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Full day Dalat biking tour Cross the mountain
Highlight: During the 1890s, explorers in the area (including the noted bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin , protégé of the renowned
French chemist Louis Pasteur), which was then part of the French territory of Cochinchina, asked the French governor-general Paul Doumer to create a resort center in the highlands.
The governor agreed. The original intended site for the hill station was Dankia but Étienne Tardif, a member of the road-building expedition of 1898-99 proposed the current site instead. In 1907, the first hotel was built. Urban planning was carried out by Ernest Hébrard.
The French endowed the city with villas and boulevards, and its Swiss charms remain today. Hébrard included the requisite health complex, golf course, parks, schools and homes but no industry. The legacy of boarding schools where children from the whole of Indochina were taught by French priests, nuns and expatriates lasted until the end of French rule.
The elite Vietnamese National Military Academy graduated its first class of future leaders in 1950. There was also an aviator school at Cam Ly Airport.
Architecture in Đà Lạt based on the period of French colonization. There is built in 1938 Dominant de Marie Church and Convent, which offers a panoramic view of the city. The Convent is a home to Roman Catholic nuns of the Mission of Charity.
Da Lat’s specific sights are pine wood (forming the name: “City of thousands of pine tree”) with roads twists and turns and tree marigold (Vietnamese: dã quỳ) blossom in the winter. This city has a unique temperate weather in such a tropical country like Vietnam. Mist cover valleys almost the year leads to its name “City of eternal spring”.
Da Lat is also known as an area for science research in the fields of biotechnology and nuclear physics.
With its cool climate the whole year over, Da Lat is the area that supplies temperate agriculture products for all over Vietnam, for example, cabbage and cauliflower www.vietnambiketours.asia. Its flower industry produces two typical flowers which are hydrangea (Vietnamese: cẩm tú cầu) and golden everlasting (Vietnamese: hoa bất tử). Confectionary industry also offer a wide range of mứt- a kind of fruit preserves made from strawberry, mulberry, sweet potato, rose.
Pick up at hotel at 8am. Take the first 14 km paved road biking to Lat’s traditional long houses, farming tools, musical instruments…, admire the talent of Lat women in their weaving work shop.
Say: “Nghech nho” (goodbye in Lat language) and start the 3 hours of real off road biking through rolling hills with farmland and forest.
Luch on pine hill, then continue South – East, heading for Valley of Love.
Cycle through Valley of Love and bike the last 6 km paved road back to Dalat.
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