Vietnam, Central Coast and Highlands
Info : Dalat Orientation
Much delight will be taken in an exploration of Dalat's architecture - from the villas of the 'French Quarter' to the unusual guesthouse with each annex shaped like a different animal, known as the 'Crazy House'! Visit Dalat's bustling central market, renowned for its fresh vegetables and fruit that is rarely found in a tropical country; they even grow strawberries here! Visit the former Railway Station (in use only for an optional steam train ride) and Dalat Cathedral. Bao Dai's Summer Palace sits on a hill just outside the main centre of Dalat. Bao Dai was the Last Emperor of Vietnam and the Palace has been preserved exactly as he left it in 1954. It is a classic example of art deco that is a tourist attraction in itself.
All the guides, drivers and hotels met or exceeded our expectations ( especially the Pilgrim Village).