As a miniature Paris, Da Lat became dreamy and poetic thanks to the cold night plateau, early morning mist and the strips of pine forest surrounding the city. Coming to Da Lat, visitors are not only fascinated by the natural landscapes but also revel in the myths of love associated with those landscapes, beautiful lakes in Da Lat. The people of Da Lat today still talk about the myths, the waterfalls still flow day and night and never run out here.
Xuan Huong Lake
Xuan Huong Lake was originally a valley with Cam Ly stream flowing through, where the original Lach residents gathered. At 1919, from the initiative of the Cunha envoy, Labbé civil engineer worked on blocking the stream into a lake. In 1923, the contemporary government added another dam to create two lakes. At March 1932, a big storm broke both dams. In 1934 – 1935, engineer Tran Dang Khoa designed and built a large dam with stones: that is Mr. Dao’s bridge today. The French named Grand Lac (it means “Big Lake”).
Lake is the heart of Dalat city and is one of the few cities with a lake in the center.
Lake is a famous landmark and also an attractive tourist destination to create a special character for Da Lat. Outstanding architectural works associated with Xuan Huong Lake are Thuy Ta. The French colonial period was named “La Grenouillère” (frog dress). Do not understand why this name? But looking through the structure, there are towers to jump into the water like in the pool. The Sino-Vietnamese name “Thuy Ta” may even be referred to as the “Water Gate”, meaning an architecture located on the water.
Than Tho Lake
Located at the center of Dalat city about 6km to the east, according to Quang Trung street – Xuan Huong Lake. Visit here, you will be told about touching love story borrowed lake water to keep forever faithful love.
Lake is famous because it is located near the National Military School of Da Lat (nowadays known as of the Army Academy) and is associated with a golden age of the school in the 1950s and early 1960s. Japan is the family of practitioners and lovers come to visit and chill here.
The poetic landscape around the lake, lake waters are calm mused. Dirt road along Than Tho as it disappeared in the distance. It seems only hear the wind and soared microlight, pine known as groans, like sobbing. There are a couple love each other very strange tree in the north of the lake forming a pair of “lovers” tangerine wrap together information not leave and visitors can take photos there. Hill at Lake of Sighs seemed pretty well informed than others because little more than high-up as shining down sun cast shadows on the lawn beautiful.
Suoi Vang Lake
Leaving the center of Da Lat in the North to Lac Duong, to km 7 Tung Lam turned left, visitors also had to cross a long road of about 12km of rough, winding between the pine hills before reaching the Suoi Vang Lake. Here, 100 years ago, when I first arrived in this land, amazed at the fantasy poetic landscape of the intact nature, Yersin offered Mr. P. Doumer to build the area Resort here.
Tuyen Lam Lake
From a wild valley at an altitude of over 1,000 meters above the sea level, Tuyen Lam lake has been transformed into an ideal holiday spot of the highlands. Ho is located 5km from Da Lat, neat between the vast pine forest and legendary purple stream.
The dry season in this region lasts for 6 months, not rain, but the lake is still full of water. Lake surface is green all year round, rarely has big waves. Three-leafed pine forest covers mountains and hills around it, spreading its eyes. All together, blending in with a strange, peaceful and romantic nature picture. Those who visit Da Lat also visit Truc Lam Monastery to take the view from the top of the mountain to the southeast, admire the famous landscape created by this human hand.