To the south of the region, Dalat is the most popular tourist spot in the highlands, but remains relatively quiet.
At 1,500 metres up, the old colonial hill station sits beside the man-made lake of Xuan Huong, surrounded by mountain peaks and lush greenery, waterfalls and flowering valleys.
Dalat itself is host to a colourful market and the last emperor of Vietnam's summer palace, built in 1933 in a relatively modest fashion and largely undisturbed to this day.
It is also home to the ghostly looking Hang Nga guesthouse, known locally as the ‘crazy house', which was supposedly inspired, rather bizarrely, by Gaudí.
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Vietnam has long been one of our favourite destinations. With beautiful beaches, dramatic landscapes, ancient culture, a fascinating history and mouth-watering cuisine, it's easy to see why travellers from across the world return to its shores time and time again.
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