Explore Da Lat – The “Cloud Hunting” Haven in Vietnam This Summer

On a warm summer morning, the dew glistens like a young girl's hair, cascading through the rolling valley of countless pine trees. In the outskirts of Da Lat (Lam Dong), the misty air embraces the sky and hills, gracefully draping a thin, picturesque veil. There is nothing quite like waking up in a foreign place, inhaling the fresh air, and embarking on a mission to find the billowing white clouds.

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Located around 20 km from the center of Dalat, Cau Dat – Cloud Hunting “Paradise” (The Panorama Café) is an essential destination for nature enthusiasts. This area is known as “Old Dalat” due to its majestic natural beauty and refreshing atmosphere. As the “Paradise” of cloud hunting in Cau Dat, with its dense climate (which is usually 2 to 3 degrees cooler than the city center), this area not only offers a captivating view of the dawn weaving through the vast tea hills, but it also offers an endless scene of fluffy, thick white clouds floating in the sky right outside your window. It will surely make you fall in love at first sight.

Photo: CAND
Photo: CAND

To admire the stunning beauty of Cau Dat – the “paradise” for cloud-hunting – tourists should begin their journey at 4 am. After a 30-minute drive along the winding roads, surrounded by tall pine trees and breathing in the fresh air, this “paradise” will slowly come into view. In an effort to enhance and develop the landscape in harmony with nature, Cau Dat’s cloud-hunting “paradise” covers more than 2 hectares, with hundreds of miniature models, photography spots, infinity lakes, wooden bridges, gardens, love trains, and solitary trees – all of which will offer the best experiences to any visitor or adventurer. The area also offers glamping accommodation, so visitors who wish to stay overnight and hunt for clouds in the early morning can do so with ease.

Photo: CAND
Photo: CAND

Also on that cloud-hunting route is The CampVille buckwheat flower field located in Xuan Tho, which is in full bloom during the season. Located just over 10 km from the center of Dalat, this is the only field of buckwheat flowers in the city and it entices a large number of visitors every year, offering them the opportunity to capture stunning photographs of the magnificent scenery. Don’t forget to bring your camera phones so you can take the most beautiful shots and show them off to your friends and family. The buckwheat field is also a great spot to camp out and revel in the beauty of Dalat’s natural environment at night, and bask in the warm sunlight when morning arrives.

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Photo: Dalatreview

Not far from Dalat lies the Green Smoke Valley Café (Lam Van Thanh Street, Ward 11), offering stunning views of the hills from its open-space interior. Stepping inside, visitors can experience the tranquil and sophisticated ambiance of the countryside, right in the heart of the city. Additionally, Mo River, located at Cam Tu Cau flower street, Tuyen Lam lake, ward 3, has become a popular destination for tourists seeking a peaceful retreat. Here, travelers can explore the mountains and forests, all while enjoying the delicious drinks of Dalat, which are sure to delight all ages.

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Photo: Dalatreview

Its cable car area, located in Ward 3, is an ideal place to enjoy the natural scenery of the city while riding the cable car. Besides, at the observation deck, visitors can admire the stunning view of the city from a high perspective. With its majestic beauty, this place is sure to become a highlight of your journey in Dalat.

This convergence of well-known destinations, such as Bali Heaven Gate, Snow Field, Cloud Lake, Peach Blossom Dream, Heaven’s Stairs, and Japanese Heaven Gate, is something to behold. Moreover, situated on the grounds of Dalat Heaven Gate – GreenHills, there is the delightful Little House on the Prairie café and Grill in the Forest to satisfy your culinary needs.

Photo: Camping Da Lat
Photo: Camping Da Lat
Charlotte Pho