Top FREE attractions that you shouldn’t skip in Da Lat
1. Van Thanh Flower Village
Van Thanh is the most popular and oldest flower village in Da Lat. It is located about 5km from the city centre. With a total area of over 200 hectares, this village produces a huge quantity and variety of the flowers. For example, it provides over 80% roses of Da Lat.
Van Thanh flower village
This place is one of the best FREE attractions that tourists always want to visit at least once in Da Lat. The glamourous beauty and fragrance of thousand flowers can make you feel like you’re losing in Wonderland.
2. Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Truc Lam Zen Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Vietnam, is located on Phung Hoang Mountain. This pagoda is simply designed but very modernly in structure and use. With the beautiful landscapes and peaceful environment, the pagoda is not only a place for meditation but also an ideal place for sightseeing.
Truc Lam Zen Monastery
3. Tuyen Lam Lake
From Truc Lam Zen monastery, walking down a slope of 140 stone steps then you will reach to Tuyen Lam lake. It’s such a romantic natural lake with the water surface of 350 ha and the scene of pine forests. Maybe because of the grandiose nature around this lake, it has the name “Tuyen Lam”. Tuyen stands for stream, Lam stands for forest. This place is where water and tree meet each other.
Tuyen Lam Lake
4. Da Lat Market
Da Lat market is situated right on the main road Nguyen Thi Minh Khai. People often come to this place to buy winter clothes and delicacies such as artichoke, jam, dried fruits, etc. This market is not only a trading place but also a characteristic of Da Lat.
5. Xuan Huong Lake
Located in the centre of the city, Xuan Huong lake is recognized as the heart of Da Lat. This artificial lake is crescent, about 7 km in length. It flows through many destinations including Yersin Park, Da Lat flower garden, Cu hill. Dawn and gloaming are the best moments to enjoy the beauty of this lake.
Xuan Huong Lake
6. Cau Dat Tea Hill
About 25km from the city’s centre, Cau Dat village with its tea hills is one of the most favourite free attractions in Da Lat City. The green and fresh landscape with cool weather of this place attracts more and more tourists. In November, when wild sunflowers and tea hills fill the city with amazing colors and fragrances, Da Lat becomes more beautiful than ever.
Cau Dat Tea Hill
7. Linh Phuoc Pagoda
About 8km from the city’s centre, Linh Phuoc pagoda is located at 120 Tu Phuoc, ward 11. This pagoda is a unique building which was built from debris of glass, pottery bowls and porcelain. A 49-meter-long winding glaze dragon which has the scrabs made from 12,000 empty bottles is the reason why people called this pagoda “Chua ve chai”. Moreover, this pagoda has many works of art that are national records.
Linh Phuoc Pagoda
8. Dalat Railway Station
Da Lat railway station is a symbol of French Indochina. It has been recognized as a national cultural site of Vietnam. It was designed in 1932 by French architects and opened in 1938. A unique architectural style, which incorporates an overall Art Deco theme with elements of native Cao Nguyen communal houses from Vietnam’s Central Highlands, is the specialty of this station. You can enjoy the beautiful scene of the one of the oldest attractions in Da Lat and also take a short train trip with a 7 km section of track leading to the nearby village of Trai Mat.
Dalat Rail Station
9. Dried Flowers Showroom
The Dried Flower Showroom belongs to Dalat Flower Forest Biotechnology Corporation. It is located on Mai Anh Dao treet, ward 8, Dalat city. This place always welcomes tourists who want to contemplate the beauty of dried flowers. Many types of flowers are dried with Japan technology so they can keep the fresh appearances in about 3-5 years. You will be surprised with hundreds amazing arts from flowers at this attraction.
Dried Flowers Showroom
10. Dalat Teacher’s Training College
Da Lat teacher’s training college, located at 29 Yersin Street, is considered a unique piece of architecture of the 20th century, annual award given by the Association of Architects. This monument is a distinct combination of Western and Oriental architecture style. The building consists of 3 floors and 24 classrooms. The most striking is the Tower of 54 meters in height. The ancient beauty of this college fits perfectly with the spacious and chilly space here.
11. Con Ga Church (Cock Church)
Con Ga church, the largest church in Da Lat, is located at 15 Tran Phu Street. The most impressive feature and also the reason for the name “cock church” is a man-made cock stuck on top of the bell tower. This church, which has medieval architecture style, was designed and built by Frenchman.
12. Domain De Marie Church
About 1km away from the city’s centre, Domain De Marie church, which is located on a cherry-blossoms hill, is one of the most must-visit attractions in Da Lat. This church is also called “Mai Anh church” (mai anh stands for cherry). Its unique architectural style was inspired by both French and Vietnamese cultures.
Domain De Marie Church
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