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A must - see beyond landscapes in hilly city


13: 14' 23/05/2008 (GMT+7)

VietNamNet Bridge – Thank to cool weather all year round, the hilly resort city of Dalat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong is often a chosen destination for many travelers, especially in the hot season of summer.

Visitors browsing at the old steam train at the railway station in Dalat City.

For many, Dalat seems too familiar with natural landscapes like lakes, waterfalls, houses and old villas nestled in pine tree forests. However, there are still attractions travelers should not miss once visiting the mountainous city in the summer, for their typical features.

Old Railway Station

French, architects designed and built the typical railway station in 1930, which was seen as one of the most beautiful works in Indochina. The station is located some two kilometers from the heart of Dalat, and it is now classified as a relic of national-level architecture.

Once there, travelers can take a distinctive railway tour on an old train powered by steam. The trip will take visitors traveling from Dalat City to Trai Mat, which is located some seven kilometers from the station. On the road, passengers will have a chance to see pine tree forests and fields of flowers and vegetables stretching along the railway.

The train travels two trips per day, depending on the number of guests. Tickets are priced from VND30, 000 to VND80, 000 per person.

Roller coaster In the forest

This is a thrilled game testing strong heart of gamers. It has just been installed at Datanla Waterfall which is located

some four kilometers from Dalat City as additional entertainment services for guests' options once visiting the city.

Visitors will feel either fluttering or cheering when sliding downward to the foot of the fall, winding through old pine trees. Visitors can leisurely walk on foot, following staircase steps to the foot of the fall for sightseeing. Tickets for the game are priced from VND30, 000 per person.

Lac Commune

Lac Commune is located at the foot of Langbian Mountain in Lac Duong District, some 12 kilometers from the undulating city of Dalat. It is home for some 1, 000 families of ethnic minority people, and place where the French doctor Alexandre Yersin came and was welcomed by the locals with Can wine and grilled meat.

Visitors can touch on the daily life of the locals by wandering to Bno C Village for seeing women weaving traditional brocades in their houses on stilts.

For sportive visitors, they can conquer the legendary mountain Langbian, which is imposingly standing some 1, 500 meters above the sea level, from where conquerors will possibly see down there Dalat City looming in clouds in the distance.

Visitors can stay over night there for enjoying Can wine and dancing with girls of the mountain besides flickering flames accompanied with typical sounds of gongs.

(Source: SGT)

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