Attraction Phu Dong Thien Vuong, Dalat, Vietnam Published on: 04-03-2016
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Why Valley of Love (Thung Lung Tinh Yeu) is special ?
Among well-known tourist attractions in Dalat City, the Valley of Love (Thung Lũng Tình Yêu in Vietnamese) appeals to abundant arrivals thanks to its romantic landscapes
The plateau which is now known as Dalat City was discovered by French bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin and was mapped in 1893. In the middle of the 1910s, the urban area of Dalat was formed and gradually became a resort center for French governmental officials and the rich French people in Indochina. In 1930, the French named the green and romantic valley “Vallé d’Amour” (“Thung Lũng Tình Yêu” in Vietnamese and “Valley of Love” in English). In the reign of King Bao Dai, the region was called the Valley of Peace. Since 1953, it has recovered the name of Valley of Love until nowadays. In 1972, a dam was built and Da Thien Lake came into being. In 1998, the Da Thien Lake – Valley of Love was recognized as a national landscape.
The attraction of the landmark is from natural and romantic features of a green and charming space. The reclamation and investment of humans also add more fascinating features for guests to contemplate sceneries there. From a hill of flowers and green trees to tiny paths draw many couples in love to come. Arriving at the valley, travelers will see the image of two pairs of hands exchanging rings, a statue of couples affectionate to each other, or even benches symbolizing well-match couples.
Covering 242 hectares, the Valley of Love is an ideal venue for those who love picnicking and camping. Poetic landscapes plus melodious sounds of the pine forest in the wind, and the 13-hectare Da Thien Lake make the scene there more stunning.
What to explore at Valley of Love (Thung Lung Tinh Yeu)?
Throughout history, it has been one of the most picturesque and romantic sites of the city, with many deep valleys and endless pine forests. The tranquil Da Thien Lake, which was created in 1972, also adds a great deal to the attractiveness of the valley in general. To truly appreciate the sceneries is not hard because travelers can easily follow the natural tracks and staircases all around the valley to visit and admire the gorgeous flower gates and statues.
The tracks lead to Vong Canh Hill from which The Valley of Love’s magnificent view gradually appears in each traveler’s eyes. From that hill, they can also see the Langbian peaks standing out vividly against the blue sky, or continue their adventure to find the Paradise Hill, another ideal destination which is surrounded by beautiful lakes. Overall, the valley is another wonderful addition to your trip to the romantic Dalat.
Does it sound like a great rendezvous to say your marriage proposal? Not really, because anyone can possibly fall in love with the landscape before fully listening to what you say. But in case you are really making a proposal, give it a shot. Even if she/he refuses you, at least you will have been to The Valley of Love.
Some amusements that tourists can have in this site are horseriding, jeep safari, motorized and peddle boat on the lake.
- Flowers everywhere
- Nice place for couple
- Strange, but lovely view
- Some pretty plants and lots of cheesy
- Valley of Lackluster
Phu Dong Thien Vuong, Dalat, Vietnam
Tips for you
We visited here as part of a tour, as we otherwise wouldn't have visited. It's quite a way out of town, you'd probably need a taxi to get here. It's all a bit strange and Disneyland themed, a few old fairground rides which nobody goes on, big heart statues and funny bridges over fake streams etc (imagine Willy Wonka factory!). You do, however, get a great view of the lake in the valley which is nice, and we got some lovely photos. I wouldn't make a big effort to go.