Peace Hotel 1). Offers some of the cheapest food in Dalat.
Le Rabelais, 12 Tran Phu St (In Dalat Palace Hotel), ☏ +84 6 382 5444. Recipient of numerous international prizes and accolades. Elegant and distinctly old fashioned with its 1920s atmosphere, food, and service.
V Cafe, 1/1 Bui Thi Xuan, ☏ +84 6 3352 0215, ✉ vcafedalatvietnam@gmail.com. 07:00-22:30. Popular place for Western travellers. Diverse menu of international dishes and live music every evening.
Việt Mỹ CaFé, 9A Le Dai Hanh. Local and Western food. Small, neat atmosphere, overlooking the city gardens.

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Drink

Cafe Noi, 74 Phan Dinh Phung St (Near intersection Truong Cong Dinh). Lovely cafe with relaxed music and great coffee with chocolate flavour. Lots of young locals playing cards and board games here. Not yet spoiled by masses of tourists.
Cafe Tung'. Really nice cafe. The delicious Vietnamese coffee costs 8,000 dong and is served with tea.
Hangout Bar, 71 Truong Cong Dinh St (Opposite Peace Hotel). Open after midnight. Classic backpacker bar. Free pool table, board games, and darts. Guests can choose their music. Good place to meet other travellers and expats.
Larry's Bar, 12 Tran Phu (Basement of the Dalat Palace Hotel). Happy hour 17:00-19:00. Library-style decorations with dark wood paneling, pool table, and darts.
Saigon Nite, 11 Hai Bà Trưng. Open until after midnight. Cheap beer, pool, and friendly staff. Lots of tourists and expats.
The Escape Bar, 18 Phan Bội Châu, tp. Đà Lạt, Phường 1, Vietnam, ☏ +84 63 3578 888. Live music every night, cosy and friendly bar.
100 Roofs Cafe (Duong Len Trang), 26 Phan Bội Châu, 1, Tp. Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng, Vietnam. The main attraction here is the building itself, which is a themed maze of indoor caves, tunnels, staircases, alcoves, ladders, a rooftop garden and everything in between, while built-in bar tables and chairs are plentifully scattered all around. Definitely not the place to get drunk (unless you sit at the 1st or 2nd floor). Definitely a unique, must-see experience in the city.

