Dalat is an ideal travel destination in Vietnam. The city has an enormous number of choices for charming sightseeing and loads of natural attractions, such as huge flower fields and waterfalls. If you are looking for the best things to do in Dalat, the list of top tourist attractions in Dalat will help you plan your trip.
Let's discover fun activities, breathtaking sights and other fun things to do in Dalat and around the city of thousands of flowers. All the most famous Dalat tourist attractions are listed below so you can select to visit the most interesting ones to make a memorable trip.
1. Hang Nga Villa (Crazy House)
Hang Nga Villa, also known as the "Crazy House”, is the house with the most unique architecture in Dalat. This bizarre house boasts an extremely fancy design. The Crazy House consists of many buildings with different functions such as guest houses, cafes, and art galleries. When coming here, you will discover many interesting and unexpected things this strange house has to offer.
You can also rent a room at Crazy House and spend the night in the villa to fully enjoy its "madness" while temporarily staying away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Address: No. 3 Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ward 4, Dalat
Entrance Fee: 50,000 VND per adult and 20,000 VND per child
2. Robin Hill - Dalat Cable Car
Robin Hill, the starting point of Dalat Cable Car, is located at the beginning of Prenn Pass. Before Robin Hill area was the place where the South Vietnamese army's artillery defense systems were installed. After the end of Vietnam War, the hill was built as a sightseeing spot and later the cable car system was installed making it one of the top tourist attractions in Dalat.
The length of the cable car route is about 2200 meters and it connects Robin Hill with Truc Lam Zen Monastery. You can take the cable car running above the hills and admire the view of pine forests, Dalat city, Tuyen Lam Lake, and Phuong Hoang Mountain from above.
Address: 3 Dong Da Street, Ward 3, Dalat
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 11:30, 13:00 - 17:00 (be noted that the cable car stops running over lunch time from 11:30 - 13:00)
Cable Car Tickets: Robin Hill Cable Car in Dalat
3. Valley of Love
Once in Dalat, you can’t just skip visiting the Valley of Love. This beautiful place is fascinating with deep valleys and green hills attracting visitors with its romantic settings all year round. At the Valley of Love, you will have a chance to explore natural beauty, admire countless beautiful flowers and take photos with the beautiful miniatures symbolizing the love. This place is extremely suitable for couples.
Address: 3 - 5 - 7 Mai Anh Dao Street, Ward 8, Dalat
Opening Hours: 7:00 - 17:00
Entrance Fee: 250,000 VND per person and 50,000 VND per child under 1.2 m high. The price includes accompanied services such as tram, train, and pedal-boat.
4. Dream Hill (Mong Mo Hill)
Located next to the Valley of Love, Dream Hill or Mong Mo Hill is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Dalat. Covering a total area of about 12 hectares, Dream Hill presents poetic and lush landscapes, creating an impressive picture that looks like a miniature Dalat. When visiting this place, you also get an opportunity to experience the gong culture of the Central Highlands people.
Address: 05 07 Mai Anh Dao Street, Ward 8, Dalat
Entrance Fee: 50,000 VND per adult and 30,000 VND per child
5. Dalat Railway Station
Located on Quang Trung Street, Dalat Railway Station was built by the French in 1932 in the shape of Lang Biang Mountain. With the beautiful architecture, Dalat Railway Station is an ideal place to visit and take photos as it’s also recognized as one of the symbols of the city.
Dalat Railway Station currently only operates the sightseeing train route to Trai Mat, so visitors can admire the romantic scenery of the city while traveling in ancient style carriages. If you've never taken such a train before, this experience should be extremely interesting to you.
For detailed information about the railway station in Dalat, check our review of Dalat Railway Station.
Address: No. 1 Quang Trung Street, Ward 10, Dalat
Entrance Fee: 5,000 VND per person
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 16:00
There are loads of fun things to do in Dalat for families. Discover our guide to the most family-friendly attractions in Dalat.
