ADD TO LISTLocated in the southern part of the Central Highlands on the Langbiang Plateau, Da Lat is a hillstation set at an altitude of 1475 metres surrounded by lakes, waterfalls and alpine forests. It was once dubbed the "Paris of the East" and has very heavy European influences including Swiss Style chalets similar to those in the Alps throughout the city.
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The Art Cafe in Dalat serves the best PUMPKIN SOUP I've ever tasted and the owner is hilarious! Let me know if you'll be travelling to Dalat because I have a few pictures I would like to give to the owner. And when you're in Dalat, DO spend a week on the back of a motor bike with one of the easy riders! That was probably one of the best and most fun things I've done in Viet Nam.
Xuan Huong Lake is haunted... Swim across at your own risk!!! Some locals blame the numerous "accidental drownings" in the past to a cold river current that runs through the middle of the lake, but others believe the spirits of all those who died there during the war lure unsuspecting victims into the lake and pull them under. Be Careful!!
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