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Sleep

Bon Mua Guesthouse, 1B1 Bui Thi Xuan St (Between intersection with Phan Boi Chau and Hotel Dai Loi), ☏ +84 9 1720 9530. Clean, basic guesthouse. From USD5.
Dreams Hotel, 151 Phan Dinh Phung St, ☏ +84 6 3383 3748, ✉ dreams@hcm.vnn.vn. Clean rooms, friendly staff and big breakfast. They also have sauna, steam, and hot tub free of charge for guests (16:00-19:00).
Hang Nga Guest House, Bui Thi Xuan St (opposite Trung Cang Hotel), ☏ +84 9 0310 0132, ✉ mrgentle_tour@yahoo.com. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good English spoken. From USD7.
Lucky D's Hostel, 66/6 Nguyen Van Troi street, ☏ +84-931282450, ✉ luckyhostel.dalat@gmail.com. USD3 dorm beds with breakfast.
Mr. Peace backpacker's house, 3/8 Hai ba Trung St, ☏ +84 977 089 159, +84 633 828456, ✉ peacebackpacker@gmail.com. Friendly, cosy, clean, good atmosphere, centrally located, excellent English speaking, crazy, may have family dinner with you. Good price. usd6+.
Hoa Binh 1 Hotel (Peace Hotel 1), ☏ +84 6 3382 2787. It is anything but peaceful, and fills to capacity on weekends, but staff are friendly. There is a cafe next door. USD10-15.
Mai Tam Guesthouse, 2B Le Thanh Ton St, ☏ +84 6 382 5363. Clean family-run guesthouse a little outside city centre in a Vietnamese residential area (about 1½-km, 20-min walk). The family rents out scooters for USD5/day. They also have a convenience shop downstairs. 150,000 dong.
My Dream Hotel, 213A Phan Đình Phùng, ☏ +84 9 1856 4472, ✉ dalateasyrider@gmail.com. 187,000 dong.
Nam Ky Hotel, 11 Nam Ky Khoi Nghia, ☏ +84 6 3382 4493, +84 9 1378 9449. Nice view from the rooms.
Ngoc My Hotel, 01 Le Thi Hong Gam St. Nice location with Xuan Huong Lake view and clean rooms, balconies facing the lake. From USD25.
Peace Hotel. Free Wi-Fi, breakfast extra for USD1. From USD7.
Sakura Hotel, Bui Thi Xuan St. Cheap hotel near the student centre.
Les Sapins 60 Hotel, 60 Truong Cong Dinh St (Next door to Peace Cafe), ☏ +84 6 3383 0839. Renovated, clean rooms, free Wi-Fi and Internet in the lobby, breakfast for USD1 available. USD10-20.
Thanh Huong Hotel, 02 Bui Thi Xuan St, ☏ +84 6 3382 7699, ✉ thu_lyttkn@yahoo.com. Includes cable TV, Wi-Fi and fridge. Some rooms have balconies.
Van Anh Hotel, Bui Thi Xuan St. The staff speak good English, rooms are clean with cable TV, free Wi-Fi. Very motorcycle-friendly. From USD10.
Villa Vista Dalat, Ngo Thi Sy, Ward 4, Dalat (visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/villavistadalat for directions), ☏ +84 939 500 236, ✉ villavistadalat@gmail.com. This is a brand new villa, with breathtaking views from all rooms, fabulous food, great coffee, tours, transportation options, live music and personal service. from USD30.
Pine Hill Homestay Dalat, ✉ pinehilldalat@gmail.com. Home on top of the hill overlooking the city. 3 mins from King's summer palace, 10 mins walk from crazy house. With kitchen. Double 535,000 dong.
N.T hostel (Da Lat), 8/13 Pham Ngoc Thach Street P6 (near Da Lat Hospital), ☏ +84772072605, ✉ nhan.polimi@gmail.com. in the heart of the city, Price: 5$-8$. Super comfortable beds, friendly staff, in the city center, very convenience to visit. 5.
Ana Mandara Villas, Le Lai St. 65 rooms within 17 refurbished French colonial villas. A bit far from the city centre and only recommended to those who like to walk, what with large distances between the accommodations and the other services of the resort. Charming and for the adventurous. Must like sharing living rooms and other services, as each villa houses several rooms, hence the sharing issue.
Dalat Du Parc Heritage Boutique Hotel, 7 Trần Phú, 3, ☏ +84 63 3825 777. Hotel built in 1922, part of the original Dalat Palace compound, with 143 rooms and one ambassador suite. Style and glory of yesteryear, a very old fashioned lift and great views from the rooms at the back of the hotel. 800,000 - 2,100,000 dong.
Dalat Edensee Lake Resort & Spa, Tuyen Lam Lake - Zone VII.2, ☏ +84 6 3383 1515. Mountain and garden view, Eden suite, all equipped with 32-inch LCD TV, king bed and minibar. Free Wi-Fi. Nam Xuan, Eden Lake Café, and Riesling restaurants within the compound. From USD139.
The Dalat Palace Heritage, 12 Tran Phu St. 43 luxury rooms and suites, one presidential suite. Built in the art deco-style of the 1920s with imperial dining rooms and facilities. It has beautiful gardens. It was conceived as the very centre of the city and dominates with great views onto the Xuan Huong Lake. It also has an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, and spa.
Empress Hotel Dalat, 5 Nguyen Thai Hoc St.
Hoang Anh Dalat Resort. The resort covers five hectares, is comprised of six villas with 75 rooms in total.
Binh An village (Taxi; Resort's bus), ☏ +84 63 3800 999, ✉ dalat@binhanvillage.com. Good place to sleep, great view, but far from the city.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Vietnam's international dialing code is +84. To call to other countries from Vietnam, start with 00, followed by the international number, usually without the first 0. International and domestic phone calls are available in almost every hotel or internet café. International phone charges are high in Vietnam and hotels often add a mark up fee so it is smart to always check the rates before dialling. Public phones require phone cards, which are available at post offices.

Some common and useful phone codes are:

  • 00 - International call prefix
  • 110 - Operator
  • 113 - Police
  • 114 - Fire Department
  • 115 - Medical Aid/Ambulance
  • 116 - Directory Assistance
  • 1080 - Information

Post

Vietnam Post is the government owned national postal service of Vietnam. Services are generally fairly reliable, cheap but not overly fast, except express services. Express Mail Service (EMS) ensures that letters and small parcels are delivered within 24-48 hours domestically. International EMS is associated with over 50 countries worldwide, with a delivery time ranging from 2 to 10 days. Regular services are cheaper but much slower. Most post offices keep much longer hours than most other official businesses, usually starting from 6:30am until 9:30pm and also open on Saturday and even Sunday. You can buy stamps here and they also offer other services like money transfers. You can also try other companies to send parcels, for example with DHL, TNT and UPS.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 11.93388
  • Longitude: 108.431503

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