Dalat is famous for its charming and picturesque scenery. This peaceful and gentle city is also majestic and marvelous that can be seen when admiring the panoramic view of Dalat. Visit at least some of the 12 best viewpoints in Dalat to see the city from above that will make you completely overwhelmed.
These top 12 places to see Dalat from above will provide you a different view of the dreamy city and will definitely make your trip more interesting.
A great way to freely explore Dalat at your own pace is to rent a private car with a driver. You can visit these viewpoints and other main attractions according to your choice, and enjoy the flexibility of an itinerary without the hassle.
1. Lang Biang Mountain
Lang Biang Mountain is located in Lac Duong district, about 12 km north of the city center. Lang Biang peak with an altitude of more than 2000m above sea level is considered as the roof of the Central Highlands. From the top of Lang Biang, you can capture the beautiful sky and see the natural scenery of the mountains, Golden Stream, vast valleys, Silver Spring, pine forests and the whole beautiful dream city.
The road to the top of the mountain is quite difficult as you have to cross the forest road which is about 3.5 km long. But in return, you will see the majestic beauty of the famous mountain. Ideally, you should take a tour with a group to the mountain area. If you want to go there by yourself, to conquer Lang Biang Peak you can rent a jeep which costs 400,000 VND per jeep or 60,000 VND per person.
You can also join Dalat Cycling Tour and Trek to Lang Biang Mountain to enjoy the Dalat city view and breathtaking atmosphere of the majestic Lang Biang Mountain.
The area around the mountain is inhabited by ethnic minority people so you can also visit the local village to interact with the villagers.
2. Thien Phuc Duc Hill
Located nearly 10 km from the center of Dalat city, Thien Phuc Duc Hill is another ideal place for you to enjoy the panoramic view of Dalat. If you like the feeling of being standing in the middle of a vast white sky, this place is definitely for you. Thien Phuc Duc Hill is always quiet and looks like sleeping in the mist. On the hill, you will see the whole view of Dalat from above which is extremely beautiful. In the early morning, you will see dense fog covering the buildings and treetops.
At Thien Phuc Duc Hill, there is a lonely pine tree which is very famous place for photo-shoots as the figure of the tree seems to be leaning forward to wait for someone. The hill is also suitable for camping, admiring the sunrise and watching the early morning clouds.
Thien Phuc Duc Hill is located not far from Lang Biang Mountain so after visiting Lang Bian, you can make a stop at this beautiful hill to enjoy the scenery from a different point of view.
3. Robin Hill of Dalat
Robin Hill is a tourist destination that is worth a visit at least once in your life when travelling to Dalat. Robin Hill, also known as Dalat Cable Car Hill, is one of the most attractive viewpoints in Dalat offering majestic panoramic views of the city.
At Robin Hill you can take the 2,267 m long Dalat Cable Car connecting the hill with Truc Lam Zen Monastery.
During the journey in the cable car, you can see the whole peaceful Dalat city from above with the miniature houses, green pine forests, colorful flowers, peaceful skies and Lang Biang Mountain hidden far away. In particular, you can come here to watch both sunrise and sunset from the hill.
Plan a trip to take amazing pictures from the top of Robin Hill and enjoy the journey on a cable car across pine forests, rolling hills, and lush green trees with Robin Hill Cable Car Ticket.
4. Radar Hill
Radar Hill is one of the destinations attracting many tourists who are setting foot in Dalat. Radar Hill is located in Lang Biang tourist area and often mistaken for tourists as Lang Biang Peak. Radar hill is one of the lowest peaks of Lang Biang Mountain but it provides the breathtaking view of the Golden Spring and the whole city looming in the middle of the forest.
On the hill, there is a large lawn suitable for camping or picnicking with friends, family, and loved ones. If you come here with the tour, you can mingle with ethnic people to participate in fun activities such as drinking wine, burning campfire, singing, dancing to the gong music.
To get to Radar Hill, you can walk for about 6 km along the asphalt road through the shady pine forest and enjoy beautiful scenery on the way or take a jeep for 50,000 VND per person. Conquering the mountains of the Central Highlands will be one of the most memorable things of your trip to Dalat.
If you want to drop your soul into the natural scenery, you can try to experience camping in Dalat. These places for overnight camping in Dalat will surely make you satisfied.
5. Dalat Golf Café
Dalat Golf Café is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Dalat recently. Dalat Golf Café is located on a small hill and owns a very nice 360-degree panoramic view of Dalat city. From the café, you can overlook the lush green vegetable valleys, see the blue sky, enjoy the sunshine or watch the sunset on the mountain town.
