The Hanoitimes - The night market used to be a vegetable and fruit market before it became a tourist attraction in Da Lat.
Bangkok Post, a Thai newspaper, has some words of advice for travelers that the southern resort town Da Lat, with its lush greenery and colonial architecture, shows a very different side of Vietnam.
Da Lat means the “Stream of the Lat”, in reference to a local tribe. The city is also known as “Little Paris” with about 2,000 colonial style buildings built by the French. It is a popular vacation destination among Vietnamese travelers in search of cooler weather, much like Thais visiting the mountainous areas of the North and the Northeast during the cool season.
Thailand’s newspaper advises on discovering Da Lat.
“Apart from tourism, the people of Da Lat earn their living by growing vegetables, fruits and flowers such as artichokes, avocados and hydrangeas,” Bangkok Post wrote.
Karnjana Karnjanatawe, a writer form Bangkok post advises travelers to try Da Lat pizza. “You can find it in the night market or at any street food vendors in the city. Da Lat pizza (banh trang nuong in Vietnamese) is made of a thin round piece of rice paper. It is grilled on a charcoal stove and topped with a beaten egg, chopped sausages, spring onions, deep fried shallots, shredded dried port, mayonnaise and chili sauce.” he wrote.
According to the Bangkok Post, one of the most popular destination in Da Lat is Datanla Waterfall. Visitors can reach to the falls either by roller coaster of by foot. “If you have more time, you can try other activities such as cliff climbing and rafting. One of the town’s most interesting historical sites is definitely Da Lat railway station. Built in the early 20th century by French architects, the terminal was constructed in the style of a southern French station.” the Bangkok Post writer suggested.
Earlier, Da Lat has been named among the must-see and off-the-beaten-path Asian destinations for those wanting to take the road less traveled, according to a list released by Daily Hive, a leading digital publication with hyper-local focus.
“Dalat also has a slightly cooler climate, and it’s popular with outdoor adrenaline junkies who want to try their hand at white water rafting, canyoning and mountain biking,” Daily Hive wrote.