Provinces of Northeast Southern Region
Lam Dong Province +84-(0)-63
Capital city: Da Lat
Area (sq km): 9,765
Average temp: 18 - 28°C
Ethnic data: Viet/Kinh, Co Ho, Chu Ru, Hoa, Kho Mu, Lat, Ma.
Districts/wards: Bao Lam, Bao Loc, Cat Tien, Di Linh, Da Huoai, Da Tẻh, Don Duong, Duc Trong, Lac Duong, Lam Ha, Nung, Tay.
Lam Dong Province is located in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region, bordered on the north by Dak Lak; by Binh Thuan on the south; by Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan on the east; by Dong Nai and Binh Phuoc on the west.
Da Lat is the capital city, is extremely hilly, offers an harmonious combination of natural scenery and historical sites. The city is decorated with a vast variety of beautiful flowers such as rhododendron, cherry, dahlia, daisy, hydrangea, mimosa, rose all grow here.
Da Lat has a cool climate with an annual average temperature of 18ºC.
Agriculture, forestry, tourism.
Natural beauty sights:
Da Lat - a French designed Hill Station, Dambri Waterfall (3), Draysap Waterfall, Prenn Falls (2), Xuan Huong Lake, Valley of Love (1).
Linh Son Pagoda.
Buffalo Festival, Co Ho - New Rice Ceremony, Ma Festival, Worship of the Source Spirit, Worship of the Water Spirit.
Da Lat is 1,505 kilometres south of Ha Noi; 308 kilometres northeast of Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon; 118 kilometres northeast of Bao Loc; 110 kilometres northwest of Phan Rang; 200 kilometres east of Buon Ma Thuot; 210 kilometres west of Nha Trang.
There is a direct 'road', better described as a track, from Da Lat to Buon Ma Thuot that commences from Duc Trong about 24 kilometres southwest of Da Lat, running west off Highway 20. Da Lat has scheduled air and road services.
Da Lats Lien Khuong Airport (DLI) is 25 kilometres south of the city. There are scheduled services to Da Nang, Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon.
Ga Da Lat, or Da Lat Station is of Art Deco design, located on Nguyen Thai Street that leads to the Lake of Sighs. It is a funicular, or cog, railway that connected Da Lat with Thap Cham, on the coast.
The line is currently 8 kilometres in length, a ride that will cost you USD$3.00 - return. It was discontinued in the 1960’s due to repeated Viet Cong attacks.
Bus Station Ben Xe Da Lat, the long distance terminal, is 1 kilometre south of Xuan Hong Lake at the end of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street. Express buses leave for Buon Ma Thuot, Da Nang, Vanh Thanh Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon, Hue, Nha Trang, Phan Rang, Quang Ngai and Quy Nhon.
Minibus tickets from Da Lat can be purchased in most hotels in Da Lat, or at Da Lat Tourist. It costs US$ 7 to Ho Chi Minh City.
Contract travel agent located in the city:
Address : 10 Quang Trung St. - Dalat City - Lam Dong Province
Tel : 84.63.810324 - 823829 - Fax : 84.63.810363
Email : email@example.com