“The south-central-highlands town, a former French-colonial hill station with eternal spring weather (…)”
Source: 52 Places to Go in 2016
The eternal spring of Dalat: this is what the city in Vietnam is best-known for since the settlement of French colonists. With an ideal and constant temperature of 20 average degrees year-round, Dalat is praised by locals in need of fresh air. That is also the reason why The New York Times chose to feature the town among the 52 destinations to travel to in 2016. Whereas Saigon and Hanoi stand among the must-see cities in Vietnam, Dalat is often overlooked by travel guides and agencies. Nevertheless, the town offers interesting assets such as a nice temperature obviously, gorgeous mountain landscapes, colonial architecture, famous natural sites…
Its location, halfway from Nha Trang’s beaches and Ho Chi Minh City’s hustle and bustle, makes it a pleasant stop during a north-to-south trip. Visitors can reach the city by bus, train, private vehicle or even by motorcycle if they are feeling adventurous. Expatriates living in the southern metropolis also love that place, a perfect get-away from the never-sleeping and constantly warm city of Saigon. The climate of the former colonial hill station remains the main attraction of the place. Most of the visitors, Vietnamese or foreigner, go to Dalat to take a break over a weekend.