Da Lat Overview
Da Lat is the capital of Lam Dong Province in Southern Vietnam, approximately 300 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City. Founded in 1897 by the French who were trying to escape the soaring heat of the south, Da Lat is a city at a high elevation with temperatures that are similar to a Mediterranean climate. The cool temperatures make the area a perfect place for growing flowers, that are especially breathtaking in Da Lat Flower Gardens.
The Surroundings, the city and the temperature are completely different from what is normal to Vietnam. Instead of rice they grow fruits and flowers, the city looks more French than Vietnamese, and the temperature always feels like spring time, which made people call it 'The City of Eternal Spring'. Due to the big influence of French architecture, the city looks like small Paris, a romantic city that is famous among the domestic people for a perfect honeymoon, and popular among foreigners for both the temperature and the many golf courses.