Dalat Wildlife

Wildlife in Dalat is very fascinating for any traveler who is a lover of nature. Among the fauna available, different varieties of birds are found in Dalat which can be seen in different national parks and reserves.

Dalat Wildlife

Dalat’s Mount Lang Bian, Tuyen Lam Lake, Nam Cat Tien, Bach Ma and Cuc Phuong National Parks, Xuanthuy Reserve and Tam Dao national parks are famous for migratory and different species of birds.

Dalat has a more or less a hot and moist climate. Due to this climate it has become the home of many wild animals such as elephants, bears, tigers and leopards. Smaller animals like monkeys and squirrels can also be found in Dalat but in lesser numbers. Members from the reptile family such as crocodiles, snakes and lizards can also be found to prosper in these conditions.

Dalat Wildlife

The forests of Dalat are usually very dense in nature and are home to the large mammals. A broad range of evergreen forests can be found in this place in addition to the indigenous rain forests. Some times de-forestation does occur but not as frequently as it happens in South Asian countries. Many forests were cleared during the Vietnam War but later on processes for the revival of plant life started.

Wildlife poaching has been a big problem in recent times. It has been observed that about 40 bird species are facing extinction in recent times due to poaching. Besides birds, the existence of bears is also threatened. Besides bears and birds, elephants are also facing extinction. There are few elephants (around 100 in Vietnam) in Dalat.

Nightlife in Dalat

Nightlife in Dalat is as attention-grabbing as the beautiful and pleasant nature of Dalat. During the night time tourists can enjoy partying and relaxing at the various nightclubs. Therefore Dalat is worth visiting at night.

Nightlife in Dalat

Nightlife in Dalat is spectacular, as the entire city becomes very active and is full of life. During this time of the night, the city is crowded with lot of people. For the party animals there are some really splendid nightclubs and bars. You can also enjoy some delicious and interesting food in the restaurants in Dalat. Sweet corns, sea food, grilled chicken, grilled sotong, beans and hot soya milk drinks are some of the popular food items sold in the night market in Dalat.

Nightlife in Dalat

Some of the well-known nightclubs in Dalat which can make your Nightlife in Dalat more exciting and interesting are:

  • Larry’s Bar — It is located inside the Sofitel Dalat Palace. It is one of the famous restaurants in Dalat. This bar will provide you with a very comfortable and relaxed ambience. Larry’s Bar is named after Larry Hillblom, who is an American adventurer and entrepreneur. He is the one who transformed this bar into one of the well rated bars in Dalat. This bar remains open to the public from 4 in the evening till 12 at night.
  • Le Rabelais Piano Bar — It is also situated inside the Sofitel Dalat Palace. You will appreciate the atmosphere inside the Le Rabelais Piano Bar, which is very quite, warm and comfortable. This bar opens at 4 pm in the evening and remains open till 10 at night.

Da Lat Flower Festival 2012

Around 200,000 baskets of tulip flower will be displayed on the shores of Xuan Huong Lake during the Da Lat Flower Festival 2012.

Da Lat Flower Festival 2012

According to Nguyen Vu Hoang, Chief Director of the Da Lat Flower Festival 2012, the tulip flower baskets will be on show from December 30, 2011 until the Lunar New Year festival, which will fall on January 23, 2012.

Da Lat Flower Festival 2012

The Da Lat Flower Festival 2012 will take pace in the central Highlands province of Lam Dong from December 30, 2011 to January 3, 2012 with 27 programmes.

What is the best way to Dalat ?

Q: Hi all !

This will be my first time to Vietnam and I will be travelling to Dalat. May I know what is the best public transport in Dalat?

And may I know where is Novotel Dalat?

If I were to travel from HCM to Dalat, what is the best way?
Thanks

A: The Novotel Dalat address is 7 Tran Phu Street. This is slightly south of the centre of town, best to get a taxi if the bus drops you off in town.
Sinh Cafe also run buses to Dalat from HCMC. The bus trip takes around 6-7 hours, so the alternative if you are short of time is to fly (Vietnam Airlines).

Dalat Destination

Q: I want go to Dalat Vietnam and I want learn about famous destination in Dalat. Thank you very much Dalat Destination !

A: Welcome to Vietnam.
DaLat is a mountainous holiday town in south-central VietNam. It is ranked as one of the country’s top 10 tourist centers for foreign visitors.

Dalat’s famous destination:

  • Datanla Waterfall
  • Ngoan Muc Pass
  • Langbian Highland
  • Cam Ly Waterfall
  • Than Tho Lake
  • Love Valley
  • Xuan Huong Lake

About Lang Bian Mountain

Q: Hi! Can you tell me about Lang Bian Mountain ? Many thanks

A: Lang bian is beautiful mountain, but try goin with guide off roud, it’s more exciting and fun, and you can go to the top of the mountain, where you can see great view,
But don’t forget you’re shoes, because the way is always wet and slippery.

A: We drove about 7km from our hotel to the foot of the mountain and paid an entrance fee of 15000vnd/adult. Checked out the jeep counter and realised that the it is available at either 240000vnd/6-pax jeep or 40000vnd/adult, though we, 2 adults and 2 kids(free), had to wait about 10min for the assistant at the counter to gather other 4 passengers to occupy a jeep.
While waiting, we let the girls sit on the pony, which cost 10000vnd/pax with a short ride up to the slope to the ‘Lang Bian’ sign.
The ride up the summit was steep and definitely worth the money to take the jeep instead of walking 3 hours! We had about 45min at the summit before the jeep returned to pick us up. The view at the summit was scenic and we were lucky that we had finished taking photos and sight-seeing before the rain started to pour.

