Five popular spots for cloud hunting in Da Lat

With its many cloud-covered hills, resort town Da Lat in the Central Highlands is a great destination for the lovers of dawn.

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With its many cloud-covered hills, resort town Da Lat in the Central Highlands is a great destination for the lovers of dawn.

Troc Hill

Troc Hill This hill goes by another name, Bride Hill because many couples choose this place to take their wedding photos. This is also an ideal spot to see the sunrise and the cloud, where visitors can take marvelous photos. The best time for great shots is from 5 to 5:30 a.m. when the first sunlight of the day touch the pine trees.  From Da Lat, take the direction toward the Golden Valley Tourist Area and turn right at the gate. After crossing a pink grass hill, go straight and you will reach Troc Hill. You can go by motorbike straight up the hill without a fee.

Troc Hill goes by another name, Bride Hill, because many couples choose this place to take their wedding photos. This is also an ideal spot to view the sunrise and the clouds. The best time for great shots is from 5 to 5:30 a.m. when the first sunlight of the day touches the pine trees.

From Da Lat, take the direction toward Da Lat Golden Valley tourist complex and turn right at the gate. After crossing a pink grass hill, go straight to reach Troc Hill. You can go by motorbike straight up the hill without a fee.

Da Phu Hill

Da Phu Hill  The hill is located 10km away from the city and it’s a trendy spot for cloud hunting. You can come here at late, camp overnight and wake up early to enjoy the view of an endless cloudy sky. The best time to do that is from 5 to 6 a.m.  From Da Lat’s center, go past Ankroet Lake and turn right to Da Phu Road. After that, go into the first alley of the road until you see a small, steep road. Go up there to reach the hill. Entrance is free.

Da Phu Hill in Ward 7, about 10 km from the town’s center, is another favorite spot for cloud hunting. You can come here late, camp overnight and wake up early to enjoy the view of an endless cloudy sky.

The best time to do so is from 5 to 6 a.m. From central Da Lat go past Ankroet Lake and turn right onto Da Phu Road. After that, follow the first alley until you see a small, steep road. Go up the road to reach the hill. Entrance is free.

Thien Phuc Duc Hill

Thien Phuc Duc Hill Located at Ward 7, Thien Phuc Duc is the nearest and easiest hill to go although there is not as much cloud as other places here. You can park your vehicle at the bottom of the hill and walk up. If there’s no cloud, you can still take a look at the stunning sunrise and the view of the city.  To reach there, go past Thanh Mau Street and enter Thien Phuc Duc Driving School.

Located in Ward 7, Thien Phuc Duc Hill is the nearest and easiest to scale though there is not as much clouds here as in other places.

You can park your vehicle at the bottom of the hill and walk up. If there is no clouds, you can still take in the beautiful sunrise and view of the town. To reach the spot, go past Thanh Mau Street and enter Thien Phuc Duc driving school.

Hon Bo Hill

Hon Bo Peak Early in the morning, arriving at the top of Hon Bo in Ward 12, you can see the view of Da Lat in the mist, a sea of clouds running under your feet and the sparkling sunlight. This is a familiar camping spot for young people who love backpacking. From the campsite to the top, the road is a bit difficult to go because of the slope. How to get there: From the city center, you pass Da Lat Station towards Huynh Tan Phat Street and you will see the campsite, from here there will be a junction. Then you go along the trail to the top of the hill. This trail is only for the skilled riders, so if you don’t want to take the risk, you can park and walk up.

Early in the morning, arriving at the top of Hon Bo Hill in Ward 12, you view Da Lat in the mist, a sea of clouds running under your feet, and the sparkling sunlight. This is a familiar camping spot for young people who love backpacking. From the campsite to the top, the road is a bit steep.

From the town’s center, pass Da Lat Station towards Huynh Tan Phat Street and you will see the campsite, from here there will be a junction. Go along the trail to the top of the hill. The trail is only for skilled riders, so if you don’t want to take the risk, park and walk up.

Cau Dat Tea Hill

Cau Dat Tea Hill This is one of the most popular check-in spots because many tourists come here to hunt clouds in the early morning. At tea hill there are two main cloud hunting spots: the wooden bridge and the wooden carpet. However, the wooden carpet is being dismantled. Coming here, you will park your vehicle outside and then go by another car.  The tea hill is located at Highway 20, Xuan Truong Commune, about 25 km from the center of Da Lat.

Cau Dat Tea Hill is one of the most popular check-in spots because many tourists come here to hunt clouds in the early morning. Here there are two main cloud hunting spots: the wooden bridge and wooden carpet. However, the wooden carpet is being dismantled.

Park your vehicle outside and use transport service here. The tea hill is located along Highway 20, Xuan Truong Commune, about 25 km from central Da Lat.

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