5 Photos That Will Make You Want to Move to Dalat

Posted by Le Ngoc Khanh Tam | in Activities | on 06-02-2015

If you’ve heard anything about Vietnam of late, it’s probably that the country is on the verge of easing restrictions on foreign ownership of real estate. Word is the new law will go into effect as soon as July.

If the idea of finally being able to purchase property in Vietnam excites you, but you’re just not sure what area might be the best fit, have a look at these photos taken by Instagram users who have recently visited Dalat. 

We think they nicely sum up what’s so great about the city we proudly call home …

As one of Vietnam’s premier agricultural regions, Dalat is renowned for its produce. PHOTO BY @davidlt
As one of Vietnam’s premier agricultural regions, Dalat is renowned for its produce. PHOTO BY @davidlt

Dalat is home to Vietnam’s oldest railway station, a popular tourist attraction for its unique Art Deco design. PHOTO BY @hugocarlton
Dalat is home to Vietnam’s oldest railway station, a popular tourist attraction for its unique Art Deco design. PHOTO BY @hugocarlton

At a mile above sea level, Dalat is synonymous with blue-sky days, especially between November and April. PHOTO BY @yukihua_1012
At a mile above sea level, Dalat is synonymous with blue-sky days, especially between November and April. PHOTO BY @yukihua_1012

Dalat’s charm is underscored by its bevy of beautiful lakes. PHOTO BY @xuvi96
Dalat’s charm is underscored by its bevy of beautiful lakes. PHOTO BY @xuvi96

Dalat has an abundance of waterfalls, most of which are spectacular. PHOTO BY @imhaimy
Dalat has an abundance of waterfalls, most of which are spectacular. PHOTO BY @imhaimy

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Landmark Spotlight: Dalat Palace Golf Club

Posted by Le Ngoc Khanh Tam | in Activities | on 03-20-2015

The beautiful par-4 10th hole at historic Dalat Palace Golf Club.
The beautiful par-4 10th hole at historic Dalat Palace Golf Club.

One of the great advantages of living at La Vallee de Dalat — especially if you are a golfer like me! — is the proximity to historic Dalat Palace Golf Club  which has been around for almost a century and is still one of the great golf venues in Asia, if not the world. 

Located on the other side of Xuan Huong Lake, about two miles from La Vallee de Dalat, the course offers an uninterrupted string of inventive, demanding holes that twists and undulates through a landscape of bougainvillea, red salvia, impatiens, mimosa and hydrangeas. 

In other words, it’s both challenging and beautiful — a combination of traits most courses claim to possess but few actually do.

“I’m not sure there’s a prettier setting for golf than Dalat,” said former PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman back in 2007. “The greens are as good as I’ve ever putted. They’re as good as you’re ever going to find. They sit well, like greens of the classic courses.”

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