Because Dalat has so many attractive tourist attractions, this city is one of the best places to visit in Vietnam, even for local people. Dalat newly opened tourist spots are also many so I can not be more detailed in this article. But this is the list of top places to visit in Dalat updated 2020.
All tourist destinations in Da Lat I just attached addresses with directions on Google Maps. Places that can be combined with the schedule and notes at each specific tourist destination.
Top 15 places to visit in Dalat
Dalat Flower Garden
Less than 1km from the Dalat market. Dalat Flower Gardens is the banks of the poetic Xuan Huong Lake. The city’s flower garden is the most beautiful tourist destination in Dalat in the morning.
Dalat Flower Gardens is home to thousands of famous flower varieties in the country and the world. This place is considered a tourist destination near the center not to be missed when first coming to Dalat.
- Address: Bà Huyện Thanh Quan, Phường 8, Đà Lạt City, Lâm Đồng
- Entrance fee: 30,000 VND
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Tuyen Lam Lake.
The surface of the lake is calm and clear. The pine bank in harmony with the cold air will surely make you remember.
At Tuyen Lam Lake you can rent a boat to travel around the famous tourist attractions around the lake.
Come to Tuyen Lam Lake in winter, hold someone’s hand and take a walk to admire the view of the lake. You will find life much simpler and softer.
- Address: Ward 4, Da Lat City, Lam Dong, you can see in the Google map here
- Admission: Free
Hopefully all of these attractive tourist destinations in Dalat will satisfy you. And help you choose the appropriate places for the upcoming trip to Dalat.
Lavender Garden Dalat
With more than an area of 1000m square Lavender flowers and very beautiful terrain. This is indeed one of the beautiful shooting locations in Dalat.
Lavender Flower Garden in Dalat is the flower garden of management board of Lavender Garden Da Lat.
- Address: Area of Tuyen Lam Lake, Ward 4, Da Lat City, Lam Dong, see it on the map here
- Entrance fee: 50,000 VND (2.5$)
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cau Dat Tea Hill
If you are looking for a most attractive suburban tourist destination in Dalat, Cau Dat tea hill will make you satisfied.
This destination is more than 25km away from Da Lat city. If you come here in December of year, you will have the opportunity to see the two sides of the road with the blooming Da Anemias, ripe rose gardens.
Among all tourist destinations in Da Lat, Cau Dat tea hill is always considered the most attractive free place.
The romantic scenery, fresh space combined with the gentle sunshine of the mountain town. This place will give you an extremely refreshing feeling.
- Address: Truong Tho, Cau Dat Commune, Da Lat City.
- Entrance fee: Free
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Xuan Huong Lake
This is the most popular place to visit in Dalat. Xuan Huong Lake is considered as the heart of this poetic city.
This is the most beautiful place to watch the dew and watch the sunrise in Dalat. I will choose this is the most free and beautiful tourist destination in Da Lat. You can’t miss this place.
From Dalat market, tt takes only 2 mins to Xuan Huong Lake. In the evening, it is also very interesting to eat baked sweet potatoes, grilled corn or grilled rice paper at night.
Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Coming to Da Lat, you should not ignore Truc Lam Zen Monastery. It is one of the largest Zen temples in Vietnam belonging to Truc Lam Yen Tu lineage with an area of 30 hectares. Located on Phuong Hoang Mountain, with Tuyen Lam Lake right next to it.
Visitors can admire the majestic nature and unique spiritual architecture here. Inside the monastery include 4 areas: monk retreat, abbot of the abbot, the abbey zone, and the abbey.
Leaving aside the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is the moments of retreat at Truc Lam Zen Monastery that will help you relax, think more smoothly. For me, this is the best place to visit in Dalat.
- Directions: 5 km from the city center, you can ride a motorbike to the foot of the monastery and free parking here. The path to the monastery has a quite steep and dangerous walkway. If you do not reach this path, you can go around the path behind the monastery.
- Notes: Because of being a pure spiritual place, you should wear discreet, polite clothes.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Also known as Ve Chai Pagoda because most of the architecture in the temple is inlaid with porcelain pieces. This is a temple that owns 11 records in Vietnam.
The pagoda has a 7-storey tower, 37m which is the highest tower in the temple in Dalat. With a unique and fancy architecture, Linh Phuoc Pagoda is a must-visit destination in Dalat.
- Direction: 8 km from the city center, the pagoda is located at 120 Tu Phuoc on Highway 20, in the Trai Mat area. You can ride a motorbike or catch a bus to the temple for less than 20,000 VND / trip.
Dalat Cathedral (Chicken Church)
Chicken Church or Dalat Cathedral is a special project of Dalat. The reason was named the Chicken Church because at the top of the bell tower of the church is a big chicken image, a symbol of France. This place is a bit ancient while emphasizing the characteristics of Western architecture.
The arched window has strong and decisive lines. The roof is made of gypsum tile with harmonious, tight blocks. The attic is meticulously decorated with 70 stained glass panels made by a workshop in France. All these details see the church scene become mesmerizing visitors from the first time they encounter.
Direction: It takes about 12 mins from the Dalat market to Dalat Cathedral by motorbike. You can check on the map here
Cu Lan Village
This is one of the interesting destinations that visitors cannot miss when coming to Dalat. Coming to Cu Lan village, beside the immense pine green hills, you can also enjoy the singing of birds, the murmuring stream, and watching the gentle tickles running and jumping in the village.
Not only immersed in nature, but visitors also experience other interesting services such as Jeep tour, teambuilding with games such as boating, fishing, or campfire in the evening. At the festival, you will participate in a cultural exchange program of Central Highlands gongs.
Direction: It’s about 21km from Dalat center to Cu Lan Village. The road to the village is very beautiful but quite deserted and dangerous because there are many sharp bends. Therefore, when traveling by motorbike, you should fill up the fuel tank, do not rush too fast, and do not go home late.
This is an iconic place in Dalat. Lang Biang is not only an attractive tourist destination but also a place of hiding mysterious stories. On top of Lang Biang is a paragliding type, down the mountain by rope.
The most interesting feeling of tourists is to dwell on the top of the Radianta hill, which is over 2000m high, to drop their soul along the floating clouds. Standing here, you can watch the whole dreamy Da Lat city, watch the beautiful Dankia – Suoi Vang lake that only costs 30,000 VND for adults (1.6$) and 15,000 (0.8$) VND for children.
This is one of the best places to visit in Dalat for every visitors.
Direction: Lang Biang peak is the highest mountain range in Lam Vien plateau, Lam Dong province. It’s far 12km from the city center, so you can go by motorbike or bus to. The bus stop near Dalat market is very convenient for transportation.
Dalat Pedagogy College
This place locates in the center of Dalat. College of Pedagogy has Western-style architecture with a bit of the old antique, mixed with poetry and lightness. The school is proud to be the only architecture in Vietnam which is recognized by the World Association of Architects (UIA). This is one of the 1,000 most unique constructions in the world in the twentieth century.
The highlight of the school is the arc-shaped row of houses with a bell tower at the highest position.
Address: College of Pedagogy’s address is at 109 Yersin Street, Ward 10, Da Lat City.