29 Aug

Xuan Huong Lake

visit the Dalat Heart

Xuan Huong LakeXuanhuong Lake has an area of 32ha and the average depth of 1.5m. it is located on elevation of 1,478m above sea level and it is considered as the heart of Dalat. In the past, the lake used to be a swamp and it was also the rice field (close to Da Lach stream, the Present Camly stream) of Lach minority people. In 1919, according to the suggestion for a plan of building Dalat city of the ambassador, Mr.Cunhac –the civil engineer, Labbe built a dam to retain water and then the stream became a lake the French call Grand Lac. In 1953 the lake was change another name XuanHuong. Where is the name Dalat came from and it also the place where Lamdong province holds the cultural tourists events. 


Elephant Mountain

Elephant Mountain

In Dalat, beside Langbiang Mountain, there is also another one which is named Elephant Mountain with its height of 1,756 meters.