Da Lat is a hillside town which is a popular retreat for both Vietnamese and international visitors. It is capital of Lam Dong province. It is 306km north east of Saigon and 1,049km south of Hanoi. Da Lat is famous for its flowers, flower gardens, waterfalls and stunning scenery.
WHEN TO VISIT
Thanks to its location, Da Lat has a mild and refreshing climate all year round. It has 2 main seasons, dry and rainy
The town was discovered in the 1890s by Alexandre Yersin. He had been asked by Paul Doumer, the Governor General at the time, to find a suitable area that could be made into a resort, particularly as a place for recuperating from ill health.