Source : Lang Bian reviews, Trip advisor

How to go from Hanoi to Dalat?

Q: Hi everybody! How to go from Hanoi to Dalat?

A: The distance 2000km Hanoi to Dalat is too long with any means of transportation. But now, only with nearly 2 hours passengers are easy to be in Hanoi with the plane VN277 begin from Lien Khuong airport and contrast. The picking passengers up place from Hanoi is Noibai airport and returns passengers in Dalt is Lien Khuong airport. When you come to Lien Khuong airport, it takes you 30 minutes to Dalat. You can go there by much transportation: taxi, bus, automobile etc…In my opinion, you should go to destination by airport’s car. They are safe and cheap. The ticket price is 35000VND/person.

Elephant Waterfall

The waterfall lies between 2 hills which have the shapes of 2 elephants kneeling and it is like a cave with house, coffee plantations around, below the waterfall there is a small lake made by water flowing for a long time, beside the lake there is a big block of stone that look like a stone table of the heaven and around there are big old trees.

Elephant Waterfall

On National road 27, linking Đà Lạt to Buôn Ma Thuột 19 km past Liên Khương T-Junction is a 13 km access road to Nam Ban Tows, Lâm Hà District. This road leads to Elephant Waterfall, one of the rare landscapes in Lâm Đồng Province, 5km from Nam Ban Town and 8km from National Road 27.

In the distance, tourists may hear thunderous down flowing and witness the waterfall throw up massive white foam below imposing Nam Ban Pagoda. However, only having climbed down cliffs to the foot of the waterfall do they feel the grandiosity of this 30-meter high waterfall. Elephant Waterfall is really a lively scenery the nature has ever created Mysterious caves hide themselves behind dangerous cliffs, countless lianas hang round huge trees or from their branches, especially alkalic rocks in strange figures, half-seen trough a curtain of mist, look like a herd of elephant having a wash in the current.

Elephant Waterfall

An excursion to Elephant Waterfall not only provokes excitement of taking hanging paths up and down, of walking on narrow bridges crossing certain crevasses, but also offers tourist lots of delight in wriggling through dark caves, immerging n the wild nature or day-dreaming under shady canopies.

Datanla Waterfall

According to a legend of the minorities, Datanla was the place where the brave man K’Lang and the mountainous lady Ho Biang met each other. Here the man had a fight with fierce wild animals including snakes, 7 wolves and 2 foxes. This legend wrote: “trees are blown down, wind roars, the fight is absolutely violent. Lang pulls out his knife and chops down the tow snakes, takes out arrows and shoots at the wolves and the foxes which run away…The trees falling down make deep holes which make a death canyon at the bottom of the waterfall, and then Datanla became the meeting place of two lovers”.

Datanla Waterfall

Turning off national Road 20, down a slope of about 300 meters into a smallvalley, tourists can see Datanla waterfall with a wild and attractive landscape. Water falls down from 20 meters above, worms through many steps of rock-slits, and then hides itself inside the jungle, flowing alternatively in and out of sight, challenging tourists’ curiosity. There are beautiful and glossy rock slabs where fairies from heaven legendarily used to bathe and get amused; therefore it is also called Fairy Stream.

Datanla Waterfall

Datanla Waterfall

Going farther down, tourists are soon in front of an immeasurably deep chasm, called ’Death Chasm’. This is a rather dangerous place where accidents easily happen. Unless guided by professionals and equipped with safety devices, tourists should not recklessly explore the mysteries of Death Chasm at Datanla.

Dalat Hill Town

We departed from Nha Trang at 7:30am for the 6 hour bus ride to Dalat, which is a town in the central highlands area of Vietnam. The area is up in the hills and is a bit cooler than along the beaches, but we still had our hats and gloves from Sapa, so we were prepared for the cooler temps!!

Dalat Hill Town

After multiple stops along our route, we finally arrived into Dalat about 3:30pm. The busses (since they are associated through a tour company and hotel) dropped us off at their “recommended” hotel. Jeremy took a look at the room and decided we could do better for the price they were requesting. There was a young lady waiting on the other side of the bus and showed us pictures of her hotel, which was new. She seemed sweet and the hotel was close by, so we walked with her to the hotel. Since it had just opened three months before, the hotel was amazing and even smelled new still! We checked in and decided to walk to the market square in search of lunch. We had a bite to eat and then after wards, we walked through the market and purchased some gummy candy!

Dalat Hill Town

Dalat Hill Town

On Sunday , we decided to walk to a few of the sights of Dalat that were nearby and situated around a lake. We first visited the flower garden. We believe they had a flower show just before we arrived, but aren’t sure. The town of Dalat has numerous greenhouses throughout the area, which we believe is well-known for its flowers. As we were walking through the various greenhouses within the flower garden, we thought of Jeremy’s mom who has a beautiful backyard garden of her own and would have appreciated the flowers of Dalat. After wards, we continued our way around the lake to the Dalat Railway station. The French had built a railway up to Dalat but the line is no longer used except for a 7km stretch used for tourists. The line goes to a temple and pagoda in the neighboring town. We had about an hour to explore the temple before the train headed back to Dalat. Upon our return, we had a quick shake before setting off around the lake and back to the market square. After two nights in Dalat, we headed off to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) on Monday morning!

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