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Why Golden Valley is special ?
Dalat city. In 1999, Mr. Tran Dinh Lanh - Director of water supplying company of Lamdong province had an idea to build a 3 - hectare garden in Golden stream waterworks for his workers relaxing after working days. After that, because there were a lot of compliments for his garden, he decided to build an ecological tourist site. The design was made by Mr. Nguyen Huu Thanh and Le Van Khai, architects of Southern Building and Architecture Company.
The first day of 2005 lunar year, Golden Valley was officially opened for visiting. Nowadays, because the roads to this site are in good condition, this makes the number of tourists coming more and more.
The first thing tourists will see when visiting Golden Valley is its very big iron gate; then, a lot of pine trees along its internal roads. It is a famous tourist site with plenty of bonsai islands, rare ornamental plants and exceptional plants that we cannot find in other flower gardens of Dalat.
The Valley has unique ideas of arrangements:
* The artificial waterfall flowing from the four sacred animal rock gardens (Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix). At the end of the waterfall, we can see a rice-hulling mill that we often see in Viet Bac, Tay Bac. In the far distance, we can see the bamboo bridge, the familiar image of the South of Vietnam.
* A big statue of a genie sowing seeds.
* A recreation area, Thai Cuc, and a lake, Luong Nghi. The stones arranged on the path with the arrangement of ancient people.
A sword-shaped rock with the words: "way of ideas" in accordance to the style of calligraphy, reminding the first ideas of establishing the valley.
What to explore at Golden Valley?
In the middle of the Golden Valley are orchards and flower gardens, and man-made streams, lakes and waterfalls, whose set up follows the Asian philosophy to put them in harmony with the rest of the landscape. To add to the region’s flora, the park has brought plants from elsewhere. Thus, interspersing with the immense evergreen pine forests are not only typical Highlands plants, such as peach, cherry, mimosa, red pine, dusan and p’mu, but also maple trees from Canada and many other trees. Near the kingdom of plants is a rock garden with many types of precious stones, such as chalcedony and agate, from different parts of the Central Highlands. Looking from a distance, the valley looks like a Chinese ink painting.
After touring the park, many visitors like to lie down on the soft grass on the slopes of the hills under the pine trees. At the hills’ foot are spacious grounds where visitors can also camp. Moreover, they can go fishing at the differently designed lakes, enjoying the tranquil atmosphere, fresh climate and picturesque landscape that rivals that of Dalat’s Doi Cu (golf hills). For those who don’t want to set up their own tents, another solution is in sight. Lam Dong Water Supply has recently received the provincial government’s permission to build a resort inside the 170-hectare pine forest near Golden Valley in Lac Duong District.
How to get to Golden Valley?
There are two ways to get to the Golden Valley.
You can travel along Xo Viet Nghe Tinh Street to Tung Lam crossroad (near the Biology Institute), turn left and go another five kilometers on the way to the Dankia-Suoi Vang area to reach the park.
Alternatively, you can go along Hoang Van Thu Street to pass through Cam Ly Waterfall and then travel another five kilometres down the road leading to Suoi Vang.
- Beautiful place with many flowers
- The Green Valley
- Bring your food & drinks
- A giant park with flowers and pine trees
- Nice place for relaxing
Lac Duong, Dalat, Vietnam
Tips for you
If you are in Dalaf and is nice weather is a nice place to check the lake and nature. Better if you bring your own food and use the bin for the rubbish for which some miss behaved people don't. It's a nice place to take pictures too. You can walk around throw the park. Good place but nothing exceptional.