6. Dalat Waterfalls
Dalat not only boasts the attractive beauty of the countless fields of colorful flowers, romantic hills or green pine forests running endlessly, it’s also home to many incredibly majestic waterfalls.
One of the most popular waterfalls in Dalat is Datanla Waterfall, situated on the Prenn Pass and offering very wild and attractive scene. Datanla Waterfall is also known as Fairy Waterfall with eh water pouring down directly from the upstream. You can take the Datanla New Alpine Coaster to see the majestic mountain and the poetic beauty of the waterfall in a thrilling way. Additionally, Datanla Waterfall has quickly become the most popular place to experience various adventurous activities such as Canyoneering, and High Rope Course Adventure.
Whether you love adventures or not, you should visit at least some of Dalat waterfalls as they are really spectacular. Check our guide to the most popular waterfalls in Dalat, we've covered most of them for you.
7. Cau Dat Tea Hill
If you are looking for the most attractive suburban tourist destination and a peaceful place to relax in Dalat, Cau Dat Tea Hill is the destination that should satisfy you. Cau Dat Tea Hill is actually a tea growing area owned by Cau Dat Farm tea enterprise. The tea hill is about 30 km southeast of the city center. When coming here, you will be overwhelmed by peaceful and majestic scenery with the vast space and green tea hills.
Recently, Cau Dat Farm has built a coffee shop within the tea hills. The café is one of Dalat coffee shops with the best view. It is constructed of red containers making the scene livelier. From a distance, you can recognize the extremely prominent containers on the green background of the tea hill. The best time to go to Cau Dat Tea Hill is in the early morning, when the sun is still halfway up the side of the mountain and the tea hills re lost in the mist. If you want to see the yellow wild flowers and the pink garden, you should come to Cau Dat Tea Hill at the end of the year.
Address: National Road 20, Da Tho Village, Xuan Tho Commune, Xuan Truong, Dalat
Opening Hours: 7:00 - 17:00
8. Windmill Bakery Shop
Windmill Bakery Shop is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Dalat as it is located only 300 m from the night market. People come here not only for bakery but also for an outstanding wall. The wall of Windmill Bakery Shop is painted in golden with many cute and retro patterns making it an impressive background for photos.
Address: 1A Hoa Binh Street, Ward 1, Dalat
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 22:00
9. Lang Biang Mountain
Located 12 km north from the center of Dalat city, Lang Biang Mountain is a tourist destination that should not be missed during the trip to Dalat. Lang Biang Mountain, considered as the roof of Dalat, is the highest mountain in the area. This tourist destination attracts a large number of domestic and foreign tourists as exploring the mountain and conquering its peak are some of the most popular things to do in Dalat. From the top of Lang Biang Mountain, you can enjoy the sight of almost all dreamy Dalat.
On the top of Lang Biang Mountain, there are many different services available for tourists. Here you can drink a cup of Vietnamese coffee, rent binoculars to have a closer look at Dalat city, ride a horse, or just take spectacular pictures so the place is really suitable for a comfortable relax. Moreover, you also get an opportunity to know about the poetic but also tragic love story of Lang and Biang.
Address: 305 Lang Biang, Lac Duong Town, Lac Duong
Entrance Fee: 30,000 VND per adult and 15,000 VND per child
Jeep Rental Fare: 360,000 VND per car for 5-6 people. If traveling separately, it is 60,000-80,000 VND per person for a round trip.
You can explore Lang Biang Mountain and nearby destinations like Bao Dai Palace I, ethnic village, and Dalat Railway Station by joining Lang Biang Mountain Panorama & Dalat City Day Tour.
10. Hoa Son Dien Trang
Hoa Son Dien Trang is an ecotourism area, located in a valley halfway between Ta Nung Pass and Dalat, about 10 km from the city center. This place is the peaceful green oasis close to Dalat which is surrounded by highland mountains and forests.
Hoa Son Dien Trang tourist area have many hot spots for you to visit and take photos such as giant Buddha hands, flower fields, floating heart, hydrangea gardens, sky gate, wooden houses on the cloud, and a 7-storey waterfall campsite. This place really deserves to be one of the stops in your Dalat trip itinerary.
