Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dalat Town (9-11 July 2008)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008, about 1PM we been picked up by the bus to go to Dalat. The cost for the bus Muine - Dalat is VND80,000 per person. The small bus (for 20 seaters) wass full and packed with passengers and luggage.The bus was driving along the main road of Mui Ne to pick up all the passengers and then go straight to Dalat via the mountain road. The bus stopped 1 time for 'natural rest room' at corn field... then another stop just for us to take some scenery pictures. About 5pm we reached our hotel in Dalat, Hotel Mai Vang. The hotel is new and clean. The room is double queen bed, too big for 2 of us... We paid U$30 per room per night including breakfast.

After dinner we just took a walk at the nearby town centre. We went to Dalat night market, near the Dalat Central Market. The weather in Dalat is very nice, about 20 degree C. We stopped at one place to have our Ice cream!!!!

The next day, after breakfast we went to Dalat Flower Park (entrance fee is VND10,000 per person). Many flowers are there........ Then on the way to Nam Ban, we stopped at a few places to see how the local people do the vegetable seedling, chrysanthemum farm, harvest the vegetables.......... We met some Nam Ban saints and having lunch together. From there, we went to Elephant Water Fall [Thac Voi]. Located in a beautiful virgin forest in Nam Ban town, Lam Ha district, Lam Dong province, Thac Voi is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Central Highlands.

To reach and enjoy the water fall, we need to do some climbing up and down the slippery rocks and pathway. It is very challenging and quite scary to go on.. but the urge to see the waterfall keeps me go on and on.. When I reached the place where I can see the waterfall clearly, the feeling was very happy.... Climbing back was another challenge. Believe me, the next 2 days I could not walked properly as my thigh were very pain!! If have a chance to visit Thac Voi, better be prepared with a proper shoes and some exercise to avoid the muscle cramp.

From Elephant water fall we went to Silk Making factory then we went to Crazy House. The entrance fee for Crazy Hous is VND12,000 per person. The ticket seller is the owner of this place, Mdm Hang Nga herself (read more about the owner).

More information about Dalat? Click here.

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