Dalat Vietnam- Situated on the Lang Biang plateau in Central Highlands Vietnam, Dalat was founded by a Frenchman named Dr. Alexandre Yersin in 1897 as a resort town from the oppressive tropical climate. Perched 1,500m above the sea level, it boats cool, spring-like weather, pine-covered hills, evergreen forest, waterfalls and lakes. Today, Dalat’s main industries are tourism and agriculture.
Many French influences left from the colonial period can be found here in numerous European styled villas and architectures around the city. The striking cream-colored villa which is often known as Bao Dai Palace. It was once the summer palace of Bao Dai, Vietnam’s last emperor. In the heart of the city is a classic 28-hole golf course, built in 1920s and recently renovated. Other prominent French-built buildings including Dalat cathedral (or Chicken Church), Pedagogical College of Dalat – perhaps the prettiest university campus in all of Vietnam and Dalat railway station.
Apart from its charming beauty, Dalat is one of Vietnam’s premier agricultural areas, growing everything from vegetables, fruits to many kinds of flowers thanks to its location with mild temperature and fertile land.
For the Vietnamese, Dalat means romance. This is the Vietnam’s honeymoon capital with romantic places like the Valley of Love, Xuan Huong Lake. The city also makes it name for some adventurous activities like hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking tours and canyoning in the rugged region around Mount Lang Biang.