Address: Sub-Area 159, Ward 5, Dalat
Entrance Fee: 30,000 VND per adult and 15,000 VND per child
11. Sunny Farm
Sunny Farm is a combination of homestay and café with a warm and romantic atmosphere. The place is modernly designed according to the architecture of greenhouses. You can admire the beauty of Trai Mat flower village from here. In particular, Sunny Farm is most famous for its stairs to heaven, also known as the infinity stairs. In addition to the stairs to heaven, Sunny Farm also has many other impressive photography angles for you to make memorable shots.
There is no charge for taking photos but you are encouraged to support the bar by ordering a drink. The beverage prices start from 40,000 VND per glass.
Address: Doc So 7, Trai Mat, Ward 11, Dalat
Opening Hours: 7:30 - 22:00
Entrance Fee: Free
Dalat is also popular for its themed cafes that offer very unique and memorable experience. If you want to capture some picturesque spots in Dalat for your Instagram feed, check the list of Instagram-worthy cafes in Dalat.
12. Dalat Market
Dalat Market is not only a place for trading activities but also a destination not to be missed when visiting this beautiful city.
The best time to visit Dalat Market is when the night falls and the night market opens from 19:00 and lasts until 3:00. This place is suitable for those who want to experience Dalat at night. Dalat Night Market is full of items that tourists can buy as souvenirs and gifts as well as many delicious specialties.
Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, Ward 1, Dalat
If you are wondering what to do in Dalat at night, check the list of the top nightlife experiences in Dalat.
13. Flower Garden
There is no doubt that visiting a flower garden is one of the "must-do" when coming to the city of thousands of flowers.
There are many flower gardens that are open for sightseeing in Dalat. The most famous flower gardens include Van Thanh Flower Garden, Trai Mat hydrangea flower field, Thai Phien Flower Garden, Ha Dong Flower Garden and sunflower field at Me Linh Coffee. Don't miss out and visit at least some of the best flower gardens in Dalat.
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14. Dalat Strawberry Garden
Strawberry Garden is another tourist attraction not to be missed in Dalat for all visitors travelling to the city of thousands of flowers. When coming to the strawberry garden in Dalat, you can pick the ripe strawberries by yourself and enjoy eating them right in the garden.
In Dalat there are many strawberry gardens that are open for tourists to visit and each garden is growing varieties of strawberries such as Japanese strawberries, French strawberries or New Zealand’s strawberries. The most famous strawberry gardens can be found here: Top 14 Most Famous Strawberry Gardens in Dalat.
15. ZooDoo Zoo
Although it is a bit far away, about 40 km from Dalat city center, ZooDoo Zoo is a very attractive place, especially for families traveling to Dalat with kids or those who love nature and animals. ZooDoo Dalat is a unique and new type of recreational business associated with an Australian-style zoo. The zoo is located on a hillside, surrounded by immense pine forest. There are many kinds of animals such as monkeys, kangaroos, alpacas, camels, and ponies.
ZooDoo only serves visitors during certain hours and gives priority to visitors who book in advance, so to ensure a smooth and convenient visit, you should pre-book tickets here: ZooDoo Admission Ticket.
The best way to reach the location is by shuttle bus. You can book a round-trip shuttle transfer between your Dalat hotel and ZooDoo here: Round-trip transfer between Dalat Centre and ZooDoo.
Address: ZooDoo, Da Nhim Commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province
Opening Hours: 9:00 - 16:00
Entrance Fee: 100,000 VND per adult and 50,000 VND per child (free for children below 90 cm)
16. Dalat Pedagogy College
Another popular place to visit in Dalat city is Dalat Pedagogy College. This is not a tourist area but an attraction for those who want to learn about the classical architecture of the city. Dalat Pedagogy College, formerly the Grand Lycée Yersin, was founded and built by the French in 1927.
