Dalat has many interesting things to do both day and night. At the daytime, you can enjoy visiting and exploring various tourist destinations in Dalat. But when the sun goes down, the darkness gradually covers and the weather gets colder, various Dalat nightlife activities are taking place.
Dalat cafes, bars, famous markets and other special venues can make your night in Dalat really memorable. If you are wondering what to do or where to go in Dalat at night, this article will present some of the top nightlife experiences in Dalat.
1. Dalat Night Market
Dalat Night Market is a fun place that attracts crowds of tourists at night. The night market in Dalat is also known as Am Phu Market and is located on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, next to Xuan Huong Lake. Dalat Night Market has its own characteristics and here you will be able to enjoy the noisy, bustling, and crowded atmosphere.
Along the Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, there is a row of stalls selling woolen clothes, handicrafts and souvenirs, so you can freely choose gifts for your loved ones.
If you will be coming there not for shopping, you can immerse yourself in the cuisine of the mountain town and enjoy various local delicacies for a reasonable price. Dalat Night Market is known as the food paradise with hundreds of attractive snacks such as baked rice paper, grilled sweet potatoes, grilled skewers, and crab soup are offered to try. You can choose a small shop on the side of the road, order a cup of hot milk and a couple of cakes and enjoy local tastes while watching the bustling life of the night market.
Dalat cuisine has a large variety of dishes and regional specialties. The ultimate food guide to the delicious foods to try in Dalat can be found here: Top 9 Dishes to Eat in Dalat.
In the middle of the market, there is a monument and the staircase, where many fruit stalls can be found.
Address: Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 1, Dalat City, Lam Dong Province
Opening hours: 19:00-03:00
2. Dalat Gong Show (Cong Chieng Show)
Dalat is also home to many ethnic groups, so many tourists come to the land of flowers not only to see the beautiful scenery, enjoy the delicious food but also experience the local culture. Watching the Central Highlands Gong performance of K'Ho ethnic minorities is a meaningful nightlife activity for tourists.
The cultural space of gongs in the Central Highlands was recognized by the UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2005. In the evening, at the Mong Mo Hill tourist area or at the foot of Langbiang Mountain, there is a festival to present gongs culture. You will be participating in cultural performance of gongs, listening to historical stories, drinking wine, dancing, learning about characteristics of Vietnam national heritage, eating grilled forest meat around the campfire.
Address: Lat Village, foot of Langbiang Mountain, Dalat
Opening hours: 18:00-20:30
3. Yersin Art Street
Yersin Art Street is the place full of art and culture. Various art activities such as street music, art exhibitions, photography, and antique markets are taking place here. When coming here, you can admire the arts, learn their own stories or buy some artworks as gifts for your friends and family.
Yersin Art Street has been open since 2016. At that time, this place was always in the top list of attractive destinations in Dalat. But now, when many new sights appeared in Dalat, there are less tourists coming to this place. However, if you are an art lover, you should visit this street. The evening is the best time to visit Yersin Art Street.
Address: junction of Nguyen Trai and Yersin, road to College of Education, Dalat
Opening hours: 8:00-19:00
4. Dalat Flower Gardens at Night
If you are a photography lover, the attractive destination in Dalat that will surely help you satisfy your passion even at night is Dalat flower gardens.
At the daytime, flower gardens are brilliant with thousands of flowers blooming. At the nighttime, they are also attractive with the shimmering beauty of the yellow electric lights shining in the dark sky.
When visiting Thai Phien Flower Village in the evening, you will see the whole flower village shimmering, surrounded by lights emanating from the greenhouses. To admire the view, you need to see it from far on the high passes or choose some of the cafes with the best night views of the flower garden. If possible, take a walk around the streets of Thai Phien Flower Village to see the rows of greenhouses close by. It's like a dreamy place!
Address: Ward 12, Dalat
Entrance fee: Free
5. Truong Cong Dinh Street / Western Street
If Saigon has Bui Vien Street, which is also known as Western Street, Dalat has its own Western Street - Truong Cong Dinh Street. This street is located close to Dalat Market. The reason of calling this street as Western Street is because many foreign visitors come to spend time on this street when traveling to Dalat. This place is rated by tourists as one of the most lavish roads in this dreamy mountain town. Although Truong Cong Dinh Street is not as bustling as the night market in, there are quite many entertainment venues to choose from. Western Street is only over 1 km long, but there are many shops, hotels, bars and restaurants. There are many delicious dishes to try on Truong Cong Dinh Street and prices are affordable.
6. Café Dalat Nights
Dalat Nights is the most famous night cafe with the best view in Dalat and true to its name, night is the time when visitors rush here to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and admire the view. Although it is a bit far from the city center, it’s worth going to. A special feature of this café is that it is located on a high hill above the city so from Dalat Nights you can see the panoramic view of Dalat shimmering at night. In the darkness of the night, city lights look like thousands of stars glittered in the sky.
Address: 04 Dong Da, Ward 3, Dalat
Opening hours: 7:00-22:30, daily
Beverage prices: 30,000 - 70,000 VND
7. Lam Vien Square
Lam Vien Square is one of the great nightlife venues in Dalat. Lam Vien Square is a large space in the heart of the city, facing Xuan Huong Lake. The impressive points of this square are the two huge works of art, presenting wild anemones and artichoke buds. At night the square is lit with lights and becomes more crowded. You can come here for walking, sightseeing, participating in group games, chatting and just simply relaxing at night. Around the area, you will see many people sitting next to the charcoal stove enjoying time and eating skewers, grilled rice paper, or hot soybeans.
8. Xuan Huong Lake
Being the heart of Dalat, Xuan Huong Lake is also a great spot where you can wander at night. When the night falls, Xuan Huong Lake becomes even more beautiful and peaceful. The lights reflected on the surface of the lake look like stars in the dark night sky, creating romantic scenery. Many people go to Xuan Huong Lake in the evening to cycle around the lake or take photos. In addition, there are also cafes on the lakeside where you can rest and admire the poetic beauty of this foggy city.
9. Camping Overnight
Instead of staying in a local homestay, comfortable hotel or luxury resort, why not try overnight camping in Dalat. This activity here is very popular with tourists, especially young people or backpackers.
In Dalat, there are many suitable locations for night camping such as lakesides, pine forests, or the hills. At night, you can light a bonfire, cook barbecue, and enjoy spending time with friends for a memorable nightlife experience in Dalat.
Camping is suitable for large groups of friends. You should prepare all the necessary tools such as tents, flashlights, and picnic gear. Remember to bring lots of warm clothes to avoid getting cold.
10. Dalat Nightclubs
Another fascinating experience loved by young people is partying at the famous nightclubs in Dalat. There are many different nightclubs in the dreamy mountain town where you can meet many people from different countries and have fun together.
The most popular nightclubs in Dalat currently are:
- Rain Nightclub Dalat: 01 Duong Le Hong Phong, Ward 4, Dalat
- 6th Floor Bar: 191 Duong Bui Thi Xuan, Ward 2, Dalat
- Deebase Beer Club: 01 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ward 1, Dalat
Hotels in Dalat
There is a wide range of hotels in Dalat. If you're planning to explore most of the best nightlife spots in the city, the best area to stay in Dalat would be the surroundings of Dalat Night Market. It is the main nightlife spot of Dalat which is usually packed with people and the central location of this area lets you reach other nightlife activities easily.
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