Lam Dong

Area: 9,773.5 sq. km.
Population: 1,273.1 thousand habitants (2015).
Capital: Da Lat City.
Administrative divisions:
- City: Bao Loc.
- Districts (10): Lac Duong, Don Duong, Duc Trong, Lam Ha, Bao Lam, Di Linh, Da Huoai, Da Teh, Cat Tien, Dam Rong.
Ethnic groups: Viet (Kinh), Co Ho, Ma, Nung...

GEOGRAPHY

Located in the Central Highlands region, Lam Dong is a mountainous province, and 70% of its area is covered in forest. To the north, it borders on Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces, to the south-east, on Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces, and to the west, on Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai provinces. The remarkable characteristic of Lam Dong's topography is the fairly distinctive division of tiers from north to south.


The north of the province is high mountains, the Lang Bian plateau, with summits of altitudes between 1,300m - above 2,000m such as Bidoup (2,287m), Lang Bian (2,167m). The east and the west are mountains with modest altitudes (500m - 1,000m). The south is topographically the transition from the Di Linh - Bao Loc plateau to the semi-flat country.
 

Climate: Lam Dong province has a tropical climate with monsoon. On the whole territory, due to a complex topography, there is a difference in elevation and degree of vegetation covering. However, the weather of Lam Dong is temperate and mild all the year round, notable changes are rare in the annual cycle. The temperature varies distinctly between areas and the higher it is, the lower temperature is. The range of the average annual temperature is 16°C - 23°C. Dry season is from December to March next year. Rainy season is from April to November. It is always sunny everyday. The annual rainfall is not distributed equally in time and place. Its range is 1,600 - 2,700mm. The side of the area towards the southwest wind (Bao Loc City) has a high annual rainfall amounting to 3,771mm.
 

TOURISM

The unique tourism of Lam Dong Province is made from the combination of topographical, climatic and hydrographical factors. Together with its forests and regional flora and fauna, Lam Dong offers distinctive scenery with many picturesque lakes, falls, hills and pine forests. Some of the natural scenic spots include Xuan Huong Lake, Dan Kia - Suoi Vang Lake, Tuyen Lam Lake, Lake of Sighs, Valley of Love, Da Nhim Lake, Camly Falls, Datanla Falls, Prenn Falls, Pongour Falls, Dambri Falls, Bobla Falls, Liliang Falls, Voi (Elephant) Falls, Ponguar Falls, Golf Hills, Lang Bian Mountain, etc.


Love Valley (Lam Dong Province)
 

Places of historical and cultural interest include some French style palaces, Linh Son Pagoda, Linh Phong Pagoda, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Da Lat Cathedral, Cat Tien archaeological site.
 

Da Lat, capital of Lam Dong Province, exhales its own poetic and romantic charm. Situated at 1,500m above sea level, Da Lat has a cool climate. The annual average temperature is 18°C. It is also famous for its lakes, waterfalls, pine tree forests, vegetable gardens and flowers such as rhododendron, cherry, mimosa, hydrangea, rose, daisy, and dahlia. Da Lat offers a harmonious combination of natural scenery and historical sites.
 

ETHNIC GROUPS

The population is mainly composed of Kinh people, Co Ho, Ma, Hoa, Nung, Tay, and Chu Ru ethnic minorities. Starting from Da Lat, tourists will be able to visit villages of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands in order to discover their customs, festivities and original handicraft products. This extraordinary experience will leave the visitors with unforgettable memories to cherish. Local minority communities also hold a variety of festivals including the buffalo sacrifice festival and the gong performance festival. All visitors are invited and welcomed to share in these festivals.

 

TRANSPORTATION

Da Lat is 110km from Phan Rang – Thap Cham(Ninh Thuan), 200km from Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak), 210km from Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), 300km from Ho Chi Minh City, and 1,485km from Ha Noi.
 

Bus: Express buses leave for some provinces in the Central Highlands, Centre and South such as Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Da Nang,Thua Thien-Hue, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen…


Air: Lien Khuong Airport is 30km south of Da Lat. There are daily flights from Da Lat to Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Hue, Vinh and Ho Chi Minh City.Bus: Express buses leave for some provinces in the Central Highlands, Centre and South such as Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Da Nang,Thua Thien Hue, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen…


Train: There are tourist train from Da Lat Railway Station to Trai Mat Railway Station (about 7km).
 

