mountains, cascading waterfalls , lakes and golf courses, including
scenic town of Dalat
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The Central highlands
cover the Southern part of the Truong Son mountain range and include the
provinces of Lam Dong, Dac Lac, Gia Lai and Kon Tum. The region which
is home to many Ethno-Linguistic minority groups, is renowned for its
cool climate, mountain scenery and innumerable streams, lakes and waterfalls.
The Western region of the Central
Highlands along the border with Cambodia and Laos is a vast, fertile plateau
with red soil of volcanic origin.
With the exception of Lam Dong province
(where Dalat is), the Central highlands was until 1992, closed to foreigners.
LAM DONG PROVINCE
Area: 9,764.14 sq.km
Population: 1,084,000 people
Capital: Da Lat
Lam Dong province is located on the highest west highlands of Central
Vietnam (1,500m altitude) and 70% of its area is covered by mountains
and forests. The beauty of Da Lat is highly praised. Here are the key
Prenn Falls are located at the foot of Prenn Mountain Pass. The 10 km
long pass is on the route from Da Lat to Ho Chi Minh City.
Cam Ly Waterfall
Even before arriving at the site of the falls, one is likely to hear the
noise produced by the water running through the city in a zigzag.
Xuan Huong is a beautiful lake located in the center of Da Lat. It is
a poetic site, attacting visitors and lovers.
Situated on a hill 700 m from the center of Da Lat on Nguyen Van Troi
Street. Linh Son Pagoda was built in 1938.
Linh Phong Pagpda is located on Hoang Hoa Tham Road on large and beautiful
grounds. The pagoda was built in 1944.
Vuong Co Sat Pagoda
The pagoda is located on a palm tree-covered hill. The pagoda was built
by the Bonze Superior Tho Da - the Chinese Society) in 1958.
Dalat Flower Park is regionally famous for its diversified species of
flowers. It is considered as a natural museum housing a fine collection
of native and exotic flowers. The park comprises at least 300 different
kinds of flowers, hundreds being in blossom all year round.
The 18-hole golf course, meets international technical standards. It became
operational in early 1994. The unique design of the course combined with
picturesque landscapes attract a lot of golf players.
Da Lat has three magnificent, large palaces. They were built on top of
hills which are located in beautiful natural surroundings according to
The cathedral, was built between 1931 and 1942. This cathedral was used
by the French who visited and vacationed in Dalat.
Lam Dong Province Museum
This museum is located on the top of a hill in the city. Visitors can
admire local historical and traditional displays, especially ethnological
and archaeological artifacts.
Da Lat Market
The market is one of the most beautiful markers in the country. A wide
array of flowers, fruits, and vegetables from the tropical and temperate
zones is available there.
The Valley of Love is circled by hills covered with pine trees. During
Bao Dai King's reign, the valley was called Hoa Binh (Peace) and was later
called Valley of Love.