Houses in Da Lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Houses in Da Lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam

Lam Dong Travel Guide

Lam Dong Province is located to the south of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The province is better known to the visitors for its capital – Da Lat which is located in the pristine plateau of Lang Biang.

 Lam Dong is composed of 2 plateaus (Lam Vien – Lang Biang and Di Linh) with hilly terrains alternated by flat valleys, and the average altitudes ranging from 800m-1,000m above sea level. To the north, there are 2 high mountains: Lang Biang (2,167m) and Bi Doup (2,287m); the terrain is lower to the with with rolling hills and plains on high altitudes.

The Lang Biang Mountain, Da Lat, Lam Dong
The Lang Biang Mountain, Da Lat, Lam Dong

This is the originating land for some big rivers in southern Vietnam (Da Dang, La Nga, Da Nhim...). The province has a tropical monsoon climate with variations on high altitudes. There are 2 seasons per year: dry season from November through April; rainy season: May-October. The temperatures range from 18-25oC, the annual rainfall is from 1,750-3,150mm, the humidity 85-87%.

The Elephant Waterfall (Thac Voi) in Lam Ha, Lam Dong
The Elephant Waterfall (Thac Voi) in Lam Ha, Lam Dong

There are vast tea and coffee plantations of which the quality earns some reputation in Vietnam. There are several farms in Lam Dong supplying fresh flowers and organic vegetables to the lowlands.

There are 43 ethnic groups in Lam Dong such as Kinh, Kh'ho, Churu, Ma, Mnong, Nung, Rac Lay… Visiting their villages, you can have a glimpse into the daily life and taste of their culture.

A flower farm near Da Lat, Lam Dong
A flower farm near Da Lat, Lam Dong

Tourist attractions and what to see in Lam Dong
Da Lat and the tourist attractions around the city can be found in our travel guide to Da Lat.
The Elephant Waterfall (Thac Voi, 30m high) located in Nam Ban, Lam Ha, 25km south of Da Lat.
Damb'ri Waterfall (60m high): 18km from Bao Loc City.
Pongour Waterfall: 50km from Da Lat City, in Duc Trong District.
Hang Cop Waterfall (50m high): 18km from Da Lat City.

The Pongour Waterfall in Duc Trong, Lam Dong
The Pongour Waterfall in Duc Trong, Lam Dong

Travel and Tours, Holidays and Vacations in Lam Dong
Paradissa organize several tours to Lam Dong: relaxing luxury tours to Da Lat, birding tours around Da Lat, adventure tours such as trekking, biking tours around the Lang Biang Mountain and between Ta Nang – Phan Dung.

Apart from tours visiting Lam Dong only, Paradissa also offers family tours which visit Lam Dong and other tourist attractions in southern Vietnam.

The Prenn Waterfall in Da Lat, Lam Dong
The Prenn Waterfall in Da Lat, Lam Dong

Accommodation
There is a wide range of accommodations in Da Lat from standard hotels to luxurious 5 star properties. There's also a choice of staying overnight at a local ethnic family outside the city.

Tuyen Lam Lake, Da Lat
Tuyen Lam Lake, Da Lat

Getting there and away
By air: There are daily direct flights between Da Lat – Saigon, Da Lat – Hanoi, Da Lat – Da Nang.
By road: Lam Dong can be reached by land from Ho Chi Minh City (320km), Nha Trang (150km), Phan Rang – Thap Cham City (110km), Buon Ma Thuot (190km).