8 Tourist Attractions in Da Lat you can’t ignore
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Da Lat, a city, regarded as the most romantic destinations for couples in the world is a place you can’t ignore on your next trip to Vietnam. Besides, Da Lat is also an adventure paradise for those people who love to live on the edge. Also, Da Lat is a living museum of Viet Nam’s colonial architectural past. Here are 8 tourist attractions in Da Lat that you simply shouldn’t miss.
Xuan Huong Lake
The heart of the city, Ho Xuan Huong is the appropriate place for you to absorb the soul of Da Lat. This destination is a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of the bigger Vietnam cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. Fresh and crisp morning air welcomes you to a beautiful day of exploring, watching the time go by at Thanh Thuy café, or take a lover’s stroll gazing at the twinkling street lights at night near the lake.
The Pedagogical College of Da Lat
This college was opened to educate French officials’ children and those of wealthy Vietnamese families. It was recognized as one of 1000 typical architectures in the 20th century by Association of World Architects. The Pedagogical College of Da Lat constructed in 1927 is heavily influence by European architectural design. With those soft curves and the most outstanding arc-shaped classrooms, emphasized by large bell towers, is was said to be “a peak of culture’s rising.”
The red bricks used to build the arc-shaped blocks originated from Europe, while the roof tiles are from France. In the afternoon, after class (about 4.pm), the school gate is opened for visitors to sightsee. Also, an excellent time take those glamorous photos.
St. Nicholas Cathedral (also called “Con Ga Church”)
“Con Ga” Church is the other name for St. Nicholas Cathedral in Da Lat. It was called “Con Ga” due to the big chicken symbol (the symbol of repentance as the Tan Uoc Bible as well as the symbol of France)
The church located on Tran Phu Street is an attraction that lures many travelers. For those Catholics on holiday, the church often celebrates a ceremony at 6.am every day.
Palace III – Bao Dai Palace
The Palace III, also known as the Bao Dai Palace, is where King Bao Dai’s family used to live in the summer and where he lived and worked during his reign. The residence of the last king in the feudal Dynasty of Vietnam lies on a high hill, surrounded by old pine trees.
“Crazy House” is one of those unique and somewhat eccentric architectural works, not only in Dalat but also in the world. Page Business Insider ranks the Crazy House as the No. 3 of the top 20 most bizarre hotels in the world.
Lonely Planet also describes the architecture of the villa as a declaration of the potential of sculpture creation from concrete. Was that enough to stimulate your curiosity?
Giant, scabrous and trunk-shaped houses, strange decorative lines are only available at the Crazy House, which will just delight you.
Am Phu Market, Da Lat Night Market
The name of Am Phu Market is enough to make you curious? Visit here every evening for a cup of hot soy milk, a sweet potato, baked rice paper (Vietnamese pizza), barbecue skewers washed down with a cold beer.
Am Phu Market, located near the Dalat Market. There is a paradise of wool for sale, if you didn’t bring enough warm clothes, choose a sweater or a cheap secondhand coat for around 100,000 VND. Or maybe buy the fruits of the region, dried or fresh or maybe some tea from the famous fields that engulf the mountain.
Love Valley is one of the most poetic sights of Da Lat. A perfect space for couples or families. Surrounding Da Thien Lake, right next to Mong Mo Hill. The Valley of love is a familiar destination for all tourists traveling to Dalat.
Da Lat City Flower Garden
The city flower garden is one of the places you should visit, especially in the spring. The garden gathers a lot of colorful, beautiful flowers such as hydrangeas, roses, orchids and azaleas. For the botanical enthusiast, this is surely a place to visit, especially in Spring.
So here at least 8 tourist attractions in Da Lat that you must visit.