10 amazing things you should do when traveling Da Lat CityUnder Blog
There are a lot of things to do in peaceful and poetic city of Da Lat. Almost all of them are just normal things such as going coffee, wandering downtown or even sleep, but when you do them in a beautiful and charming fairyland like Da Lat, it is completely different. Here are 10 should-do things when you spend a day in Da Lat City.
1. Staying overnight in a separated villa on pill hill
Da Lat still remains a lot of old villas built by French in colonial time as well builds many new modern and luxury villas and resorts on charming green pill hills. Let’s pick one lovely villa and stay overnight to feel Da Lat’s beautiful, picturesque and romantic night. Staying in cozy and facilitated room, listening to the sound of the wind blowing through pine trees and breathing the fresh air, you will feel the awesomeness of life and the ease in your soul.
Villas and resorts in Da Lat have varying costs, depending on equipment and the position.
2. Sleeping in in cold morning
It sounds weird, but if you get up late in morning in Da Lat, it will be an incredible experience. Rolling yourself in blanket, you can feel the warming both outside and inside of you while it is foggy and chilling out of the window.
3. Enjoying a cup of coffee in cloudy morning
The morning at Da Lat is full of mist with cool air. It is a very interesting experience to enjoy some hot coffee in amazing scenery of vague mist, red soil, colorful flowers and green hills. The combination of bird’s twitters, damp smell of soil, sparkling dewdrops on leaves and flowers will make you feel comfortable and significantly relaxed.
There are a lot of coffee shops built in lovely blossoming gardens. Enchanting area combining with stunning view and wonderful live music will attract you to these café.
4. Visiting secondhand-clothe market
Secondhand-clothe stalls are opened from 5-9pm everyday near Da Lat Market. They sell various kinds of clothes, from sweaters, jackets to scarf, hat, glove and other stuffs for winter. Most of them are secondhand, but some are new and not cheap. You should go around and observe the way people sell and buy stuffs. It will be an interesting experience.
5. Riding a bike to flower’s slopes
Da Lat is quite small. You should hire a bike and ride around the city to explore every corner and street. And you will see flowers are everywhere in the city. Flower parks and garden is full of hundred species of flowers, streets and slopes are covered by wild flower, especially wild sunflowers, white fences are wrapped with climbing roses, pine hills and lakesides are dressed up with pink sakura, yellow mimosa, purple flambonyant, etc.
Besides exploring the beauty of the city, you can ride bike to discover other charming things in Da Lat such as street foods, beautiful buildings and houses and other destinations.
6. Visiting strawberry farm
With ideal weather condition, Da Lat has many agricultural products such as fruits and vegetables. You should go to a strawberry farm or take an agriculture tour to visit wonderful gardens of strawberry or others. You can join with local farmers to harvest strawberry which is a very fascinating experience.
7. Traveling on the oldest train in Da Lat train station
Da Lat train station with old and unique architecture is no longer used for traveling; it is now used for tourist. The only train in the station is the oldest steam train which still be remained from colonial time. The only route to Trai Mat stretches 7km called Dalat Plateau Rail Road which take you a tour around the city. The train goes through beautiful valley, flower hills and vegetable fields. It stops at Trai Mat for you to visit and then go back to the station.
8. Making a collection of wedding photography
The beauty and romance in Da Lat is perfect for wedding photos. If you plan to make a wedding photography book, you should consider Da Lat as a top choice. The themes can vary from flower, natural beauty, old architecture, new and luxury architecture, etc.
9. Enjoying night foods
Da Lat is also a haven of street food, especially at night. When the temperature goes down, the air is chilly, hot foods sold on the streets will attract you so much. You can try hot porridge, boiled shellfishes or soil-bean milk. You should not miss other special foods such as nem lui, xeo cake, can cake, banh trang nuong, beo cake and different kinds of vermicelli. Especially, at night, grilled chicken leg and fried cakes are favorable ones.
10. Joining Da Lat flower festival
Da Lat flower festival has been organized every two years since 2005 at the end of year to honor the value of Da Lat flowers and the potential of planting flower in socio-economic development. In the festival, you will have chance to admire amazing art works made from fresh flowers, go to flower exhibitions, watch flower car parades and a lot of interesting activities.