HOW By plane from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City or Danang or a pleasant day’s drive from Ho Chi Minh City with stops en route.
WHAT A former French hill station, popular with the last emperor, Bao Dai who had a summer home there. With alpine scenery, lakes, flower gardens, market, historic railway station with steam trains, lovely colonial buildings and a golf course. Dalat contrasts with the rest of Vietnam.
WHEN The cooler climate is a pleasant change, with temperatures in the mid 20s with most rain from March to September.