Dalat is an impressive city in Vietnam, standing out with many natural landscapes and tourist attractions such as waterfall, pagodas. Especially, there is a destination that is not to be missed if you visit Dalat, which is considered the green lung of the pine city – picturesque Tuyen Lam Lake. With the fresh air, charming natural scenery, and many appealing outdoor activities, Tam Trinh guarantees you will delight in here.
1. Tuyen Lam Lake Overview
Previously, during the resistance war against America to save the country, this place was a revolutionary base called Quang Trung Area or Suoi Tia Area. In 1987, after national unification, Lam Dong Irrigation Company built and expanded a 235m long dam blocking Suoi Tia. The newly created lake area was originally called Quang Trung Lake, but it was not until later that it was renamed Tuyen Lam Lake.
“Tuyen” stands for “stream” while “Lam” means “forest”. The lake’s name implies that it is the place where forest, sky and stream gather together harmoniously. In 1988, this place was recognized as a National Historical-Cultural Monument. By 2017, it was recognized as a National Tourist Area and became a “must try” destination for Da Lat lovers.
2. Tuyen Lam Lake Location & How to get
Tuyen Lam Lake is located in Ward 4, Da Lat city, Lam Dong province. It is near the Phuong Hoang mountain range.
Visitors have to travel about 7 km from the center of Da Lat city, it takes about 15 minutes by motorbike. The entire walkway has been paved cleanly, Helping visitors easily get there without traffic jams. There are two main ways to go to Tuyen Lam Lake from Dalat Centre.
- The first route: Dalat market → Ba Trieu Street → Nguyen Van Cu Street → Trieu Viet Vuong Street → Tran Thanh Tong Street → Truc Lam Zen Monastery → Tuyen Lam Lake.
- The second route: Dalat market → Tran Quoc Toan Street → Ho Tung Mau Street → Prenn Pass → Truc Lam Zen Monastery → Tuyen Lam Lake.
3. Tuyen Lam Lake Entrance fee & Outdoor activities cost
Tuyen Lam Lake is a tourist destination with no entrance or sightseeing fees. This is one of the reasons why Tuyen Lam Lake has become hot recently.
Tourists only spend money on outdoor activities, relaxation, etc… ranging from 150,000 VND to 1,200,000 VND.
4. Tuyen Lam Lake Opening Hours & The best time to visit
Tuyen Lam Lake opens 24/24 daily, so you can visit here whenever you want. But if you would like to experience outside activities, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM is the safe time.
In the year, the most ideal time to travel Tuyen Lam Lake is in the dry season, around November to June. At this time, the lake area is dry, not too cold and wet, so you can completely participate in outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, or photography…
However, at other times of the year, the lake still has its own beauty that you should still come to explore. For example, the rainy season from May to September is the best time for you to relax and sip a cup of coffee by the window, or sizzle by the hot pot or grill.
5. What to experience in Dalat Tuyen Lam Lake?
Take a Tuyen Lam Lake kayak to enjoy the viewpoint
Reference ticket price: 300,000 VND – 500,000 VND/trip
Cruising around the lake is the most suitable activity for a large group (from 6 – 15 people), especially when you want to explore the Tuyen Lam Lake viewpoint together in the fastest, most convenient way.
Visitors will see the lake surface all year round blue and kept very clean, sometimes they will see oases covered with wild green trees.
Camp overnight to watch the Tuyen Lam Lake sunset & sunrise
Reference cost: 1,200,000 VND for a group of 5 – 7 people (the more people join, the cheaper it is).
You can admire Tuyen Lam Lake sunset at the end of the day, set up camp overnight, light a campfire, grill hot potatoes in the chilly air and watch sunrise in the early morning, enjoying the fresh, wild air of the Central Highlands nature.
In addition, the resort also provides some necessary items such as tents. It takes about 150,000 VND/2-person/tent, 200,000 VND/3-person/tent.
Conquer Pinhatt mountain peak for tourists who love trekking
Pinhatt peak is the highest peak in the mountain cluster south of Da Lat. Conquering the top of the mountain, visitors can admire the panoramic view of Tuyen Lam Lake viewpoint at an altitude of 1,600m. From here, they can also see Langbiang Mountain, Truc Lam Zen Monastery, Prenn Waterfall cable car and even Con Ga church.
However, because there are not many tourists coming here, there are no exact coordinates on Google Map. This increases the difficulty of finding the mountain, but on the other hand, it creates challenges for tourists.
