Valley of Love is one of the worthy attractions when traveling to Da Lat City thanks to its poetic beauty and fresh air. This place is also loved by many couples to enjoy their honeymoon. If you haven’t ever visited here, it is a big omission. Adding Love Valley Dalat on the trip list right away, and Tam Trinh Coffee are going to share with you some must-know information about this place.
1. Valley of Love Dalat History
In the 1930s, the French discovered an ideal location – cool climate, poetic landscape and spacious space. Soon after, France reserved this place for senior and important officials to rest and relax. The French named the valley “Vallée d’Amour” which means the Valley of Love.
French couples often choose this Dalat place to date, share, and confess their feelings. In Bao Dai’s era, Vallée d’Amour was renamed Peace Valley.
Not until 1953, the Chairman of Da Lat Council at that time (Mr. Nguyen Vy) suggested translating “Vallée d’Amour” into Vietnamese, which is known as “Thung Lung Tinh Yeu”, and this tourist attraction also has the English name “The Valley of Love”.
2. Valley of Love – The famous tourist attraction in Dalat, Vietnam (Place to visit in Dalat)
Nowadays, the Valley of Love is known as a famous and attractive tourist attraction in Da Lat, Vietnam. It is about 5 km Northeast from Dalat center.
Previously, the Valley of Love was known for its deep valleys, endless pine forests and Dalat flowers everywhere making it an ideal destination for couples. While Mong Mo Hill is remembered as a miniature Da Lat that fully preserves Da Lat architecture as well as Central Highlands traditions. Now, the two destinations are combined into one, Valley of Love & Mong Mo Hill. The Valley of Love in the new version with a total area of up to 137 hectares, is a romantic garden where you can experience unique culture amidst poetic natural beauty.
Right at the entrance to the valley, a statue is placed with the image of two hands exchanging rings to each other. This is considered a symbol and represents eternal love, and is also a symbolic image for this Dalat tourist destination.
At the heart of the valley is Da Thien Lake which is a dam built during the French period around 1972, 13 hectares wide, creating a highlight for the Valley of Love. The quiet and green lake surface enhances the peacefulness and poetry of the landscape here.
Climbing the stairs around the valley or following the trail covered by a surrounding pine forest that will lead you to Vong Canh hill. There, the entire landscape gradually appears before your eyes. Here you can see Langbiang mountain from afar. Some of the entertainment that visitors can experience at this location are horse riding, jeep safaris, motorboat rides, and boat rides on the lake.
In 1998, the Ministry of Culture recognized the Valley of Love as a National Scenic Monument to make it a worthy place to visit in Dalat.
3. Valley of Love Dalat Vietnam entrance fee
The latest updated ticket prices for Dalat Valley of Love visitors in 2023 below:
|Ticket type||Adult||Children under 1m|
|Sightseeing ticket||250.000 VND/person||125.000 VND/person|
|Combo of sightseeing tickets and buffet||320.000 VND/person||160.000 VND/person|
|Combo of sightseeing tickets + Check in Glass Bridge||600.000 VND/person||300.000 VND/person|
Ticket price is 250.000 VND that visitors have to buy when entering the gate including all types of tickets in the tourist area, such as electric trains, cars, Pedalos,…
And with the combination of the Old Valley of Love and Mong Mo Hill, many activities and interesting Dalat culture for you to explore. With the good service and timely manner, these prices are reasonable.
4. Love Valley Dalat Map
To facilitate sightseeing and transportation, visitors should clearly understand the map of the tourist area. Dalat Love Valley is divided into 3 small areas as below:
This is where galleries gather, attracting visitors to take beautiful check-in photos. There are cafes here for you to rest and enjoy cool drinks. In addition, visitors can also participate in entertaining games or take photos in special areas.
Da Thien Lake area:
From the central area, you just need to go a short distance and you will reach the Da Thien Lake area. Here, there are many interesting activities that you can participate in such as duck riding, walking and horse riding…
Vong Canh Hill area:
This is the most attractive area of the Valley, attracting a large number of tourists. Here, you can enjoy many entertaining games to relieve stress and enjoy fun time with family and friends.
5. What to do in Valley of Love
Not only does it have charming scenery, Love Valley also has many new outdoor activities to please active guests who like to experience. The most typical activities include:
Take a boat trip to see Da Thien Lake
Da Thien Lake is located in the heart of the valley and provides water bicycle, canoe, and swan boat services. This is definitely an activity you cannot miss if you come here during cool hours to fully see the beauty of the Valley of Love.
