Lam Dong Vietnam, the best place for cycling in Vietnam central highlands is a mountainous province, sharing its borders with Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai provinces. The province’s capital is Da Lat which offers huge selection of mountain bike tours such as da lat bike tour, dalat to mui ne bike, mountain bike da lat, da lat bicycle tour.
Lam Dong Vietnam Map
Lam Dong is located in the Central Highlands region, sharing its borders with 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.
Lien Khuong Airport is 30km south of Dalat. There are daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and Da Nang to Dalat. From there you can visit Lam Dong province as well as the Vietnam central highlands.
The north of the province is occupied by high mountains – the Lang Biang plateau. Summits to climb include Lang Biang (2,167m), and Bidoup (2,287m). The mountains on east western side are lower (500m- 1,000m).
Dalat, capital of Lam Dong Province, exhales its own romantic charm. Situated at 1,500m above sea level, Dalat has a cool climate. The annual average temperature is 18�C. 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. Dalat offers a harmonious combination of natural scenery and historical sites.
What to see
Together with its forests and the rich system of flora and fauna, Lam Dong offers distinctive scenery with picturesque lakes, waterfalls, hills and pine forests. Some of the 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.
Historical and cultural sites include some French style palaces, Linh Son Pagoda, Linh Phong Pagoda, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Dalat Cathedral, Cat Tien archaeological site.
The population is mainly composed of Kinh people, Co Ho, Ma, Hoa, Nung, Tay, and Chu Ru ethnic minorities. Take a Dalat day trip to visit hill tribe villages to learn more about local customs and traditions. Local minority communities hold a variety of festivals including the buffalo sacrifice festival and the gong performance festival.
Lam Dong Weather
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 16�C- 23�C. 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 City) has a high annual rainfall amounting to 3,771mm.