The most unique feature here is the 3-storey arc shaped building with a 54 m high bell tower, built of red bricks. Over the years, the collage has become a place for tourists to visit and take photos. It is also the familiar wedding photography venue for newlyweds. However, the time to visit the college is very limited because the place is only open for visitors after working hours.
Updated! The college is temporarily suspended for sightseeing.
Address: 29 Yersin Street, Ward 10, Dalat
17. Chicken Church
Chicken Church is one of the most famous churches in Dalat city. With a length of 65 m, width of 14 m and height of 47 m, Chicken Church is an architectural work of European style. The attic is decorated with 70 European-style stained glass panels. From the top of the bell tower, you can see the panoramic view of Dalat.
Address: 15 Duong Tran Phu, Ward 3, Dalat
18. Domaine de Marie Church
Domaine de Marie Church is also known as Vinh Son Church because this is the chapel of the Sisters of Bac Ai Vinh Son. Some people also call it Mai Anh Church because the church area previously had a lot of cherry blossoms. The church was built in the 1940s in a classic European style of the 17th century. However, this church also has architectural features inspired by Vietnamese culture such as the roof system designed similar to the communal house of the Central Highlands ethnic people. The outstanding characteristic of the church is that all walls are painted in pink color.
Address: 1 Ngo Quyen, Ward 6, Dalat
Opening Hours: 06:00 - 17:00
19. Lam Vien Square
Lam Vien Square, also known as the city central square, is located in the heart of Dalat city, facing Xuan Huong Lake. The impressive point in this square is two huge artworks made of special stained glass and designed as wild anemones and artichoke buds.
Address: Tran Quoc Toan Street, Ward 1, Dalat
Entrance Fee: Free
Our guide to free things to do in Dalat will be helpful for those who want to explore Dalat without spending money.
20. Lonely Pine Tree - Suoi Vang Lake
Another ideal place to take photos when coming to Dalat is a lonely pine tree. The reason for this name is because the pine tree stands tall and alone amidst the extremely romantic scenery by the large lake. You can breathe fresh air, feel the peace and quiet beauty in the middle of the mountains. Although the road to the lonely tree of Suoi Vang Lake is difficult, in return you will get a chance to admire impressive scenery.
21. Xuan Huong Lake
In the middle of the city center, Xuan Huong Lake is considered the heart of Dalat. Surrounding the lake are flowers and pines that increase the poetic beauty of the lake. The lake extends nearly 7 km through many famous tourist attractions such as the city flower garden and Yersin Park.
You can choose to stay at one of hotels nearby the lake to enjoy the magical and charming atmosphere of the area, especially at night.
Some of the best hotels near Xuan Huong Lake:
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22. Tuyen Lam Lake
Tuyen Lam Lake is a popular lake, located next to Phuong Hoang Mountain. At Tuyen Lam Lake you will feel a poetic and romantic atmosphere like in the movie. The lake is surrounded by pine forests so the climate around this area is cool all year round.
Tuyen Lam Lake always gives visitors unexpected and interesting experiences. From the charming scenery, to the outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and many others, this place is perfect for those who love to explore the wild nature.
If you want to stay at the beautiful place with relaxed atmosphere and super friendly staff, consider staying overnight at The Lake House Dalat which is overlooking Tuyen Lam Lake.
From Tuyen Lam Lake, you can also follow the stairs to visit Truc Lam Zen Monastery or take Dalat Cable Car to Robin Hill.
23. Truc Lam Zen Monastery
Truc Lam Zen Monastery was built on Phung Hoang Mountain overlooking the beautiful Tuyen Lam Lake. Truc Lam Zen Monastery is one of the 3 largest Zen temples in Vietnam (together with Truc Lam Yen Tu in Quang Ninh and Truc Lam Tay Thien in Vinh Phuc). The monastery attracts a large number of visitors by the majestic space, vast pine forests and colorful flower gardens. To have a unique experience, you can travel there by Robin Hill cable car.
