A slice of Europe in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, Dalat found favour with the French rulers for its cool climate. Today, Dalat’s mild temperatures are popular with TUI’s travellers, as is the town’s attractive landscape of colonial villas, gardens, lakes and rolling hills.
Dalat’s colourful market features locally-made specialities such as artichoke tea, candied fruits, coffee and the finest cool climate vegetables and flowers in Vietnam. Visit the former summer residence of Vietnam’s last emperor, Bao Dai, and meet Dalat’s famous artist monk Vien Thuc in his studio lined with thousands of his quirky compositions. The brilliantly coloured silk weavings of the K’hor tribespeople are a popular purchase, as are finely detailed silk embroideries