Da Lat is Vietnam’s storied mountain resort. Its cool climate makes for a nice escape from the heat and humidity of the lowlands. In fact, in December it gets downright chilly at night.
Da Lat is a destination in its own right, so I spent three days there, just relaxing and seeing the sights. I could have spent longer. It’s a really pleasant place.
There are several waterfalls to see. In Vietnamese fashion they have been turned into mini amusement parks, with cable cars, roller coasters, carnival games, and elephants and ostriches to ride.
There is a scenic cable car that starts in the city and goes to a pagoda. In the city there is the Crazy House, a tourist trip, but a very photogenic one. A bit outside the city there is a funky pagoda.
All of these places are full of tourists, but they are still fun to see. It’s also fun to enjoy all the good food, cafes, and the night market in the city.
I liked Da Lat, and wish I could have stayed longer. But I had to continue my road trip.
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.