Best of Da lat, Vietnam

Getting away from the crazy chaos of Ho Chi Minh was long overdue for us. When getting to Da Lat we were instantly in love with the vibes of the city. With so many beautiful flowers neatly manicured around the city, cafes and coffees shops on every corner and a night market that you can find all of the local goodies.

wall art in district 1

We recommend to stay in an accommodation in district 1 near the market. There are plenty of different hotels, hostels and air bnb’s at all different price ranges for all different types of travelers. We found a pretty nice air bnb from a local with hot water, small kitchenette and very close to the market. ($30 a night)

Our AirBnB

THINGS TO DO IN DA LAT:

  • Walk the night market with all the local food and cheap souviners
  • Visit the Maze Bar at sunset (adults only)
  • Crazy House (for kids and adults)
  • Buy a ticket for the cable cars and get some amazing views from the top (100 VND)
  • Go to Dalatana and ride the rollercoaster and see the waterfalls
  • Walk the city and find amazing street art
  • Rent a motorbike and cruise through the hills (100-300 VND for the day)
  • Da Lat Flower Center (50 VND)
  • Shop at the underground mall
  • Walk along the lake
  • Bargain shop with the locals
  • Hang with the locals
My new friends

10 THINGS TO TRY IN DA LAT:

  • Banh can with soup (James absolute favorite)
  • Da Lat pizza (essentially an egg tortilla)
  • Banh mi (whole sandwich for less than $1)
  • White coffee (with sweetened condense milk)
  • Pho/local soup
  • Warm locally made soy milk
  • Avocado ice cream
  • Strawberries (only if there are ripe)
  • Meat on a stick (if youre into that)
  • Hot local tea/bubble iced tea

TIPS WHILE VISITING DA LAT:

  • Bus to/from HCMC runs about 10-30$
  • Bus to/from Nha Trang runs about 5-10$
  • Take cash out (most places only accept cash)
  • They use Grab App (similar to Uber-cash only)
  • Bring a sweater (gets chilly at night when sun goes down)
  • Not many people speak English (use hand gestures or learn a little Vietnamese before visiting)
View from the Cable Cars

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