DALAT TRAVEL BLOG

Dalat Travel Blog updates frequently about feelings, latest events, travel activities and cultural informations in Dalat city, Lam Dong, Vietnam.

Experiencing of traditional crafts village in Da Lat

Experiencing of traditional crafts village in Da Lat

Nowaday, when visiting Đà Lạt, in addition to the landscape or famous architectural works of Đà Lạt, tourists also have the opportunity to visit the traditional crafts villages. Not only do crafts villages contain valuable precious cultural values but they also create particular features [read more...]

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Watching the beauty of Dalat from above

Watching the beauty of Dalat from above

Da Lat - the city situated on the legendary Lang Biang plateau always captivates tourists by its dreamy beauty...  Besides numerous interesting things awaiting tourists to explore;  watching the romantic views of the city always brings peace and a different feeling each time you visit the city.  [read more...]

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Weaving – a traditional craft of Ma people

Weaving – a traditional craft of Ma people

Living in the natural resource-rich mountains of rattan,  bamboo...  knitting weaving craft soon appeared and became quite popular in the Ma community. Since the ancient times,  wicker products were tied to the life of the Ma as a matter of course From the walls and floor of the long house;  [read more...]

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Unique Dalat vegetable in the summer

Unique Dalat vegetable in the summer

Da Lat -  Lam Dong, endowed with a temperate,  year-round cool climate,  and fertile land has created a largest vegetable-growing region throughout the country and is named the land of vegetables and flowers. In recent years,  Lam Dong has boosted high-tech applications in agricultural [read more...]

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The monkey in the old tales of the central highland peoples

The monkey in the old tales of the central highland peoples

Monkeys are more intelligent,  smarter than any other animals and very good at imitating Monkeys appear in ethnic culture,  often symbolizing optimism,  mischief and sometimes put on divine elements,  such as the monkey god Hanuman Divinity in Indian legend,  the Chinese story of Son Wukong in [read more...]

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Gongs are treasure – holy spirit in the life of the Ma

Gongs are treasure – holy spirit in the life of the Ma

Like other ethnic minority peoples living on the Truong Son - Western Highlands land, for the Ma,  the tuned gong is not only a musical instrument but also a "treasure - holy spirit" of the families and the community. Origin of the"Treasure Holy Spirit" The Ma call the knobbed gong"cuong".  [read more...]

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Experiencing tubular hostel in DaLat

Experiencing tubular hostel in DaLat

Experience,  that's what the young owner,  Nguyen Quang Khai (30 years old)  always wants his customers to have when they come to The Circle a small hostel with guestrooms built in the tubular type,  located on a small hill on Dang Thai Than, Dalat city. The experience he refers to started [read more...]

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The ritual of worshipping new house spirit of Ma ethnic people

The ritual of worshipping new house spirit of Ma ethnic people

In their spiritual life,  Ma people have a lot of unique rituals,  in which we can mention the"Feast on a new home,"  known as the ritual of worshipping the House spirit (Yang Hiu).  It is considered one o the unique and most important ritual of the Ma. The Ma consider moving to a new house [read more...]


Worshipping of Churu People and the legendary Maxara temple

Worshipping of Churu People and the legendary Maxara temple

Unlike other ethnic groups in the south central highlands,  Churu ethnic minority people practise kinship worshipping.  This is one of the cultural characteristics of the Churu in Lam Dong. Currently,  in KhamJrong hamlet,  Ta Nang village,  Duc Trong district,  Lam Dong province there exist [read more...]


Traditional Forging Profession of Ma People in Lam Đong

Traditional Forging Profession of Ma People in Lam Đong

The Ma is one of the indigenous inhabitants of Lâm Đồng province Through the ups and downs in history, their economic life has constantly been changed and developed, besides, their cultural identity has been shaped and created unique characteristics, contributing to Việt Nam’s rich [read more...]

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Those who hold national soul in Dalat

Those who hold national soul in Dalat

In the traditional cultural life of K'ho people for centuries, brocade - weaving has been associated with ethnic women Forging, long-handled axe making are closely attached to men and become the indispensable items when people go to their fields. Facing the acculturation of modern life, many [read more...]

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The 6th Dalat Flower Festival in 2015 – 2016

The 6th Dalat Flower Festival in 2015 – 2016

FESTIVAL THEME, DURATION, VENUE Theme: Dalat – Multitude of Flower Colors Duration: 5 days, from 30 Dec 2015 through 03 Jan 2016 (From Wednesday through Sunday) Venue: Dalat City and several localities within Lâm Đồng province. PROGRAM OF THE 6TH DALAT FLOWER FESTIVAL 2015 - 2016 1. [read more...]

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Nguyen Dynasty Woodblocks – world document heritage in Dalat

Nguyen Dynasty Woodblocks – world document heritage in Dalat

For tourists, when they come to Da Lat nowadays, they are not only immersed in the fresh, beautiful scenery with a multitude of flowers blooming everywhere, but also enjoy and watch a unique form of Vietnamese documentation, of international characteristic: Nguyen Dynasty Woodblocks – a world [read more...]


Reciprocating saw carving and pyrography art in Dalat

Reciprocating saw carving and pyrography art in Dalat

Along with the formation and development of Da Lat, Reciprocating saw - and fire-pen carving crafts have followed local residents from different regions to settle down in this city and developed into traditional crafts bearing the very special marks of Da Lat residents. These are unique and [read more...]

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The stove in the Ma’s longhouse

The stove in the Ma’s longhouse

Together with Earth, Water, Air … Fire is one of the vital factors that makes life. As such, fire plays a very important role in human beings activities. For the Mạ, the fire stove is considered the soul of their stilt house. Fire is the “god” that brings luck to people Up to now, the [read more...]


Artichoke bulbs, the cold climate specialties

Artichoke bulbs, the cold climate specialties

Đa Lat - Lam Dong is not only famous for its beautiful spots and landscapes, but it keeps tourists by its unique cuisines from flowers that surprise tourists as well. From artichoke bulbs, chive flowers, pumpkin flowers, mustard cabbage flowers ..., people can make them into refined and nutritious [read more...]


Xuan Huong lake, aprecious gem of Da Lat land

Xuan Huong lake, aprecious gem of Da Lat land

Although Xuân Hương Lake does not carry with it any legend, its perfect beauty and special location makes it a shining gem, a precious thing that adorns this city of a thousand flowers. Whether you are a local resident or a traveler, a visit to this place will create in you an unforgettable [read more...]

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Lam Dong ancient land with commercial ceramic roads

Lam Dong ancient land with commercial ceramic roads

Convergence of ceramic lines Through excavations at burial archeological sites of Dai Lang, Dai Lao and Da Don.., Lam Dong Museum - Da Lat is currently keeping massive collections of ceramics with more than 3,000 objects of various types of ceramics and porcelains that attracting a lot tourists, [read more...]


New Year Feast of Vietnamese People

New Year Feast of Vietnamese People

According to the tradition of Vietnam, Tet is time or family reunion, close relatives from all over return home to the gather around the family tray. For the Vietnamese, this is the moment for everybody to sit together to review what has undergone during the past year, and head toward a new year [read more...]

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Significant playground for school-age youth in Dalat

Significant playground for school-age youth in Dalat

Ecotourism and environmental education – a new type of tourism developed in the past two years by the authorities of the Bidoup – Nui Ba National Park (headquarters located in Da Nhim village, Lac Duong district, Dalat) has received positive interest,  support and active participation of the [read more...]