Da Lat

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The city of Dalalat, the center of the province of Lam Lamdang, has opened in the central part of the Plaatte of La Bengang in central Vietnam. It has been referred to by several names – Little Paris, Quot;Little Pearis, “The Swiss Alps of Vietnam, Quot; as well as the City of eternal Spring. A replica of the Eiffel Tower graces the edge of the Central Market. The natural surroundings attract many tourists to the area. The holmish landscape gives Dahlát its own special charm. Even in the rainy season, the weather is warm. As a high altitude resort, Dalt is considered a popular destination not only among the West Vietnamese, but also people from overseas. Nowadays, tourists from different countries spend their holidays here. The well-developed tourism infrastructure provides a comfortable experience for visitors. Famous artists, artists and athletes often visit. The city has parks with an abundance of flowering plants and golf courses. According to one theory, the famous French bacteriologist at the time, Alexandre Jerencin, made the first suggestion of creating a resort in 1887. The first hotel was built and opened here in 1907. The appearance of the city was fully formed by 1920. Todays resort is surrounded by a lively natural landscape of pristine lakes, dizzying waterfalls, wooded massifs and valleys.

The citys central feature, Lake Sonan Khuang, is a landmark of Dalat, with many cathedral structures, including the Cathedral, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Church of the Holy Trinity, and the Catholic Church. The many multi-story pagodas, whose halls house valuable relics, can be found in many places around the city.

The former summer residence of the last reigning ruler, Bao Bao, has retained its interior decoration of a bygone era until now. The railway, which connected Táchymcham and Dalát from 1928 to 1964, is now used by a tourist train.

100 USD = 2,545,825.01 VND

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  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 410,000 people
  • GDP: $2,171 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 13 Mbps
  • Best wireless: Vinaphone
  • Pay without cash: Yes, cards OK almost everywhere
  • Tipping: In most restaurants in Vietnam, a 5-10% service charge is added to the bill. Unfortunately, this money does not always end up in the restaurant staff’s hands. You could tip around 5-10% of the bill if the service charge is not added.
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best taxi: Grab
  • Online electronics shop: Nguyen Kim
  • Best short-haul air carrier: VietJet
  • Best intl air carrier: Vietnam Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $550
  • Monthly costs for family: $1050
  • Monthly costs for local: $300
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.3
  • Coffee: $0.9

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