DA LAT (VNS) — The Central Highlands city of Da Lat was ranked 30th on the New York Times' "52 Places to go in 2016" list in its Sunday Travel Section published on January 10.
"Pine forests, locally grown avocados and artichoke tea are not commonplace in Viet Nam, but they are in Da Lat. The south central Highlands town, a former French-colonial hill station with eternal spring weather, is an agricultural El Dorado, growing asparagus, strawberries, coffee, artichokes, roses and more," the article said.
Da Lat is a cooler alternative to the steamier destinations such as HCM City and Ha Noi (in the summer), according to the travel article.
Besides focusing on hi-tech agriculture, Da Lat has built a reputation for outdoor activities, golf, white-water rafting, mountain biking and canyoning under the roaring Elephant Falls or terraced Pongour Falls, attracting many overseas visitors. — VNS