Dalat Golf Café is also the place where you can enjoy drinks and meals. The café has a luxurious and warm space so it became the ideal place for special events such as birthdays, proposals or simply candlelight dating.
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6. Phuong Hoang Mountain
Phuong Hoang Mountain, also known as Phoenix Mountain, is another famous Dalat viewpoint that shouldn’t be missed when visiting the city. Phuong Hoang Mountain is located about 5 km south of Dalat city center. From Phuong Hoang Mountain you can admire the whole beauty of Truc Lam Zen Monastery which is famous for its unique architecture and nestled peacefully by the blue Tuyen Lam Lake between green pine trees.
7. Domaine de Marie Church
Admired for its unique architecture, Domaine de Marie Church is also the place offering beautiful views of Dalat from above. Domaine de Marie Church, also known as Vinh Son Church, is located on the windy Mai Anh Hill, about 1 km from Dalat city center. From the church you can enjoy the view over the city and admire the fascinating beauty of the city.
Domain De Marie Church was built in a classic European style in the 17th century during the French colonial period. However, the church also has architectural features inspired by Vietnamese culture such as the A-shaped roof designed similar to the communal house of the Central Highlands ethnic people. The most distinguish feature of the church is definitely the impressive pink walls that were maintained over time, creating a unique characteristic for the church.
8. Mong Mo Hill
Mong Mo Hill or Dream Hill is another popular viewpoint in Dalat, occupying a total area of nearly 12 hectares. Mong Mo Hill is located 4 km north from the center of Dalat City, right next to the Valley of love.
Mong Mo Hill is like a miniature Dalat, filled with beautiful colorful flowers, pine forests, garden villas and architectural works inspired by Vietnamese culture. Although Mong Mo Hill is not as high as Lang Biang Mountain or Phuong Hoang Mountain, it is loved by many tourists. In addition, when coming here, you also get an opportunity to experience the gong culture of the Central Highlands people, enjoy can wine and barbecue.
9. Pinhatt Viewpoint
Pinhatt Peak is the highest peak south of Dalat city. To get to the summit of Pinhatt, you must overcome many zigzag roads. However, it is the place that attracts many young people who are passionate about discovering the majestic scenery.
From the top of Pinhatt, you can see the panoramic view of Tuyen Lam Lake, Lang Biang Mountain and the whole city of Dalat. You will have a chance to see the cable car going down to the monastery as well. If you are willing to get up early, catching the sunrise on the top of the mountain is definitely a great experience. On the peak, there is a large open area of lawn suitable for camping, relaxing, and gathering with friends.
10. Dalat Pedagogy College
Dalat Pedagogy College is well-known for its unique architecture. The most unique feature here is the 3-storey arc shaped building with a 54 m high bell tower, standing out amidst the greenery of pine forest.
The college is often chosen by locals as a wedding photography venue for newlyweds. Tourists often come here to visit for taking souvenir photos. The place attracts tourists not only by its architecture, the 4th floor of the building is also a nice viewpoint for those who want to see Dalat city from above. From this place visitors can admire the peaceful Xuan Huong Lake and enjoy the endless green color of the pine forests. Looking further out, the misty city of Dalat appears in your sight.
Be noted that the time to visit Dalat Pedagogy College is very limited as it is only open for visitors at 11:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 18:00 so you need to plan your visit accordingly.
Update: The college is temporarily suspended for sightseeing.
11. Rooftop of Dalat Market
Located right in the city center, Dalat Market is the commercial center of the city that attracts many tourists. If you are walking around exploring the streets of Dalat and want to find the place where you could see the wide view from above, go to the rooftop of Dalat Market.
In contrast to the scene of bustling trading activities below, the space on the rooftop of Dalat Market is extremely quiet making you feel like you are in a peaceful place in the middle of a busy street. From this position, you can see the beauty of the windy hills and the shimmering beauty of the city center when night falls.
12. End of Hung Vuong Street
The end of Hung Vuong Street is considered to be the place with the most beautiful night view of Dalat. This viewpoint is on the highway 723, connecting Dalat and Nha Trang and the road from Dalat to Phan Rang. From here you can admire the view of Thai Phien Flower Village lighting up the sky. You can see thousands of flowering greenhouses lighted up. During the daytime, you can see the whole Dalat cty and Lang Biang Mountain in front of you. The best way to get there is renting the motorbike or taking a taxi and following Google map.
If you are flying to Dalat, save time and money by booking a private transfer before you go. You will be met at the airport and transferred directly to your hotel door. You can also check the detailed information about the other ways for getting from Dalat Airport to City Center.
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