City Of Eternal Spring Where Flowers Bloom All Year Round
Nestled in the picturesque highlands of Southern Vietnam, Dalat is a dreamy destination renowned for its stunning landscapes, cool climate and vibrant floral displays. Often referred to as the “City of Eternal Spring,” Dalat’s unique geography and temperate weather provide the perfect conditions for a diverse array of flowers to flourish throughout the year.
Beyond the carefully curated gardens and festivals, you’ll find flowers gracing every corner of Dalat. Flowers are an integral part of Dalat’s charm. It is my kind of city. The diverse selection of flowers found in Dalat reflects the city’s rich cultural heritage and its fusion of Vietnamese, French and Indigenous influence.
Hydrangea fields at Puppy Farm | Dalat | Vietnam
Colourul patch of flowers in downtown Dalat | Vietnam
Datanla Waterfall | Dalat | Vietnam
As you drive around Dalat and the surrounding countryside, what stuck out to me is the sheer number of greenhouses of industrial scale. I have quite honestly never seen such a high density of greenhouse structures built on the hills, in the valleys and quite literally everywhere. Flying out of Dalat, I had a window seat and the patchwork of greenhouse farms is incredible. Of course, the fertile ground is perfect for growing vegetables,which are also grown here prolifically.
Outside of the city, farms are turned into interesting tourist attractions. I visited a tomato farm and a hydrangea farm.
View of Dalat from above, showing the patchwork of greenhouses.
Looking down at a Poinsettia tree at the Crazy House | Dalat | Vietnam
Tomato greenhouse at Puppy Farm | Dalat | Vietna
The cool climate (I had to wear a jacket it was that fresh) makes for exploring on foot and wandering the many hills and valleys, so much more comfortable. It was a reprise from my usual sweaty adventures in South East Asia.
For me Dalat felt familiar. I have lived in high altitude climates in Australia that experience amazing spring flowers every year and have cool, crisp air. The pine tree studded landscape reminded me of home. A feeling of familiarity produces such a nice mental break from the rigours of travelling in foreign places. My time here was spent outdoors, walking, climbing stairs and smelling flowers.
View of the narrow lanes and steep hills in central Dalat at night | Dalat | Vietnam