Experience “The Hard Road”
If you come here in a large group and like team and adventure games, you can participate in clusters of “continuous games” on the 5.5km route through the hills and pine forests.
Unique challenges here include tire swings, overcoming giant spider webs, climbing horizontal cliffs and especially crossing swamps with wooden poles and elastic ladders.
“Trip” by off-road Jeep to see the valley
If you are looking for a gentle experience but still want to admire all the beauty of Love Valley, a jeep is a perfect choice.
Renting an off-road jeep, you will be able to drive through beautiful but dangerous roads, along the hillsides to see the panoramic view of the valley and Da Thien lake.
Adventurous rope swing
Small groups of 2 – 3 people can challenge themselves with the adventure game of balancing on the High Wire cable or zipline free swing.
With the Highwire game, you will experience the feeling of crossing a wooden palanquin bridge over 250m long, 9m above the ground, overcoming 21 obstacles with increasing difficulty.
In addition, there is also a children’s play area, food court, souvenir area, love bakery, Vallée D’amour restaurant,… very convenient for visitors to eat, drink and rest while visiting Mandarin.
6. What to eat in Valley of Love
Near the Valley of Love, there are many famous eateries and restaurants of Da Lat City, with typical Vietnamese dishes. After a day spent visiting the Valley of Love, you can drop by one of the eateries below to fill your stomach:
German House and Biergarten:
- Address: 223/4 Mai Anh Dao Street, Ward 8, Da Lat City
- Opening time: 16:00 – 23:00
Thao wet rice cake with chicken and tripe:
- Address: 53 Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Ward 8, Da Lat City
- Average price: 7,000 VND – 45,000 VND
- Opening hours: 07:30 A.M – 7:30 P.m
Ngoc Anh beef noodle soup (bun bo Hue):
- Address: 28 Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street, Ward 8, Da Lat City
- Average price: 45,000 VND
- Opening hours: 06:30 A.M – 7:00 P.M
- Location: 61 Mai Hac De Street, Ward 6, Da Lat City,
- Average price: 100,000 – 600,000 VND
- Opening time: 11:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M
7. How to get to Love Valley Dalat, VietNam
The Address of Love Valley Dalat is No. 5 – 7, Mai Anh Dao Street, Ward 8. Da Lat City. It is not too far from the centre, so you can easily get here using Google Maps. Visitors can choose suitable means of transportation such as motorbikes, taxis and cars.
If you are at Xuan Huong Lake in the city center, go to Dinh Tien Hoang Street. After traveling 1 km, you will see Da Lat University intersection which is opposite Phu Dong Thien Vuong Street. Now you just need to go straight down Phu Dong Street 3.5km to Mai Anh Dao Street.
If you are in VietNam’s other city now, you first come to Dalat City (Lam Dong province) by considering some means of transport like bus, air plane, train or motorbike if you like backpacking. Then, use Google Maps to search the Valley of Love from your location.
8. The best time to visit Valley of Love Dalat
The open time is from 7a.m to 5p.m in daily. According to experience from previous visitors, you should spend a full morning or afternoon of the day exploring the Valley of Love. This place is quite large and has many places to visit, therefore, within 1-2 hours it is impossible to go all the way.
9. Some famous tourist attractions near the Valley of Love in Dalat
If you visit Dalat Love Valley, don’t forget to add some other Dalat tourist attractions near there on your trip by the way:
- Mong Mo Hill tourist area: located next to the tourist area
- Da Lat’s origin is in Da Lat City: located opposite the tourist area
- Dry flower forest showroom: 300 meters from the tourist area
- Minh Hoa Chung Vien: 500 meters from the tourist area
- Yersin University: 2km from the tourist area, located on Ton That Tung Street.
- Van Hanh Zen Monastery: located 3 km from the tourist area on Phu Dong Thien Vuong street.
- Dalat University: 5km from the tourist area, located on Phu Dong Thien Vuong street.
The Valley of Love is really amusing, right? It is really a worthy place to enjoy your honeymoon, or simply company with your friends in this spacious and peaceful space. Tam Trinh Coffee hopes all of this information will be helpful for you and your trip, too.