Lovingly referred to as the ‘Alps of Vietnam,’ Dalat is a cute mountainous town which enjoys cooler climate than the surrounding area. At 1500 metres above sea level, it’s an area where agriculture thrives in the cooler air and it is even possible to produce wine here. (Dalat Wine – which isn’t half bad) The area first became popular amongst the colonial French who built Villas in the mountains to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The scenery is beautiful and quite unlike anywhere else in Vietname, making it a truly unique destination.
For lovers of the outdoors, there are tonnes of activities to get involved in in the countryside surrounding Dalat. From Mountain biking, to trekking, rock-climbing and canyoning, Dalat is a Mecca for the adventurous. There is an awesome downhill bike ride from Dalat to Mui Ne which is a fantastic way to see the Vietnamese countryside.