Address: Tran Thanh Tong Street, Ward 10, Dalat
24. Forest Ghost Inn
Forest Ghost Inn is an eco-tourism area which is an ideal place for tourists who love nature and the romance. The owner of the Forest Ghost Inn is also a mountain lover, who left the town to build a wooden house, plant flowers, garden, and immerse himself in the beauty of nature as well as protect the forest with his family.
As soon as you walk into the area, you will feel the poetic and magical atmosphere of the place. In the middle, there is a small and peaceful lake with floating guitar. Next to the lake, a romantic purple flower garden and two bungalows (the yellow house and the purple house) are standing out in the middle of the green forest.
Address: Lat Commune, Lac Duong District, Lam Dong Province
Entrance Fee: 10,000 per person and free for children
25. Bao Dai Summer Palace
Bao Dai Summer Palace (Dinh Bao Dai) consists of Bao Dai I, Bao Dai II, Bao Dai III palaces.
Bao Dai I
Bao Dai I is a tourist destination in Dalat with extremely unique architecture combining the two cultures, East and West. The palace is located on a 1,550 m high hilltop and is surrounded by pine forests. Bao Dai I is a resting place for the King Bao Dai, the last king of the ancient Vietnamese Nguyen dynasty.
Address: No. 01 Tran Quang Khai Street, Ward 10, Dalat
Bao Dai II
Bao Dai II is a summer resort of Governor General of Decoux. Therefore, the palace is also called the Governor-General. Bao Dai II is located on a 1,540 m high pine hill on Tran Hung Dao Street and the architecture of the building reminds a magnificent castle.
Address: No. 12 Tran Hung Dao Street, Ward 10, Dalat
Bao Dai III
Bao Dai III is the summer villa of King Bao Dai and the place where Bao Dai's family used to live in the summer. This place is famous for its classic French architecture, hidden in the wild beauty of the green pine forest.
Address: No. 01 Trieu Viet Vuong, Ward 4, Dalat
26. Cu Lan Village
Cu Lan Village is a famous village in Dalat, where beautiful villages are nestled in the old pine forests. When coming here, visitors can find a space full of peace and tranquility. The village is set up in the valley with lakes, small streams and traditional houses of ethnic minorities. This place is not only charming for its natural scenery but also associated with extremely fascinating stories of the foolish boy going up the hill to build his lover a place like heaven.
Address: DT722, Lat, Lac Duong, Lam Dong Province
Entrance Fee: 60,000 VND per person
Sightseeing by Jeep: 150,000 VND per person
27. Thien Phuc Duc Hill
Thien Phuc Duc Hill is located opposite to Lang Biang tourist area, about 10 km from Dalat city center. Thien Phuc Duc Hill started to attract many people recently because of the lonely pine tree that seems to be leaning forward to wait for someone.
Thien Phuc Duc Hill is also considered as one of the best camping sites in Dalat because of its fairy-tale like surroundings. When coming here, you can admire the blue clouds stretching above endless hills and valleys.
28. Linh Phuoc Pagoda
Linh Phuoc Pagoda, also known as Ve Chai Pagoda, is one of the temples holding many records. Linh Phuoc Pagoda is located in Trai Mat, 8 km from the center of Dalat city. The unique beauty of Linh Phuoc pagoda is made with crockery, porcelain and outer bottles. You will see a 40 m-wide dragon statue made from 12,000 beer bottles in the temple courtyard. The pagoda has a 7-storey tower, which is 37 m high and is said to be the tallest of the temples in Dalat. To visit Linh Phuoc Pagoda. you can take the train from Dalat Railway Station to Trai Mai Railway Station.
Address: No. 120, Tu Phuoc, Trai Mat, Ward 11, Dalat
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
29. Clay Tunnel
Clay Tunnel, also known as sculpture tunnel or Clay Village, is one of the most famous architectural works of Dalat city. The area was built by Mr. Trinh Ba Dung and contains many impressive structures, along with countless fine art works created from clay.