Instruction to trekking Pinhatt peak: You can find directions on google map to Edensee Lake Resort & Spa (a resort near Tuyen Lam lake), after arriving at the resort, go another 500m to see Da Tien restaurant, opposite the restaurant is a gravel road leading to the top of the mountain. This road is not accessible by car, so if you ride a motorbike, you can park it at the parking lot inside the restaurant. Note that when you reach the intersection halfway up the mountain, turn left and right to reach the back of Elephant Mountain.
Elephant riding – Fun activity for children
Address: Da Tien – Elephant Mountain tourist area (located inside Tuyen Lam lake)
Reference price for elephant riding: 300,000 VND/15 minutes
Visiting Tuyen Lam Lake, families with young children will love the elephant riding activity. An elephant has enough seats for 2 adults and a child. The seat is sturdy, so tourists riding the elephant can rest assured about safety.
In addition to the experience of swaying on the back of an elephant and seeing Tuyen Lam Lake viewpoint, you also have the opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna in the Elephant Mountain area, and go to the Darahoa ethnic village to learn more about the culture of the community. ethnic people of the Central Highlands.
Go boating to see maple leaves – Romantic activity for couples
Reference boat rental price: 150,000 VND/day/2 people; 250,000 VND/day/4 people; 350,000 VND/day/6 people.
The boating activity to see maple leaves at Tuyen Lam Lake is for couples who need a private and romantic space. The season of maple leaves changing color in Da Lat is not ostentatious but only hidden in the forests, faintly blooming along Tuyen Lam Lake.
Sailing on the lake, visitors can relax in the cool scenery amidst the pine forest, especially when the maple leaves change color from October to mid-December.
Free fishing in Tuyen Lam Lake without charge
The vast Tuyen Lam Lake is also a place to welcome many guests who like to fish. In particular, Tuyen Lam Lake is a place for free fishing, no fees and fishing huts available.
Visitors here can catch snakehead fish, kingfish, catfish, carp, or silver carp. In particular, after fishing, you can combine camping activities with a BBQ party to enjoy your results right on the spot.
Note, to ensure safety, you should not go to the lake too late to fish, it is best to fish in the morning or early afternoon.
Experience luxury with golf activities
Located right along the banks of Tuyen Lam Lake, the 18-hole golf course is designed and built according to international standards, fully equipped with a service system. This will be a high-class entertainment activity for tourists interested in this subject, or tourists with economic conditions who want to try new activities.
Enjoy Tuyen Lam lake grilled meat specialties
Tourists planning to spend the day out will want to find out what to eat at Tuyen Lam Lake? Tam Trinh Coffee suggests that you should try grilled meat specialties which are special due to the meat being grilled on tiles, the meat is grilled evenly but is not scorched.
6. Tips For Travel At Tuyen Lam Dalat Lake
To have a memorable experience in Tuyen Lam Lake, you should pay attention on some notices below:
- You should avoid going in the rainy season because the road to the lake this season is slippery.
- If you travel by motorbike, it is best to arrive before or after noon. It’s sunny here at noon, but there’s little shade around.
- For tourists who drive to the lake by themselves, you will have to cross the Prenn pass. This is a pass with many dangerous turns and many large trucks passing by, so when driving, you should keep a slow speed and be very careful.
- Besides some small and popular restaurants, the large and crowded jungle food shops in Tuyen Lam Lake tourist area often have very expensive prices (more expensive than in the city from 100,000 – 200,000 VND/dish).
- Going with a large group to experience overnight camping is extremely appealing.
- If you experience the activity of conquering Pinhatt peak, remember to prepare all the supplies such as: food, medicine, drinking water,…
If you love travelling natural and unspoiled landscapes, there are many other tourist attractions in Dalat that are worth visiting, such as Elephant Waterfall, Linh An Pagoda, Xuan Huong Lake… Or if you’re an experience-loving person, you shouldn’t miss Tam Trinh Coffee where you can learn more about Vietnam coffee culture, enjoy high-quality coffee drinks and harvest coffee cherries yourself.
Tuyen Lam Lake always receives many compliments from domestic and foreign tourists thanks to its poetic and charming beauty. It is one of Dalat lakes which is an ideal place for falling away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spending time for yourself in the peaceful and tranquil place. Tam Trinh Coffee really hopes that you collected useful information about Tuyen Lam Lake in this blog.