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Lang Bian Mountain and Lat Village, Dalat

| 01 May 2017
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Lang Bian Mountain and Lat Village, Dalat
Directly north of Dalat town

Our rating
01 May 2017

Dalat’s highest peak, Lang Bian Mountain has been overwhelmed by tacky decorations. This is no eco experience, but the views from the peak are unspoiled and worth the effort. A Lat minority village is located at its base. The trek to the top is also said to be very nice - we haven't taken it yet.

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Dalat’s tallest peak hasn’t been spared the high kitsch that pervades the town. Few travellers make it to the top but even from the more easily accessed lookout, the views are impressive.

For most travellers, the visit to Lang Bian mountain takes them as far as Rada Peak which is close to the top. It’s a good 90 minute climb on foot but jeep and motorcycle options are also available. Committed trekkers can continue to the top.

The views from Rada Peak are spectacular and the restaurant, while rundown isn’t a bad place to relax and take them in.

There are binoculars that take change and a couple of ponies.

The town of Dalat takes its name from the Lat minority, one of the main ethnic groups that inhabits the area. Lat Village is a small community located at the base of Long Biang Mountain that is frequently visited by tourists.

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