 

ALBUM
NEARBY DESTINATIONS
WHERE TO STAY
Ngoc Lan Hotel

Add: 42 Nguyen Chi Thanh St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3838 838

Ana Mandara Villas Dalat Resort & Spa

Add: Le Lai St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3555 888

Ngoc Phat Da Lat Hotel

Add: 10 Ho Tung Mau St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3683 979

Da Lat Plaza Hotel

Add: 9 Le Dai Hanh St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 6252 999

Dai Loi Hotel

Add: 3A Bui Thi Xuan St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3837 151

Rum Vang 2 Hotel

Add: 24 Le Dai Hanh, Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3513 535

Gardeni Hotel

Add: 29-31 Phan Boi Chau St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3833 333

Madagui Forest Resort

Add: Km 152 National Highway 20, Madaguoil Townlet, Da Huoai Dist.

Tel: (84-263) 3946 999/ 3946 888

Hung Vuong Hotel

Add: 46 Hung Vuong St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3550 305

River Prince Hotel

Add: 135-145 Phan Dinh Phung St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3565 888

Cam Do Hotel

Add: 83 Phan Dinh Phung St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3822 732

Minh Tam Hotel

Add: 20 Khe Sanh St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3822 447

Dalat Cadasa Resort

Add: 16 Tran Hung Dao St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3586 699

Dalat Du Pare Hotel

Add: 7 Tran Phu St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3825 777

Seri Hotel

Add: 5. 28/3 St., Bai Loc City

Tel: (84-263) 3864 150

Muong Thanh Da Lat Hotel

Add: 4 Phan Boi Chau St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3578 888

Du Parc Dalat Hotel

Add: 15 Tran Phu St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 33825 777

Mai Vang Hotel

Add: A1-A2 Hai Thuong St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3511 162

Ky Hoa Da Lat Hotel

Add: 11 Phu Dong Thien Vuong St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3555 217

Sofitel Dalat Palace

Add: 12 Tran Phu St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3825 444

WHERE TO EAT
Ana Mandara & Bar Wine Restaurant

Add: Le Lai St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3555 888

Cao Nguyen Restaurant

Add: 3 Pham Ngu Lao St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3864 672

100 Mai Restaurant

Add: 57 Phan Boi Chau St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3837 518

Bay Ho Restaurant

Add: Km 154, National Highway 20, Da Hoai Dist.

Tel: (84-263) 3876 669

Blue Moon Restaurant

Add: 4 Phan Boi Chau St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3578 888/ 3822 245

Bun bo Hue Nghi Restaurant

Add: 279/7 Phan Dinh Phung St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3824 482

Ca Restaurant

Add: 23/25 Dang Thai Than St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3530 103

Hung Phat Loc An Restaurant

Add: 3 Village Loc An, Bao Lam, Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3879 084

Ngoc Dung Restaurant

Add: 98 Dinh Tien Hoang St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3828 210

Rainy Restaurant

Add: 24B/1 Hung Vuong St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 382 1532

Ti Muoi Restaurant

Add: 63, 3 tháng 2 St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3821 273

Tam Chau Restaurant

Add: 294A Tran Phu St., Bao Loc City

Tel: (84-263) 3866 904

Phu Dong Restaurant

Add: 1A-1B Quang Trung St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3542 222

Anh Minh Restaurant

Add: 35A Hai Ba Trung St., Da Lat City

An Nguyen Restaurant

Add: 18 Nguyen Sieu, Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3835 601/ 3824 232

Au Lac 2

Add: 15 Phan Dinh Phung St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3825 054

Coi Xay Gio Restaurant

Add: 83, 3/2 St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3586 789

Da Quy Restaurant

Add: 49 Truong Cong Dinh St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3510 883

Hoa Sen Restaurant

Add: 62 Phan Dinh Phung St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3567 999

HP Restaurant

Add: 2B Le Hong Phong St., Da Lat City

Tel: (84-263) 3822 607