Among Dalat tourist attractions, Tuyen Lam Lake is a must-visit place where you can immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and poetic views of endless pine forests and green mountains. With different outdoor activities, it is a great retreat for people to chill out and leave behind all the hustle and bustle.
1. Where is Tuyen Lam Lake? How to get there?
To have a wonderful Vietnam travel, Dalat should be at the top of your bucket list. And when coming to Dalat, you cannot miss the chance to visit the stunning Tuyen Lam Lake, which is located in Ward 4, Dalat City, about 7 kilometers from the city center.
With its close location to the center of Dalat City, it is easy to get to the Lake by car, motorbike, or bicycle. There are two routes to get there from Dalat Market:
- First route: Dalat Market - Nguyen Van Cu Street - Ba Trieu Street - Trieu Viet Vuong Street - Tran Thanh Tong Street - Truc Lam Zen Monastery - Tuyen Lam Dalat.
- Second route: Dalat Market - Tran Quoc Toan Street - Ho Tung Mau Street - National Highway 20 - Prenn Pass - Truc Lam Zen Monastery - Tuyen Lam Tourist Area.
If you want to admire a panoramic view of the Lake surrounded by mountains and forests, you can choose to get there by the Tuyen Lam Lake cable car. First, get to Robin Hill and buy a cable car ticket to reach Phuong Hoang Mountain - Truc Lam Zen Monastery. Then, walk down over 140 stone steps to reach Tuyen Lam Lake. This route gives you an unforgettable experience of going through serene and beautiful nature to find your inner peace.
2. Things to do on your getaway to Tuyen Lam Lake Da Lat
Your trip to Tuyen Lam Lake will be incomplete without some chilling and thrilling activities that are mentioned below. Let’s discover them and make your trip out of this world.
2.1. Join boat tours or try kayaking to enjoy the beauty of the lake
To witness the flawless beauty of the Lake, tourists can join a boat tour around the Lake or take on a Tuyen Lam Lake kayak tour. This unique and refreshing experience allows you to discover every corner of the Lake and enjoy its hidden charm, from the crystal clear, tranquil water that reflects the blue sky, endless green pine forests, and rolling hills on the banks to the cool breeze and the wonderful song of wind, birds, and water. Sitting on the boat and immersing yourself in fresh nature and fairy scenes can surely calm your mind.
Different boat tours with prices from 300,000 VND to 500,000 VND are suitable for families and big groups while kayaking is loved by small groups and outdoor enthusiasts when you can practice your strength and drive on your own to every spot that you want to discover.
2.2. Contemplate the sunset and capture great moments
With such a great Tuyen Lam Lake viewpoint of blue water, forests, and mountains, there is no doubt that the sunset view here is breathtakingly stunning. So if you want to witness this with your own eyes, you can visit the Lake in the afternoon, then take a boat tour around the Lake and enjoy the magnificent sunset view on the boat.
Remember to take a lot of photos of this scenery to make great moments last forever. In the dim, warming orange sunset, every corner of Tuyen Lam Lake turns more poetic and charming than ever, leaving a deep impression that no one can forget.
2.3. Camp overnight at the lakeside and admire the sunrise
Another chilling outdoor activity in this area is going camping overnight at the lakeside and witnessing the beautiful sunrise. As for outdoor lovers, the wilderness of this lake provides a fresh and serene atmosphere, suitable for a retreat picnic where you can relax or spend time getting close to friends and family.
To discover Tuyen Lam Lake in a lively way, you can build a tent overnight, light a campfire, and have a BBQ party outdoors in the cool air while enjoying the sunrise. Admiring the scenery of mountains, forests, and the sparkling lake surface in the refreshing sunlight of a new day is an awesome experience that nothing can compare to.
2.4. Have a small adventure to the dam near the Lake
Adventurers visiting Tuyen Lam Lake Dalat should not overlook a small detour to the stunning overflow water dam close to the lake, which not many people are aware of. Coming here, you will have a chance to witness the impressive sight of the dam's water perpetually pouring through the cascading stone steps from above. You can also listen to the sound of the flowing water to find inner serenity.
This place is also a perfect check-in spot with the poetic background of the dam, the blue sky reflected on the water's surface, the gentle sunlight of Dalat, and the wild surroundings of lush green trees, flowers, grasses, and green moss.
2.5. Take stunning photos at the Lavender Wooden Bridge
The Lavender Wooden Bridge is a must-check-in place for all visitors to Tuyen Lam Lake. No matter how bad your photography skills are, you will undoubtedly have beautiful shots when standing on the bridge, amidst the poetic background of a still lake embraced by gorgeous hills and forests. It is no exaggeration to say that this corner is where you can capture hundreds of wonderful pictures.
2.6. Visit Tuyen Lam Lake cafés with scenic views
On the stunning lakesides, there are some cafes with picturesque views where you can have a good drink and enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery. After some hiking and kayaking around the Lake, just sitting there to breathe in all the freshness and admire the breathless surroundings is a precious, meditative, and relaxing moment.
One popular Tuyen Lam Lake cafe that you must visit is The Seen House Coffee - a small coffee shop hidden in the cool green pine forest by the banks of the Lake, with rare, majestic, and charming natural scenery. The Seen House Coffee is surrounded by three sides of the famous and picturesque pine forest of Da Lat. The main façade of the shop faces the Lake and the mountains that hide behind the white clouds. If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and return to peaceful nature with all its gentle, simple, and primitive things, then this cafe is exactly what you need.
3. Tips for a memorable trip to Tuyen Lam Lake in Da Lat
To have a fulfilling trip to this wonderful Lake, you should pay attention to the weather forecast. The ideal time to travel to the Lake is during the dry season. The weather is cool, not too humid, and not too cold, which is suitable for outdoor activities such as boating, camping, fishing, or taking photos. You should avoid visiting during rainy periods, as the lake will flood and the roads around it will become slippery and dangerous.
Some other useful tips for the best trip ever:
- Travel in a group to experience the fun games here;
- Maintain awareness to protect the landscape and preserve the natural beauty of the area;
- When traveling by motorbike, you need to be very careful with roads on mountains and passes and also be aware of slippery roads on rainy days;
- The route to Tuyen Lam Lake does not have many restaurants. Therefore, you also need to carefully research the travel time and choose a suitable dining location when stopping by this place;
- Remember to choose comfortable, flexible clothing and footwear to fully enjoy every activity here.
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Tuyen Lam Lake Dalat is a truly stunning destination that offers visitors a unique and peaceful experience amidst nature. Its crystal-clear waters, tranquil atmosphere, and breathtaking views make it a must-visit Dalat tourist attraction. Whether you want to relax on a boat ride, explore the surrounding forests, or simply enjoy a picnic with family and friends, Tuyen Lam Lake has something for everyone. For a truly unforgettable experience, be sure to include this lake on your itinerary!