In recent times, Infinity Lake is one of the hot spots at the Clay Tunnel. There are two giant statues facing each other, symbolizing an everlasting immortal love.
Clay Tunnel is located by the romantic Tuyen Lam Lake, so you can combine to visit it together with Datanla Waterfall, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Dalat Cable Car, and Bao Dai Palace III.
Address: Tuyen Lam Lake, Ward 4, Dalat
Entrance Fee: 60,000 VND per adult and 30,000 VND per child
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 17:00
Dalat continues to open brand new places for tourists to visit and Dalaland is one of the best new attractions opened recently. Dalaland is located about 17 km from the center of Dalat city. Dalaland, also called “Bali made in Vietnam”, is a complex of café, homestay and series of small landscapes for tourists to capture photos. With a backdrop of mountains and incredible angles as if it was in Bali such as the swing, bed between mountains, bird's nest, and giant hands, Dalaland is the destination that attract many tourists to check-in.
Address: DT725, Ta Nung, Dalat
Opening Hours: 07:30 - 17:00
Entrance Fee: 80,000 VND per person
With so much development happening in Dalat, there are many new spots popping up. Here are the best new attractions in Dalat to visit on your next trip.
31. Me Linh Coffee Garden
Dubbed as one of the most beautiful cafes in Dalat, Me Linh Coffee Garden is loved by many tourists. Me Linh Coffee Garden is designed openly to ensure a full 360-degree view of the surroundings. Right at the foot of the café, there is a small coffee farm occupying the area in front of the lake. Tourists love and come to Me Linh Coffee Garden not only because of the unique scenery but also to try the quality mink coffee. Each cup of mink coffee costs about 200,000 VND.
Address: Group 20, Village 4, Ta Nung Commune, Dalat
Opening Hours: 7:00 - 18:30
32. Dalat Golf Café
Dalat Golf Café has become one of the favorite destinations for travelers coming to dreamy Dalat. This café is located on a pretty small hill, only 2 km from Dalat Market.
The highlight of Dalat Golf Café is the 360-degree panoramic view of the city. From the glass window, you can admire the full beauty of Dalat. If you will come here at night, the sparkling city lights will create impressive scenery full of romance. The drinks here are also highly appreciated because of the diverse menu, high quality and reasonable prices.
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Address: Dalat Golf Café, 14 Dong Da, Ward 3, Dalat
Opening Hours: 7:00 – 22:30
33. XQ - Su Quan Art Gallery
If you are an art lover, then visiting XQ is one of the best things you can do in Dalat. XQ Su Quan Art Gallery is actually a private restaurant opened by the couple of artisans, Mrs. Hoang Le Xuan and Mr. Vo Van Quan.
Here you get an opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditional Hue style architecture and the traditional embroidery, which is displayed and honored. This place not only displays a large number of embroidery works but also organizes frequent cultural exchange events.
In addition to the main area of hand-embroidery works, there is a flower garden, food court and gallery showcasing the history of embroidery industry.
Address: 80 Mai Anh Dao Street, Ward 8, Dalat
Opening Hours: 8:00 - 17:00
Entrance Fee: The art gallery has 2 areas - the first area you visit is free, but to enter the 2nd area, you must buy a ticket for 20,000 VND per person
34. Secret Garden
Secret Garden is actually a film studio, located in Tuyen Lam Lake area, close to the Clay Tunnel. Established in 2016, Secret Garden is famous for its mysterious spectacular scenery. In this garden, you can find vast forests, simple wooden bridges crossing the forest, small rafts floating on the clear water of romantic Tuyen Lam Lake, and blooming flowers. This is an impressive destination for those who love photography.
Address: Ward 4, Dalat
Entrance Fee: 50,000 VND per person
35. Cam Ly Church
Cam Ly Church is a church of the Vietnamese Catholic Church of H'Mong ethnic minorities. The church is especially interesting for tourists who want to explore historical, architectural and cultural values of ethnic minorities. Cam Ly Church is also an example of the particularly harmonious combination between Western architecture and the Central Highlands.
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