Developed by the French as a refuge from the stifling humidity of Saigon, Da Lat is today Vietnam’s most popular hill resort. Its refreshing climate and faded Gallic ambiance have made it a favourite destination for Vietnamese newly-weds and courting couples, who flock here to enjoy trips in swan-shaped paddle boats on the Lake of Sighs, admire views of the Valley of Love and giggle their way around the quirky Hang Na Crazy House – a cross between an amusement park ghost castle and guest house made of concrete mushrooms and tunnels.

Foreign visitors, meanwhile, come for the fresh air, delightful scenery and crafts produce sold at the local markets and out in the surrounding villages, where members of the Kh’o, Chill and Ma ethnic minorities produce a fabulous array of handwoven and embroidered textiles. Buying is typically conducted at a leisurely pace over cups of fragrant green tea.

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