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Area: 9,776.1 sq. km.
Population: 1,179.2 thousand habitants (2006)
Capital: Da Lat City.
- Town: Bao Loc.
- Districts: Lac Duong, Don Duong, Duc Trong, Lam Ha,
Bao Lam, Di Linh, Da Huoai, Da Teh, Cat Tien.
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Dong province |
Map of Lam Dong
Located in the Central Highlands
region, Lam Dong is a mountainous province, and 70% of
its area is covered in forest. To the north, it borders
on Dak Lak and Dak Nong provinces, to the south-east, on
Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan and Binh Thuan provinces, and to
the west, on Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai provinces. The
remarkable characteristic of Lam Dong's topography is
the fairly distinctive division of tiers from north to
south. The north of the province is high mountains, the
Lang Bian plateau, with summits of altitudes between
1,300m - above 2,000m such as Bidoup (2,287m), Lang Bian
(2,167m). The east and the west are mountains with
modest altitudes (500m - 1,000m). The south is
topographically the transition from the Di Linh - Bao
Loc plateau to the semi-flat country.
Climate: Lam Dong province has a tropical climate with
monsoon. On the whole territory, due to a complex
topography, there is a difference in elevation and
degree of vegetation covering. However, the weather of
Lam Dong is temperate and mild all the year round,
notable changes are rare in the annual cycle. The
temperature varies distinctly between areas and the
higher it is, the lower temperature is. The range of the
average annual temperature is 16ºC - 23ºC. Dry season is
from December to March next year. Rainy season is from
April to November. It is always sunny everyday. The
annual rainfall is not distributed equally in time and
place. Its range is 1,600 - 2,700mm. The side of the
area towards the southwest wind (Bao Loc Town) has a
high annual rainfall amounting to 3,771mm.
The unique tourism of Lam Dong
Province is made from the combination of topographical,
climatic and hydrographical factors. Together with its
forests and regional flora and fauna, Lam Dong offers
distinctive scenery with many picturesque lakes, falls,
hills and pine forests. Some of the natural scenic spots
include Xuan Huong Lake, Dan Kia - Suoi Vang Lake, Tuyen
Lam Lake, Lake of Sighs, Valley of Love, Da Nhim Lake,
Camly Falls, Datanla Falls, Prenn Falls, Pongour Falls,
Dambri Falls, Bobla Falls, Liliang Falls, Voi (Elephant)
Falls, Ponguar Falls, Golf Hills, Lang Bian Mountain,
etc. Places of historical and cultural interest include
some French style palaces, Linh Son Pagoda, Linh Phong
Pagoda, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Da Lat Cathedral, Cat
Tien archaeological site.
Da Lat, capital of Lam Dong Province, exhales its own
poetic and romantic charm. Situated at 1,500m above sea
level, Da Lat has a cool climate. The annual average
temperature is 18ºC. It is also famous for its lakes,
waterfalls, pine-tree forests, vegetable gardens and
flowers such as rhododendron, cherry, mimosa, hydrangea,
rose, daisy, and dahlia. Da Lat offers a harmonious
combination of natural scenery and historical sites.
Hotels in Da Lat City
Viet (Kinh), Co Ho,
Road: Da Lat is 110km from Phan
Rang (Ninh Thuan), 200km from Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak),
205km from Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), 293km from Ho Chi Minh
City, and 1,481km from Hanoi.
Airlines: Lien Khuong Airport is 30km south of Da Lat.
There are daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi,
and two flights a week to Da Nang
Source: Vietnam Nation Administration of Tourism